WIDA @ Conferences

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Find WIDA across the country and around the world

In addition to hosting the WIDA Annual Conference, WIDA staff participate in many other regional, national and international conferences throughout the year.

WIDA representation at in-person national conferences is currently on hold until further instructions on travel are announced by the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Updated in-person conference exhibit and participation information will be posted when available.

WIDA @ National Conferences

As keynote speakers, presenters, exhibit booth staff, or attendees, WIDA staff attend conferences to connect with educators. We do so to share research, best practices, and other insights, and especially to answer your questions and listen to feedback.

Look for us at these upcoming conferences:

ESSA/Multilingual Illinois Conference - Feb 2021

February 23-26, 2021
Virtual Conference

WIDA Presenters: Fernanda Kray, Tim Boals, Margo Gottlieb and Elizabeth Warren
WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition

WIDA Presenter: Samuel Aguirre
Spaces to Explore: Lifting up Student Identity in Bilingual Instruction

WIDA Presenters: Samuel Aguirre, Margo Gottlieb and Mariana Castro
What Guides Your Spanish-English Bilingual Instruction? Check Out These Frameworks!

WIDA Presenter: Samuel Aguirre
How Are the Goals of Language Development and Language Arts Different When Teaching Spanish

WIDA Presenter: Analleli Muñoz
Expanding Linguistic and Cultural Flexibility Through Instruction

Learn more about the ESSA/Multilingual Illinois Conference

Roosevelt University Dual Language Symposium - Mar 2021

March 6, 2021
Virtual Conference

WIDA Presenters: Samuel Aguirre and Margo Gottlieb 
What Guides Your Spanish-English Bilingual Instruction? Check Out These Frameworks!

WIDA Presenter: Samuel Aguirre
Lunch Roundtable: Spanish Language Arts Instruction

Learn more about the Dual Language Symposium

CEC Conference - Mar 2021

Council for Exception Children Conference
March 8-13, 2021
Virtual Conference

WIDA Presenters: Jennifer Voorhees and Laurene Christensen
Selecting and Implementing Accommodations for English Learners with Disabilities on Content and English Language Proficiency Assessments 

WIDA Presenters: Laurene Christenen and James Mitchell
English Learners with Significant Cognitive Disabilities: The Need to Improve Effective Practice

WIDA Presenters: James Mitchell, Desiree Taylor and Laurene Christensen
AAC Device Considerations for Multilingual Learners with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Learn more about CEC

AAAL Conference - Mar 2021

American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference
March 20-23, 2021
Virtual Conference

WIDA Presenters: Fernanda Marinho Kray and Margo Gottlieb
Two Decades of ELD Standards in K-12 Settings: Theory, Policy, and Practice

WIDA Presenters: Jennifer Voorhees, Laurene Christensen and James Mitchell
Meeting the Needs of ELLs with Disabilities When Using Visuals

Learn more about AAAL

CABE - Mar 2021

California Association of Bilingual Educators
March 23-27, 2021
Virtual Conference

WIDA Presenters: Samuel Aguirre and Yvonne Williams  
Pedagogía en español: Exploring Spanish language development

Learn more about CABE

TESOL - Mar 2021

TESOL 2021 International Convention
March 24-27, 2021
Virtual Conference

WIDA Presenter: Jennifer Voorhees, Laurene Christensen and James Mitchell
Meeting the Needs of ELLs with Disabilities When Using Visuals

Learn more about TESOL

WAESOL - Mar 2021

WAESOL Online
March 24-27, 2021
Virtual Event

WIDA Presenter: Tim Boals and Fernanda Marinho Kray
Introducing the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition

Learn more about WAESOL Online

AERA - Apr 2021

American Education Research Association Annual Meeting
April 8-12, 2021
Virtual Meeting

WIDA Presenters: Laurene Christensen, James Mitchell, Desiree Taylor and Delis Cuéllar
The Initial Identification of Potential English Learners Throughout U.S. States and Entities: An Analysis of Home Language Surveya

WIDA Presenters: Laurene Christensen, James Mitchell, Desiree Taylor and Anna Rhoad-Drogalis
English Learners with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities: Insights from the Individual Characteristics Questionnaire

WIDA Presenter: Fernanda Marinho Kray
Educators Bailan with Policy et Le Pouvoir in The Educação of Multicultural and Multilingual Learners

Learn more about AERA

ELD Virtual Professional Learning Summit - Apr 2021

English Language Development (ELD) Virtual Professional Learning Summit: Teaching for Equity in a Multilingual World
April 13-15, 2021
Virtual Conference

WIDA Presenter: Tim Boals
Educational Equity Panel Discussion

WIDA Presenter: Fernanda Marinho Kray
Introduction to the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition

Learn more about the ELD Virtual Professional Learning Summit

NABE - Apr 2021

National Association for Bilingual Education
April 28-29, 2021
In-Person and Virtual Conference

WIDA Presenter: Samuel Aguirre
Spaces to Explore: Lifting up Student Identity in Bilingual Instruction

WIDA Presenters: Samuel Aguirre, Margo Gottlieb and Mariana Castro
What Guides Your Spanish-English Bilingual Instruction? Check Out These Frameworks!

WIDA Presenter: Samuel Aguirre
How Are the Goals of Language Development and Language Arts Different When Teaching Spanish When Teaching Spanish Reading?

WIDA Presenter: Analleli Muñoz
Expanding Linguistic and Cultural Flexibility Through Instruction
 

Learn more about NABE

WIDA @ International Conferences

WIDA supports global and regional conferences with keynote speakers, workshop presentations and sponsorships. Join us at a future conference to connect with WIDA while expanding your network.

International MTSS Summit - April 2021

Embracing Equity and Access for All Learners
April 23-24, 2021
Virtual Conference

WIDA Presenter: Jon Nordmeyer
Collaboration as Professional Learning: Building on Student Assets and Teacher Assets

Learn more about the International MTSS Online Forum Series

ACAMIS- April 2021

English Language Learners (ELL) Conference
April 24-25, 2021
Hyflex Conference

WIDA Presenters: Christina Nelson, Jon Nordmeyer

Learn more about the ACAMIS ELL Conference