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 @ 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:

AAAL - March 2023

March 18-21, 2023
Portland, Oregon

Understanding and leveraging ELD standards implementation: a joint moment of collaborative inquiry
Fernanda Marinho Kray and Hannah Park

Using AS-units in context: Applying sociolinguistic validity to coding assessment data
Jason A. Kemp and Gordon B. West

Can fluency discriminate between young language learners on a technology-mediated speaking test?
Mark Chapman, Meg Montee (CAL), Soohye Yeom (NYU), Gordon B. West, Alicia Kim and Jason Kemp

Learn more about AAAL.

CABE - March 2023

March 22-25, 2023
Long Beach, California

Enseñando en español: Utilizando el Marco ALE en tu salón
Samuel Aguirre

Empowering teacher voices for equitable bilingual tools
Samuel Aguirre

La creación de textos multimodales en el salón de artes de lenguaje
Samuel Aguirre

Strategies for Accessing Students’ Multiple Languages During Instruction and Assessment
Margo Gottlieb

Learn more about CABE.

NCME - April 2023

April 12-15, 2023
Chicago, Illinois

Improving Developmental Appropriateness of Proficiency Level Descriptors for English Language Proficiency
Lynn Shafer Willner

Learn more about NCME.

AERA - April 2023

April 13-16, 2023
Chicago, Illinois

Use of universal tools embedded in assessments: Grades 4-12 English learners with and without disabilities
Alicia Kim, Jason Kemp, Meltem Yumsek (Turkish Ministry of National Education), Mark Chapman and H. Gary Cook

Teaching secondary language arts students anti-racist prespectives with building argumentative skills in computer-mediated discussion
J. Hanna Park

Successes and challenges of new ELD starndards in twelve states: An exploratory study
J. Hanna Park and Fernanda Marinho Kray

Learn more about AERA.

Emerald Coast TESOL - May 2023

May 1, 2023
Emerald Coast, Florida

WIDA ELD Standards Framework: Practical Ideas for K-12 Classroom Teachers
Terri Mossgrove

Learn more about TESOL.

NJTESOL - May 2023

May 23-25, 2023
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Redesign of Kindergarten ACCEESS for ELLs    
Lynn Shafer Willner

Deepening Understanding of the WIDA Key Language Uses
Lynn Shafer Willner

Introduction to the WIDA Standards Digital Explorer
Lynn Shafer Willner

Learn more about NJTESOL.

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.

East Asia Regional Council of Schools (ERCOS) Teacher's Conference - March 2023

March 23-25, 2023
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Workshops with Jon Nordmeyer:
Translanguaging: Multilingualism as a Superpower
All Teachers are Language Teachers

Learn more about EARCOS

AMISA Educator's Conference- March 2023

March 28-31, 2023
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Collaboration for Content and Language Development: A Blueprint for Multilingual Learners' Success
Alisa Rhoads

Learn more about AMISA Educators' Conference.

ALTE's International Conference - April 2023

April 26-28, 2023
Madrid, Spain

Overcoming Challenges Aligning Language Assessments to Standards
Fabiana MacMillan, David MacGregor and Jason Kemp

Learn more about ALTE's International Conference.

International Language Testing Association - June 2023

June 7-9, 2023
New York, New York

Improving online assessments to promote equity for young language learners with disabilities
Mark Chapman, Alicia Kim, Jason Kemp, Laurene Christensen, Fabiana MacMillan (WIDA), Danielle Guzman-Orth (ETS)

Improving the Stability and Developmental Appropriateness of WIDA ACCESS for ELLs Proficiency Level Descriptors
Lynn Willner and Fabianaa MacMillan

Learn more about International Language Testing Association.