State-sponsored virtual workshops that bring you high-quality professional learning, right where you are
WIDA Professional Learning provides two virtual workshop formats that allow WIDA Consortium members/states to bring quality professional learning right to your computer:
- Facilitated: Live or recorded workshops facilitated by a WIDA Professional Learning Specialist to a selection of educators
- Self-paced: On-demand, interactive learning opportunities that can be accessed anytime
Most WIDA Consortium members offer their educators a combination of WIDA's self-paced and facilitated virtual workshops.
2023-24 Virtual Offerings
Nine self-paced workshops, 3 add-on self-paced packages, and 17 facilitated virtual workshops are available to educators in participating states from Sept. 1, 2023 – Aug. 31, 2024. The content is relevant for all educators: school leaders, coaches and facilitators, K-12 classroom teachers, ESL teachers and specialists, and professional learning communities.
Virtual workshops are available under the Professional Learning tab within the WIDA Secure Portal (valid login required).
Developing Language for Learning in Mathematics
This workshop will focus on recognizing and designing mathematics instruction that simultaneously strengthens both mathematical reasoning and language development for multilingual learners.
Engaging Multilingual Learners in Science: Making Sense of Phenomena
This workshop provides multiple strategies for engaging multilingual students in the central work of sensemaking in science.
Exploring the WIDA PreK-3 Essential Actions
This workshop gives PreK-3 educators an opportunity to build their knowledge and understanding of the Essential Actions and to reflect on their own ideologies, practices, and settings.
Home Languages in the Classroom
This workshop is designed to support K-12 educators in setting up routines and learning activities that promote the use of home languages in their classrooms.
Making Language Visible in the Classroom
This workshop, designed for K-12 educators, focuses on intentional language instruction in the classroom using the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 edition.
Newcomers: Promoting Success through Strengthening Practice
This workshop offers opportunities for K-12 educators to challenge personal and systemic biases, create atmospheres and systems of shared responsibility, and incorporate and build on rich resources that multilingual newcomers bring.
Reframing Education of Long Term English Learners
This workshop is designed for K-12 educators and administrators that support the teaching of multilingual learners who could be classified as long-term English learners (LTELs).
Social Studies: Engaging Multilingual Learners through Inquiry
This workshop will focus on the use of student and class assets to plan inquiry-based instruction.
WIDA ELD Standards Framework: A Collaborative Approach
This workshop explores ways to use the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition to support multilingual learners' achievement and language development.
Ready to get started?
- Log in to your WIDA Secure Portal account. Don’t have an account yet? Visit your Member/State page to learn how.
- Go to "Professional Learning" in the Portal main menu to view available virtual workshops.
- Complete a virtual workshop and print your certificate.
Questions? Contact the WIDA Client Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-276-7735
What Participants Say...
"… a great way to have more resources, especially for rural communities… they haven't ever had access to this kind of training. Now it's available at their fingertips year round."
"Overall, the modules have worked great… user-friendly and easy to navigate."
"Thrilled eLearning exists… We like that it's not only for ESL teachers!”