WIDA Español Professional Learning
Growth opportunities for educators who support Spanish language development in multilingual learners
WIDA Español offers professional learning opportunities throughout the year, open to everyone, on various topics related to the instruction and assessment of students who are learning Spanish as a first or additional language in grades K-12. WIDA Español professional learning can be delivered at any school or district that requests it, both in the U.S. and internationally.
WIDA Español professional learning can be delivered directly to your school or district on dates that work best for you. Several schools or districts may also coordinate to request an offering together. For support on which offering best suits your school needs and to request a quote, please contact us.
Pedagogía con Respeto: Exploring Spanish Language Development Webinar
December 1, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This bilingual webinar uses an interactive approach to introduce the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the WIDA Spanish Language Development Framework. Participants will reflect on current practice to determine ways to apply the WIDA Standards and related tools, such as Las definiciones de desempeño, to inform instruction and assessment.
This webinar is designed for Spanish/English bilingual K-12 teachers, administrators and support staff with little or no experience using the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards.
Participants will be able to:
Explore multilingual students’ language use and the demands present in language use within academic contexts Identify components of the WIDA standards for Spanish language development Connect and apply the components of the framework to the teaching and learning context Maximize the linguistic assets and strengths of multilingual students
- Registration and costs
Register by November 30, 2020
Introduction to Pedagogía con respeto: The Spanish Language Development Framework
This self-paced webinar introduces the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the WIDA Spanish Language Development Framework through reflective activities. The webinar is available for free in Spanish and English.
Pedagogía con respeto: An Introduction to the Spanish Language Development Framework
This bilingual workshop introduces the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Framework through the WIDA SLD standards and tools.
Attending to Equity through Bilingual Instruction
This bilingual webinar series will invite participants to explore instructional planning for the bilingual classroom from an asset-based, equity-informed perspective, recognizing that emergent bi/multilinguals bring many contributions to the school community.
Pedagogía con respeto: Pairing Languages and Standards to Advance Student Learning
In this bilingual workshop, participants will reflect on current practice to determine ways to connect the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the WIDA Spanish Language Development Standards and the WIDA English Language Development Standards to instruction and assessment in the bilingual classroom.
What Participants Say...
“The two-day SLD session that you did with José was an enormous success. My Spanish DLI teachers stated that it was absolutely the most powerful training that they had received.”
– Margaret McKenzie, Atlanta Public Schools