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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 purchased by or delivered to any school or district that requests it, both in the U.S. and internationally.
This facilitated virtual workshop uses an interactive and hands-on approach to analyze the importance of valuing the diversity of Spanish in bi/multilingual learning spaces. Via engaging examples, participants will explore the Marco de referencia de las artes del lenguaje del español de WIDA (Marco ALE).
Specifically, the workshop will focus on the importance of respecting and highlighting the diversity of Spanish via its intentional and effective planning and teaching. We will also consider equity and the empowerment of educators and students in the teaching and learning of Spanish.
This virtual workshop uses an interactive and practical approach to connect the theoretical and pedagogical practices of teaching Spanish language arts. Through interactive examples, participants will explore the application of the WIDA Spanish Language Arts Framework (ALE Framework).
Specifically, the workshop will focus on the importance of using all three strands of the ALE Framework at the same time for intentional and effective planning of Spanish language arts units and lessons. Emphasis will also be placed on opportunities to use translanguage in bi/multilingual educational spaces.
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.