WIDA Español Professional Learning

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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.

Request WIDA Español

WIDA Español products and services can be delivered directly to your school or district to support educators in Spanish language programs. 

WIDA SLD Standards and Los Descriptores Podemos

WIDA Spanish Language Development Standards and Los Descriptores Podemos are accessible as a free download on the WIDA website. Laminated, spiral-bound copies of these materials can be ordered from the WIDA Store.

Request WIDA Español professional learning for my school or district

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 visit the WIDA Español website.

Does my school need to be in a WIDA Consortium state, territory or federal agency, or be a member of the WIDA International School Consortium in order to host or request WIDA Español professional learning or products?

No. WIDA's SLD Standards and Los Descriptores Podemos serve as supports at an instructional level and may be implemented in non-WIDA schools in the U.S. and in international settings. WIDA Español professional learning can be delivered at any school or district that requests it, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Pedagogía con respeto: An Introduction to the Spanish Language Development Framework

Half-day workshop

This bilingual workshop introduces the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Framework through the WIDA SLD standards and tools.

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Attending to Equity through Instruction in the Bilingual Classroom

One-day workshop

In this bilingual workshop, participants will explore instructional planning for the bilingual classroom through an interactive analysis of instructional practices that elevate and honor emergent bilinguals' assets.

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Pedagogía con respeto: Pairing Languages and Standards to Advance Student Learning

Two-day workshop

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.

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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

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Spanish Language Development Standards

Expectations for Spanish language learners along the language development continuum.
 

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WIDA Español

WIDA Español offers educators who teach academic content in Spanish a system for supporting instruction and assessment.

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Resources in Spanish

Additional tools and resources to support Spanish language development