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, curriculum and assessment of multilingual learners and Spanish language development.

WIDA Español also offers professional learning opportunities for your school or district. Please contact the WIDA Store if you're interested in learning more and scheduling a WIDA Español workshop at your school or district.

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

Half-day workshop

This bilingual workshop focuses on the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the WIDA Spanish Language Development Framework. Participants reflect on current practice to determine ways to apply the WIDA standards and related tools to inform curriculum design, instruction and assessment.

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Pedagogía con respeto: Using WIDA Standards and Tools to Support Multilingual Students

One-day workshop

This bilingual workshop explores the WIDA language development standards for Spanish and English. Participants reflect on language use in their curriculum and instruction through the application of various components of the WIDA standards and related tools in both languages. The workshop also engages participants in discussions about unique language practices of multilingual students and in critical conversations about how to strategically use these practices to leverage student learning. 

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Una Voz Unida: Pairing Languages and Standards to Advance Student Learning

Two-day workshop

This bilingual workshop is a unique opportunity for teams of educators (ELD teachers, bilingual/dual language teachers, and school leaders) to forge or enrich a curriculum that promotes the seamless instruction of multilingual learners in English and Spanish. Based on WIDA resources, including ELD and SLD K-12 standards, Can Do Descriptors, Key Uses and los descriptores Podemos, the workshop offers an aligned system with tools that encourage educators to work together to maximize students' academic success.

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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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Recursos en español

Recursos adicionales relacionados con el desarrollo del lenguaje para la  instrucción en español.