WIDA Español Webinars and Workshops

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 purchased by or delivered to any school or district that requests it, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Pedagogía con respeto: Exploring Spanish Language Development Webinar - December 1

December 1, 2022 | 5:00 pm CT

This bilingual webinar uses an interactive approach to introduce the framework of the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards. Participants will reflect on current practice to determine ways to apply the WIDA SLD Standards and related tools, such as Las definiciones de desempeño, to inform instruction and assessment.

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Pedagogía con respeto: Exploring Spanish Language Development Webinar - January 25

January 25, 2023 | 5:00 pm CT

This bilingual webinar uses an interactive approach to introduce the framework of the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards. Participants will reflect on current practice to determine ways to apply the WIDA SLD Standards and related tools, such as Las definiciones de desempeño, to inform instruction and assessment.

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Pedagogía con respeto: Exploring Spanish Language Development Webinar - February 15

February 15, 2023 | 5:00 pm CT

This bilingual webinar uses an interactive approach to introduce the framework of the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards. Participants will reflect on current practice to determine ways to apply the WIDA SLD Standards and related tools, such as Las definiciones de desempeño, to inform instruction and assessment.

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Pedagogía con respeto: Exploring Spanish Language Development Webinar - March 15

March 15, 2023 | 5:00 pm CT

This bilingual webinar uses an interactive approach to introduce the framework of the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards. Participants will reflect on current practice to determine ways to apply the WIDA SLD Standards and related tools, such as Las definiciones de desempeño, to inform instruction and assessment.

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Pedagogía con respeto: Exploring Spanish Language Development Webinar - April 26

April 26, 2023 | 5:00 pm CT

This bilingual webinar uses an interactive approach to introduce the framework of the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards. Participants will reflect on current practice to determine ways to apply the WIDA SLD Standards and related tools, such as Las definiciones de desempeño, to inform instruction and assessment.

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Attending to Equity through Bilingual Instruction

Webinar series

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.

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Introduction  to pedagogía con respeto: Exploring the Framework for Spanish Language Development

Self-paced webinar

This self-paced webinar presents an overview of the theoretical and pedagogical framework of the WIDA Spanish Language Development Standards through reflective activities. As an overview webinar, this offering includes selected elements of the full eFacilitated webinar listed below. The webinar is available for free in Spanish and English.

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

Half-day workshop

This bilingual workshop introduces the theoretical and pedagogical framework for WIDA Spanish Language Development through the WIDA SLD standards and tools.

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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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Teaching in Spanish: El Marco ALE en acción

Webinar

This facilitated virtual workshop uses an interactive and hands-on approach to connect the theoretical and pedagogical practices of Spanish language arts instruction. Via engaging examples, participants will explore the application of the Marco de referencia de las artes del lenguaje del español de WIDA (Marco ALE).

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Teaching in Spanish: Explorando identidades

Webinar

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).

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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.