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. 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 the WIDA Store.

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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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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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.