International Professional Learning

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Meet your growth target; learn your way

WIDA professional learning supports international educators through:

  • Building foundational knowledge and skills
  • Diving into advanced topics
  • Exploring school-wide systems

Choose the professional learning pathway that best serves your needs. Below you’ll find information about how to get started, go deeper or build capacity.

Get Started: Build Foundational Knowledge and Skills

The following professional learning offerings provide an introduction to the components and use of the WIDA Standards and Assessment System.

WIDA Institute

The WIDA Institute is a comprehensive introduction to explore the WIDA Standards and Assessment System. Attending an institute is a first step in learning how WIDA resources work together to support multilingual students and their teachers.

Choose from an in-person or virtual learning options.

Learn more about the WIDA Institute

Introduction to WIDA Webinars

The Introduction to WIDA, the Global Network webinars introduces international and independent school to WIDA. 

Join a session to learn more about how WIDA focuses on both academic language development and academic achievement for culturally and linguistically diverse students. 

Learn more about WIDA Webinars

WIDA Foundational Workshops

One-day or two-day on-site introduction for educators from a single school. These workshops help introduce a particular topic to your whole faculty, on site at your school. Foundational Workshops available to WIDA international School Consortium member schools include the following:

  • Introduction to Collaboration
  • Stretching Your Co-Teaching: Collaborating with WIDA
  • Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners
  • WIDA Screener: Paper Test Administration
  • WIDA MODEL: Paper or online Test Administration Training

Learn more about Foundational Workshops

Go Deeper: Advanced Topics

Professional learning offerings for member schools that focus on targeted instructional practices or school systems to support multilingual learners.

WIDA Workshop

Advanced professional learning on a specific topic for individuals or teams. (open enrollment)

Learn more about workshops

WIDA Deep-Dive Webinars

WIDA Deep Dive Webinars are a new, free, bi-monthly virtual learning opportunity provided exclusively for members of the WIDA International School Consortium.

Join us virtually to build capacity and knowledge to help educators support multilingual learners. 

Learn more about Deep-Dive Webinars

The WIDA Global Community of Practice

A year-long learning experience where educators deepen their understanding and explore school-wide systems to serve multilingual learners. This is the next step to support action planning and implementation for teams of educators who already use WIDA resources.

Learn more about the Global Community of Practice

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WIDA International School Consortium

A member-based community of accredited, PreK-12 international schools that use WIDA’s research-based standards and assessments.

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WIDA International Newsletter

Read about the latest research, program updates and global professional learning opportunities from WIDA as well as news from our member schools.

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WIDA Annual Conference

WIDA is proud to host the largest conference dedicated to educators of PreK-12 English language learners.

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Teaching Internationally

Learn how WIDA serves multilingual students, and how educators around the world use WIDA to improve teaching and learning.