International Professional Learning
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.
- 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.
- 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
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)
- 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.
- 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.
WIDA International School Consortium
A member-based community of accredited, PreK-12 international schools that use WIDA’s research-based standards and assessments.
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.
WIDA Annual Conference
WIDA is proud to host the largest conference dedicated to educators of PreK-12 English language learners.
Learn how WIDA serves multilingual students, and how educators around the world use WIDA to improve teaching and learning.