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

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

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 Workshops

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

Learn more about workshops

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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.