International Professional Learning
Meet your growth needs, 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 getting started, going deeper or building capacity.
Get Started: Build Foundational Knowledge and Skills
Professional learning offerings that provide an introduction to the components and use of the WIDA Standards and Assessment System.
- WIDA Institute
A comprehensive introduction to using WIDA as a system. The four-day WIDA Institute builds classroom practices through an in-depth introduction to WIDA assessments and the WIDA Standards Framework. WIDA International Institutes are open enrollment opportunities for schools and educators who are starting their WIDA journey.
- 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 Consortium member schools include the following:
- Introduction to WIDA Standards
- Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students
- Purposeful Lesson Planning for English Language Learners
- WIDA Screener: Paper Test Administration
- WIDA MODEL: Paper or online Test Administration
Self-paced, online introductions to teaching multilingual learners using WIDA resources. Build understanding about WIDA anytime, anywhere, with web-based learning on demand. Available to Consortium members only.
Go Deeper: Advanced Topics
Professional learnings offerings for member schools that focus on targeted instructional practices or school systems to support multilingual learners.
- WIDA Symposium
A two-day network-based inquiry into current research, new tools and school-wide systems. Use improvement science principles to design, build and test new tools together with other schools in the WIDA network. (Open Enrollment)
- WIDA Workshop
Advanced professional learning on a specific topic for individuals or teams. (Open Enrollment)
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.