International Workshops

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NOTE ABOUT WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the changing global health response, we are limiting registration until travel to that location is deemed safe.

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All Workshops

WIDA MODEL Online Test Administration Webinar Series - April 13-15

April 13, 2021 | 8:00 am

This WIDA MODEL Online training webinar series is for educators who are preparing to administer the WIDA MODEL Online assessment for grades 1-12. WIDA MODEL can be used as an identification/placement assessment for newly enrolled English language learners or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. During this training, participants will learn how to administer and score each of the four domain assessments as well as how to navigate and perform key functions in the WIDA MODEL Online Test Administrator Interface.

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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners Webinar - April 15

April 15, 2021 | 7:00 am

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on secondary grade level students and educators.

This webinar is designed to enhance participants’ lesson planning processes. Specifically, participants will focus on incorporating the WIDA Essential Actions into their lesson planning process to create contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content and academic language learning. Throughout this process, participants will explore elements of the WIDA Standards and Assessment System as they design instruction that promotes students’ content learning and language development.

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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners Webinar - April 15

April 15, 2021 | 4:00 pm

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on secondary grade level students and educators.

This webinar is designed to enhance participants’ lesson planning processes. Specifically, participants will focus on incorporating the WIDA Essential Actions into their lesson planning process to create contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content and academic language learning. Throughout this process, participants will explore elements of the WIDA Standards and Assessment System as they design instruction that promotes students’ content learning and language development.

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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners Webinar - April 17

April 17, 2021 | 9:00 am

This webinar is designed to enhance participants’ lesson planning processes. Specifically, participants will focus on incorporating the WIDA Essential Actions into their lesson planning process to create contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content and academic language learning. Throughout this process, participants will explore elements of the WIDA Standards and Assessment System as they design instruction that promotes students’ content learning and language development.

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WIDA MODEL Online Test Administration Webinar Series - April 27-29

April 27, 2021 | 6:00 pm

This WIDA MODEL Online training webinar series is for educators who are preparing to administer the WIDA MODEL Online assessment for grades 1-12. WIDA MODEL can be used as an identification/placement assessment for newly enrolled English language learners or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. During this training, participants will learn how to administer and score each of the four domain assessments as well as how to navigate and perform key functions in the WIDA MODEL Online Test Administrator Interface.

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Introduction to Collaboration Webinar - May 4

May 4, 2021 | 7:00 am

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on elementary grade level students and educators.

This introductory webinar provides an overview of collaborative methods and models for planning, instruction and assessment of multilingual learners. It is designed for individual teachers who collaborate, teams, teacher pairs or instructional coaches.

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Introduction to Collaboration Webinar - May 4

May 4, 2021 | 4:00 pm

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on elementary grade level students and educators.

This introductory webinar provides an overview of collaborative methods and models for planning, instruction and assessment of multilingual learners. It is designed for individual teachers who collaborate, teams, teacher pairs or instructional coaches.

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Pedagogía con Respeto: Exploring Spanish Language Development Webinar - May 6

May 6, 2021 | 9:00 am

This bilingual webinar uses an interactive approach to introduce the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the WIDA Spanish Language Development Framework. Participants will reflect on current practice to determine ways to apply the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards and related tools, such as Las definiciones de desempeño, to inform instruction and assessment.

This webinar is designed for Spanish/English bilingual K-12 teachers, administrators and support staff with little or no experience using the WIDA SLD Standards.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students - May 17

May 17, 2021 | 8:00 am

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on elementary grade level students and educators.

Multilingual learners need instruction that is differentiated to meet the needs unique to learning an additional language and grade-appropriate content. Participants will approach the idea of differentiation of language from an asset-based perspective, recognizing that language learners bring many contributions to the school community. This workshop is designed for general classroom teachers and English language specialists who share instructional responsibility for language learners. No experience in using the WIDA ELD Standards Framework is needed for this workshop.

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Introduction to Collaboration Webinar - May 18

May 18, 2021 | 7:00 am

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on secondary grade level students and educators.

This introductory webinar provides an overview of collaborative methods and models for planning, instruction and assessment of multilingual learners. It is designed for individual teachers who collaborate, teams, teacher pairs or instructional coaches.

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Introduction to Collaboration Webinar - May 18

May 18, 2021 | 4:00 pm

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on secondary grade level students and educators.

This introductory webinar provides an overview of collaborative methods and models for planning, instruction and assessment of multilingual learners. It is designed for individual teachers who collaborate, teams, teacher pairs or instructional coaches.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students - May 22

May 22, 2021 | 9:00 am

Multilingual learners need instruction that is differentiated to meet the needs unique to learning an additional language and grade-appropriate content. Participants will approach the idea of differentiation of language from an asset-based perspective, recognizing that language learners bring many contributions to the school community. This workshop is designed for general classroom teachers and English language specialists who share instructional responsibility for language learners. No experience in using the WIDA ELD Standards Framework is needed for this workshop.

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Stretching Your Co-Teaching: Collaborating with WIDA

January 21, 2022
78 Nguyen Duc Canh
Tan Phong Ward, District 7
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam

Join Andrea Honigsfeld and Jon Nordmeyer for a two-day workshop in Ho Chi Minh City to learn how to stretch your co-teaching. This interactive workshop will guide teachers through first exploring the rationale for collaboration then examining the collaboration cycle of co-planning, co-teaching, co-assessing and co-reflecting.

We will consider how WIDA supports a focus on student assets to scaffold both integrated language and content learning. And building on what teachers can do, we will connect collaborative practices to professional learning through a culture of relational trust. You’ll learn how to integrate the WIDA standards framework: both to initiate new partnerships and to maximize existing co-teaching relationships. As experienced educators and collaborators, Andrea and Jon will demonstrate specific co-teaching strategies and participants will leave with practical tools they can use right away to serve all learners in every classroom.

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WIDA Screener Paper Training

During this training, participants will work collaboratively to strengthen their understanding of how to administer the assessment. This includes test administration beginning with the entry task, and then continuing to Path A or Path B. Particular attention will be given to developing inter-rater reliability when scoring the speaking and writing domains. Participants will utilize a multitude of practice items to be scored with the scoring scales.

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    Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students

    Note: This workshop will not be available after June 30, 2021.

    Multilingual learners need instruction that is differentiated to meet the needs unique to learning an additional language and grade appropriate content. Participants will approach the idea of differentiation of language from an asset-based perspective, recognizing that language learners bring many contributions to the school community. Participants will collaborate to customize instruction for MLs utilizing the WIDA ELD Standards Framework. While planning, participants will have time to reflect on how to create productive struggle in a safe learning environment.

    This workshop is designed for educators with all levels of experience with the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, including those new to WIDA tools and resources.

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    WIDA MODEL Paper Test Administrator Training

    WIDA MODEL is a series of English language proficiency assessments for Kindergarten through Grade 12. WIDA MODEL for Kindergarten is only available in a paper kit format. Educators can use MODEL as an identification/placement assessment for newly enrolled multilingual learners or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. Participants will learn how to administer, monitor and score as applicable each language domain in the assessment.

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    Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners

    Note: This workshop will not be available after June 30, 2021.

    This two-day workshop is designed to enhance participants' lesson planning processes. During the workshop, participants will examine seven essential elements that attend to the needs of multilingual learners. In particular, participants will focus on creating contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content learning and academic language development. Participants will utilize tools and resources from the WIDA Standards Framework to assist them in designing instruction that promotes content learning and language development.

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    WIDA MODEL Online Test Administrator Training

    This training is for test administrators of the WIDA MODEL (Measure of Developing English Language) Online. WIDA MODEL is a series of English language proficiency assessments for Kindergarten through Grade 12. However, WIDA MODEL for Kindergarten is only available in a paper kit format. Educators can use MODEL as an identification/placement assessment for newly enrolled multilingual learners or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. Participants will learn how to administer, monitor, and score as applicable each language domain in the assessment.

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