Stretching Your Co-Teaching: Collaborating with WIDA

Join Andrea Honigsfeld and Jon Nordmeyer for a two-day workshop in Rome 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.

Daily Schedule

8:00am - 8:30am: Coffee and Refreshments
8:30am - 12:00pm: Morning Session (including coffee break)
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00pm - 4:00pm*: Afternoon Session (including coffee break)

* Note: The afternoon session of the final day will conclude at 3:00pm

Registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for two days. Participants also receive a copy of The WIDA International English Language Development Standards and Resource Guide as well as a copy of the book Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Guide to Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection by Dove and Honigsfeld.

Lodging recommendations

B&B IANUS is small place close to the school (within walking distance).

Best Western Hotel Astrid: is closer to the city center, with public transport to the host school.

Event information

September 26 - 27, 2020
American Overseas School of Rome
Via Cassia 811
Rome, Italy

Registration and costs


Regular Price

Register by September 20, 2020

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.

Please mark your calendars with the dates and locations you would like to attend, and visit this page for updates and registration links as they become available.