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

Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students Webinar

November 4, 2020 | 5:00 pm

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 Standards Framework is needed for this workshop.

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WIDA MODEL Online Test Administration Webinar Series

November 5, 2020 | 9:00 am

This WIDA MODEL 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 ELLs 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 MODEL Online Test Administrator Interface.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students Webinar

November 7, 2020 | 10:00 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 Standards Framework is needed for this workshop.

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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners Webinar

November 10, 2020 | 4:00 pm

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

November 13, 2020 | 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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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners Webinar

November 14, 2020 | 10:00 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

November 16, 2020 | 4:00 pm

This WIDA MODEL 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 ELLs 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 MODEL Online Test Administrator Interface.

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Introduction to Collaboration Webinar

November 18, 2020 | 4:00 pm

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

November 21, 2020 | 10:00 am

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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Fall Institute: Teacher Appreciation Week

November 30, 2020 | 4:00 pm

Join us for a four-day Teacher Appreciation Fall Institute. This webinar series was created with topics that build on each other so that educators end the week prepared with the tools and resources needed to support their multilingual language learners. Participants will begin the week learning the foundations necessary to differentiate their instruction for the diverse group of students within their classroom and learn more focused ways of approaching learning as the week progresses.

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Pedagogía con Respeto: Exploring Spanish Language Development Webinar

December 1, 2020 | 12:00 pm

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 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 Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards.

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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners

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. The WIDA MODEL is a series of English language proficiency assessments for Kindergarten through Grade 12. However, Kindergarten MODEL 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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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

    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 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 Standards Framework, including those new to WIDA tools and resources.

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    WIDA MODEL Paper Test Administrator Training

    The WIDA MODEL is a series of English language proficiency assessments for Kindergarten through Grade 12. The Kindergarten MODEL 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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