Professional Learning

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A variety of professional learning opportunities to support your growth as educators of multilingual learners

Whether you are an ESL/bilingual teacher, high school principal, or a first year teacher at an international school, WIDA can meet your needs.

WIDA professional learning offerings:

  • Build on participants’ current knowledge and skills and leverage the collective knowledge of the group
  • Reflect the belief that professional learning is most effective when it focuses on teaching and learning in context

WIDA strives to ensure that all educators have the knowledge and resources they need. Together we can create schools and classrooms where multilingual learners are actively engaged in meaning-making to develop language and support academic achievement.

    Professional Learning By Audience

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    U.S.-Based Professional Learning

    Learning opportunities for K-12 educators centered on the WIDA Standards and Assessment System, offered in online, in-person and blended formats.

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    WIDA Early Years Professional Learning

    Specialized learning opportunities for early care and education (ECE) practitioners, coaches and program leaders.

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    International Professional Learning

    Online and in-person offerings build capacity for international schools to learn to use WIDA resources as a system to serve multilingual learners.

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    WIDA Español Professional Learning

    In-person offerings focused on instruction, curriculum and assessment of multilingual learners and Spanish language development.

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    Featured Educator

    "WIDA has also helped me with content and language objectives. WIDA gives us all the tools, data, and knowledge to really look at our specific student needs, see where they are right now and what we need to aim for in their development-what their next level is and how to scaffold to that next level."

    Donna Hallock, ESL Teacher
    Naalehu, Hawaii