International Symposia

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Advance your practice with WIDA

The WIDA Symposium is a forum for innovation and reciprocal learning; you'll be able to share both your questions and your good ideas with colleagues from around the region.

Please note: The Symposium is an exclusive benefit to members of the WIDA International School Consortium. Participants must have previous training/experience with WIDA.

During the Symposium we will engage in three intentional learning loops:

  • You will learn from other international schools
  • You will learn about new tools/resources from WIDA
  • WIDA will learn from your comments, feedback and questions

Upcoming Dates and Locations

Beijing, China, March 16 - 17, 2019

Register by December 21, 2018 for early bird pricing

Beijing City International School - Early Childhood Center Campus
No 11 Dongbai Street, Chaoyang District

Lodging Recommendations

If you reserve one of these two hotels, please let them know you are guest(s) of Beijing City International School to receive a special rate.

Register for Beijing

Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 30 - 31, 2019

Register by January 4, 2019 for early bird pricing

Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln
Andres Ferreyra 4073

Lodging Recommendations

Register for Buenos Aires

Additional Details on Attending a Symposium

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 and Costs

Prices in U.S. dollars

$550 Early Bird Price
$650 Regular Price

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. Credit from the UW-Madison is available for participating in this event at an additional cost.

Registration fee is non-refundable. No refunds will be issued for cancellations or no-shows. If the event is cancelled, applicants will be reimbursed for registration fees only.

What Past Participants Say

"We like the WIDA framework because it gives us a strong specific way to measure student needs and progress. It provides both teacher tools and learning opportunities and we use it to measure the success of our program. With numerous other international schools also using the tool it provides a common ground of understanding for comparing programs and for recruiting teachers." – Deputy Head of School, Africa


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