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 English language 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.
This workshop is designed as a first exploration of the WIDA ELD Standards System. Participants will have a guided tour through each component with practical suggestions for incorporating components into instruction. This workshop is designed to be interactive with ample time for processing and application.
This workshop provides foundational awareness of the WIDA Framework and has been designed for any educators that work with English Language Learners.
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 the administration and scoring of speaking and writing sections of the assessment using practice items.
English language 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 ELLs 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.
2018 Theme: Schools and Communities Empowering One Another
The WIDA Annual Conference is the largest and most prominent conference anywhere dedicated to Pre-K through Grade 12 English Language Learner educators and administrators. By teachers, for teachers!
This 2-day workshop is a deep dive into a specific topic related to teaching multilingual students and is offered exclusively for teachers from WIDA International Consortium member schools. Participants in the Collaboration Workshop will utilize WIDA resources to create and sustain effective co-planning, co-teaching and co-assessing practices to serve multilingual learners.
This 2-day workshop is a deep dive into a specific topic related to teaching multilingual students and is offered exclusively for teachers from WIDA International Consortium member schools. Participants in this interactive workshop will learn to expand instructional practices for multilingual learners that foster high challenge and high support learning opportunities for all students.
Optimizing Learning for All Students
To serve all students well, Learning Support, EAL and classroom teachers need to collaborate to plan, teach, assess and reflect together. School leaders and educators need to communicate in clear and consistent ways with each other - and with students and parents. Simple enough? In fact, we all know that this aspirational state is hard to achieve and sustain.
Information for 2019 Presenters
Become a conference presenter! WIDA is looking for educators who are passionate about what they do and can share their enthusiasm and experience with others.
Call for proposals starts November 1, 2018