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.
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 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 ELLs or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. Participants will learn how to administer, monitor, and score as applicable each language domain in the assessment.
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.
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.
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 ELLs or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. Participants will learn how to administer, monitor and score as applicable each language domain in the assessment.
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.
This course is a four day exploration of how we can integrate, rather than fragment, education and ensure all teachers collaborate to serve all learners. We know that students receiving EAL and Learning Support are not necessarily discrete populations, and we know that all students benefit from the combined expertise of all specialists. In this highly interactive course, participants will explore how effective collaboration supports equitable outcomes for all learners.
In this interactive academy, we will explore a pedagogical approach that apprentices multilingual learners into writing in various academic genres. Specifically, we’ll look at examples of this in science and consider how this approach develops multilingual learners’ writing skills and their awareness about how writing works. This will allow them to become effective and informed writers not only in science but across content areas.