International Workshops

Introduction to WIDA Standards

Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

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.

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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners

Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

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.

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    WIDA MODEL Online Test Administrator Training

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    Assessment
    WIDA MODEL

    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.

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      WIDA Screener Paper Training

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      Assessment
      WIDA Screener

      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

        Topic
        Standards and Instructional Practices

        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.

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        WIDA MODEL Paper Test Administrator Training

        Topic
        Assessment
        WIDA MODEL

        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.

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          From Silos to Systems: Working Collaboratively for Learning Access

          April 7, 2019
          33 Wai Man Rd
          Sai Kung, Hong Kong
          Topic
          Standards and Instructional Practices
          Family Resources
          Assessment

          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.

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          Learning Support + EAL = Collaboration for Inclusion

          June 30, 2019
          via Romana della Castagna 11A, 16148
          Genoa
          Italy
          Topic
          Standards and Instructional Practices
          Family Resources
          Assessment

          Optimizing Learning for All Students

          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. 

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          Writing with Multilingual Learners in the Elementary Grades

          September 17, 2019
          363 Maine Mall Road
          Portland
          Maine
          Topic
          Standards and Instructional Practices

          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.

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