ELD Standards Framework Professional Development

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Accelerate your understanding of the ELD Standards Framework

WIDA provides a range of professional learning options to begin and advance your understanding of the updated WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework.

The learning opportunities below expand upon the Big Ideas and four components of the framework, as described on the ELD Standards Framework page, as well as what's new in the 2020 Edition.

In addition to the following options, the facilitated eWorkshop, Planning with the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, may be offered by your state, and can be purchased for individuals, schools and districts.

Learning Opportunities

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WIDA Consortium Self-Paced eWorkshop

The WIDA ELD Standards Framework eWorkshop dives deeper into the framework. A WIDA Secure Portal account is required.


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Recorded Webinars

WIDA produced a series of webinars with members of the standards project team to help answer educators' questions about four aspects of the updated framework.


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International Virtual Institute

Get a deeper dive into the WIDA ELD Standards Framework as part of this institute that covers how WIDA assessments and resources support collaborative teaching.


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Focus Bulletin

Collaboration and equity are two of the Big Ideas of the 2020 Edition. Check out this Focus Bulletin for support on how to collaborate with your peers on teaching with the WIDA ELD Standards Framework.


View the Focus Bulletin