State-sponsored eWorkshops that bring you high-quality professional learning, right where you are
WIDA Professional Learning provides two eWorkshop formats that allow WIDA Consortium members/states to bring quality professional learning right to your computer:
- Facilitated: Live or recorded webinars and eWorkshops facilitated by a WIDA Professional Learning Specialist to a selection of educators
- Self-paced: On-demand, interactive learning opportunities available via the WIDA eLearning Center in the Secure Portal
Most WIDA Consortium members offer their educators a combination of WIDA's self-paced and facilitated eWorkshops.
The following WIDA Consortium members only offer the Facilitated eWorkshops: Alaska, Delaware, District of Columbia, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, United States Virgin Islands.
2021-22 eLearning Offerings
Seven Self-Paced eWorkshops and 12 Facilitated eWorkshops are available to educators in participating states from Sept. 1, 2021 – Aug. 31, 2022. The content is relevant for all educators: school leaders, coaches and facilitators, K-12 classroom teachers, ESL teachers and specialists, and professional learning communities.
All workshops are available in the WIDA eLearning Center via the WIDA Secure Portal (valid login required)
Classroom Teachers: Engaging Multilingual Newcomers
This eWorkshop explores what educators can do to welcome and engage multilingual newcomers and their families into their classrooms and schools.
Developing Language for Learning in Mathematics
This eWorkshop will focus on recognizing and designing mathematics instruction that simultaneously strengthens both mathematical reasoning and language development for multilingual learners.
Home Languages in the Classroom
This eWorkshop is designed to support K-12 educators in setting up routines and learning activities that promote the use of home languages in their classrooms.
Leading for Equity: Classroom Walkthrough
This eWorkshop will introduce a sample walkthrough resource that includes specific attention to practices and principles of exemplary and equitable teaching for multilingual learners.
School Improvement Planning for Multilingual Learners
This eWorkshop will introduce school leaders to leadership principles and practices to provide equitable educational opportunities for multilingual learners, based on a distributive leadership model.
Social Studies: Engaging Multilingual Learners through Inquiry
This eWorkshop will focus on the use of student and class assets to plan inquiry-based instruction.
WIDA ELD Standards Framework: A Collaborative Approach
This eWorkshop explores ways to use the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition to support multilingual learners' achievement and language development.
Ready to get started?
- Log in to your WIDA Secure Portal account. Don’t have an account yet? Visit your Member/State page to learn how.
- Go to "Professional Learning" in the Portal main menu to view available eWorkshops.
- Complete an eWorkshop and print your certificate.
Questions? Contact the WIDA Client Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-276-7735
What Participants Say...
"… a great way to have more resources, especially for rural communities… they haven't ever had access to this kind of training. Now it's available at their fingertips year round."
"Overall, the modules have worked great… user-friendly and easy to navigate."
"Thrilled eLearning exists… We like that it's not only for ESL teachers!”