Pedagogía con respeto: Using WIDA Standards and Tools to Support Emergent Bilinguals

This introduction to the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards centers around an asset-based approach to teaching and learning Spanish within academic settings. Participants will explore WIDA standards and tools and reflect upon implications for instruction in bilingual programs. Activities and conversations will focus on maximizing meaning making within academic contexts and the linguistic repertoires of multilingual youth in bilingual programs.


    This workshop is designed for Spanish/English bilingual K-12 educators, administrators and support staff with little or no experience using the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards.

    Participants will be able to 

    • Use the WIDA Standards Framework to compare and contrast the focus of Spanish and English language instruction
    • Use the expressive WIDA Performance Definitions to determine students’ linguistic strengths
    • Identify ways to use WIDA standards and tools for planning language instruction and assessment

    Event information

    One Day
    35 Participant Maximum

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