Scheduled Workshops and Webinars

WIDA offers in-person workshops and online webinars throughout the year. Individuals and groups pay a registration fee to attend these events on a variety of instruction-oriented topics.

All Workshops

WIDA MODEL Online Test Administration Webinar Series - April 13-15

April 13, 2021 | 8:00 am

This WIDA MODEL Online training webinar series is for educators who are preparing to administer the WIDA MODEL Online assessment for grades 1-12. WIDA MODEL can be used as an identification/placement assessment for newly enrolled English language learners or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. During this training, participants will learn how to administer and score each of the four domain assessments as well as how to navigate and perform key functions in the WIDA MODEL Online Test Administrator Interface.

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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners Webinar - April 15

April 15, 2021 | 4:00 pm

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on secondary grade level students and educators.

This webinar is designed to enhance participants’ lesson planning processes. Specifically, participants will focus on incorporating the WIDA Essential Actions into their lesson planning process to create contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content and academic language learning. Throughout this process, participants will explore elements of the WIDA Standards and Assessment System as they design instruction that promotes students’ content learning and language development.

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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners Webinar - April 15

April 15, 2021 | 7:00 am

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on secondary grade level students and educators.

This webinar is designed to enhance participants’ lesson planning processes. Specifically, participants will focus on incorporating the WIDA Essential Actions into their lesson planning process to create contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content and academic language learning. Throughout this process, participants will explore elements of the WIDA Standards and Assessment System as they design instruction that promotes students’ content learning and language development.

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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners Webinar - April 17

April 17, 2021 | 9:00 am

This webinar is designed to enhance participants’ lesson planning processes. Specifically, participants will focus on incorporating the WIDA Essential Actions into their lesson planning process to create contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content and academic language learning. Throughout this process, participants will explore elements of the WIDA Standards and Assessment System as they design instruction that promotes students’ content learning and language development.

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WIDA MODEL Online Test Administration Webinar Series - April 27-29

April 27, 2021 | 6:00 pm

This WIDA MODEL Online training webinar series is for educators who are preparing to administer the WIDA MODEL Online assessment for grades 1-12. WIDA MODEL can be used as an identification/placement assessment for newly enrolled English language learners or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. During this training, participants will learn how to administer and score each of the four domain assessments as well as how to navigate and perform key functions in the WIDA MODEL Online Test Administrator Interface.

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Introduction to Collaboration Webinar - May 4

May 4, 2021 | 7:00 am

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on elementary grade level students and educators.

This introductory webinar provides an overview of collaborative methods and models for planning, instruction and assessment of multilingual learners. It is designed for individual teachers who collaborate, teams, teacher pairs or instructional coaches.

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Introduction to Collaboration Webinar - May 4

May 4, 2021 | 4:00 pm

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on elementary grade level students and educators.

This introductory webinar provides an overview of collaborative methods and models for planning, instruction and assessment of multilingual learners. It is designed for individual teachers who collaborate, teams, teacher pairs or instructional coaches.

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Pedagogía con Respeto: Exploring Spanish Language Development Webinar - May 6

May 6, 2021 | 9:00 am

This bilingual webinar uses an interactive approach to introduce the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the WIDA Spanish Language Development Framework. Participants will reflect on current practice to determine ways to apply the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards and related tools, such as Las definiciones de desempeño, to inform instruction and assessment.

This webinar is designed for Spanish/English bilingual K-12 teachers, administrators and support staff with little or no experience using the WIDA SLD Standards.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students - May 17

May 17, 2021 | 8:00 am

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on elementary grade level students and educators.

Multilingual 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. This workshop is designed for general classroom teachers and English language specialists who share instructional responsibility for language learners. No experience in using the WIDA ELD Standards Framework is needed for this workshop.

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Introduction to Collaboration Webinar - May 18

May 18, 2021 | 4:00 pm

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on secondary grade level students and educators.

This introductory webinar provides an overview of collaborative methods and models for planning, instruction and assessment of multilingual learners. It is designed for individual teachers who collaborate, teams, teacher pairs or instructional coaches.

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Introduction to Collaboration Webinar - May 18

May 18, 2021 | 7:00 am

Note: This webinar is designed with a focus on secondary grade level students and educators.

This introductory webinar provides an overview of collaborative methods and models for planning, instruction and assessment of multilingual learners. It is designed for individual teachers who collaborate, teams, teacher pairs or instructional coaches.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students - May 22

May 22, 2021 | 9:00 am

Multilingual 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. This workshop is designed for general classroom teachers and English language specialists who share instructional responsibility for language learners. No experience in using the WIDA ELD Standards Framework is needed for this workshop.

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