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

Introduction to Educator Collaboration Webinar

July 7, 2020 | 10:00 am

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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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners Webinar

July 8, 2020 | 5:00 pm

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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Interpreting ACCESS for ELLs Score Reports for Instruction Webinar

July 14, 2020 | 10:00 am

The ACCESS for ELLs score reports provide specific information on students’ academic English language proficiency. During this training, participants will explore how the WIDA Standards and Assessment System is connected to the ACCESS for ELLs score reports. Participants will examine the different types and uses of score reports. They will also make connections between the students’ proficiency scores and WIDA Performance Definitions.

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Summer Institute Webinar Series (Morning Sessions)

July 20, 2020 | 10:00 am

This four-day summer institute was created with topics that build on each other so that educators end the week prepared with the tools and resources needed to support their multilingual language learners. Participants will begin the week learning the foundations necessary to differentiate their instruction for the diverse group of students within their classroom and learn more focused ways of approaching learning as the week progresses.

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Summer Institute Webinar Series (Afternoon Sessions)

July 20, 2020 | 2:00 pm

This four-day summer institute was created with topics that build on each other so that educators end the week prepared with the tools and resources needed to support their multilingual language learners. Participants will begin the week learning the foundations necessary to differentiate their instruction for the diverse group of students within their classroom and learn more focused ways of approaching learning as the week progresses.

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Scaffolding Webinar Series (Morning Sessions)

July 28, 2020 | 10:00 am

This three-day webinar series provides educators with a fresh look at how to engage multilingual learners in rigorous content area learning with a balance of challenge and support. The purpose of the webinar series is to encourage educators to consider classroom practices that move multilingual learning forward and upward together within the content of meaningful experiences where learning is mediated through language. Participants will explore how rigorous, well-sequenced curriculum contributes to rich classroom interactions that mediate learning and move students toward independent success. Topics that educators will explore are a) valuing students’ resources for learning, b) developing a strong community of learners, and c) engaging students in rigorous curriculum.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students Webinar

July 28, 2020 | 5:00 pm

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.

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Scaffolding Webinar Series (Afternoon Sessions)

July 28, 2020 | 2:00 pm

This three-day webinar series provides educators with a fresh look at how to engage multilingual learners in rigorous content area learning with a balance of challenge and support. The purpose of the webinar series is to encourage educators to consider classroom practices that move multilingual learning forward and upward together within the content of meaningful experiences where learning is mediated through language. Participants will explore how rigorous, well-sequenced curriculum contributes to rich classroom interactions that mediate learning and move students toward independent success. Topics that educators will explore are a) valuing students’ resources for learning, b) developing a strong community of learners, and c) engaging students in rigorous curriculum.

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Interpreting ACCESS for ELLs Score Reports for Instruction Webinar

July 30, 2020 | 12:00 pm

The ACCESS for ELLs score reports provide specific information on students’ academic English language proficiency. During this training, participants will explore how the WIDA Standards and Assessment System is connected to the ACCESS for ELLs score reports. Participants will examine the different types and uses of score reports. They will also make connections between the students’ proficiency scores and WIDA Performance Definitions.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students Webinar

August 4, 2020 | 10:00 am

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.

Read more

Introduction to Educator Collaboration Webinar

August 6, 2020 | 10:00 am

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.

Read more

Interpreting ACCESS for ELLs Score Reports for Instruction Webinar

August 11, 2020 | 9:00 am

The ACCESS for ELLs score reports provide specific information on students’ academic English language proficiency. During this training, participants will explore how the WIDA Standards and Assessment System is connected to the ACCESS for ELLs score reports. Participants will examine the different types and uses of score reports. They will also make connections between the students’ proficiency scores and WIDA Performance Definitions.

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Back to School Institute

August 17, 2020 | 10:00 am

This three-day Back to School Institute was created with topics that build on each other so that educators end the week prepared with the tools and resources needed to support their multilingual language learners. Participants will begin the week learning the foundations necessary to differentiate their instruction for the diverse group of students within their classroom and learn more focused ways of approaching learning as the week progresses.

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