Scheduled Workshops

WIDA offers in-person workshops and academies throughout the year in key locations across the country. Individuals and groups can register to attend these events on a variety of instruction-oriented topics.

All Workshops

Educator Collaboration to Support Multilingual Learners

November 14, 2019
Joliet, IL
Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

This workshop provides an overview of collaborative methods and structures for instruction and assessment. Utilizing WIDA tools, participants will explore and discuss language development meaning making through language use, the Four C’s of Collaboration, and collaborative structures that support shared responsibility of multilingual learners. Teams will leave the workshop with access to tools and resources necessary for implementing collaborative structures at their site around the needs of their multilingual learners.

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Writing with Multilingual Learners in the Elementary Grades

December 10, 2019
4315 Swenson Street
Las Vegas, Nevada
Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

As teachers, we want to empower multilingual writers, not only to produce successful academic writing, but, more importantly, to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences. We want students to know how to leverage writing as a powerful tool to understand the world, express themselves effectively, learn from one another, and argue for the things they believe in. This vision requires intentional, language-focused instruction and is strengthened when it occurs through authentic writing tasks in the content areas.

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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners

December 11, 2019
Madison, WI
Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

This two-day workshop is designed to enhance participants' lesson planning processes. During the workshop, participants will examine seven essential elements that attend to the needs of English language learners. In particular, participants will focus on creating contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content learning and academic language development. Participants will utilize tools and resources from the WIDA Standards Framework to assist them in designing instruction that promotes content learning and language development.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students

March 17, 2020
Madison, WI
Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

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. Participants will collaborate to customize instruction for ELLs utilizing the WIDA ELD framework. While planning, participants will have time to reflect on how to create productive struggle in a safe learning environment.

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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners

March 18, 2020
Madison, WI
Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

This two-day workshop is designed to enhance participants' lesson planning processes. During the workshop, participants will examine seven essential elements that attend to the needs of English language learners. In particular, participants will focus on creating contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content learning and academic language development. Participants will utilize tools and resources from the WIDA Standards Framework to assist them in designing instruction that promotes content learning and language development.

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 Standards Framework is needed for this workshop.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students

April 21, 2020
Columbia, MD
Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

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. Participants will collaborate to customize instruction for ELLs utilizing the WIDA ELD framework. While planning, participants will have time to reflect on how to create productive struggle in a safe learning environment.

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Educator Collaboration to Support Multilingual Learners

April 22, 2020
Columbia, MD
Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

This workshop provides an overview of collaborative methods and structures for instruction and assessment. Utilizing WIDA tools, participants will explore and discuss language development meaning making through language use, the Four C’s of Collaboration, and collaborative structures that support shared responsibility of multilingual learners. Teams will leave the workshop with access to tools and resources necessary for implementing collaborative structures at their site around the needs of their multilingual learners.

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Formative Language Assessment

April 22, 2020
Madison, WI
Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

This workshop explores formative assessment practices that focus students’ and teachers’ attention on English language development within the context of subject-area classrooms. The purpose is to prepare participants to incorporate new formative language assessment practices into their educational contexts.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students

May 19, 2020
Madison, WI
Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

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. Participants will collaborate to customize instruction for ELLs utilizing the WIDA ELD framework. While planning, participants will have time to reflect on how to create productive struggle in a safe learning environment.

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Educator Collaboration to Support Multilingual Learners

May 20, 2020
Madison, WI
Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

This workshop provides an overview of collaborative methods and structures for instruction and assessment. Utilizing WIDA tools, participants will explore and discuss language development meaning making through language use, the Four C’s of Collaboration, and collaborative structures that support shared responsibility of multilingual learners. Teams will leave the workshop with access to tools and resources necessary for implementing collaborative structures at their site around the needs of their multilingual learners.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students

July 14, 2020
Madison, WI
Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

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. Participants will collaborate to customize instruction for ELLs utilizing the WIDA ELD framework. While planning, participants will have time to reflect on how to create productive struggle in a safe learning environment.

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Formative Language Assessment

July 15, 2020
Madison, WI
Topic
Standards and Instructional Practices

This workshop explores formative assessment practices that focus students’ and teachers’ attention on English language development within the context of subject-area classrooms. The purpose is to prepare participants to incorporate new formative language assessment practices into their educational contexts.

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