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 eSummit

October 12, 2020

The WIDA eSummit is a free virtual learning opportunity for educators in WIDA Consortium member states, territories and federal agencies. The event will be held October 12-30, 2020. Each week of the eSummit has a theme with three sessions (presented via webinars) relating to the weekly theme. Sessions will be 45-60 minutes long. Recordings and downloadable resources will be available after the event.

Members of the WIDA Consortium will be able to access the eSummit through the eLearning Center in the WIDA Secure Portal. Registration is not required. However, attendees must have a valid WIDA Secure Portal account.

Educators that do not have a portal account are encouraged to submit a WIDA Secure Portal account request as soon as possible.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students Webinar

November 4, 2020 | 5:00 pm

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 Standards Framework is needed for this workshop.

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WIDA MODEL Online Test Administration Webinar Series

November 5, 2020 | 9:00 am

This WIDA MODEL 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 ELLs 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 MODEL Online Test Administrator Interface.

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Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students Webinar

November 7, 2020 | 10:00 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 Standards Framework is needed for this workshop.

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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners Webinar

November 10, 2020 | 4:00 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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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners Webinar

November 13, 2020 | 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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Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners Webinar

November 14, 2020 | 10:00 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

November 16, 2020 | 4:00 pm

This WIDA MODEL 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 ELLs 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 MODEL Online Test Administrator Interface.

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Introduction to Collaboration Webinar

November 18, 2020 | 4:00 pm

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

November 21, 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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Fall Institute: Teacher Appreciation Week

November 30, 2020 | 4:00 pm

Join us for a four-day Teacher Appreciation Fall Institute. This webinar series 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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Pedagogía con Respeto: Exploring Spanish Language Development Webinar

December 1, 2020 | 12:00 pm

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 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 Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards.

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