Workshops for Schools and Districts

WIDA offers a variety of in-person workshops, led by WIDA-trained facilitators, that can be purchased for your school or district.

All Workshops

Engaging Multilingual Learners in Science

This interactive two-day workshop offers teachers of multilingual learners time to delve into combining English Language Development Standards and Science Practices. In collaborative groups of educators, we will develop a common understanding of academic language in a science and engineering environment. After developing a common understanding of language expectations, we will explore strategies and supports that foster a language-rich environment.

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    Interpreting ACCESS for ELLs Score Reports (Half-Day)

    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 the various score reports.

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      Interpreting ACCESS for ELLs Score Reports for Instruction (Full Day)

      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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        Planning with the WIDA ELD Standards Framework Facilitated eWorkshop

        Available October 2021

        This eWorkshop is designed for educators and leaders who are responsible for language development within content learning and implementation of the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards Framework. Participants will receive resources for using the WIDA ELD Standards Framework in instructional planning. Teams are strongly encouraged to attend the webinars together. This eWorkshop will assist educators in using the framework to identify and support language students will use to engage in content learning. Participants will explore how the framework can support collaborative instructional planning.

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        Scaffolding Learning through Language

        This two-day workshop 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 workshop is to encourage educators to consider a dynamic set of classroom practices that support multilingual students as they move toward increasing independence and expertise in grade-level content. Participants will explore how rigorous, well-sequenced curriculum within the content of meaningful experiences contributes to rich classroom interactions that mediate learning.

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          Scaffolding Learning through Language Webinar Series

          This 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 workshop 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.

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