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

Planning with the WIDA ELD Standards Framework Facilitated eWorkshop

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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    Writing with Multilingual Learners in the Elementary Grades

    This two-day workshop focuses on writing instruction that supports the use of the Teaching and Learning Cycle as way to empower multilingual writers, not only to produce successful academic writing, but, more importantly, to communicate effectively for a variety of purposes and different 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. In this interactive workshop we will explore a pedagogical approach that apprentices multilingual learners into writing in various academic genres. Specifically, we’ll look at examples of this in science and consider how this approach develops multilingual learners’ writing skills and their awareness of how language works in written form. This will allow them to become effective and informed writers not only in science but across content areas

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