Ask Fatima: Free WIDA virtual learning opportunities

This month, Fatima provides information on several free eLearning webinars.

What free virtual learning opportunities does WIDA offer?

Supporting Multilingual Learners During COVID-19
The five-part micro-offering series is designed to help educators navigate some of the nuances of teaching and supporting multilingual children and youth this school year. Each 30-minute learning opportunity provides educators with tools to effectively teach multilingual learners during the pandemic. Access all five courses via the Distance Teaching and Learning webpage.

Introduction to Pedagogía con respeto: The Spanish Language Development Framework 
This self-paced webinar introduces the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the WIDA Spanish Language Development Framework through reflective activities. The webinar is available for free in Spanish and English.

WIDA MODEL: TAI Guided Walkthrough
Attend a one hour guided walkthrough of how to navigate and perform key functions within the WIDA MODEL Test Administrator Interface. After attending a walkthrough session, you will be able to locate training materials, download the student secure browser, add additional test administrators to your account, add students and assign test forms, locate your students’ score reports, create and start test sessions.  Register now for one of the monthly sessions held on the third Thursday of each month.

Please contact for questions about implementation or MetriTech for technical support and troubleshooting the online platform: or 800-747-4868.

See the Conferences and Professional Learning article in this month’s newsletter for information about a free “Introduction to the WIDA Global Network: Discover What Your Multilingual Learners Can Do” webinar!

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