Ask Fatima: Virtual professional learning opportunities

This month Fatima answers questions about professional learning opportunities for WIDA International School Consortium members.

What online learning options are available to international educators?

Virtual Collaboration Course: Stretching Your Co-Teaching with Andrea Honigsfeld and Jon Nordmeyer. Based on the popular workshop Stretching Your Co-Teaching: Collaborating with WIDA, this deep-dive virtual workshop will energize your collaboration and set you up for success in the coming school year.  The next session will take place from October 26 – November 16, register now to reserve your spot! 

WIDA Micro-Offerings, a new series of micro-offerings connected to WIDA’s Guiding Principles of Language Development and designed for educators that work with multilingual learners across a variety of learning environments.  

eLearning modules on the International Secure Portal. WIDA International School Consortium member schools have access to a variety of WIDA eLearning opportunities, available at no additional cost. Log into the International Secure Portal to access the eLearning courses. Courses offered include:

  • Taking Action for ELLs: Foundational Concepts
  • Engaging ELLs: Teaching to Student Strengths
  • WIDA Screener Training course
  • WIDA MODEL Training is included with MODEL assessment accounts.

How can I request my log in information to the International Secure Portal?

Members of the WIDA International School Consortium can request your login credentials by sending an email to the WIDA Store at