Conferences and professional learning 

WIDA participates in many conferences and professional learning events around the world. Join us virtually at a number of events dedicated to leading the field in working with multilingual learners.

Upcoming featured professional learning opportunities

The Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE) at University of Wisconsin–Madison will offer a 20% discount for readers of this newsletter. Just use the code “WIDA” at registration.

  • Teaching About the 2022 Elections
    • September 24 | Grainger Hall, UW–Madison
    • This conference helps educators teach about electoral politics in a way that is engaging, respectful to all points of view and supported by the best and most current information.

Additional learning opportunities

WIDA continues to partner with global and regional organizations to provide opportunities to reconnect with former colleagues, meet new friends and expand your personal learning network.

  • WIDA @Conferences: Upcoming events with partner organizations 
    • WIDA Annual Conference
    • When: September 28, 2022
    • Where: Louisville, Kentucky
    • Sessions:
      • Becoming Language Detectives with the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework
        Christina Nelson and Melissa Paton
      • Beyond Student Portraits: The Can Do Philosophy in Action
        Christina Nelson and Maya Martinez-Hart
      • Reimagining Professional Learning: A Global Community of Practice
        Esther Bettney and Jon Nordmeyer
      • Building Capacity FOR Collaboration & Building Capacity THROUGH Collaboration
        Andrea Honigsfeld and Jon Nordmeyer
      • Five Strategies to Support Multilingualism
        Matthew Hajdun and Esther Bettney
  • AALA International Conference 
    • When: October 26-28, 2022
    • Where: Chennai, India
    • Presenter: Mark Chapman
    • Topic: Testing Young Multilingual Learners Remotely: Prioritizing Equity, Fairness, and Social Justice
  • SENIA Conference 
    • When: February 16-18, 2023
    • Where: Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Presenter: Jon Nordmeyer
    • Topic: TBD

Other Professional Learning

Whether you are looking for an introduction, or a deep dive into advanced topics, WIDA International professional learning opportunities are available.

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