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

FREE Webinar: Discover what your multilingual learners can do
The free webinar, “Introduction to WIDA, the Global Network,” will introduce international and independent schools to WIDA. As a university-based research center, WIDA supports a global network of approximately 500 international schools with assessments, instructional resources and professional learning to help schools to build capacity for serving multilingual learners through an asset-based approach. WIDA supports member schools in integrating language and literacy into all subject areas and promotes collaboration to ensure all teachers take responsibility for all students. WIDA is also committed to equity and social justice; it is a critical component of our work.

Join this session to learn more about how WIDA focuses on both academic language development and academic achievement for culturally and linguistically diverse students. The webinars will also include time for Q&A, so please feel free to submit any questions in advance.

December 15, 2021, 9-10:00am Eastern Time
(Europe afternoon/Asia evening session)
Register and submit questions

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: A list of upcoming events with partner organizations such as AIELOC and Education Across Frontiers 

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

  • WIDA Institute: A comprehensive introduction to WIDA resources and assessments, offered virtually and face-to-face
  • Global Community of Practice: The next steps to build capacity and improve your school-wide systems
  • WIDA Workshops: A deep dive into a variety of defined topics, offered virtually and face-to-face
  • Distance Teaching and Learning: Micro-Offerings from WIDA Professional Learning, as well as a list of other helpful resources for distance teaching
  • WIDA International Secure Portal: Access to assessment training, instructional resources, and videos from recorded conference presentations