Global Conferences: September 2020

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 eSummit: Facebook Live Session and Session Recordings

The first WIDA eSummit session will stream live on Facebook! Watch for the session Introduction to the design and navigational features of the WIDA ELD Standards, 2020 Edition on Facebook Live, October 12th at 1 p.m. CT.

Presented by Margo Gottlieb and Fernanda Marinho Kray, this session provides an orientation to the 2020 Edition of the WIDA ELD Standards. Participants in this session will get an advanced peek into what’s inside the document and learn how to access publications.  We will cover key points around the release of the 2020 Edition, including: what ELD standards are/are not; reasons for the update; intended audiences; organization of the 2020 Edition; as well as other features of design and navigation such as Big Ideas, the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, and grade-level materials.

Recordings and downloadable resources from the eSummit will be available to international member schools in the WIDA International Secure Portal after the event.

Upcoming International Virtual Conferences

AASSA Connect Workshop Series

Teaching Multilingual Learners in Remote Schools: Insights from WIDA International

  • September 15-October 5, 2020: Virtual
  • Presenters: Matt Hajdun and Jon Nordmeyer
  • Session Titles:
    • September 15: Maintain Community and Social Language in a World of Social Distancing
    • September 21: Engage all Teachers to Serve all Students in Virtual School
    • September 28: Scaffolding Instructions to Support Multilingual Learners
    • October 5: Building on Assets of our Foundational Language Learners

ELMLE Mondays for the Middle Series

  • October 19, 2020: 18:00 Central European Time (9:00 US Central Time)
  • Presenter: Jon Nordmeyer
  • Session Title:
    • Teaching Multilingual Learners Online: Five Things We Can Do

AEILOC and Women of Color in ELT Fall Conference

  • November 14-15, 2020
  • Presenters: Mariana Castro and Christina Nelson
  • Session Title:
    • Taking Action: Advancing Social Justice Through the Transformation of International Schools

SENIA 2020 Virtual Conference: Bridging the Gap

  • December 4-6, 2020: Virtual
  • Presenter: Jon Nordmeyer
  • Sessions Title:
    • Multilingual and in the Middle: Language, Culture and Identity as Bridges not Barriers
    • Beyond Co-teaching: Collaboration as Professional Learning

NESA Training Institute 

  • January 22-23, 2021 
  • Presenter: Jon Nordmeyer

ECIS MLIE Virtual Conference

  • February 25-27, 2021
  • Presenter: Jon Nordmeyer

Visit the WIDA@Conferences page to learn about upcoming events.

Recorded conference sessions


  • Christina Nelson and Jon Nordmeyer
    • Virtual Fishbowl: Student and Teacher Discourse Moves