During the COVID-19 outbreak, WCEPS is taking measures to maintain service to our educators throughout this unprecedented time. Please email us at store@wceps.org for WIDA Store-related inquiries, and wida.pl@wceps.org for professional learning inquiries. We are working remotely, so email will yield the most prompt response. Thank you.

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All in-person workshops are currently unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions. Virtual topics can be found under the webinar tab.

Foundational

Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students – Retiring June 30, 2021

English language learners need instruction that is differentiated to meet the needs unique to learning an additional language and grade appropriate content. Participants will approach the idea of differentiation of language from an asset-based perspective, recognizing that language learners bring many contributions to the school community. The Differentiation workshop is offered in three formats: webinar, 1-day and 2-day.

Jun 22, 2021, 9:00am-11:00am Central Time — Webinar - K-12 Focus
Jun 22, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm Central Time — Webinar - K-12 Focus

Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students (2 full days) – Retiring June 30, 2021

English language learners need instruction that is differentiated to meet the needs unique to learning an additional language and grade appropriate content. Participants will approach the idea of differentiation of language from an asset-based perspective, recognizing that language learners bring many contributions to the school community.

Educator Collaboration – Retiring August 31, 2021

Educator collaboration provides an overview of collaborative methods and structures for instruction and assessment. Utilizing WIDA tools, participants will explore and discuss language development meaning making through language use, the Four C’s of Collaboration, and collaborative structures that support shared responsibility of multilingual learners.

Follow-up Reflection and Action Planning Webinar – Retiring June 30, 2021

This webinar allows participants to reflect on their learning from any WIDA foundational workshops to consider how they have implemented key ideas from that workshop into their current teaching and learning contexts. Participants will consider the strengths and areas of need for their local teaching and learning context and then use that information to develop an action plan and corresponding professional learning goals. The overall goal is for educators to leverage WIDA tools and resources in the development of their action plans, and reflect on best practices that will, in turn, provide equitable instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students. 

Planning with the WIDA ELD Standards Framework Facilitated eWorkshop

Coming October 2021! This eWorkshop is designed for educators and leaders who are responsible for language development within content learning and implementation of the ELD Standards Framework. Participants will receive resources for using the ELD Standards Framework in instructional planning. Teams are strongly encouraged to attend the webinars together.

Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners – Retiring August 31, 2021

This webinar is designed to enhance participants’ lesson planning processes. Participants will examine seven essential elements that attend to the needs of English language learners. In particular, participants will focus on creating contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content learning and academic language development.

Jun 23, 2021, 9:00am-11:00am Central Time — Webinar - K-12 Focus
Jun 23, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm Central Time — Webinar - K-12 Focus