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.


Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students

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.

Jan 28, 2021, 12:00pm-2:00pm CST — Webinar
Feb 4, 2021, 11:00am-1:00pm CST — Webinar - We Love Educators Institute
Feb 5, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm CST — Webinar - We Love Educators Institute
Mar 10, 2021, 7:00am-9:00am CST — Webinar - Elementary Focus
Mar 10, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm CST — Webinar - Elementary Focus
Mar 17, 2021, 7:00am-9:00am CDT — Webinar - Secondary Focus
Mar 17, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm CDT — Webinar - Secondary Focus
Mar 22, 2021, 9:00am-11:00am CDT — Webinar - K-12 Focus

Educator Collaboration

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.

Jan 27, 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm CST — Webinar
Feb 18, 2021, 11:00am-1:00pm CST — Webinar - We Love Educators Institute
Feb 19, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm CST — Webinar - We Love Educators Institute

Follow-up Reflection and Action Planning Webinar

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. 

Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners

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.

Feb 11, 2021, 11:00am-1:00pm CST — Webinar - We Love Educators Institute
Feb 12, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm CST — Webinar - We Love Educators Institute

WIDA Webinar Series

These webinar series were created with topics that build on each other so that educators end the week prepared with the tools and resources needed to support their multilingual language learners. Participants will begin the week learning the foundations necessary to differentiate their instruction for the diverse group of students within their classroom and learn more focused ways of approaching learning as the week progresses.