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Workshops Available to International Schools

Attending to Equity through Bilingual Instruction (Webinar series)

This bilingual webinar series will invite participants to explore instructional planning for the bilingual classroom from an asset-based, equity-informed perspective, recognizing that emergent bi/multilinguals bring many contributions to the school community.

Engaging English Language Learners in Science (2 full days)

This interactive two-day workshop offers teachers of English Language Learners time to delve into combining English Language Development Standards and Science Practices. In collaborative groups of educators, we will develop a common understanding of academic language in a science and engineering environment.

Nutriendo la equidad mediante la instrucción bilingüe (Serie de seminarios web)

En esta serie de seminarios web bilingües, participantes explorarán la planificación de la enseñanza en el contexto bilingüe desde una perspectiva basada en la equidad y los recursos que los estudiantes bi/multilingües traen consigo y se dará atención a estos recursos como contribuciones valiosas a la comunidad escolar.

Jan 17, 2022, 5:00pm-6:30pm Central Time — Webinar Series (1/17, 1/18, 1/19)

Pedagogía con Respeto: An Introduction to the Spanish Language Development Framework (½ day)

This bilingual workshop uses an interactive and hands on approach to introduce the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the WIDA Spanish Language Development Framework. Participants will reflect on current practice to determine ways to apply the WIDA Standards and related tools, such as Las definiciones de desempeño, to inform instruction and assessment.

Pedagogía con Respeto: Exploring Spanish Language Development

This bilingual webinar uses an interactive approach to introduce the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the WIDA Spanish Language Development Framework. Participants will reflect on current practice to determine ways to apply the WIDA Standards and related tools, such as Las definiciones de desempeño, to inform instruction and assessment.

Dec 2, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm Central Time — Webinar (in Spanish)

Pedagogía con Respeto: Pairing Languages and Standards to Advance Student Learning (2 day)

This two-day bilingual workshop uses an interactive and hands on approach to connect the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of the WIDA language development standards for Spanish and English to instruction and assessment in the bilingual classroom.

Planning with the WIDA ELD Standards Framework Facilitated eWorkshop

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.

Dec 6, 2021, 5:30pm-6:30pm Central Time — Webinar Series (Mondays 12/6, 12/13, 12/20)
Dec 14, 2021, 4:00pm-5:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (12/14, 12/15 and 12/16)
Jan 4, 2022, 5:30pm-6:30pm Central Time — Webinar Series (Tuesdays 1/4, 1/11, 1/18)

Scaffolding Learning through Language

This workshop provides educators with a fresh look at how to engage multilingual learners in rigorous content area learning with a balance of challenge and support. The purpose of the workshop is to encourage educators to consider classroom practices that move multilingual learning forward and upward together within the content of meaningful experiences where learning is mediated through language.

WIDA MODEL Online Test Administration (1 full day)

This training is for test administrators of the WIDA MODEL (Measure of Developing English Language) Online. The WIDA MODEL is a series of English language proficiency assessments for Kindergarten through Grade 12. However, Kindergarten MODEL is only available in a paper kitformat. Educators can use MODEL as an identification /placement assessment for newly enrolled ELLs or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. Participants will learn how to administer, monitor, and score as applicable each language domain in the assessment.

WIDA MODEL Online Test Administration Webinar Series

This WIDA MODEL training webinar series is for educators who are preparing to administer the WIDA MODEL Online assessment for grades 1-12. WIDA MODEL can be used as an identification/placement assessment for newly enrolled ELLs or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. During this training, participants will learn how to administer and score each of the four domain assessments as well as how to navigate and perform key functions in the MODEL Online Test Administrator Interface.

Nov 30, 2021, 8:00am-10:00am Central Time — Webinar Series (11/30 and 12/1)
Mar 11, 2022, 7:00am-11:00am Central Time — Webinar (3/11)

WIDA MODEL Paper Test Administration (1 full day)

This training is for test administrators of the WIDA MODEL (Measure of Developing English Language) Online. The WIDA MODEL is a series of English language proficiency assessments for Kindergarten through Grade 12. Kindergarten MODEL is only available in a paper kit format. Educators can use MODEL as an identification /placement assessment for newly enrolled ELLs or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. Participants will learn how to administer, monitor, and score as applicable each language domain in the assessment.

WIDA Screener: Paper Test Administration (1 full day)

During this training, participants will work collaboratively to strengthen their understanding of the how to administer the assessment. This includes test administration beginning with the entry task, and then continuing to Path A or Path B. Particular attention will be given to the administration and scoring of speaking and writing sections of the assessment using practice items.