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.
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.
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.
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.
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.