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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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.

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

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. 

Interpreting ACCESS for ELLs Score Reports for Instruction

The ACCESS for ELLs Score Reports provide specific information on students’ academic English language proficiency. During this training, participants will explore how the WIDA Standards and Assessment System is connected to the ACCESS for ELLs score reports. Participants will examine the different types and uses of score reports. They will also make connections between the students’ proficiency scores and WIDA Performance Definitions.

TAGS: Assessment
Jun 24, 2021, 9:00am-11:00am Central Time — Webinar
Jun 24, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm Central Time — Webinar

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.

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.

Jul 22, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm Central Time — Webinar

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

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 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.

Jul 6, 2021, 7:00am-9:00am Central Time — Webinar Series (7/6, 7/8, and 7/9)
Jul 27, 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (7/27, 7/28, and 7/29)
Aug 2, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (8/2, 8/3, and 8/4)