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Assessment

ACCESS for ELLs Online Test Administrator Training (½ day)

During this training, test administrators explore how the WIDA Standards and Assessment System is connect to the ACCESS for ELLs Online. Participants will learn to administer the online test to students. All participants must have computers or tablets and an internet connection to access sample items and the WIDA Assessment Management System.

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ACCESS for ELLs Paper Test Administrator Training (½ day)

During this training, test administrators will explore how the WIDA Standards and Assessment System is connected to the ACCESS for ELLs Paper. Participants will learn how to administer and monitor the group sections of the tests and there will be a focus on administering and scoring the speaking section of the assessment.

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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.

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Oct 26, 2021, 5:00pm-7:00pm Central Time — Webinar
Nov 16, 2021, 5:00pm-7:00pm Central Time — Webinar

Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs Test Administrator Training (½ day)

This training is designed for test administrators of the Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs. During this training test administrators will explore how the WIDA Standards and Assessment System is connect to Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs in its unique test design. Participants will learn to administer and score the Kindergarten assessment. It is suggested that participants bring Kindergarten MODEL kits to the training, if possible.

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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.

Oct 7, 2021, 3:00pm-5:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (10/7 and 10/8)
Oct 13, 2021, 9:00am-11:00am Central Time — Webinar Series (10/13 and 10/14)
Oct 19, 2021, 3:00pm-5:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (10/19 and 10/20)
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 for Kindergarten Overview Webinar

This 90-minute webinar is an overview of the WIDA Screener for Kindergarten. Participants will be able to orient themselves to the materials and resources available to prepare for test administration. Basic logistics for preparation, administration and scoring will be addressed. This overview pairs well with the WIDA Online training for WIDA Screener for Kindergarten. Participants will have a live facilitator to answer questions.

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WIDA Screener: Online Test Administration (1 full day)

During this training, participants will work collaboratively to strengthen their understanding of the administration of WIDA Screener Online. This includes learning to administer the online assessment to students. Particular attention will be given to developing inter-rater reliability when scoring the speaking and writing domains. Participants will utilize a multitude of practice items to be scored with the scoring scales.

TAGS: 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.

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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.

Oct 4, 2021, 6:00pm-7:30pm Central Time — Webinar Series (10/4, 10/5,10/6)

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.

Nov 9, 2021, 4:30pm-6:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (11/9, 11/10, 11/11)
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.

Oct 7, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm Central Time — Webinar (en Español)
Oct 28, 2021, 4:00pm-6:00pm Central Time — Webinar (in English)

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.

Focused

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.

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.

Foundational

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.

Sep 28, 2021, 4:00pm-5:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (9/28, 9/29, and 9/30)
Oct 19, 2021, 4:00pm-5:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (10/19, 10/20, 10/21)
Nov 9, 2021, 4:00pm-5:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (11/9, 11/10, 11/11)
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)