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Assessment

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
Feb 22, 2022, 5:30pm-7:30pm Central Time — Webinar
Mar 8, 2022, 4:00pm-6:00pm Central Time — Webinar

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.

Feb 14, 2022, 8:00am-10:00am Central Time — Webinar Series (2/14, 2/15)
Mar 11, 2022, 7:00am-11:00am Central Time — Webinar (3/11)
Apr 19, 2022, 3:00pm-5:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (4/19, 4/20)
May 9, 2022, 9:00am-11:00am Central Time — Webinar Series (5/9, 5/10)
May 24, 2022, 8:00am-10:00am Central Time — Webinar Series (5/24, 5/25)
Jun 6, 2022, 3:00pm-5:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (6/6, 6/7)

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.

TAGS: Assessment
Jan 26, 2022, 9:00am-10:30am CT — Webinar

Español

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.

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: 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.

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

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.

Feb 8, 2022, 5:00pm-6:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (2/8, 2/9, 2/10)
Mar 15, 2022, 5:00pm-6:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (3/15, 3/16, 3/17)
Apr 12, 2022, 5:00pm-6:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (4/12, 4/13, 4/14)
May 17, 2022, 5:00pm-6:00pm Central Time — Webinar Series (5/17, 5/18, 5/19)