WIDA Academy Offerings

WIDA Academy: Scaffolding Learning through Language

Date & Location:

June 20-22, 2017
Nashville, TN - Details Coming Soon

Level of Focus:



WIDA believes learning is mediated through language and that attending to students' developing and evolving language must be done in the context of deep disciplinary learning. The three-day Scaffolding Academy supports the core of the WIDA’s mission to provide equitable learning opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse students. 

Join WIDA facilitators for an interactive scaffolded learning experience to expand instructional practices that provide high challenge and high support learning opportunities for our students. Participants will explore how rigorous, well-sequenced curriculum contributes to rich classroom interactions that mediate learning and move students toward independent success. Through participating in this academy, participants will develop the following instructional practices for use in their context: 

  1. Designing equitable learning opportunities that build on students’ identities as disciplinary experts.
  2. Mediating learning that: 
    1. ​​Draws on students’ assets and experiences as resources for learning.
    2. Expands language resources as students engage in joint knowledge construction.​

Registration Information:


Registration Cost:

Early Bird (Before April 3rd): $575
General Registration: $675

Payment Options: Credit Card

Registration is NOT final until payment is received.

Refund Policy:

Registration fee is non-refundable. No refunds will be issued for cancelations or no-shows. If WIDA cancels the event, registrations will be reimbursed for their registration fee.

All travel, transportation, and parking expenses are paid by attendees.

Event Location:
Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt (Dwtn)
2613 West End Ave
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Hotel Accommodations:
Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt (Dwtn)
2613 West End Ave
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Additional questions? Please contact:pdinfo@wida.us