WIDA Administrator Academy: Leading Schools for Language Learner Achievement

Date & Location:

June 19-21, 2018
Raleigh, NC



This Academy is meant for you if you can answer "YES" to the following questions:

  • Are you (at least) partially responsible for crafting school policies and the school improvement plan?
  • Do you have the authority to make decisions related to schedules and program options at the school level?
  • Do you have control over the time and topics that are provided for professional development for teachers at a school level?
  • Do you lead data analysis meetings and (help) decide which data gets analyzed and who participates in the analysis?

It is recommended that school leaders (who answered YES to the questions above) come partnered with a school or district Title III, ESL or bilingual program director.



Educational leaders are key to improving academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically and culturally diverse children and youth. Leading schools with a focus on language learner achievement means that the entire school community shares a commitment to creating equitable opportunities to learn and for academic language development. This academy will emphasize the importance of cultivating the collaborative relationships between teachers, students, families, and data teams that are necessary for language learners to thrive. The three days will be divided into learning sections related to:

  • Creating or enhancing school language policies within current school improvement processes
  • Instructional leadership and responsibilities for developing staff capacity to implement the WIDA Standards framework through integrated content and language instruction
  • Enhancing collaborative structures & relationships in quality language programs of service
  • Maintaining authentic and culturally responsive family partnerships
  • Applying principles of data literacy when making decisions about school structures and programs for language learners

Click here to view the tentative agenda for this Academy.


Register for the Academy


Registration Information:

Early Bird Rate (deadline April 23, 2018): $575
General Registration Rate: $675

Payment Options: Credit Card

Registration is NOT final until payment is received.

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.


Additional Information:

Event Location:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh – Brownstone-University
1707 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27605

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh – Brownstone-University
1707 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27605

Make an Online Reservation

To make a reservation via telephone, call (919) 828-0811 and use group the code "University of Wisconsin"


Please contact:pdinfo@wida.us with any additional questions.