WIDA Academy: Scaffolding Learning Through Language

Date & Location:

July 31 - August 2, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT



This workshop is designed for educators with all levels of experiences with the WIDA Standards Framework.



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:

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

Click here to view the tentative agenda for this Academy.


Register for the Academy


Registration Information:

Early Bird Rate (deadline June 5, 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 Suites by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City - Downtown
110 West 600 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City - Downtown
110 West 600 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Make an Online Reservation

To make a reservation via telephone, call (801) 359-7800 and use group the code "University of Wisconsin"


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