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Introduction to the ELD Framework

1 PLU | 30 minute - 2 hour Webinar | Participant Max. varies
2 PLUs | 1 Day | 45 Participants

This interactive workshop explores the components of the WIDA Framework for Language Development Standards with a focus on academic language. Participants engage in hands-on activities that explore the WIDA Can Do philosophy, examine academic language, and consider the sociocultural factors that influence language use. Learn More

Introducción a los  estándares del desarrollo del lenguaje español (DLE)

2 PLUs | Un día | 40 participantes

Esta introducción al marco de los estándares DLE se basa en un enfoque centrado en el estudiante y en como guiarle en el desarrollo del lenguaje académico en español. Este taller ha sido diseñado para maestros bilingües de Kínder-12, especialistas en el idioma español, administradores y personal de apoyo y les proporciona una orientación sobre la organización y los posibles usos del marco de los estándares DLE.Learn More

Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students

1 PLU | 30 minute - 2 hour Webinar | Participant Max. varies
2 PLUs | 1 Day | 45 Participants
3 PLUs | 2 Days | 45 Participants

English language learners need instruction that is differentiated to meet the needs unique to learning an additional language and grade-appropriate content. Participants will approach the idea of differentiation of language from an asset-based perspective, recognizing that language learners bring many contributions to the school community.Learn More

Purposeful Lesson Planning for Language Learners

3 PLUs | 2 Days | 35 Participants

This two-day learning opportunity will enhance participants' lesson planning processes. Specifically, participants will focus on creating contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content and academic language learning. Throughout this process, participants will explore elements of the WIDA Standards Framework in depth as they design instruction that promotes students' content learning and language development.Learn More

Learning in Action Extensions


1-2 PLUs | 90 minute - 2 hour Webinar | Participant Max. varies

Some of the ELD Standards Series workshops have extensions of learning to support the implementation of the tenets of the workshop within educators' context.Learn More

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Engaging English Language Learners in Science


4 PLUs | 2 Days | 40 Participants

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. Learn More

Unit Planning

4 PLUs | 3 Days | 35 Participants

Participants will utilize resources from the WIDA ELD Standards Framework to plan units of instruction which integrate content and language standards. Learn More


3 PLUs | 2 Days | 45 Participants

This workshop provides an overview of collaborative methods and models for planning, instruction, and assessment of ELLs using the WIDA ELD Standards. It is designed for teams, teacher pairs, or instructional coaches.Learn More

Formative Language Assessment


4 PLUs | 2 Days | 35 Participants

This two-day workshop examines formative assessment practices designed to focus students' and teachers' attention on English language development within the context of general classroom instruction. By analyzing observable learning interactions, participants will develop (a) a deeper understanding of factors that shape academic language development and (b) strategies to foster students' engagement with language learning in disciplinary practices. Learn More

Facilitator's Retreat for the WIDA English Language Development Framework (formerly known as ToT)

Pricing based on level of workshop | 12-20 Participants

This workshop is provided at three different levels depending on the amount of support provided to participants after the face-to-face workshop. This interactive workshop is based on a student-centered, teacher-focused approach to engage participants in a variety of facilitation techniques that they can replicate for educators of ELLs to better understand academic language development. Learn More

Leading Schools for Language Learner Achievement


4 PLUs | 2 Days | 35 Participants

Educational leaders are key to improving academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically and culturally diverse children and youth. This two-day workshop focuses school leaders on applying their learning about policy, programs, and professional standards for educational leaders by creating a list of personal leadership actions steps to support collaborative school improvement processes related to the achievement and well-being of language learners (LLs). Learn More