Unit Planning

4 PLUs | 3 Days | 35 Participants Maximum (participants come in teams of ESL & Content Teachers)*

Delivery Format: Face-to-face

Level of Focus: Advanced


  • Understand the different components of the WIDA Standards Framework
  • Understanding of the content standards

Participants will utilize resources from the WIDA ELD Standards Framework to plan student centered units of instruction which integrate content and language standards. In school teams, participants will engage in identifying the academic language demands embedded in state content standards, planning and designing a custom unit of instruction, identifying ways to support and differentiate for language development; and planning and designing methods for formative language assessment. Teams will have ample opportunities for developing materials; therefore participants are encouraged to bring curriculum materials and student ACCESS for ELLs scores.


  • Identify the academic language demands of content standards (e.g. CCSS, NGSS)
    Integrate content standards and the WIDA ELD Standards when planning instruction and assessment
  • Apply all components of the WIDA ELD Standards Framework in order to create student-centered language-focused units


  • Formulate a plan for instruction which includes learning targets for both content and language
  • Formulate a plan for assessment for content learning and language

*We have found this number to be the most effective for facilitator-participant interaction. If you are considering additional participants, this must be discussed and approved with WIDA in advance as it may change the number of facilitators required for the event.

Interested in bringing this workshop to your school or district?

For more information on prices and scheduling, please visit the WCEPS Site or contact pdinfo@wida.us.