Workshops on Standards-Based Instructional Practices

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

Scaffolding Learning Through Language


4 PLUs | 2 Days | 40 Participants

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. This two–day Scaffolding Workshop supports the core of WIDA's mission to provide equitable learning opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Workshop learning experiences will be interactive, scaffolded, and focused on expanding instructional practices that foster high challenge and high support learning opportunities for students.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

Engaging in Action Research Toward Equity for Multilingual Learners


4 PLUs | 45 Participants

Equity for Multilingual Learners (MLs) requires teachers to create culturally and linguistically responsive learning environments and facilitate rigorous learning that is appropriately supported. In (and as a result of) this two-part workshop, participants will 1) identify equitable teaching and learning practices, 2) collaborate to create, evaluate, and revise an action plan, and 3) describe how they engage(d) in action research to promote equity. Learn More

Engaging English Language Learners in Science

4 PLUs | 2 Days | 40 Participants | 16 Participants Minimum

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. 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 workshop will emphasize the importance of cultivating the collaborative relationships between teachers, students, families, and data teams that are necessary for language learners to thrive. Learn More







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