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Professional Learning

WIDA offers a range of professional learning opportunities for educators in international schools. These include worldwide WIDA Academy and WIDA Institute events, as well as school-based consulting and regional conference presentations. Please contact Jon Nordmeyer, WIDA International Programs Director at international@wida.us with any questions or requests.

WIDA Institute: A WIDA Institute is an interactive, four-day opportunity for educators to gain an in-depth introduction to the WIDA English Language Development framework to help differentiate instruction for English language learners. Schools are encouraged to send teams to an Institute to help build capacity for both planning and implementation. Graduate credit from University of Wisconsin is also available.

WIDA Symposium: A WIDA Symposium is an innovative two-day reciprocal professional learning opportunity for experienced WIDA educators. During the Symposium, educators will work together to deepen their knowledge of the WIDA English Language Development framework, explore common challenges and share strategies. The Symposium is focused on creating a shared understanding and exchanging ideas for building systems and implementation of WIDA resources to support ELLs. Please note: This is an exclusive benefit to members of the WIDA International School Consortium.


Upcoming Open Enrollment Summer Academies

Academies are three-day offerings that allow K-12 educators to further explore WIDA's products and resources, supporting their implementation of the WIDA ELD Standards. Designed for 30-50 participants, they provide ample opportunities for discussion and application.

Leading Schools for Language Learner Achievement

June 19-21, 2018
Raleigh, NC
Early Bird Registration Deadline – April 23, 2018
Academy Details

Scaffolding Learning Through Language

July 31 - August 2, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT
Early Bird Registration Deadline – June 5, 2018
Academy Details

Leading Schools for Language Learner Achievement

August 14-16, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Early Bird Registration Deadline – June 19, 2018
Academy Details


Contact your school, WIDA representative or email us at store@wceps.org to request your credentials

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