WIDA International Institute: Madison, WI, USA
July 11-14, 2018

What is a WIDA Institute?

Madison, WI

The WIDA Institute is a four-day comprehensive introduction to explore the WIDA English Language Development standards framework and assessments. A WIDA Institute is a first step in learning how WIDA resources work together as a system to support multilingual students and their teachers. Institute participants will also benefit from networking opportunities with international educators both in person and through an online community forum.

What teachers have said about the WIDA Symposium:

"We like the WIDA framework because it gives us a strong specific way to measure student needs and progress. It provides both teacher tools and learning opportunities and we use it to measure the success of our program. With numerous other international schools also using the tool it provides a common ground of understanding for comparing programs and for recruiting teachers." -Deputy Head of School, Africa

Who should attend?

The Institute is intended for educators who are new to WIDA, or who are deciding how WIDA assessments and resources can support teaching and learning at their school. All international school teachers, administrators or admissions officers are welcome to enroll in this introductory session. If you are ready to explore how WIDA can help your students, sign up for a WIDA International Institute today.

What will we learn?

Day 1

Preview WIDA as a system
Explore academic language
Consider assessments, including WIDA MODEL
Investigate implementation

Day 2

Explore WIDA Essential Actions
Calibrate WIDA MODEL assessment data
Develop student portraits
Investigate implementation

Day 3

Practice with WIDA Essential Actions
Explore unit and lesson planning
Unpack model performance indicators
Evaluate linguistic demands
Differentiate language and content

Day 4

Review WIDA Essential Actions
Explore collaboration
Examine strategies for co-planning
Investigate co-teaching models
Analyze student writing for co-assessing
Discuss action planning and next steps

What is the Daily Schedule?

8:00–8:30 coffee and refreshments

8:30–12:00 morning session (including coffee break)

12:00–1:00 lunch (provided)

1:00–4:00* afternoon session (including coffee break)

* Note: The afternoon session of the final day of the Institute will conclude at 3:00

Cost of the 2018-2019 Institutes (in US dollars)

$850 Early Bird Price (before April 20, 2018)

$950 Regular Price

Registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for four days. Participants also receive a copy of the WIDA Essential Actions Handbook, and The WIDA International English Language Development Standards and Resource Guide.

Can I earn credit?

Credit from the UW-Madison is available for participating in this event at an additional cost.

How do I register?

Register Now!

Refund Policy

Registration fee is non-refundable. No refunds will be issued for cancellations or no-shows. If the event is cancelled, applicants will be reimbursed for registration fees only.

Event Location

Memorial Union
800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706

Accommodation Recommendations

Workshop participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. Options include:

Hampton Inn

Jorns Hall UW residence hall: Jorns Hall Online Reservations

Additional questions? Please contact: international@wida.us.