WIDA International Institute, Quito, Ecuador, February 22-25, 2018

A four-day introduction to the WIDA English Language Development standards framework and assessments, this WIDA Institute will help schools to build capacity for a systemic approach to serving ELLs using the WIDA resources.

Implementing the WIDA Standards and Assessment System in International Contexts

February 22-25, 2018 – Academia Cotopaxi, De las Higuerillas, De las Alondras Quito 170503, Eduador

What teachers have said about the WIDA Institutes (Formerly known as WIDA Academies)

"Understanding how the WIDA components/resources fit together is the most useful learning from the academy for me. WIDA provides a thorough approach and the pragmatic tools necessary to address the strengths/needs of an English Language Learner in an international context."

"The importance of Academic Language for ELLs is something that we have been working on for a couple of years, and the WIDA Academy helped to confirm that we are on the right track. Also, it was great to have a complete overview of WIDA: it's not just about the assessment tool!"

"I learned very much in a short amount of time. I was really appreciative of the staff for helping us think about how we can teach others about WIDA and how to implement it in our schools."

"I found the summaries at the end of presentations to be immensely helpful. Hearing from presenters currently working in the field when discussing implementation was more helpful than only hearing theory."


Any teacher or administrator interested in WIDA. Schools are encouraged to send teams of educators to build capacity for implementation. Attendance is limited; registration is on a first-come, first served basis.

Participants in this institute will engage with components of the WIDA Standards and Assessment system and explore how it can be implemented in their context. During the institute, participants will use the WIDA standards framework to analyze the academic language demands of content standards at their school and create an instructional and assessment plan based on the needs of their students. Participants will also have opportunities to develop context-specific implementation plans for communication and collaboration with staff members.

Institute participants will also benefit from networking opportunities with international educators both in person and through an online community forum.

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


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


$800 Early Bird Price, ends December 8, 2017
$900 Regular Price

Registration fee includes coffee/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.


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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

Academia Cotopaxi
De las Higuerillas, De las Alondras
Quito 170503, Eduador

Accommodation Recommendations

Institute participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

Hotel Quito

Hotel Sheraton

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