WIDA eWorkshops Now Available

Utah educators have the opportunity to participate in six, self-paced, on-demand eWorkshops developed by WIDA.

Great news! Starting Sept. 1 2021, ALL Utah educators have the opportunity to participate in six, free, self-paced, on-demand eWorkshops developed by WIDA, a trusted name in the field of multilingual learner education and assessment. USBE relicensure points awarded in MIDAS upon completion (awarded quarterly).

We encourage you to request a WIDA Secure Portal account as soon as possible to take advantage of this exciting professional learning opportunity! This account will give you access to these eLearning resources. Please request an account from your LEA’s Alternative Language Services (ALS) Directors/Title III Coordinators/ESL Directors.

WIDA offers Professional Learning that you can complete when you want, where you want, and at your own pace.

  • Complete the eWorkshops individually or expand your learning with your local professional learning community
  • Take advantage of interactive and engaging learning
  • Enjoy relevant, practical content that you can put into action immediately!

Ready to get started?

  1. Review the eWorkshop descriptions below and choose the eWorkshops that best meet your professional goals. You can complete as many as you want.
  2. Log in to your WIDA Secure Portal account. Don’t have an account yet? Contact your LEA’s Alternative Language Services (ALS) Directors/Title III Coordinators/ESL Directors to request an account.
  3. Click the “WIDA eLearning Center” tile to view available eWorkshops.
  4. Complete an eWorkshop. Please ensure you enroll/complete the course with the name registered on your educator license/CACTUS.
  5. Relicensure points will be awarded in MIDAS (you do not need to be registered in MIDAS). Relicensure points updated quarterly.

Questions? Contact USBE’s Megan Lopez or the WIDA Client Services Center or 1-866-276-7735

Available eWorkshops

Social Studies: Engaging Multilingual Learners through Inquiry
Identify ways to leverage multilingual learners’ assets to support their learning in inquiry-based approaches for social studies. Recognize the benefits of using an inquiry approach in social studies to strengthen disciplinary reasoning and skills. Investigate questions, tasks, and sources as a way to support multilingual learners in becoming increasingly effective as they use language to make meaning in an inquiry.

Classroom Teachers: Engaging Newcomer Multilingual Learners
Explores community building and instructional strategies for teachers of multilingual learners who have recently arrived in the U.S. or who are new to U.S. schools. For K–12 classroom teachers.

WIDA Writing Rubric Series
Supports educators with using the WIDA Writing Rubric to work effectively with multilingual learners in their writing development. For 1–12 ESL teachers.

Leading for Equity: Classroom Walkthrough
Introduces leaders to a classroom walkthrough resource that highlights practices and principles of exemplary and equitable teaching for multilingual learners. For K–12 school leaders.

Doing and Talking STEM
Supports educators as they interact with the resources introduced on the Doing and Talking Math and Science website, which was developed by WIDA researchers. For K–12 science, math, and ESL teachers.

Developing Language for Learning in Mathematics
Illustrates the benefits of designing mathematics instruction to provide multilingual students opportunities to use language to express their ideas and co-construct ideas with others. For K–12 math and ESL teachers.

School Improvement Planning for the Equitable Education of Multilingual Learners
This eWorkshop is designed for any K-12 school leader and their team who engage in school improvement planning in a culturally and linguistically diverse context.

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