Professional Learning Series: Learn about the WIDA English Language Development Standards for Multilingual Learners 


Are you a classroom or content area teacher with multilingual learners (MLs) in your classroom? If you’re looking to enhance your practice, the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards are a great place to start. The ELD Standards are the essential foundation for providing effective instruction for MLs. 

Join April Perkins, ESOL & Bilingual Programs Specialist, for a statewide virtual professional learning community (PLC) to support you in integrating this standards framework into your practice. See dates and topics below. All PLC sessions will be from 3:30-4:30pm. To receive the Zoom link for each session, click on the links in the Module/Topic column. 

The PLC will be centered around the WIDA self-paced eWorkshop WIDA ELD Standards Framework: A Collaborative Approach. Participants will complete each module in advance of the session. In order to access the eWorkshop, you will need a free WIDA Secure Portal account, which you can obtain by contacting WIDA Client Services at 1-866-276-7735.  

If you have any questions, contact April Perkins at 

Date  Module/Topic 
9.20.22  Module 1: Connect Current Knowledge and Practices to the WIDA ELD Standards Framework 
10.18.22  Module 2: Integrate Student Assets into Content Learning 
11.8.22  Module 3: Focus on Key Language Uses 
12.13.22  Module 4: Identify Language Expectations Within a Unit 
1.17.23  Module 5: Put Language Expectations into Action 
2.28.23  Module 6: Plan for Language Growth Over Time