WiDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators. Here are some WiDA resources provided by the ESL department.

Navigating the WiDA Website

WIDA Webinar - Must sees on WIDA website:New 2016!

WiDA Website Homepage
WiDA CAN DO Indicators--by grade level cluster
WIDA AMPLIFIED Standards: NEW 7/2012
WiDA Speaking and Writing Rubrics
WiDA Glossary of Terms-September 2011
WiDA Consortium--contains links to a list of wida states, benefits of membership, regional news, and resources
WiDA Resources--webinars, bulletins, and annual reports

WiDA Professional Development

WIDA Webinar - Must sees on WIDA website:New 2016!

WiDA Webinar Series
Presented by: WiDA Professional Development Team, Mariana Castro, Don Bouchard
WiDA AMPLIFIED Standards tutorial: NEW 7/2012
WiDA 101 Online Course Get credit by signing up on MyPD for 13314.19972 ONL ESL FA13 Introduction to WIDA Instruction for ELL Success in the Common Core.
WIDA's Blog with Tammy King

Delicate Balance--ELL students struggle to balance language and content while educators need partnerships and specific professional learning
By: Jon Nordmeyer, National Staff Development Council
WiDA's Focus on Formative Assessment
WiDA Bulletin
ELP Assessments and Content Assessments
By: Gary Cook, WiDA Research Director
WIDA Common Core Alignment Study

WiDA & Center for Applied Linguistics--collaboration to provide standards-based assessments
WIDA Lesson Plan Template--share your lessons on the WiDA website, using this template

If you have questions, comments or concerns regarding this wiki page, please contact:
Robyn Steward