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WIDA Español - Using WIDA Standards and Tools to Support Multilingual Students
Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:00 AM
Professional Development Alliance
2705 McDonough Street
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Phone: (608) 441-2774
This introduction to the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards centers around an asset-based approach to teaching and learning Spanish within academic settings. Participants will explore WIDA standards and tools, such as Los descriptors Podemos and Can Do Descriptors, and reflect upon implications for instruction in bilingual programs. Activities and conversations will focus on maximizing meaning making within academic contexts and the linguistic repertoires of multilingual students in bilingual programs. The workshop also engages participants in discussions around unique language practices of multilingual students, such as translanguaging, and ways educators can align Spanish and English instruction across their bilingual program.
This workshop is designed for Spanish/English bilingual K-12 educators, administrators and support staff with some or little experience using the WIDA Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards.
Reflect upon the unique language practices of multilingual students
Use the WIDA Standards Framework to compare and contrast the focus of Spanish and English language instruction
Identify key language features in the language development of multilingual students
Use the expressive WIDA Performance Definitions to determine students’ linguistic strengths
Identify ways to use WIDA standards and tools for planning language instruction and assessment.
Welcome Nuestro Camino al Bilingüismo: Reflecting on language and identity
Language and Learning
Multilingual Practices: Translanguaging
WIDA Framework Components
Using WIDA Standards and Tools
Planning for Instruction and Assessment
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