New WIDA Standards
Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and now Idaho have adopted the WIDA English Language Proficiency standards to guide the instruction and assessment of English learners. All three states will most likely adopt the ACCESS for ELLs test and join the WIDA Consortium. Bring the professionals in your school or district up to speed as a key part of implementing new content standards and high quality instruction for English learners.
Differentiating for Language
The good news is that the WIDA ELP Standards clearly demonstrate differentiation to classroom and content teachers. Get the good news to the folks that need it – teachers need encouragement and great tools to be effective with English learners.
Building Resource: ESL Teachers
No time to train everyone? Invest in the professionally endorsed teachers in your school to be on-site trainers for the new WIDA Standards and tools. Their support for classroom teachers’ instructional planning will ensure great results with your English learners!
ELL Plans and Standards-Based Grading
Wondering how to coordinate efforts to target English learners? Build great, focused ELL plans that start with writing goals for each level. Clarity is essential for successful collaboration. Get aligned for results with your English learners!