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The Illinois State Board of Education, in conjunction with WIDA, sponsors the professional development sessions offered on this web page.  Registration is limited to three individuals per school district. All professional development sessions are offered free of charge. These workshops are paid for by public funds. As such, only current public educators may register for these workshops. Please send any questions about the workshops to multilingual@isbe.net.​​

 Self-Paced E-Workshops

​To regsiter and access the self-paced e-workshops, please create a WIDA Secure Portal at https://wida.wisc.edu/login.

For any questions, please e-mail the Multilingual/Language Development Department at multilingual@isbe.net​

  • Equity Focused Professional Learning Communities: A Resource Guide and Study Guides
  • Newcomers: Promoting Success through Strengthening Practice
  • Developing Language for Learning in Mathematics
  • Engaging Multilingual Learners in Science: Making Sense of Phenomena
  • Home Languages in the Classroom
  • Exploring the WIDA PreK-3 Essential Actions
  • Making Language Visible in the Classroom
  • Social Studies: Engaging Multilingual Learners Through Inquiry
  • The WIDA ELD Standards Framework: A Collaborative Approach
  • Reframing Education for Long-term English Learners​

 WIDA Early Years

​ISBE and The Center: Early Childhood Professional Learning are excited to announce that the early care and education community now has access to the WIDA Early Years online learning modules. These modules focus on supporting young multilingual children, ages 2.5 to 5.5 years. 
Each self-paced, interactive module provides opportunities for reflection and offers suggestions for applying content to local practice. The following five modules are available:
  • Dual Language Learners and their Families
  • WIDA Early English Language Development Standards Framework
  • Dual Language Learners with Disabilities
  • Scaffolding Language Learning
  • Promising Practices
We encourage program leaders, administrators, trainers, and coaches to view the modules and consider ways the modules can serve as a resource for staff. The modules can be used in staff development sessions and/or shared with individual educators or teams of educators, such as those engaged in professional learning communities.

Visit the WIDA Early Years online modules here​

 Early Years

Upcoming Webinars

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Upcoming Workshops

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Educators will be able to receive professional development hours upon completion of any workshop listed on this webpage. For webinars and self-paced e-workshops, a certificate of completion will be generated for the participant at the end of each course. The participant should download the certificate and email a copy to multilingual@isbe.net​. An evidence of completion form will then be emailed to the educator to register professional development hours in their ELIS account.​​​​​​​

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