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The Illinois State Board of Education, in conjunction with WIDA, sponsors the professional development sessions offered on this page. Individuals will be able to register online for the workshops. Registration is limited to three individuals per school district. Evidence of Completion for Professional Development forms are distributed to participants at the end of each workshop. 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 sserrano@isbe.net. ​​

 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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Individual educators will be able to receive a Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU) after completing this eworkshop. At the completion of the eWorkshop, participants will be able to generate a certificate of completion. You will need to download this certificate and email a copy to Sonia Serrano; she will provide you with a CPDU. For more information on Classroom Educators: Engaging Newcomer Multilingual Learners eWorkshop​, click here​.​​​​​​​​

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