WIDA Standards for English Language Development

Beth Koch and Ann Matanakilagi demonstrate how ESL Teachers can utilize Word Walls in the classroom and how their students constantly improve their understanding of vocabulary in stages building their skills from basic letter names and sounds to making meaning within sentences and comprehension.

This presentation includes a description of collaboration between ELL teachers and classroom teachers, a research-based discussion of why collaboration is a beneficial ELL instructional option, and how to implement a collaboration plan with key tips for elementary and secondary settings.

Strategies and best practices for English Learners apply to students of various needs. This presentation has three areas of focus: 1) Newcomers and those with the lowest levels of English proficiency; 2) Instruction and assessment in the content areas; and 3) Cross-cultural understanding and diversity. Participants will learn how the combination of a district’s scope and sequence with ESL resources such as the individual learning plan provides both teacher and learner with a set of tools for rigorous instruction and learning.

Developing Sheltered Math Classes for ESL Students

Rose Murray goes through the pros and cons of different ELL testing materials through different entites.

Emergent Bilinguals and Complex Text: Understanding the Role of Academic Language Skills in Text Comprehension for Linguistically-Diverse Adolescents and their Classmates

This video addresses ACCESS Scores and the WIDA Can Do Descriptors.

Incorporating Technology in ELL Instruction

This video supports the application of the Integrated, Expanded, and Complementary Strands in WIDA.

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