WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards Framework
WIDA Standards Training Videos Posted Below.
Launching WIDA with a Purpose: A Collaborative Approach Presentation at WIDA National Conference October 2014
- WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards http://wida.us/standards/eld.aspx
- Read the WIDA One Pager to learn why Indiana adopted the WIDA English language development (ELD) standards for English learners, how the WIDA ELD standards are connected to the Indiana Academic Standards, and how content area and EL educators will utilize the WIDA standards.
- WIDA Assessment and Accountability Guidance is joint guidance from the Office of Student Assessment and Office of English Learning and Migrant Education regarding placement and exit criteria, testing requirements, and roles/responsibilities. This document must be used in conjunction with all official testing materials in the administration of ACCESS for ELLs and W-APT.
- Indiana's WIDA Implementation Guide is a comprehensive resource for school and district personnel to begin interacting with the WIDA English language development (ELD) Standards Framework. The implementation guide walks you through the key components of the framework, provides valuable examples and tools, and answers many questions.
- View the WIDA Standards Training Announcment to participate in any of the 7 trainings held across the state in Summer 2014.
- WIDA & IAS Standards Overview.ppt and WIDA & IAS Standards Overview.pdf
- Missed the summer trainings or want to revisit the highlights? View this one hour recap: WIDA Standards 2014 Overview:
- For a full review of the 6.5 hours of WIDA training, see the videos below that are broken up by the appropriate section:
- Welcome and Introductions
- English Learner in Mind (Whom do you stand for?)
- Indiana Academic Standards (2014)
- WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards Framework
- Guiding Principles of Language Development and Language of the Content Areas
- Model Performance Indicators (MPIs)
- Indiana Academic Standards & Model Performance Indicators (MPIs)
- Resource Walkthrough & Indiana's Vision
- Read HERE about the adoption of the WIDA English language development (ELD) standards for English learners. Through the implementation of the WIDA standards, Indiana will advance academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students. The goal of language development standards is to teach social, instructional, and academic language skills to second language learners. The development standards support second language learners so that they may successfully engage with peers, educators, and access fully academic content standards and curriculum. Implementation will begin in the fall of 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year. If you would like to read more about the WIDA standards, please visit www.wida.us
- Visit the Download Library to download free resources, including the 2012 ELD standards and the Can Do Descriptors by grade level clusters
- Interested in purchasing any WIDA materials? Visit the WIDA online store to purchase materials.
- Introduce the WIDA standards to your staff by using the Virginia DOE ELP Standards Instructional Videos located under the instruction tab at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/esl/. These videos demonstrate the language functions repeated throughout the WIDA ELD standards in all subject areas
- Have any exciting WIDA implementation events, photos, or successes to share? Email it to email@example.com
Additional Tools to Consider
- Overview Tutorial of WIDA 2012 ELD Standards:http://www.wida.us/DownloadDocs/standards/2012Amplification/2012Tutorial/player.html
- Utilize Indiana's WIDA Resource Guide to interact with the WIDA standards framework by completing these self-paced activities. View this Sample WIDA Indiana Lesson to understand how the Indiana Academic Standards interact with the WIDA ELD Standards.
- Indiana Model Performance Indicator (MPI) Library
- Connecting WIDA's 15 Essential Actions to SIOP's 8 Components (provided by Mindy Lewis, MSD Wayne Township)
- Integrating WIDA ELD Standards into RtI Processes for ELLs
- WIDA Can Do Check Sheet training document