WIDA 2: Beyond the Basics


WIDA takes time and practice to use well, just as one's awareness of the impact of academic language on text comprehension and the clarity of our instructional language grows over time once one understands what to look for.

This training is to help deepen both participants' understanding of WIDA tools-in particular, MPIs-as well as the features of academic language, also including language functions. The emphasis is on understanding WIDA in a way that directly translates into improved classroom practice.

Audience and Grade Level

K-12 teachers and administrators who have taken basic WIDA training.


Certificate of Attendance, 6.5 hours.


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Ken Pransky has been a teacher and teacher educator for 35 years in the US and abroad, teaching, coaching, and training, specializing in helping teachers work with struggling learners, including English learners.

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