WIDA Demystified

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The World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA)-- a mandatory tool for all teachers working with ELLs in Massachusetts -- often seems confusing and obscure, even to ELL professionals. Led by an experienced and motivating facilitator, the participants will discover the underlying beauty and simplicity of this useful, research-based instrument, not only identifying and discussing the elements of WIDA, but also practicing its applications. The workshop is composed of lectures, interactions, and hands-on activities. 

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers, Grades K - 12


Certificate of Attendance, 6 hours


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


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    An immigrant herself, Renata S. Pienkawa earned her M.A. in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been an ELL teacher, program coordinator, and teacher trainer/consultant for over three decades, predominantly in the Amherst School System.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.