WIDA: Educator Collaboration to Support Multilingual Learners

November 13 from 9:00 a.m. – November 14, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, Edinboro, Pa.

Workshop is limited to 35 participants.
This workshop provides an overview of collaborative methods and structures for instruction and assessment. Utilizing WIDA tools, participants will explore and discuss language development meaning-making through language use, the Four Cs of Collaboration, and collaborative structures that support shared responsibility of multilingual learners. Teams will leave the workshop with access to tools and resources necessary for implementing collaborative structures at their site around the needs of their multilingual learners.


Through participation in this workshop, participants will be prepared to:

  • Build on the linguistic, experiential, cultural, and socio-emotional assets of multilingual learners
  • Develop a shared understanding of how academic language develops in a variety of program models
  • Explore key steps and strategies for co-planning and using assessment data
  • Develop instructional plans to meet the individual needs of multilingual learners



Participants should register in teams of two or more educators. An ideal team should include content teachers and ESL Specialists. This training is NOT designed for individual educators.


Analleli Muñoz, WIDA Professional Learning Specialist

Analleli Muñoz’s background as an ESL tutor, elementary educator for emergent bilinguals, a Bilingual Lead Teacher and as a Dual Language Coordinator allows Analleli to connect with families, educators, and administrators serving linguistically and culturally diverse students. As a first-generation immigrant, she is fully vested in the communities she serves and feels a strong sense of responsibility toward the success of emergent bilinguals. She is driven by the potential of equitable access to education as an agent for social justice.
Muñoz has a B.A. in Elementary Education with a minor in Linguistics and a M.A. in Reading from Northeastern Illinois University and a M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership in Educational Studies from the University of Illinois in Chicago.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Sign-in
9:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m. Workshop
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop

Act 48

The Center for Schools and Communities, as a division of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, offers Act 48 professional development credit for those with Pennsylvania teaching or administrative certificates. To receive credit, participants MUST attend session(s) from beginning to end and list their professional personnel ID (PPID) number on the appropriate Act 48 paperwork provided onsite at the conference registration desk. Retrieve your PPID number from PERMS and bring it with you to the conference.


Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit
252 Waterford Street
Edinboro, PA 16412