Connecting With English Learners’ Families: Webinars


Webinars for Families of ELLs

Families are critical stakeholders within the comprehensive system of WIDA standards and assessments. Families of language learners have the right to know and understand how their child is progressing in his or her English language development.

By providing families with information about key topics including what it means to be an ELL, the WIDA standards and assessments, and how to interpret student language proficiency scores, parents will be better equipped to engage in meaningful discussions with educators about students’ language instruction and progress. While parents are the primary audience for the webinars, educators can also benefit, as this resource raises awareness about the types of questions parents of ELLs may have and offers opportunities to examine local practices in order to enhance communication with families of ELLs.

Part I: My child is an English language learner. What does that mean?

Part I provides information about what it means to be an English language learner, how students are identified as English language learners, and how students exit an English language support program. English Webinar | Spanish Webinar

Part II: My child is an English language learner. How is my child’s language development supported at school?

Part II provides information about the different ways students use the English language at school, along with information about the WIDA English Language Development Standards and how these standards can be used to support students’ English language development.English Webinar | Spanish Webinar

Part III: My child is an English language learner. How do I know if my child is making progress?

Part III provides information about how educators share information with parents about students’ English language development, specifically what scores from the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 assessment mean, and how these scores can be used. English webinar | Spanish webinar

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