PD Packages

Multilingual Learners

The Early Dual Language Learner test Initiative (EDLLI) provides  resources, professional development, and technical assistance to community partners regarding culturally & linguistically responsive practices for children birth through 5. This cross sector group collaborates with other state initiatives including WI Model Early Learning Standards, Preschool Options Project and WI Pyramid Model.

Master Cadre Trainers List (pdf) updated 2/22/17 - Looking for training about supporting multilingual learners, age 2.5-5.5 years, and their families? Contact any professionals on the list of Master Cadre trainers - Each one of them has successfully completed the Master Cadre program, a training-of-trainers offered by WIDA Early Years.

Facts and Tips Series (doc) This series Available in both English and Spanish, includes information and practical tips for working with young multilingual learners and their families.

Training about Dual Language Learners

Online Modules (website) - WIDA has developed several web-based modules that support the early care & education community in their work with multilingual learners, age 2.5 to 5.5 years, and their families. You have opportunities within each module to interact with content and apply it to your practice. After completing each 1-hr module, you can receive a certificate of completion. 

Free access is provided for the following modules until May 21, 2021:

  • Registry Event ID: 830601 Dual Language Learners and Their Families
  • Registry Event ID: 830425 Dual Language Learners with Disabilities
  • Registry Event ID: 830608 E-ELD Standards Framework
  • Registry Event ID: 830609 Promising Practices
  • Registry Event ID: 830610 Scaffolding Language Learning
  • Registry Event ID: 830611 Are we ready? What K-12 Educators Can Do to Support Young Multilingual Children

 More info &  step-by-step registration instructions.

We would like to thank Ruth A. Reinl for her work in developing these materials and the EDLLI Advisory Committee in reviewing all materials.

Updated 11/18/2020

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