LA 5.4: Introductions to WIDA standards


Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Interpret the historical context of diversity and discrimination and evaluate how it impacts current practices.

Assessment: 25 pts.

TA: 80 Minutes

Students can implement the WIDA standards in their classroom to create a learning environment that is inclusive of ELs.

Students have explored the legalities that drive EL instruction.  They have also explored different ESL program models.  They are now ready to explore the WIDA standards and how they provide access to the curriculum to all students regardless of language proficiency level.


  1. Listen and take notes as the facilitator presents material on the WIDA standards including: the Standards, Model Performance Indicators (MPIs), I Can Statements, and the process for writing WIDA standards for classroom academic/curriculum standards.
  2. Practice writing a WIDA Strand. 

Short WIDA video