posted Nov 14, 2016, 7:18 AM by


You CAN DO It!



Register here by Wednesday, November 23, 2016. 



Purpose:  This 1 hour PD will focus on exploring WIDA's new Can Do Descriptors, Key Uses Edition.  Can Do Descriptors can help educators see what English Learners (ELs) can do with language in different situations, and in different content areas, throughout their journey toward English language proficiency. It provides examples of content language use by students in Kindergarten through Grade 12, in the domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing, at each level of proficiency, from Level 1, Entering, through Level 6, Reaching.  All educators who currently plan lessons for EL students will benefit from this training. WIDA developed the Key Uses Edition of the Can Do Descriptors in response to challenging state college and career readiness standards and the subsequent greater language demands placed on curriculum.  This edition represents a broad range of what language learners can do with language to meaningfully engage in and achieve challenging content standards.


This presentation will be presented specifically for your grade level clusters.

Elmwood: K, 1, 2–3

Shaw: 4–5, 6–8

Jr/Sr HS: 6-8, 9–12 


Participants will be asked to focus on one of their existing or upcoming lessons and choose:

-One WIDA level

-One Language Domain

-One Key Use

and provide a differentiated task of a lesson based on these choices.