Maryland WIDA Early Years Professional Learning Cohort Fall 2019
Dear Early Childhood Stakeholder,
The Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood is currently seeking highly qualified candidates to participate in the Fall WIDA Early Years Professional Learning Cohort series.
WIDA Early Years is an evidence-based professional development model that provides resources designed to support multilingual children and families. This long-term professional learning opportunity will help our state build local capacity around the WIDA Early Years tools and resources.
The ideal participants for WIDA Early Years Professional Learning Cohort 2019 will have:
-Strong commitment to working in the early care and education (ECE) field;
-Interest in improving their skills in serving multilingual children and families; and
-Experience developing and/or facilitating professional development offerings in the ECE field.
Applicants will be strategically selected to equitably represent our statewide early care and learning needs, as well as geographical and organizational diversity.
Participants in the WIDA Early Years Professional Learning Cohort 2019 will be expected to participate in an on-going community of practice within MSDE focused on supporting dual-language learners. Participants will reflect on how the WIDA early years resources have impacted their practice by participating in up to two webinars and completing on-line surveys within 3 to 6 months after completing this training opportunity.
Please note, participants who complete this 30-hour, five-day training workshop will be eligible to participate in the WIDA Early Years TOT Professional Cohort in 2020. This future TOT workshop opportunity will offer an additional 40-hours of webinars and workshop events.
Participants in the WIDA Early Years Professional Learning Cohort 2019 will be eligible to receive up to 30 Core of Knowledge (COK) hours. For all inquiries, please email
All eligible applicants for the upcoming training will be notified on or before October 4, 2019.
To learn more about Maryland's WIDA Early Years tools and resources, visit
**** UPDATE: CPD and CEU credits will be available upon successful completion of related activities****
Upcoming offerings: Introduction to WIDA Early Years
I am available to attend 11/4/19
I am unavailable 11/4/19 but would like to be notified of future offerings
Essential Actions: Institute I
I am available to attend 11/5/19 and 11/6/19
I am unavailable 11/5/9 and 11/6/19 but would like to be notified of future offerings
Essential Actions: Institute II
I am available to attend 12/3/19 and 12/4/19
I am unavailable 12/3/19 and 12/4/19 but would like to be notified of future offerings.
Are you an MSDE approved trainer?
How many years of experience do you have designing, developing and facilitating professional learning opportunities for adults?
No prior experience
More than 10 years
Please select the agency/subgroup that you are representing:
Head Start/Early Head Start
Family Child Care
Child Care Center/Community Based Program
Local School District/LEA (Title I, Early Learning, EL/Title III, Special Education/Early intervention, Family Engagement)
Child Care Resource Center
Higher Education Faculty
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