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DateTimeTitleDescriptionLocationDetails: LOGISTICSDetails: INTENDED AUDIENCEDetails: PRESENTERRegistration
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WIDAโ˜…
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IDOEIN
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Indiana Education Organizationsโ™ฅ
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Dual Language Focusโ‡†
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2022 - 2023
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YEAR ROUND OPPORTUNITIES
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โ˜…N/A - anyN/A - anyWIDA eLearning Indiana educators have the opportunity to participate in seven, self-paced, on-demand eWorkshops developed by WIDA, a trusted name in the field of multilingual learner education and assessment. The following eWorkshops will be available in the eLearning Center of the WIDA Secure Portal:
- Home Languages in the Classroom
- Leading for Equity: Classroom Walkthrough
- Classroom Educators: Engaging Newcomer Multilingual Learners
- Social Studies: Engaging Multilingual Learners through Inquiry
- Developing Language for Learning in Mathematics
- School Improvement Planning for Multilingual Learners
- The WIDA ELD Standards Framework: A Collaborative Approach
WIDA Secure Portal - eLearning CenterAll IN educators with a WIDA Secure portal login already have access to the webinars. For educators without a WIDA Secure Portal login, the local corporation test coordinator can assign user names and the eLearning permissions.Varying Audiences: EL teachers, classroom teachers, K-12 administrators/leaders, etc.WIDA PresentersNo need to register - find more information and how to access the webinars via the linked flyer.
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INN/A - anyN/A - anyIILP Webinar SeriesPCG and IDOE have created four brief training webinars covering the different parts of the Indiana ILP system. The training topics are:

- Part I: Introduction and Getting Started (being updated)
- Part II: The ILP Process
- Part III: Formal Two-year Monitoring
- Part IV: Program Features and Processes


N/A - OnlineAll videos are free and publicEL program leads and instructional leadersIILP (PCG) and IDOEWebinars are linked directly in the description line. No registration necessary.
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INN/A - anyN/A - anyFull IILP System TrainingNew - Spring 2022 - Full IILP system training. Click this link to view the webinarN/A - OnlineAll videos are free and publicEL program leads and instructional leadersIILP (PCG) and IDOEWebinars are linked directly in the description line. No registration necessary.
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2023October
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โ˜…Oct. 32 to 3 p.m. ETPre-Testing: Software Updates and Tech Readiness ChecklistThis webinar provides an overview of the COS layout and updates to DRC INSIGHT. It also provides a walk-through of system requirements and the Technology Readiness Checklist.Webex Meeting LinkVirtual MeetingWIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCsWIDA FaciliatedN/A
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INOct. 510:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ETIDOE's EL Leadership MeetingJoin IDOE for EL updates, guest speakers, and opportunties to learn from one another!Microsoft Teams MeetingVirtual MeetingALL EL coordinators, directors, administrators, and/or teachersIDOEN/A
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๐Ÿ“šOct. 56:30 to 7:30 p.m. ETResources for District Practitioners Serving NewcomersDistrict administrators and researchers discuss their approaches to supporting immigrant students through administrative structures, summer school, community liaisons, and curriculum that explores the immigrant experience. Accompanying resources and references will be provided. For more information, please visit CANNN/A - OnlineVirtual MeetingVarying Audiences: EL teachers, classroom teachers, K-12 administrators/leaders, etc.Julie Kessler, Director of Newcomer & ELL Programs, Oakland Unified School District
Jessica Jung, Elementary Newcomer Language Specialist, Oakland Unified School District
Tatyana Kleyn, Principal Investigator, CUNY Initiative on Immigration & Education
Daniela Alulema, Project Director, CUNY Initiative on Immigration & Education
Register via the California Newcomer Network
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โ˜…Oct. 102 to 3 p.m. ETPre-Testing: Technology Installations Part 1This webinar provides instruction on how to configure a Central Office Services Configuration and installation of Central Office Service Devices if needed.Webex Meeting LinkVirtual MeetingWIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCsWIDA FaciliatedN/A
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INOct. 10
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WIDA Spotlight #2: PLDs in the Learning LabJoin IDOE in the Indiana Learning Lab for 30 minute webinar highlighing the WIDA PLDs. This is part two of the four part WIDA Spotlight Series.Indiana Learning Lab, Registration requiredRegister through the Indiana Learning Lab. Login in, select "Live", and select the professional learning opportuntity.All Educators interested in learning more about the WIDA Standards Framework, 2020 EditionIDOERegistration Required through the Indiana Learning Lab
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โ˜…Oct 122 to 3 p.m. ETPre-Testing: Technology Installations Part 2This webinar provides instruction on how to install DRC INSIGHT and registration on varying student devices (Windows, Macs, Chromebooks, iPads).Webex Meeting LinkVirtual MeetingWIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCsWIDA FaciliatedN/A
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โ‡†Oct 123:30 to 4:30 p.m. E.T.Dual Language Immersion (DLI)
Office Hours #1: DLI 101
Join IDOE and your Indiana Dual Language community to talk about Dual Language 101! This session will encompass many topics โ€“ weโ€™ll look at curriculum & resources, target language usage, purposefully planning for language, and co-planning with partner teachers. Participants will also have the opportunity to network and collaborate with other DL teachers in the state, leaving with a plethora of resources and ideas for implementation.Microsoft Teams MeetingVirtual MeetingAll DLI educators, or those interested in learning more about DLIIDOEN/A
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โ˜…Oct. 172 to 3 p.m. ETPre-Testing: Test Scheduling - ACCESSThis webinar provides instruction on how to schedule testing, group students, time the tests, schedule practice tests, and schedule a room.Webex Meeting LinkVirtual MeetingWIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCs, EL educatorsWIDA FaciliatedN/A
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โ˜…Oct 17 - 20Various Times2023 Annual WIDA ConferenceFee-based conference - The 2023 WIDA Annual Conference is an event for educators of Pre-K through grade 12 multilingual learners, giving edcuators from around the globe the opportunity to share best practices and sicover innovative classroom strategies. The in-person conference will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin under the theme Adelante with a Multilingual Mindset. The Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
View the 2023 WIDA Conference Website for more informationAll EL Educators, Admin, and Staff interested in learning more about WIDA and best practices for Multilingual LearnersView the presenter website for more information on how you can present at the 2023 WIDA Conference! Required: fee-based
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โ˜…Oct 18Various Times2023 Annual WIDA ConferenceFee-based conference - The virtual track of the WIDA Annual Conference is back and refreshed for 2023! The 2023 WIDA Annual Conference is an event for educators of Pre-K through grade 12 multilingual learners, giving edcuators from around the globe the opportunity to share best practices and sicover innovative classroom strategies. Virtual track features include:
โ€ข One full day of live sessions on October 18, 2023
โ€ข A choice of three sessions during each session block
โ€ข Live session options curated from the in-person conference and tailored to a virtual audience
โ€ข Live stream of in-person keynote presentations
โ€ข Recording-only access to the virtual track after the event
Vimeo & ZoomVisit the #WIDA2023 virtual program for more informationAll EL Educators, Admin, and Staff interested in learning more about WIDA and best practices for Multilingual LearnersView this article about the 2023 WIDA Annual Conference and keynote speakers.Required: fee-based
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INOct 249:30-10:30 a.m. E.TNew EL Director Monthly PLCIDOEโ€™s Office of Student Support and Accessibility and Office of English Learning and Migrant Education will offer a PLC for new directors of EL programs during the 2023-2024 school year. This will be a place to network with other new directors, access timely program information, and bring questions. Microsoft Teams MeetingVirtual MeetingNew EL StakeholdersIDOEN/A
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INOct 253 to 4 p.m. ETWIDA Office HoursJoin IDOE Assessment Team to discuss student data reminders such as Data Exchange (reporting ELs) and accommodations (Indiana IDEP and SIS)Webex Meeting LinkFor more details about WIDA Office Hours, view the 2023-2024 of the WIDA Assessment Guidance (see pg. 32). Questions and additional topics for discussion can be submitted adhead of eacher scheduled session via this form.WIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCs, EL educatorsIDOE Asessment / EL TeamsN/A
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โ˜…Oct 26 and Nov 2 (Register by Oct. 13)4 to 5:30 p.m. E.T.Part I: Expanding Reading Instruction with Multilingual LearnersThis 2-part WIDA facilitated virtual workshop provides ideas for expanding reading instruction to make it more effective for multilingual learners. Participants will learn ways to build on and expand current approaches to teaching reading and to engage multilingual learners in their interactions that support reading development.

Participants will: 1) name important qualities of expansive reading instruction for multilngual learners, 2) identify key information about how reading develops for multilingual learners, 3) identify one way to shift reading instruction to be more expansive and inclusive for multilingual learners.
WIDA Secure PortalFormat: 2 live, 90-minute webinars. Webinars will not be recorded. Online resources will also be made available.

Registration required. Limited capacity available.
Educators interested in supporting reading for multilingual learners.WIDA FaciliatedRegisteration Required by Oct. 13
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โ˜…Nov 2, and Oct 26 (Register by Oct 13)4 to 5:30 p.m. ETPart II: Expanding Reading Instruction with Multilingual LearnersThis 2-part WIDA facilitated virtual workshop provides ideas for expanding reading instruction to make it more effective for multilingual learners. Participants will learn ways to build on and expand current approaches to teaching reading and to engage multilingual learners in their interactions that support reading development.

Participants will: 1) name important qualities of expansive reading instruction for multilngual learners, 2) identify key information about how reading develops for multilingual learners, 3) identify one way to shift reading instruction to be more expansive and inclusive for multilingual learners.
WIDA Secure PortalFormat: 2 live, 90-minute webinars. Webinars will not be recorded. Online resources will also be made available.

Registration required. Limited capacity available.
Educators interested in supporting reading for multilingual learners.WIDA FaciliatedRegisteration Required by Oct. 13
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โ˜…Nov 72 to 3 p.m. ETPre-Testing: Technology Coordinator Support for Test AdministratorsThis webinar provides technology coordinators information to communicate with test coordinators and administrators. Topics include establishing a local communication plan to identify issues and troubleshooting if problems arise as well as reviewing when to support test administrators at their testing sites by training them to respond to technical issues and when and how to report them.Webex Meeting LinkVirtual MeetingWIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCsWIDA FaciliatedN/A
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๐Ÿ“šNov 1412 to 1 p.m. ETSingle Plans Fall Short for Multilingual LearnersTraditionally, schools have relied on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) or 504s and English Language Learner Plans (ELL Plans) as separate frameworks to guide the educational journey of students. It is crucial to understand the intricate interplay between language acquisition, cultural background, and specific learning needs to provide meaningful and inclusive education. For more information, please visit PATINSZoomVirtual MeetingGeneral Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, English Language TeachersAmanda CreceliusRegistration required
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โ˜…Nov 142 to 3 p.m. ETKindergarten ACCESS for ELLs for New Test AdministratorsThis webinar provides an overview of Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs including scheduling, basics of administration, and review of training resources.

This is not a replacement for the training course, which is required to administer the assessment.
Webex Meeting LinkVirtual MeetingWIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCs, EL educatorsWIDA FaciliatedN/A
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INNov 153 to 4 p.m. ETWIDA Office HoursJoin IDOE Assessment Team to discuss the Pre-ID file status update, WIDA AMS test setup availability.Webex Meeting LinkFor more details about WIDA Office Hours, view the 2023-2024 of the WIDA Assessment Guidance (see pg. 32). Questions and additional topics for discussion can be submitted adhead of eacher scheduled session via this form.WIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCs, EL educatorsIDOE Asessment / EL TeamsN/A
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โ˜…Nov 162 to 3 p.m. ETDuring Testing: Managing Students in WIDA AMS โ€“ ACCESS OnlineThis webinar provides an overview about student demographic information and accommodations for online administration.Webex Meeting LinkVirtual MeetingWIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCsWIDA FaciliatedN/A
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โ™ฅNov 18SAVE THE DATEIndiana TESOL (INTEOSL) ConferenceThe 2023 INTEOL Conference has been announced! The theme this year is Navigating the Shifting Landscapes in Education. Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 E. 21st St.
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Visit/download the flyer here, and keep updated through the INTESOL Website. All EL Educators at all levelsRequired: Fee-based conference
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โ˜…Nov. 212 to 3 p.m. ETAlternate ACCESS for ELLs for New Test AdministratorsThis webinar provides an overview of Alternate ACCESS for ELLs including scheduling, basics of administration, and review of training resources. This is not a replacement for the training course, which is required to administer the assessment.Webex Meeting LinkVirtual MeetingWIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCs, EL educatorsWIDA FaciliatedN/A
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๐Ÿ“šNov. 28 and Nov. 297:30 to 4 p.m. ETElevating Education 2023: Improving Outcomes for AllThe goal of this conference is to gain knowledge, build capacity and network with colleagues in order to deliver the most effective educational programming for all students.

A variety of sessions will be available. Topics include:

leadership
science of reading
mathematics instruction
inclusive practices
teaching behavior
universal design for learning
co-teaching
The Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Convention Center
Visit/download the flyer here, and register through the IEPTA Website. General education administrators and teachers, SPED administrators and teachers, EL administrators and teachers, Speech language Pathologists, Interventionists, and instructional coachesHighly regarded national presenters include:

Amen Rahh
Laurie Ferry
Shelley Moore
Terrance Scott
Dawn Miller
Jennifer Pusateri
Sarah Ward
Lee Ann Jung
Susan Hentz
Registration Required by Oct. 16
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โ˜…Nov 30 and Dec 14 (Register by Nov 17)4 to 5:30 p.m. E.T.Part I: Bringing Langauge into Focus: Expectations, Functions & FeaturesIn this 2-part WIDA virtually faciliated workshop take a closer look at the Key Language Uses by engaging in a deeper exploration of Langauge Expectations, Language Functions, and Langauge Features. Participants will learn the importance and purpose of mentor text to make language visible to students. Participants will engage in exploration of materials and additional resources to support their classroom implementation.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1) Identify Language Expectations, 2) Connect the linguistic resources students bring to this learning context, 3) Leverage Langauge Functions and Language Features with students in instructional practice
WIDA Secure PortalFormat: 2 live, 90 minute webinars. Webinars will not be recorded. 1 self-paced module.

Registration required. Limited capacity.
K-12 Educators who work with multilingual learners in their classroomWIDA FaciliatedRegistration Required by Nov. 17
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โ˜…Dec 52 to 3 p.m. ETDuring Testing: Managing Test Sessions โ€“ ACCESS OnlineThis webinar covers creating test sessions, printing test tickets, and managing test sessions.Webex Meeting LinkVirtual MeetingWIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCsWIDA FaciliatedN/A
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โ˜…Dec 72 to 3 p.m. ETDuring Testing: Managing Test Materials โ€“ ACCESS PaperThis webinar covers information on paper inventory, additional materials, and secure material protocol.Webex Meeting LinkVirtual MeetingWIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCsWIDA FaciliatedN/A
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INDec 129:30 to 10:30 a.m. E.T.New EL Director Monthly PLCIDOEโ€™s Office of Student Support and Accessibility and Office of English Learning and Migrant Education will offer a PLC for new directors of EL programs during the 2023-2024 school year. This will be a place to network with other new directors, access timely program information, and bring questions. Microsoft Teams MeetingVirtual MeetingNew EL StakeholdersIDOEN/A
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โ˜…Dec 122 to 3 p.m. ETDuring Testing: Managing Students in WIDA AMS โ€“ ACCESS PaperThis webinar provides information about bubbling and labeling as well as comparing student information in WIDA AMS.Webex Meeting LinkVirtual MeetingWIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCsWIDA FaciliatedN/A
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INDec 133 to 4 p.m. ETWIDA Office HoursJoin IDOE Assessment Team to discuss verifying student information in WIDA AMS, test session setup, initial materials orders.Webex Meeting LinkFor more details about WIDA Office Hours, view the 2023-2024 of the WIDA Assessment Guidance (see pg. 32). Questions and additional topics for discussion can be submitted adhead of eacher scheduled session via this form.WIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCs, EL educatorsIDOE Asessment / EL TeamsN/A
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โ˜…Dec. 142 to 3 p.m. ETDuring Testing: Technology TroubleshootingThis webinar provides an overview of the various error messages and common troubleshooting solutions.Webex Meeting LinkVirtual MeetingWIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCsWIDA FaciliatedN/A
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โ˜…Dec 14, and Nov 30 (Register by Nov 17)4 to 5:30 p.m. E.T.Part II: Bringing Language into Focus: Expectations, Functions & FeaturesIn this 2-part WIDA virtually faciliated workshop take a closer look at the Key Language Uses by engaging in a deeper exploration of Langauge Expectations, Language Functions, and Langauge Features. Participants will learn the importance and purpose of mentor text to make language visible to students. Participants will engage in exploration of materials and additional resources to support their classroom implementation.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1) Identify Language Expectations, 2) Connect the linguistic resources students bring to this learning context, 3) Leverage Langauge Functions and Language Features with students in instructional practice
WIDA Secure PortalFormat: 2 live, 90-minute webinars. Webinars will not be recorded. 1 self-paced module.

Registration required. Limited capacity available.
K-12 Educators who work with multilingual learners in their classroomWIDA FaciliatedRegistration Required by Nov. 17
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INJan 103 to 4 p.m. ETWIDA Office HoursJoin IDOE Assessment Team to discuss pre-testing Q&A, secure test materials reminders (e.g., taking inventory and tracking materials, additional materials ordering).Webex Meeting LinkFor more details about WIDA Office Hours, view the 2023-2024 of the WIDA Assessment Guidance (see pg. 32). Questions and additional topics for discussion can be submitted adhead of eacher scheduled session via this form.WIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCs, EL educatorsIDOE Asessment / EL TeamsN/A
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INJan 313 to 4 p.m. ETWIDA Office HoursJoin IDOE Assessment Team for a testing window check-in!Webex Meeting LinkFor more details about WIDA Office Hours, view the 2023-2024 of the WIDA Assessment Guidance (see pg. 32). Questions and additional topics for discussion can be submitted adhead of eacher scheduled session via this form.WIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCs, EL educatorsIDOE Asessment / EL TeamsN/A
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INFeb 143 to 4 p.m. ETWIDA Office HoursJoin the IDOE Assessment Team for an open office hours Q&A!Webex Meeting LinkFor more details about WIDA Office Hours, view the 2023-2024 of the WIDA Assessment Guidance (see pg. 32). Questions and additional topics for discussion can be submitted adhead of eacher scheduled session via this form.WIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCs, EL educatorsIDOE Asessment / EL TeamsN/A
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INFeb 283 to 4 p.m. ETWIDA Office HoursJoin the IDOE Assessment Team to discuss reminders for the end of teading window, returning secure materials, and pre-reporting data validation.Webex Meeting LinkFor more details about WIDA Office Hours, view the 2023-2024 of the WIDA Assessment Guidance (see pg. 32). Questions and additional topics for discussion can be submitted adhead of eacher scheduled session via this form.WIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCs, EL educatorsIDOE Asessment / EL TeamsN/A
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INMar 273 to 4 p.m. ETWIDA Office HoursJoin the IDOE Assessment Team to discuss pre-reporting data validation.Webex Meeting LinkFor more details about WIDA Office Hours, view the 2023-2024 of the WIDA Assessment Guidance (see pg. 32). Questions and additional topics for discussion can be submitted adhead of eacher scheduled session via this form.WIDA Assessment Coordinators, CTCs, EL educatorsIDOE Asessment / EL TeamsN/A
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