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WIDA CLIMBS Training-of-Trainers Institute

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison Campus Madison, WI (map)

About the Institute


The WIDA CLIMBS Course ToT is a sustainable professional learning offering that prepares participants to deliver the CLIMBS Course within their school or district. Upon completion of the CLIMBS Course ToT, participants lead school-based teams through a blended learning course focused on:

  • Developing foundational understanding of second language acquisition processes
  • Practicing strategies to differentiate instruction according to students’ English language development levels
  • Exploring formative assessment as a strategy to expand language learning for students
  • Integrating WIDA ELD Standards, Features of Academic Language, and Performance Definitions for planning and instruction
  • Collaborating with other educators to support ELL success

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Cost & Materials

The cost of the CLIMBS Training-of-Trainers Institute is $2,500 per person and includes:

  • One copy of the CLIMBS Course Trainer Materials binder
  • One copy of the CLIMBS DVD
  • One copy of the CLIMBS PowerPoints
  • One copy of the WIDA ELD Standards and related material
  • Technical assistance and training in using the online CLIMBS learning management system
  • One copy of the CLIMBS Textbook, Teaching English Language Learners: A Differentiated Approach by Carol Rothenberg and Douglas Fisher
  • Breakfast and lunch each day of the 3 day institute

To apply for the CLIMBS Training-of-Trainers Institute, visit the Registration page.


University of Wisconsin - Madison Campus