Department of Public Instruction

Department of Public Instruction
600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
(701) 328-2260 Fax - (701) 328-2461
District Superintendents, Principals, ELL Coordinators, ELL Teachers, Title I Teachers
Lodee Arnold, Assistant Director
Federal Title Programs
February 2, 2015
WIDA Introduction to English Language Development (ELD) Standards Training
Kirsten Baesler
State Superintendent
Robert J. Christman
Deputy Superintendent
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (ND DPI) is pleased to announce the WIDA – Introduction to the ELD
Standards Training. The training is being held at the Bismarck – Courtyard by Marriott on March 10, 2015. Registration starts at
7:30 am. The training will begin at 8:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.
This introduction to the ELD Standards Framework is based on a student-centered, teacher-focused approach to engage
English Language Learners (ELLs) in academic language development. This interactive training provides a foundation for
participants who are new to the WIDA ELD Standards. They will engage in hands-on activities that explore academic language
to enhance student language learning in the classroom. This training has been designed for K-12 teachers, language specialists,
administrators, and support staff.
Online registration can be found at Space is extremely limited and registration
will be on a first-come–first-serve basis. Therefore, if you are interested in attending, we strongly encourage you to register soon.
The registration fee for this training is $35.00 per person which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and training materials. Districts
can use their Title II and Title III funding to attend this training. Schoolwide programs can use their Title I funding for this training.
A confirmation email will be sent after your payment is received. You are not fully registered until we receive payment and
you have received confirmation via email.
CKEN-28-ELD Standards Training
Department of Public Instruction
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
Sleeping Rooms
A block of rooms are being held under “ELD Standards Training” until February 15, 2015. To reserve your sleeping rooms call
the Bismarck – Courtyard by Marriott at 701.223.6667.
Cancellation Policy/Late Registrants
We understand that circumstances may prevent you from attending this training after your registration and/or payment has been
submitted. Submitting the online registration signifies that you are registered for the training and that you will be attending.
Therefore, regardless of whether or not payment has been made, please notify our office if your plans change, and you will no
longer be attending. Substitutes will be accepted for paid registrants.
You can also request a refund for the registration fee. All cancellations and refund requests must be made to Jill Frohlich at
[email protected] or (701) 328-2254 by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, as commitments for trainings and meals
must be secured. If the deadline is not met, the registration fee becomes non-refundable as the ND DPI is charged for the cost
of this training.
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming training, please contact me at [email protected] or (701) 328-1876.