Recorded Webinar: The WIDA School Improvement System (WIDA SIS)

August 15, 2019 | Categories: Wida

Supporting Teaching English Learners and School Improvement: The WIDA School Improvement System (WIDA SIS) Webinar

Are you looking for more ways to support schools in their school improvement planning and ELL program evaluation? There are action-based data that can be collected for that.

Watch this recorded webinar with WIDA Director of Consortium and State Relations, Jonathan Gibson, and WIDA SIS Project Director, Mark Blitz, to learn more about a new school improvement system that supports leadership for teaching English Learner: The WIDA School Improvement System (WIDA SIS)

(Original Day & Time:  August 15, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT)

Watch Recorded Webinar Here

For more information, or to schedule a follow-up conversation to learn more about WIDA SIS, please contact us.

Webinar Presenters:


Jonathan Gibson is the Director of the Consortium and State Relations Department at WIDA. Jonathan's experience as a secondary EL and Bilingual Education teacher, and as a Nevada LEA and State Title III Director focus his efforts to serve students, empower teachers, and engage leaders through policy and practice. Jonathan contributed to the development and content validity of WIDA SIS.


Mark Blitz is the Project Director for the WIDA School Improvement System (WIDA SIS), which derived from the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL), for which Mark is also the Project Director. Mark contributed to the development, piloting, and validation of WIDA SIS. He received his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying charter school leadership. He also holds a MA in teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University and taught in New York City for seven years.