GEORGETOWN, KY – A free Webinar for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL), and mainstream teachers will feature Mariana Castro, Director, Department of Academic Language and Literacy Initiatives, for World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA). Registration is now open.

The Webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (EST). It is the second in a regular series of TESOL/ESL events hosted by Dr. Christel Broady, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education at Georgetown College.

Participants will learn the role WIDA plays in schools and then focus on how ESL professionals can collaborate with mainstream teachers to create language objectives that make content available to all (English) learners. The format is question and answer. The goal is to provide ESL leaders worldwide with information on best practices and strategies.

Ms. Castro, who holds an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and a B.A. in Chemistry and Education, delivers professional development and represents WIDA at state and national conferences. She helps educators through trainings, workshops, the dissemination of information, and the implementation of language standards across their curricula. She also serves on the WIDA Research Subcommittee.

Dr. Broady came to the United States in 1989. She has been teaching online since 1991, and has published and presented widely on technology and its role in the process of learning and teaching ESL. She joined the faculty of Georgetown College in 2001 and is the program director of the College’s ESL teacher endorsement program. She serves on the board of KYTESOL ( and is Chair of TESOL International global Elementary IS (

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