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WIDA's Featured Educator is a monthly feature article that highlights classroom, district, or state-level educators who are making a difference in the lives of multilingual learners. Nominate an outstanding colleague today!

WIDA Standards team releases illustrated Guiding Principles of Language Development

October 30, 2020

The illustrated booklet brings each of the 10 WIDA Guiding Principles to life and can be used by educators to guide their conversations with parents, families and community members about the ideas behind the guiding principles.  Additional resources and learning opportunities on the WIDA ELD Standards, 2020 Edition,  are also available. 

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October 2020 Featured Educator: Eva Schutter

October 7, 2020

Eva Schutter is an English language teacher at Morris Community High School in Morris, Illinois. This year marks her fourteenth as an English language teacher.

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Conversations with Tim: Supporting bilingual Spanish-English educators through WIDA Español

October 2, 2020

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim talks with Samuel Aguirre, director of WIDA Español and assistant director of Consortium Relations, about WIDA Español and opportunities for Spanish-English educators.

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Al nivel local, sí se puede: Bilingual student leader advocates for his community

September 21, 2020

In this Spanish-English article, WIDA's Lorena Mancilla shines a light on bilingual student Daniel Salgado-Alvarez and his tireless efforts to change Illinois state law so that non-resident students have access to free library resources.

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WIDA  researcher Delis Cuéllar featured  in AERA newsletter 

September 3, 2020

WIDA research associate Delis Cuellar is featured in the 2020 summer edition of the AERA Qualitative Research SIG newsletter. Her article is entitled, “Research Adaptations During the Pandemic When Conducting Qualitative Work in Early Childhood Care and Education Settings.” 

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September 2020 Featured Educator: Luz Gonzales 

September 1, 2020

Luz Gonzales is a bilingual teacher at Carlsbad Sixth Grade Academy and Desert Willow Elementary School in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She has been teaching for 17 years.

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Conversations with Tim: Creating a sense of belonging for immigrant and refugee students

September 1, 2020

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, WIDA Director of Professional Learning Diep Nguyen shares strategies and resources for welcoming and preparing our immigrant and refugee students to learn all year long.

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WIDA recognizes incredible efforts by educators to support students, families

August 31, 2020

As we head into a very different school year, we share the important work that educators around the world are doing to offer support to newcomers, stay connected to families, tend to the wellbeing of students and apply the most effective virtual resources.

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WIDA ELD Standards, 2020 Edition: Updates and learning opportunities

August 31, 2020

WIDA announces that the WIDA English Language Development Standards, 2020 Edition will be released in early winter, 2020-2021. A list of additional resources for learning about the new edition of the Standards is provided.

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What to know: WIDA assessments in 2020-21 school year

August 25, 2020

Get tips for safer testing and find out what’s new with WIDA Screener, ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA MODEL.

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