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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!

September 2021 Featured Educators: Jenn Henderson and Jill Kraft

September 8, 2021

Learn more about two featured educators: Jenn Henderson and Jill Kraft, instructional coaches and 2021 WIDA eConference presenters. Jenn and Jill teach at Aurora Central High School in Aurora, Colorado.

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Redesigned WIDA Secure Portal is live!

September 1, 2021

Learn how to use the redesigned WIDA Secure Portal, including where to find the assessment training, professional learning and resources that matter to you.

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Back to school 2021–22: Assess, teach, grow with WIDA

August 27, 2021

Want a quick synopsis of what you need to know to assess, teach and grow with WIDA this school year? Check out this back-to-school guide!

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What to know: WIDA assessments in 2021-22 school year

August 17, 2021

From what’s new to tips for testing, learn about using WIDA Screener, ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA MODEL during the 2021-22 school year.

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Apoyando los estudiantes bi/multilingües este año escolar

August 13, 2021

Este artículo del equipo de WIDA Español presenta la perspectiva de una estudiante del duodécimo grado en la exploración de los valores y la filosofía de valorización de WIDA.

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Supporting Bi/Multilingual learners this school year

August 13, 2021

This article by the WIDA Español team features a high school student’s voice as it explores the WIDA Can Do Philosophy and its values.

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WIDA Early Years eLearning is on the move!

August 5, 2021

WIDA Early Years eLearning is moving into the WIDA Secure Portal, a members-only hub for WIDA professional learning courses and resources, on October 1, 2021. Learn more about WIDA Early Years eLearning, what’s changing, and what you can do to get ready.

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August 2021 Featured Educator: Kifah Soheil

August 5, 2021

Kifah Soheil is an English language/bilingual elementary teacher at Ridge Central School in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. Kifah has been at Ridge Central School for 12 years.

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Conversations with Tim: ‘The School I Deserve’

August 5, 2021

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim talks to Jo Napolitano, a veteran journalist. Together, they talk about Jo’s new book, “The School I Deserve: Six Young Refugees and Their Fight for Equality in America.”

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Six criteria for choosing an effective interim English language proficiency assessment

August 5, 2021

The true value of an interim English language proficiency assessment is the real-time measure of student progress. With several options available, choosing an interim assessment can be challenging. Educators, school leaders, and district leaders can make an informed decision by using researched-based interim assessment adoption criteria.

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