WIDA News: August 2017 Extra

Website Survey

WIDA needs your input! We are redesigning the WIDA website to better meet the needs of our users – and this includes you. We have surveys designed for two key user groups.

  1. Local-level educators and administrators (Click Here - LEA Survey)
  2. Early childhood practitioners (Click Here - Early Years Survey)

The Early Years survey closes Friday, August 25th while the LEA survey closes on Wednesday, August 30th. WIDA thanks you in advance for your feedback!

2017 Conference Sweepstakes Winners

We are excited to announce that the following three educators have won the WIDA 2017 Annual Conference Sizzling Summer Sweepstakes. They all received half-price registration to the 2017 WIDA Annual Conference. Congratulations!

Joyce Blair Kodiak Island Borough School District Alaska
Christine Byrne Westerly Public Schools Rhode Island
Lisa Hillenbrand Fayette County Public Schools Kentucky

When she was notified about winning, Christine had this spirited response:

"I am so excited!! I never win!!! I am psyched to go to Tampa and attend this year's conference!!!! Last year I returned to my school with a wealth of knowledge to share with my collaborative partners!!! Looking forward to doing the same this year!!!"

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the conference in Tampa!

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Nominate an Educator

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!

Submit a Nomination

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