WIDA News January 2020

The January 2020 edition of WIDA News includes reminders about the WIDA ELD Standards public input survey and the proposal deadline for the 2020 WIDA Annual Conference.

WIDA ELD Standards, 2020 Edition: Public Input Extended!

Good news! There's more time to submit your feedback on the WIDA English Language Development Standards, 2020 Edition! You now have until January 20, 2020 to complete the survey and share the draft with your colleagues.

We acknowledge that this survey is occurring during a busy time of year for many educators. We are thrilled to have received many survey responses to date. Public input is an important part of the process of transitioning to the 2020 Edition, therefore we want to be certain that everyone who wishes to share their ideas has ample opportunity to participate.

Here's how to get started:

  • Visit the English Language Development Standards page to view the 2020 Edition draft standards resources. Before you start reviewing drafts, make sure to watch the tutorial or read the introduction.
  • Choose a draft that best matches your unique expertise and review.
  • Complete the survey.

Learn more and take the survey by January 20 via the ELD Standards page.

Deadline Approaching - Submit Your Proposal for the 2020 WIDA Annual Conference

conference attendees chatting in a small groupThe deadline to submit a proposal to present a workshop or concurrent session for the 2020 WIDA Annual Conference is January 19, 2020. Presenting at the WIDA Annual Conference is a rich and rewarding opportunity. Benefits include discounted registration, connecting with other educators, building your resume, and learning new ideas. Here's what one past presenter had to say about presenting at and attending the WIDA Annual Conference:

"This was my first time [attending] WIDA and I am so glad I did. I learned, shared, and networked. The conference exceeded my expectations!" – 2019 Presenter & ESL/ELL Teacher

Don't wait until the deadline. Read tips on drafting a winning submission and submit your proposal to share your experience with other educators!