WIDA News: May 2018

The May 2018 edition of WIDA News is now available and includes news about the 2018 Annual Conference, MODEL, and our Featured Educator.

Invest in a Great Experience

Save $100 by registering now for the WIDA 2018 Annual Conference (October 23-26, 2018 in Detroit, MI). Past attendees have had this to say about their experience:

"Great conference! The main speakers were wonderful and there were many great sessions I attended. Overall - it was an amazing experience that I am lucky to have attended!"

"The conference overall was fantastic! It is a conference in which I believe ALL educators should attend!"

Look over our conference agenda and make sure you register today!

Featured Educator: May 2018

Ying Ong taps into her own experience as a multilingual learner to support her students and collaborate with her colleagues in Aurora, Colorado. Read more about her story.

WIDA International Institute

Madison, WI
July 11-14, 2018

Join us for the WIDA International Institute in Madison, WI. The WIDA Institute is a four-day comprehensive introduction to explore the WIDA English Language Development standards framework and assessments. The Institute is intended for educators who are new to WIDA, or who are deciding how WIDA assessments and resources can support teaching and learning at their international school. Learn more and register today to connect with other educators, share ideas, and energize yourself and your team.

Out & About: AIERA Conference

American Indian EL Research Alliance Conference
June 12-14, 2018
Albuquerque, NM

Come and join educators and administrators discussing American Indian EL issues at the 2nd Annual AIERA conference in Albuquerque, June 12-14, 2018. The conference celebrates Native languages, cultural preservation and culturally responsive instruction, and assessment, with tribes, districts, schools and SEAs.

Register today to join us at this wonderful event.

WIDA MODEL Online & Paper

WIDA MODEL is a full English language proficiency assessment that servves as a progress monitoring tool for schools.

  • WIDA MODEL Online for Grades 1-12 features automatic score calculations and downloadable reports.
  • Paper MODEL ranges K-12, and requires only the replacement of scoring sheets and student writing books after testing.
  • On-site MODEL training with a WIDA facilitator is available upon request by emailing wida.pl@wceps.org