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Conversations with Tim, WIDA Founder and Director: Students' home languages as assets

July 9, 2020

In his new monthly column, WIDA Founder and Director Tim Boals shares a colleague’s perspective on the importance of students’ home language.

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WIDA Early Years welcomes Wisconsin as its newest member state!

July 8, 2020

WIDA announces that the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families joins the WIDA Early Years network. Find out more about the network and its members in the full article.

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Preparándose para el nuevo año escolar: destacando la experiencia estudiantil, la diversidad lingüística es crítica

July 8, 2020

Ahora que maestros y la administración educativa comienzan a prepararse para el año escolar 2020-2021, en respuesta a los eventos de los últimos meses, los expertos de WIDA Español sugieren que el tener en cuenta las experiencias de los estudiantes y la comunidad, al igual que valorar la diversidad lingüística, es clave para el desarrollo de los estudiantes.

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Preparing for the new school year: emphasizing student experience, linguistic diversity is crucial

July 8, 2020

As educators begin to plan lessons and unpack these last few months in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, WIDA Español experts say that taking into account students’ home and community experiences and linguistic diversity is key.

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July 2020 Featured Educator: Karen Weigle

July 7, 2020

Karen Weigle is an ELL teacher and bilingual coordinator at Turquoise Trail Charter School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Karen teaches students in grades K-5 and is in her ninth year of teaching.

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WIDA News June 2020

June 8, 2020

The June 2020 edition of WIDA News includes an article about WIDA's Annual Board Meeting, an interview with June's Featured Educator, information about the launch of the Advancing ALTELLA website, new resources for families to help multilingual learners with disabilities, and more.

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June 2020 Featured Educator: Madison Leech

June 4, 2020

Madison Leech is an ELD Specialist and content teacher at John Barclay Elementary School in Warrington, Pennsylvania. This is Madison’s fifth year at Barclay.

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We Stand with You: An Open Letter from WIDA

June 2, 2020

An Open Letter from the WIDA Social Justice Change Team, Tim Boals and WIDA Staff 

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How Social Stories Help English Learners with Disabilities Understand COVID-19

June 1, 2020

As families and teachers work with students with disabilities at home, social stories are a learning strategy that can help.

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Navigating Rights to Educational Services for Multilingual Students with Disabilities

June 1, 2020

As parents and guardians work with and set plans for their multilingual students with disabilities at home, WIDA helps them bear in mind their student’s rights to educational services.

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