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WIDA's Featured Educator is a monthly interview with a classroom, district, or state-level educator on how they are making a difference for language learners. You can honor an exceptional colleague by emailing info@wida.us with "Featured Educator Nomination" in the subject line.

Briefly tell us why you think they are doing an amazing job. Please include the person's name, what they do, and contact information we can use to set up an interview. Thank you for helping us feature amazing educators of language learners.

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WIDA News is sent once a month – with occasional "extra" editions during busy times – to educators, administrators and early childhood program leaders in WIDA Consortium member states and subscribers in non-WIDA member states.

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WIDA News: August 2018

The August 2018 edition of WIDA News is now available and includes information about the new WIDA website, our August Featured Educator, WIDA Screener resources, WIDA Client Services Center question of the month, and registration for Fall WIDA workshops.

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WIDA News: July 2018

The July 2018 edition of WIDA News is now available and includes information about WIDA Screener Score Reports, WIDA Annual Conference discounts, registration for August workshops and a job opening at WIDA.

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July 2018 Featured Educator: Shannon Rodriguez

Shannon Rodriguez uses the combined experiences she has had personally and professionally to support multilingual learners in Virginia.

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WIDA News: June 2018

The June 2018 edition of WIDA News is now available and includes news about the 2018 Annual Conference session schedule, summer academy registration, and our Featured Educator.

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June 2018 Featured Educator: Saasha Lambson

Saasha Lambson wears several hats, as she is both a fourth-grade dual-language teacher and serves as the bilingual coordinator.

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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.

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May 2018 Featured Educator: Ying Ong

Ying Ong taps into her own experience as a multilingual learner to support her students and collaborate with her colleagues in Aurora, Colorado. She enjoys continually challenging her own learning and that of her students.

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WIDA News: April 2018

The April edition of WIDA News is now available and includes information about the 2018 Annual Conference, Score Interpretation Resources and WIDA Screener.

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April 2018 Featured Educator: Robb Freeman

Robb Freeman embraces values dear to WIDA as he works to empower his students, celebrate their backgrounds, and build bridges from the classroom to the community.

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March 2018 Featured Educator: Vivian Levarek

Vivian Levarek helps extend the learning beyond the walls of her classroom and helps her students apply their learning to real-life contexts. She is an advocate for her students and a resource to her colleagues.

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