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Distance Learning Tips for Multilingual Learners with Disabilities Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication

May 29, 2020

Speech language expert Anne Page provides educators, families and therapists with distance learning tips and resources for multilingual learners with disabilities.

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WIDA News Extra May 2020

May 27, 2020

Thank You Teachers: A Message from Tim Boals, WIDA Founder and Director

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WIDA News May 2020

The May 2020 edition of WIDA News includes updates on the WIDA COVID-19 webpage, an interview with May's Featured Educator, a call for WIDA Fellows nominations, an article with tips for virtual planning, and more.

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May 2020 Featured Educator: Barbara Smith 

Barbara Smith is an ESL teacher at Waynesville R-VI East Elementary School in Waynesville, Missouri. Barbara has been at East Elementary for eight years and teaching for 19.

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WIDA News Extra May 2020

2020 WIDA Annual Conference Update from Tim Boals, WIDA Founder and Director

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WIDA News Extra April 2020

Family Connections through Home Languages: A Message from Tim Boals, WIDA Founder and Director

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WIDA News April 2020

The April 2020 edition of WIDA News includes a message from WIDA's Founder and Director, an interview with April's Featured Educator, an announcement about WIDA Secure Portal maintenance, downloadable WIDA resources, and more.

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April 2020 Featured Educator: Ryan Ariosa

Ryan Ariosa is an ESOL teacher and school test coordinator at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland. Ryan teaches eighth graders.

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WIDA News Extra March 2020

A special message from Tim Boals, WIDA Founder and Director

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COVID-19 Response and Updates

During the COVID-19 pandemic, WIDA is taking measures to maintain service to our educators in a safe and practical way. WIDA is working with each of the 40 member states, territories and federal agencies of our domestic consortium to determine their specific plans relative to screening (including temporary remote alternatives) and assessment. WIDA also continues to work with WIDA Early Years member states and WIDA International School Consortium members to continue to best serve these communities.

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