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WIDA's Featured Educator is a monthly feature article that highlights classroom, district, or state-level educators who are making a difference in the lives of multilingual learners. Nominate an outstanding colleague today!

Overheard at the 2022 WIDA Annual Conference

October 14, 2022

In case you missed it (and even if you didn’t), we highlight some of the 2022 WIDA Annual Conference happenings.

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Don’t forget: #WIDA2022 features award-winning headliners, more than 100 sessions

September 9, 2022

The 2022 WIDA Annual Conference, which takes place September 28-30 in Louisville, Kentucky, features two award-winning headliners and more than 100 sessions and workshops by teachers, for teachers. Educators of multilingual learners are set to share best practices and innovative classroom strategies. A curated virtual program is also available.

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Featured Student: Elizabeth Carrillo

September 7, 2022

In this edition of WIDA Featured Student, we spotlight Elizabeth Carrillo, a 2022 WIDA high school summer intern. During her internship, Elizabeth spent eight weeks working with teams across WIDA on several projects. Read the article to learn more about Elizabeth, including her TV and book recommendations!

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WIDA Voices from the Field: Project-Based Learning and Wristbands for Refugees

August 24, 2022

In this edition of the Voices from the Field article series, EL teacher Donna Devito walks us through a project-based learning activity that incorporated the WIDA ELD Standards Framework along with her state’s content standards. In the project, Wristbands for Refugees, multilingual learners organized and administered a fundraising project to raise money to help Ukrainian refugees.

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Using active and former English learner data when creating a balanced picture of bi/multilingual students

August 19, 2022

In this article, Samuel Aguirre, WIDA Español director, provides tips for education administrators to incorporate former ELs in the review of data that informs goals and programming outcomes for bi/multilingual students.   

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La importancia de la integridad de datos en la educación de estudiantes bi/multilingües

August 19, 2022

En este artículo, Samuel Aguirre, director de WIDA Español, brinda consejos para que administradores escolares incorporen a estudiantes identificados como former ELs durante el análisis de datos que informa las metas y la programación de estudios de los estudiantes bi/multilingües. 

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Conversations with Tim: Examining how the 2020 Edition impacts multilingual learner education

August 17, 2022

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim talks to Okhee Lee, a professor of childhood education at New York University, about the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition. Together they reflect on the evolution of language standards, and how the 2020 Edition impacts multilingual learner education.

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Back to school 2022–23: Assess, teach, grow with WIDA

August 17, 2022

Want a quick synopsis of what you need to know to assess, teach and grow with WIDA this school year? Check out this back-to-school guide!

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What to know: WIDA assessments in 2022-23 school year

August 8, 2022

Learn about what’s new in 2022-23 with WIDA Screener, ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA MODEL. Plus, we tell you what you can do to make sure testing counts and how to stay in the know about all things WIDA.

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It takes more than a village: Desafiando las normas y estableciendo prácticas inclusivas de participación familiar

July 29, 2022

En este artículo, Katie Rozas, miembro del equipo de WIDA Español, comparte formas en que las escuelas pueden alejarse de las expectativas tradicionales de participación de padres hacia prácticas de participación familiar más inclusivas como una estrategia para co-construir una comunidad a la que todos pertenecen.

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