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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!

Conversations with Tim: Troy Dassler’s Legacy 

February 5, 2021

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim honors the legacy of Troy Dassler, one of WIDA’s brightest stars, who passed away in December. Tim talks to WIDA professional learning experts Justine Kolb and Melissa Paton, two colleagues who worked closely with Troy.

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Pandemic professional learning: adapting to change

February 5, 2021

WIDA Early Years speaks with three early childhood professionals to find out how they have learned to adapt professional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Instrucción en español: El transculturalismo

February 3, 2021

Este artículo de WIDA Español explora el transculturalismo y ofrece estrategias para incorporar esta ideología en la instrucción de las artes del lenguaje del español.

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Instruction in Spanish: El transculturalismo

February 3, 2021

This article by WIDA Español explores transculturalismo and offers strategies for incorporating this ideology into Spanish language arts instruction.

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February 2021 Featured Educator: Nicole Maier Reitz

February 3, 2021

Nicole Maier Reitz is a Title 1/English Language Learner Coordinator in the Park County School District #1 in Powell, Wyoming. This is Nicole’s sixth year in her position and 24th year teaching.

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WIDA statement on ACCESS for ELLs testing in 2020-21 school year

January 21, 2021

In this letter to the WIDA community, WIDA Founder and Director Tim Boals discusses ACCESS for ELLs testing during the 2020-21 school year.

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FAQ: ACCESS for ELLs testing in 2020-21 school year

January 20, 2021

WIDA answers key questions on administering ACCESS for ELLs in the 2020-21 school year.

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Conversations with Tim: Explore the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition

January 7, 2021

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim talks to WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework researcher Fernanda Kray. Together, they unpack the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition and walk through how the 2020 Edition came to be, how to use it and, most importantly, how to get a copy.

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January 2021 Featured Educator: HeeGyoung Song

January 5, 2021

HeeGyoung Song is an English to Speakers of Other Languages teacher at Warford Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri. This is HeeGyoung’s 13th year teaching English language learners in her school district.

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WIDA unveils new edition of the English Language Development Standards Framework

December 18, 2020

After two years of development, WIDA proudly announces the release of the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition: Kindergarten–Grade 12. Included in the 2020 Edition is a robust standards framework, grade-level cluster materials, sample collaborative planning process, and more.

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