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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!

WIDA Early Years 2020 Perspective

December 7, 2020

WIDA Early Years invites you to pause with us for a moment and feel the gratitude we send through this message to the ECE professionals we have had the pleasure of building relationships with over this unprecedented 2020 year.

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An inside look at WIDA Early Years eLearning

December 7, 2020

Five online modules and a specialized webinar make up the current professional learning offerings available through WIDA Early Years eLearning. These offerings are available at no additional cost to early care and education (ECE) professionals in WIDA Early Years member states. This article provides an overview of the content covered in each WIDA Early Years eLearning offering.

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WIDA reflects on 2020: A year like no other

December 3, 2020

In a letter to educators, Tim Boals, WIDA founder and director, reflects on 2020 and looks ahead to 2021.

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December 2020 Featured Educators: WIDA Fellows

December 2, 2020

As we wrap up Featured Educator this year, we look to the WIDA Fellows – a group of expert teachers from around the country who collaborate with the WIDA professional learning team – to help us reflect on the challenges and successes of teaching and learning in 2020.

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WIDA Español lanza un seminario web a ritmo propio: El Marco del desarrollo del lenguaje español de WIDA

November 9, 2020

WIDA Español ha lanzado un seminario web a ritmo propio gratuito en español e inglés en el cual se presenta el Marco de los estándares del desarrollo del idioma español de WIDA.

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WIDA Español launches self-paced webinar: WIDA Spanish Language Development Framework

November 9, 2020

WIDA Español has launched a free self-paced webinar in English and Spanish that introduces the WIDA Spanish Language Development Framework.

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Conversations with Tim: Leading emergent bilinguals

November 3, 2020

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim speaks with Dr. Trish Morita-Mullaney about her research and insights into effective leadership for those who work with dual language students.

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November 2020 Featured Educator: Annsonnetta Washburn Golden

November 2, 2020

Annsonnetta Washburn Golden is an English teacher at Albertville High School in Albertville, Alabama. She has been teaching high school English for 20 years and working with English language learners for three years.

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WIDA Standards team releases illustrated Guiding Principles of Language Development

October 30, 2020

The illustrated booklet brings each of the 10 WIDA Guiding Principles to life and can be used by educators to guide their conversations with parents, families and community members about the ideas behind the guiding principles. Additional resources and learning opportunities on the WIDA ELD Standards, 2020 Edition,  are also available. 

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October 2020 Featured Educator: Eva Schutter

October 7, 2020

Eva Schutter is an English language teacher at Morris Community High School in Morris, Illinois. This year marks her fourteenth as an English language teacher.

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