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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!

Preparing for the new school year: emphasizing student experience, linguistic diversity is crucial

July 8, 2020

As educators begin to plan lessons and unpack these last few months in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, WIDA Español experts say that taking into account students’ home and community experiences and linguistic diversity is key.

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July 2020 Featured Educator: Karen Weigle

July 7, 2020

Karen Weigle is an ELL teacher and bilingual coordinator at Turquoise Trail Charter School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Karen teaches students in grades K-5 and is in her ninth year of teaching.

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WIDA News June 2020

June 8, 2020

The June 2020 edition of WIDA News includes an article about WIDA's Annual Board Meeting, an interview with June's Featured Educator, information about the launch of the Advancing ALTELLA website, new resources for families to help multilingual learners with disabilities, and more.

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June 2020 Featured Educator: Madison Leech

June 4, 2020

Madison Leech is an ELD Specialist and content teacher at John Barclay Elementary School in Warrington, Pennsylvania. This is Madison’s fifth year at Barclay.

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We Stand with You: An Open Letter from WIDA

June 2, 2020

An Open Letter from the WIDA Social Justice Change Team, Tim Boals and WIDA Staff 

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How Social Stories Help English Learners with Disabilities Understand COVID-19

June 1, 2020

As families and teachers work with students with disabilities at home, social stories are a learning strategy that can help.

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Navigating Rights to Educational Services for Multilingual Students with Disabilities

June 1, 2020

As parents and guardians work with and set plans for their multilingual students with disabilities at home, WIDA helps them bear in mind their student’s rights to educational services.

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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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