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January 2019 Featured Educator: Alma Maldonado

This month’s featured educator, Alma Maldonado, works with K-5 multilingual learners in Dinwiddie, Virginia. She was a multilingual student herself and her experiences motivate her to help the students and families in her community.

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WIDA News December 2018

Announcing our call for proposals and reviewers for the 2019 WIDA Annual Conference, a new Focus Bulletin on language-focused family engagement, new reports from the ALTELLA project, and information about customer service holiday hours. 

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December 2018 Featured Educator: Angela Thoen

This month's featured educator, Angela Thoen, works with Grades 5-6 newcomers in Austin, Minnesota. She was selected because of her collaborative approach to newcomer education and the growth mindset she brings to her school.

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WIDA News November 2018

The November 2018 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA Annual Conference wrap-up and call for proposals, STEM for ELLs expanded outreach, the question of the month and more.

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November 2018 Featured Educator: Krista McInnis

This month we have the pleasure of introducing, Krista McInnis, an educator from one of the schools in WIDA’s International School Consortium, GEMS World Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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WIDA News October 2018 Extra

This WIDA News Extra for October 2018 includes information about our newest Consortium member and Focus Bulletin, our question of the month, and a final call to register for WIDA 2018 in Detroit.

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WIDA News October 2018

The October 2018 edition of WIDA News includes information about what's new with ACCESS, the 2018 WIDA Annual Conference, tips on the ACCESS writing domain, and upcoming WIDA Workshops.

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October 2018 Featured Educator: Abigail Billman

Abigail Billman has been chosen for the October 2018 WIDA Featured Educator due to her amazing rapport with her students and her passion for creating a school environment that is rigorous, challenging, safe and supportive.

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WIDA News September 2018

The September 2018 edition of WIDA News includes information about webinars for families of multilingual learners, our September Featured Educator, winners of the WIDA Annual Conference Back-to-School Special, and the new Account Creation Guide.

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September 2018 Featured Educator: Sandy Moller

Sandy Moller has been chosen for the September, 2018, WIDA Featured Educator after being highly praised by her Assistant Principal and Superintendent.  Their praise described her teaching abilities, connections with students, collaboration with staff, positive rapport with families, constant quest to grow professionally, and deep understanding of the multiple lenses needed for school leadership.

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