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The March 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, a research brief on long-term English learners, information about registration dates for the WIDA Annual Conference, the Client Services answer of the month and more.
This month's featured educators, Luis Javier Pentón Herrera, primarily teaches ESOL newcomers, literacy, and critical reading classes to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade multilingual learners. He was selected, in part, because of his effort to make personal connections with his students and their guardians.
The February 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA Fellows Nominations, information about our summer academies, and the answer of the month from our Client Services team.
This month's featured educators, Jori Ruff, works with Kindergarten through Grade 5 multilingual learners in Baraboo, Wisconsin. She was selected, in part, because of her dedication to raising achievement for all students by providing support to teachers in a coaching capacity and through professional development.
WIDA, in collaboration with the International Consortium for Multilingual Excellence in Education (ICMEE), announces a call for nominations for the first class of WIDA Fellows. In establishing these fellowships, WIDA and ICMEE formally acknowledge the invaluable role of exemplary teachers of bilingual and multilingual learners in advancing the field in collaboration with professional development and research partners.
The January 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA Annual Conference last call for proposals, information about our new language-focused family engagement workshop, the question of the month and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.