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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!

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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May 2020 Featured Educator: Barbara Smith 

Barbara Smith is an ESL teacher at Waynesville R-VI East Elementary School in Waynesville, Missouri. Barbara has been at East Elementary for eight years and teaching for 19.

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WIDA News Extra May 2020

2020 WIDA Annual Conference Update from Tim Boals, WIDA Founder and Director

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WIDA News Extra April 2020

Family Connections through Home Languages: A Message from Tim Boals, WIDA Founder and Director

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WIDA News April 2020

The April 2020 edition of WIDA News includes a message from WIDA's Founder and Director, an interview with April's Featured Educator, an announcement about WIDA Secure Portal maintenance, downloadable WIDA resources, and more.

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