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WIDA's Featured Educator is a monthly interview with a classroom, district, or state-level educator on how they are making a difference for language learners. You can honor an exceptional colleague by emailing with "Featured Educator Nomination" in the subject line.

Briefly tell us why you think they are doing an amazing job. Please include the person's name, what they do, and contact information we can use to set up an interview. Thank you for helping us feature amazing educators of language learners.

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WIDA News: April 2018

The April edition of WIDA News is now available and includes information about the 2018 Annual Conference, Score Interpretation Resources and WIDA Screener.

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April 2018 Featured Educator: Robb Freeman

Robb Freeman embraces values dear to WIDA as he works to empower his students, celebrate their backgrounds, and build bridges from the classroom to the community.

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March 2018 Featured Educator: Vivian Levarek

Vivian Levarek helps extend the learning beyond the walls of her classroom and helps her students apply their learning to real-life contexts. She is an advocate for her students and a resource to her colleagues.

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February 2018 Featured Educator: Kay Mitchell

Kay Mitchell supports multilingual learners around the world. Having taught in various school contexts, she shares many of the lessons she has learned in helping students learn content and language, often while in a new culture.

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December 2017 Featured Educator: Rachel Burrel

Rachel Burrell's work with multilingual students is motivated by her belief that education has the power to positively impact students' lives.

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WIDA News: December 2017

The December edition of WIDA News is now available and includes information about the 2018 Annual Conference, WIDA Screener, and the partnership between WIDA and NSF and NSTA.

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November 2017 Featured Educator: Hanna Gneiting

Hanna Gneiting serves as a Youth Programs Manager for the Outdoor Outreach Organization based in San Diego where she helps to empower students through outdoor activities.

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September 2017 Featured Educator: Zulma Torres

Zulma Torres taps into her personal experiences and studies in the field of education to support language learners on the island of St. Croix.

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WIDA News: September 2017

The September edition of WIDA News is now available and includes information about ACCESS resources and the 2017 Annual Conference.

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WIDA News: August 2017 Extra

An extra August edition of WIDA News is now available and includes announcements about our website and conference sweepstakes winners.

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