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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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WIDA News: August 2018 Extra

New WIDA Website! We are excited to announce today's launch of a redesigned WIDA website. Please note the new website address: There's no rush to change your favorite WIDA bookmarks since web redirects will be in place for one year. The new WIDA website is available to the public with no user name or password required! All password-protected materials have moved to the Secure Portal as described below.

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August 2018 Featured Educator: James Robinette

Recently, Principal James Robinette sat down with Scott Gomer, WIDA Marketing Communications Director, to discuss his experiences as an ESL educator.

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WIDA News: August 2018

The August 2018 edition of WIDA News is now available and includes information about the new WIDA website, our August Featured Educator, WIDA Screener resources, WIDA Client Services Center question of the month, and registration for Fall WIDA workshops.

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WIDA News: July 2018

The July 2018 edition of WIDA News is now available and includes information about WIDA Screener Score Reports, WIDA Annual Conference discounts, registration for August workshops and a job opening at WIDA.

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