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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!

Registration is open for the WIDA eConference

May 10, 2021

WIDA is excited to present the 2021 WIDA eConference. This one-day event will include 20 live sessions with interactive breakout groups and a keynote speaker.

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Instrucción en español: La atención plena, una herramienta para disminuir el estrés y mejorar la retención del lenguaje 

May 6, 2021

Este artículo de WIDA Español discute cómo la práctica de atención plena sirve como herramienta para aumentar el aprendizaje del lenguaje y contenido académico.

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Instruction in Spanish: Mindfulness, a tool to alleviate stress and increase language retention

May 6, 2021

This article by the WIDA Español team discusses mindfulness as a tool to increase language and content learning.

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May 2021 Featured Educator: Marsia Tucci 

May 5, 2021

Marsia Tucci is a fifth grade ESOL resource teacher at Jupiter Elementary School in Jupiter, Florida. This is Marsia’s seventh year as an ESOL teacher and 29th year teaching.

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Conversations with Tim: Get to know WIDA Screener for Kindergarten

April 12, 2021

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim talks to WIDA test developers Mark Chapman and Marcy Olson about WIDA’s new assessment, WIDA Screener for Kindergarten. Together, they take a closer look at some of the test development work, field test data and the reasons everyone at WIDA is so excited about this new assessment.

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April 2021 Featured Educator: Lisa Mendoza 

April 6, 2021

Lisa Mendoza is an ESL teacher at Whiting Middle School and Whiting High School in Whiting, Indiana. This is Lisa’s 12th year in her position and 22nd year teaching.

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WIDA Early Years pilots state logic model development process

April 2, 2021

WIDA Early Years partnered with the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative (WEC) to develop a logic model process for state initiatives focused on multilingual children and families.

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Conversations with Tim: Talking about Translanguaging

March 8, 2021

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim talks to Susana Johnson, an assistant professor in bilingual education and TESOL, about translanguaging. Together, they define translanguaging and how teachers can use this important tool in their classrooms and beyond.

New this month: a listening option! If you want to listen to Conversations with Tim while walking the dog or driving, now you can!

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March 2021 Featured Educators: North Carolina EL Teacher Network Leadership Team

March 4, 2021

This month, WIDA features a team of educators! Get to know the North Carolina English Language Teacher Network Leadership Team as they work together to support each other and the teachers in their state who work with English language learners.

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Instruction in Spanish: Equity and social justice

March 3, 2021

This article by WIDA Español explores equity and social justice through the analysis of the WIDA Guiding Principle #9.

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