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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!

Instrucción en español: Equidad y justicia social

March 3, 2021

Este artículo de WIDA Español explora la equidad y la justicia social a través de un análisis del Principio orientador número 9 de WIDA.

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FAQ series: WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition

February 26, 2021

WIDA ELD Standards Framework team releases FAQ series on the 2020 Edition
Based on questions from educators across the world, this five-part series answers questions like What are the major shifts in the 2020 Edition? and How are the Key Language Uses (2020 Edition) different from the Can Do Descriptors, Key Uses Edition (2016)?

 

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WIDA Screener for Kindergarten: Get ready to use it, find out what’s available this spring

February 26, 2021

WIDA Screener for Kindergarten, WIDA’s new assessment that helps educators identify students as English learners as they start kindergarten or first grade, is almost here! Use this guide to get ready to use it and to find out what is available this spring.

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Understanding ACCESS for ELLs 2021 scores

February 15, 2021

Use this guide to learn about the impact of the pandemic on ACCESS for ELLs and the implications for student scores.

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Conversations with Tim: Troy Dassler’s Legacy 

February 5, 2021

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim honors the legacy of Troy Dassler, one of WIDA’s brightest stars, who passed away in December. Tim talks to WIDA professional learning experts Justine Kolb and Melissa Paton, two colleagues who worked closely with Troy.

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Pandemic professional learning: adapting to change

February 5, 2021

WIDA Early Years speaks with three early childhood professionals to find out how they have learned to adapt professional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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February 2021 Featured Educator: Nicole Maier Reitz

February 3, 2021

Nicole Maier Reitz is a Title 1/English Language Learner Coordinator in the Park County School District #1 in Powell, Wyoming. This is Nicole’s sixth year in her position and 24th year teaching.

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Instruction in Spanish: El transculturalismo

February 3, 2021

This article by WIDA Español explores transculturalismo and offers strategies for incorporating this ideology into Spanish language arts instruction.

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Instrucción en español: El transculturalismo

February 3, 2021

Este artículo de WIDA Español explora el transculturalismo y ofrece estrategias para incorporar esta ideología en la instrucción de las artes del lenguaje del español.

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WIDA statement on ACCESS for ELLs testing in 2020-21 school year

January 21, 2021

In this letter to the WIDA community, WIDA Founder and Director Tim Boals discusses ACCESS for ELLs testing during the 2020-21 school year.

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