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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!

FAQ: ACCESS for ELLs testing in 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years

January 20, 2021

WIDA answers key questions on administering ACCESS for ELLs in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.

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Conversations with Tim: Explore the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition

January 7, 2021

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim talks to WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework researcher Fernanda Kray. Together, they unpack the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition and walk through how the 2020 Edition came to be, how to use it and, most importantly, how to get a copy.

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January 2021 Featured Educator: HeeGyoung Song

January 5, 2021

HeeGyoung Song is an English to Speakers of Other Languages teacher at Warford Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri. This is HeeGyoung’s 13th year teaching English language learners in her school district.

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WIDA unveils new edition of the English Language Development Standards Framework

December 18, 2020

After two years of development, WIDA proudly announces the release of the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition: Kindergarten–Grade 12. Included in the 2020 Edition is a robust standards framework, grade-level cluster materials, sample collaborative planning process, and more.

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WIDA Early Years 2020 Perspective

December 7, 2020

WIDA Early Years invites you to pause with us for a moment and feel the gratitude we send through this message to the ECE professionals we have had the pleasure of building relationships with over this unprecedented 2020 year.

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An inside look at WIDA Early Years eLearning

December 7, 2020

Five online modules and a specialized webinar make up the current professional learning offerings available through WIDA Early Years eLearning. These offerings are available at no additional cost to early care and education (ECE) professionals in WIDA Early Years member states. This article provides an overview of the content covered in each WIDA Early Years eLearning offering.

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WIDA reflects on 2020: A year like no other

December 3, 2020

In a letter to educators, Tim Boals, WIDA founder and director, reflects on 2020 and looks ahead to 2021.

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December 2020 Featured Educators: WIDA Fellows

December 2, 2020

As we wrap up Featured Educator this year, we look to the WIDA Fellows – a group of expert teachers from around the country who collaborate with the WIDA professional learning team – to help us reflect on the challenges and successes of teaching and learning in 2020.

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WIDA Español launches self-paced webinar: WIDA Spanish Language Development Framework

November 9, 2020

WIDA Español has launched a free self-paced webinar in English and Spanish that introduces the WIDA Spanish Language Development Framework.

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WIDA Español lanza un seminario web a ritmo propio: El Marco del desarrollo del lenguaje español de WIDA

November 9, 2020

WIDA Español ha lanzado un seminario web a ritmo propio gratuito en español e inglés en el cual se presenta el Marco de los estándares del desarrollo del idioma español de WIDA.

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