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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!

WIDA recognizes incredible efforts by educators to support students, families

August 31, 2020

As we head into a very different school year, we share the important work that educators around the world are doing to offer support to newcomers, stay connected to families, tend to the wellbeing of students and apply the most effective virtual resources.

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What to know: WIDA assessments in 2020-21 school year

August 25, 2020

Get tips for safer testing and find out what’s new with WIDA Screener, ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA MODEL.

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This school year, communication with students and families is crucial

August 24, 2020

Now more than ever, communication lines between the school and the home are key. WIDA Español provides tips and resources for administrators and teachers to help coordinate communication and instruction with students and families this school year.

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Este año escolar, la comunicación con estudiantes y familias es esencial

August 24, 2020

Ahora más que nunca, las líneas de comunicación entre la escuela y el hogar son clave. WIDA Español provee sugerencias y recursos para que administradores escolares y maestros puedan coordinar comunicación e instrucción con estudiantes y familias este año escolar.

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Consejos para el aprendizaje a distancia en este año escolar

July 29, 2020

Ahora que maestros, estudiantes y familias se preparan para la educación a distancia, Samuel Aguirre, el director de WIDA Español, da recomendaciones para que aquellos que trabajan con estudiantes multilingües tengan las herramientas y recursos necesarios para promover el éxito académico.

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WIDA MODEL Online launches new test content

August 6, 2020

After about two years of research, test development, reviews, and field testing, WIDA is proud to announce the release of new test content for WIDA MODEL Online interim assessment.

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WIDA announces eSummit

August 5, 2020

WIDA is excited to announce the eSummit, a free virtual learning opportunity for educators in WIDA Consortium member states, territories and federal agencies, to be held October 12-30.

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Going back to school in 2020: WIDA is here to help

August 5, 2020

No matter what the next academic year looks like in your school, state or country, WIDA is confident that you and your students Can Do this! To make sure you have the tools and supports you need to teach and grow with WIDA this school year, we share our top distance teaching and learning resources.

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Conversations with Tim: A growing international consensus on educating multilingual learners

August 3, 2020

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim partners with Jon Nordmeyer, who directs WIDA’s international programs, to discuss a Bell Foundation report they contributed to on international strategies for ensuring equity in multilingual schools.

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August 2020 Featured Educator: Claudia Trillo

August 3, 2020

Claudia Trillo is a lead ELL teacher at Harris Elementary School in Duluth, Georgia. This school year, she will begin her ninth year of teaching.

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