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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!

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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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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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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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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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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