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High Quality Professional Development for Educators of ELLs
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Less Than Four Domains: Creating an Overall Composite Score as an Indicator of English Language Proficiency for English Learners with 504 or Individualized Education Plans
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Supporting Multilingual Students with WIDA and International Baccalaureate Resources

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Providing ELLs with Disabilities Access to Complex Language

This WIDA Focus Bulletin outlines ways in which educators can provide English Language Learners with disabilities access to complex language via classroom activities and engagement opportunities.

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Scaffolding Learning for Multilingual Students in Math

This WIDA Focus Bulletin provides examples of specific macro-scaffolding and micro-scaffolding practices in action in a math classroom and includes guidance for developing these scaffolding practices over time.​

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STEM Discourse

This WIDA Focus Bulletin explores ways to strengthen reasoning and language in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.

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Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)

This WIDA Focus Bulletin focuses on the needs of students who have limited or interrupted formal education. Because the vast majority of students in this group are enrolled in Grades 6 through 12, we will focus on those grade levels. However, many of the tips and suggestions can be applied in lower grade levels as well. Throughout the bulletin we will explore academic and social-emotional factors that may affect this group of students, examine the benefits of building community partnerships, address how to assess student readiness levels, and offer a checklist of considerations for instructional planning.

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Supporting Multilingual Students with WIDA and International Baccalaureate Resources

This Focus Bulletin illustrates how educators in featured International Baccalaureate schools are integrating WIDA resources as they design lessons for multilingual learners.

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Technology in the Classroom

This WIDA Focus Bulletin addresses how English Language Learners engage with technology within the classroom.

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The Early Years: Assets-Based, Language-Focused Family Engagement for Dual Language Learners

This WIDA Focus Bulletin explores multiple ways to effectively engage families of DLLs in their children’s linguistic and cultural development.

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The Early Years: Dual-Language Learners

Our goal in this WIDA Focus Bulletin is to celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our youngest language learners, their families, and the programs that serve them.

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The Early Years: Observing Language Use to Promote Dual-Language Development

In this WIDA Focus Bulletin, we explore some ways that ECE practitioners in high-quality programs observe and document DLLs’ receptive and expressive language development and use.

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The Early Years: Planning for Dual-Language Development and Learning

In this WIDA Focus Bulletin, we explore ways that early care and education (ECE) practitioners use what they know about DLLs and their families to make intentional decisions about development and learning.

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