Classroom teachers sharing expertise with WIDA to serve multilingual learners
The WIDA Fellows program brings expert teachers and WIDA professional learning specialists and researchers together in a collaborative effort to enhance the development of WIDA professional learning and other resources. WIDA Fellows serve as classroom implementation experts and critical friends to the WIDA professional learning design team. Together, we honor the process of collaboration and inquiry.
Nominate an Exceptional Educator
Do you work with someone who is an exemplary teacher of multilingual and/or multicultural learners? Would they thrive in a growing professional learning community? Would they provide constructive guidance and feedback on the development of professional learning offerings? If so, nominate a WIDA Fellow today!
Selected candidates to the WIDA Fellows program serve for one year and have the option to continue for a second.
WIDA is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the fifth cohort of WIDA Fellows! In establishing these fellowships, WIDA formally acknowledges the invaluable role of exemplary teachers of multilingual learners in advancing the field in collaboration with professional development and research partners.
Ten WIDA Fellows will be selected to participate in a growing professional learning community and have opportunities to contribute exemplars of practice, while providing guidance and feedback on the development of WIDA professional learning materials.
- Complementary registration, airfare and lodging to attend the 2023 WIDA Conference in October in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- In-person orientation to meet other WIDA Fellows at the conference
- A $1,000 honorarium at the completion of their term
Additional details will be provided to accepted WIDA Fellows.
All nominees must be exemplary teachers of multilingual learners and must participate in the in-person 2023 WIDA Fellows annual meeting on October 17, 2023. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
To nominate an educator, complete this nomination form by March 31, 2023. Applicants will be notified by June 2, 2023.
Please send all inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twenty WIDA Fellows from 15 states in the WIDA Consortium represent an array of expertise. Read about the WIDA Fellows 2022-23 Members
WIDA established the Fellows program in 2019 to:
- Recognize the contributions of excellent teachers
- Leverage their expertise to provide guidance and feedback in the development of WIDA professional learning
- Create a collaborative PLC among expert practitioners and WIDA professional learning specialists