International Newsletter: January 2022

Marco ALE: A new resource to unite Spanish and English language programs

This article by Esther Bettney, a member of the WIDA International Programs team, explores how the Marco ALE can unify bilingual schools’ Spanish and English language programs and promote students’ bilingualism.

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MODEL Updates

Several WIDA MODEL Online documents have been updated with changes and are now available in the WIDA MODEL Online Test Administrator Interface (TAI). The updates include modified document titles, as well as minor content additions.

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Register for upcoming WIDA professional learning

From introductory webinars to in-depth workshops, WIDA provides a number of online learning opportunities around the world. Register for opportunities dedicated to building capacity and knowledge to help educators support multilingual learners.

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In WIDA News: January 2022

Interested in WIDA news and events beyond the international news? Visit the News page for articles on a variety of topics of interest to educators, regardless of location.

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WIDA resources and research: January 2022

To support multilingual students and educators, WIDA provides resources and research on a range of topics. See what’s new, review what you might have missed, or have a sneak peek at what is coming soon.

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(re)Tweet of the month: January 2022

Read, retweet and follow global colleagues.

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Spotlight: Katie Schultz

Katie Schultz is an assessment content specialist at WIDA and focuses on enhancements and improvements to the WIDA MODEL assessments.

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Ask Fatima: WIDA MODEL

This month, Fatima answers questions about international schools using WIDA MODEL.

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New resources for members in the WIDA International Secure Portal

WIDA provides virtual learning opportunities and resources in this members-only portal, check out the updates available to WIDA member schools.

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Focus school: American School of Bombay

Read about the American School of Bombay (ASB) and their journey implementing WIDA resources and assessments while celebrating student learning.

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Share your WIDA Story!

We invite you to be a featured Focus School for an upcoming WIDA International Newsletter. Becoming a WIDA Focus School gives you a chance to showcase innovation at your school and recognize your program within the global community.

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Welcome International School Consortium members: January 2022

Please welcome the following schools who joined, or renewed memberships with, the WIDA International School Consortium last month.

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Conferences and professional learning  

WIDA participates in many conferences and professional learning events around the world. Join us virtually at a number of events dedicated to leading the field in working with multilingual learners.

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Become a WIDA Focus School

Tell us about the ways WIDA has helped your school discover what your learners can do. Send a message to international@wida.us to nominate your school – or a colleague’s – to become a Focus School for an upcoming issue of the WIDA International Newsletter.