International Newsletter: October 2019

Education Recruitment Partners

WIDA continues to build partnerships with recruiting organizations and accreditation agencies to support the critical work of international educators. Teachers and s have asked for support in helping to match candidates with schools, and affiliation with WIDA has been recognized as a clear asset.

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Coming Soon! WIDA English Language Development Standards, 2020 Edition

WIDA promotes equity for multilingual learners and in doing so, is taking a fresh look at the original five ELD Standards.  The 2020 Edition illuminates a vision where all students can develop language and learn content across educational settings.

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Host a WIDA Learning Event

WIDA is looking for International Consortium member schools interested in becoming host sites for our 2020-2021 Professional Learning.

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Spotlight: Jenny Hill-Wild

Jenny Hill-Wild is a WIDA International Specialist. In this position, Jenny interacts with international educators and schools in a variety of ways.

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Ask Fatima: WIDA Screener and Professional Learning

This month Fatima answers questions about the WIDA Screener assessment and upcoming Professional Learning.  Do you have a questions about WIDA resources, assessments or Professional Learning? Send your question to Fatima at

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Focus School: Stamford American International School

Stamford American International School is the first and only school in Singapore to offer students aged 18 months to 18 years the opportunity to pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or Advanced Placement (AP) International Diploma on top of graduating with a US accredited Stamford High School Diploma. As a multicultural, global community of more than 75 nationalities, Stamford American provides a caring, supportive and inclusive academic environment to inspire students to create their unique future.

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International Professional Learning Highlight: New Workshop in Rome

Are you ready to stretch your co-teaching? We are pleased to offer a new workshop co-developed and co-facilitated by Andrea Honigsfeld and Jon Nordmeyer.

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New International Consortium Members: October 2019

Please welcome the following schools who joined WIDA International Consortium last month.

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WIDA International Professional Learning Opportunities: 2019-2020

Whether you are looking for an introduction, or a deep dive into advanced topics, you can find multiple events scheduled for July 2019 through June 2020.

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Global Conferences: October Updates

WIDA will be at several conferences during the 2019-2020 school year. Visit our WIDA @ Conferences page to learn about opportunities to reconnect with former colleagues, meet new friends and expand your personal learning network.

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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. Please contact Jenny Hill-Wild at to nominate your school – or a colleague’s – to become a Focus School for an upcoming issue of the WIDA International Newsletter.