International Newsletter June 2018

Teacher Appreciation

Show your appreciation by nominating a colleague to become a WIDA Featured Educator.

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Research at WIDA June 2018

As a university-based research center, WIDA researchers share what we learn with our member schools and the wider education community through presentations at conferences and WIDA Focus Bulletins. They also share their expertise through other publications and professional journals.

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The New WIDA Website Needs Your Help

WIDA is getting ready to launch a new website in August. We are conducting a brief online research study from July 10 - 20, 2018. This is your chance to get a sneak peek of the new website and help us out!

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Upcoming Conference

Join WIDA at the following conferences for a chance to reconnect with former colleagues, meet new friends and expand your personal learning network.

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WIDA Assessments

Preparations for new staff and students are underway, making now a great time to order the resources you need.

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WIDA Global Professional Learning Opportunities

WIDA offers the following professional learning opportunities around the globe. We hope you'll join us.

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Madison Summer Institute

Sign up for a WIDA International Institute this July in Madison, WI.

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New International Consortium Members June 2018

Welcome to the following schools who recently joined the WIDA International Schools Consortium. We now include 362 schools in 100 countries.

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WIDA International Professional Learning Options

WIDA professional learning supports international educators by providing introductions to build foundational knowledge and skills, and deep dives into advanced topics intended to create school-wide systems to serve multilingual learners.

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WIDA Facilitator Spotlight

Troy Dassler is a Professional Development Outreach Specialist with WIDA. He has 20 years of teaching experience in ESL/Bilingual Education. He belongs to the National Association of Science Teachers and the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers.

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Focus School of the Month: Australian International School Malaysia

The Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) is a vibrant international school located 25 km from Kuala Lumpur city centre.

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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.