Ask Fatima: Getting to know the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition

This month Fatima provides information on various resources and learning opportunities related to the WIDA ELD Standards Framework.

How do I learn about the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition?

WIDA has a variety of resources and learning opportunities to guide educators as they take the next steps to learn about the 2020 Edition.

Visit the *new and improved* WIDA ELD Standards webpages:

  • Learn more about the Big Ideas and four components of the framework on the ELD Standards Framework webpage.
  • Discover what’s new and different about the 2020 Edition. View, download, or order a copy of the book, and find available resources for rollout and implementation on the 2020 Edition webpage.

From webinars to Focus Bulletins, check out various learning opportunities to begin and advance your understanding of the updated framework on the ELD Standards Framework Professional Development webpage. Highlights include:

  • A recorded Q&A Webinar Series with the Standards Development team
  • The WIDA Virtual Institute; this course is a first step in learning how WIDA resources, including the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition, work together to support multilingual students and their teachers.

The WIDA ELD Standards Framework team has released an FAQ series on the 2020 Edition. Based on questions from educators from across the world, this five-part series answers questions like What are the major shifts in the 2020 Edition? and How are the Key Language Uses (2020 Edition) different from the Can Do Descriptors, Key Uses Edition (2016)?

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