International Newsletter: August 2021

WIDA Global Community of Practice

The WIDA Global Community of Practice is a new, year-long professional learning opportunity available to WIDA member schools, designed as a forum for innovation and reciprocal learning to improve school-wide systems for multilingual learners.

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Introducing WIDA Deep Dive Webinars

WIDA Deep Dive Webinars are a new free opportunity provided exclusively for members of the global WIDA network.

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WIDA resources for the new school year

Use this collection of recommended WIDA resources to help you with the new school year.

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What to know: WIDA assessments in the 2021-22 school year

From new resources to tips for testing, learn about using WIDA assessments during the 2021-22 school year.

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Virtual Collaboration Course: Stretch Your Co-Teaching

Join Andrea Honigsfeld and Jon Nordmeyer as they explore collaboration – virtually. This course will bring educators together to discover strategies for shifting from isolated teaching practices to more intentional and integrated collaboration.

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Resources and learning opportunities from WIDA Early Years

Learn about a new webpage, free educator tools and fall webinars from the WIDA Early Years program.

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Spotlight: Alisa Rhoads

Alisa Rhoads is an experienced international educator on the Educator Learning, Research, and Practice team at WIDA.

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Focus school: Beijing City International School

Read about Beijing City International School and their journey implementing WIDA resources and assessments while celebrating student learning.

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Ask Fatima: Why should my school join the WIDA International School Consortium?

This month, Fatima answers questions about membership in the WIDA International School Consortium.

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In WIDA News: August 2021

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

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Welcome International School Consortium members: August 2021

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

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Upcoming featured professional learning opportunities

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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(re)Tweet of the month: August 2021

Read, retweet and follow global colleagues.

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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.