International Newsletter: August 2022

Back to school 2022–23: Assess, teach, grow with WIDA

Want a quick synopsis of what you need to know to assess, teach and grow with WIDA this school year? Check out this back-to-school guide!

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In-person global professional development from WIDA

WIDA International Programs is excited to offer new in-person professional learning opportunities for 2022-2023. Save the date and visit the International Professional Learning page for more information and registration links.

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Research Spotlight - Equity for Multilingual Learners: A Global Network Response to the Pandemic

In a new article published in the Current Issues in Comparative Education (CICE) journal, Jon Nordmeyer and Esther Bettney discuss how the WIDA Global Community of Practice, an innovative year-long professional learning opportunity, leveraged the existing global WIDA network to create a powerful community in which participants learned from and contributed to dialogue about equity for multilingual learners during the pandemic.

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Ask Fatima: What multilingual resources are available from WIDA?

This month, Fatima provides information about multilingual resources.

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Study to link WIDA MODEL with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

In January 2023, WIDA researchers and international educators will collaborate for two days in Madrid to support an upcoming study to link WIDA MODEL Online test scores to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

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Attend the 2022 WIDA Annual Conference virtually!

We’re excited to offer a virtual option for the 2022 WIDA Annual Conference, the largest conference dedicated to educators of kindergarten through grade 12 multilingual learners.

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Spotlight: Mats Haaland and Mirela Matesan

This month, we continue our Spotlight series featuring our WIDA Global Community of Practice Community Gardeners.

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Focus School: Marymount International School Rome

Read about one of the host schools for the upcoming workshop Stretching your Co-Teaching: Collaborating with WIDA, Marymount International School, and its staff’s journey implementing WIDA resources and assessments while celebrating student learning.

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WIDA resources and research: August 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: August 2022

Read, retweet and follow global colleagues.

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Welcome International School Consortium members: August 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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