International Newsletter: February 2019

Call for Nominations: WIDA Fellows

WIDA is excited to announce a call for nominations for the first class of WIDA Fellows.

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One-Question Survey: February 2019

The One-Question Survey is an opportunity for WIDA to learn more about international contexts and for international educators to learn more about each other. You’ll also have the opportunity to suggest questions you’d like us to ask.  Last month we asked about multilingual libraries.  This month you have a chance to tell us about your admissions process.

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Spotlight: Ruslana Westerlund

photo of womanRuslana Westerlund is an equity-minded multilingual and multicultural educator and researcher. 

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Ask Fatima: WIDA, Screener and Can Do Descriptors

headshot of FatimaAs part of the Client Services Center at WIDA, Fatima answers your questions. This month Fatima responds to questions about the WIDA Screener Training Course.

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Featured Event: NFI and WIDA Conversation

WIDA provides several professional learning options for educators. This month we highlight a workshop offered in collaboration with Next Frontier Inclusion. From Silos to Systems: Working Collaboratively for Learning Access.

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WIDA at International Conferences

WIDA will be at several international conferences during the 2018-2019 school year. This month we highlight events from January and February.

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New International Consortium Members: February 2019

Welcome to the schools who joined the WIDA International School Consortium in January!

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Focus School: Hong Kong Academy

Hong Kong Academy (HKA) exemplifies educational excellence by challenging, motivating and supporting each student to reach their fullest potential. HKA embraces diversity and recognises the individuality of each student and member of the community through collaboration, communication, and innovation.

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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.