International Newsletter: February 2021

WIDA All Year Long: February

In August we introduced Mr. Vega, an English as an Additional Language (EAL) teacher and one of his multilingual students, Sophia. Find out how Mr. Vega continues to collaborate with colleagues, students, and families during  February.

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In WIDA News: February 2021

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

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WIDA Resources and Research: February 2021

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: February 2021

Read, retweet and follow global colleagues.

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Spotlight: John Fischer, I-Pang Fu, Steve Boldt

The WIDA Digital Learning Innovation Team (DLITe) assists in the design, development, delivery, and support of digital learning. These three WIDA colleagues were instrumental in the development and launch of the new WIDA Virtual Institute.

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Ask Fatima: WIDA Institute vs. WIDA Virtual Institute

This month Fatima compares WIDA international institutes.

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Focus School: International School of Beijing

The International School of Beijing (ISB) is a culturally diverse setting with about 1,600 students representing more than 40 countries. ISB has shown a tradition of educational excellence since 1980 and in 2020, ISB celebrated its 40th anniversary. Over the years, the ISB student population and school programs have continued to evolve and adapt in order to promote the best educational experiences for all students.

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Welcome International School Consortium members: February 2021

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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Learning opportunities from WIDA

To support multilingual students and educators, WIDA provides several virtual learning opportunities.

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Nominate a WIDA Focus School

We invite you to be a featured Focus School for an upcoming WIDA International Newsletter. Becoming a WIDA Focus School gives you a chance to showcase innovation at your school and recognize your program within the global community.

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