International Newsletter: January 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: January

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.

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Assessment Updates

As a research organization, WIDA is continually learning and improving. Find out more about what is happening with current WIDA assessments:

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WIDA MODEL: Bias and Sensitivity Review

WIDA is refreshing the content of the WIDA MODEL assessment and we invite international educators to join us in Brussels on May 11-12 for a Bias, Sensitivity and Content (BSC) Review weekend.

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Spotlight: Jennifer Wilfrid

headshot of JenniferJennifer Wilfrid specializes in research and development projects in the areas of English language development and educating multilingual learners in international school contexts.

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Ask Fatima: WIDA Screener Training Course

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: Scaffolding Learning Through Language

WIDA provides several professional learning options for educators. This month we highlight one of our workshops: Scaffolding Learning through Language.

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Global Learning Opportunities

WIDA offers professional growth opportunities for educators of multilingual learners. Whether you are looking for an introduction or a deep dive into advanced topics, you can find multiple events. Read more to find current dates and locations as of January 2019.

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Host a WIDA Professional Learning Event in 2019-20

Would your school like to host an open enrollment WIDA Institute, Symposium or Workshop in the next school year? We are currently inviting member schools to apply.

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WIDA at International Conferences

WIDA will be at several international conferences during the 2018-2019 school year. Visit our WIDA @ International Conferences page to learn about opportunities to reconnect with former colleagues, meet new friends and expand your personal learning network.

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New International Consortium Members: January 2019

Welcome to our newest members!

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Focus School: ISS International School

ISS International School (ISS) is a family-owned, not-for-profit school that was founded in 1981 in Singapore. ISS is a K-12, three-programme authorized World IB school that serves around 500 students from over 40 countries. ISS are blessed with a school culture in which all students are valued. Our vision and mission are “Education to make a difference,” so that our students can realize their individual potential.

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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.