January 2020 International Newsletter

WIDA Featured Educators

The WIDA Featured Educator is a monthly article that highlights educators who strive to make a difference in the lives of multilingual learners.

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Spotlight: Sam Aguirre

Samuel Aguirre is the Director of WIDA Español. WIDA recently added this position to ensure a strategic focus in supporting multilingual students learning both Spanish and English in the U.S. and international settings.

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Ask Fatima: Training Materials for Test Administrators

This month Fatima answers questions about training materials for test administrators.

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Focus School: The American School of Yaoundé

The American School of Yaoundé (ASOY) is an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School located in Yaoundé, Cameroon, West Africa.  ASOY offers all three IB programmes to approximately 200 students in PreK-3 to Grade 12.  The school has a diverse student population comprised of students from 33 countries, speaking multiple languages.  For many of the students, English is their third, fourth or even fifth language. 

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New International Consortium Members: January 2020

Please welcome the following schools who joined WIDA International Consortium last month.

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Global Conferences: January 2020 Update

WIDA will be at several conferences during the 2019-2020 school year. Visit our WIDA@Conferences page to learn about opportunities to reconnect with former colleagues, meet new friends and expand your personal learning network.

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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 hillwild@wisc.edu to nominate your school – or a colleague’s – to become a Focus School for an upcoming issue of the WIDA International Newsletter.