International Newsletter: July 2021

Stretch Your Co-Teaching Next Year

Join Andrea Honigsfeld and Jon Nordmeyer as they explore collaboration – virtually. Two new cohorts will bring educators together to discover strategies for shifting from isolated teaching practices to more intentional and integrated collaboration.

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Learn more about the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition at the 2021 WIDA eConference

The 2021 WIDA eConference will feature a variety of sessions on the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition.

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Advancing ALTELLA publishes new brief on using AAC devices

A new Advancing ALTELLA brief provides considerations for educators on how to help multilingual learners with significant cognitive disabilities use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.

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WIDA Featured Educator: Maja Flom

The July 2021 Featured Educator is Maja Flom from The American School of Lima in Peru.

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Spotlight: Li-Ching Ho

Li-Ching Ho is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the faculty director of the School of Education Global Engagement Office.

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Ask Fatima: Translated WIDA Guiding Principles of Language Development

This month, Fatima provides information on the translated WIDA Guiding Principles of Language Development.

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Focus school: NOVA International Schools

Read about a WIDA member school sharing their journey implementing WIDA resources and assessments while celebrating student learning.

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In WIDA News: July 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: July 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: July 2021

Read, retweet and follow global colleagues.  

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Welcome International School Consortium members: July 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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Become a WIDA Focus School

Tell us about the ways WIDA has helped your school discover what your learners can do. Send a message to international@wida.us to nominate your school – or a colleague’s – to become a Focus School for an upcoming issue of the WIDA International Newsletter.