International Newsletter: June 2021

Educator input on the new WIDA Virtual Institute

What are participants saying about the new WIDA Virtual Institute? Learn more about how the Virtual Institute is going so far and why you might want to be one of the many educators around the world engaging in this remote learning opportunity.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen to headline 2021 WIDA eConference

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, will deliver the keynote address at the 2021 WIDA eConference on October 14, 2021. During his address, Nguyen will talk about his experience as a refugee in America and his work to advocate for Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

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In WIDA News: June 2021

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

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WIDA resources and research: June 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: June 2021

Read, retweet and follow global colleagues.

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Spotlight: Jen Daniels

Jen Daniels is an assistant director with WIDA Professional Learning and contributes to the development of face-to-face and online workshops for K-12 educators in the WIDA Consortium.

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Ask Fatima: End of year checklist for WIDA schools

This month, Fatima provides information on how teachers and administrators can prepare for next school year.

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Translated WIDA MODEL Online Score Reports

There are some exciting new enhancements coming in July to the WIDA MODEL Online test administration interface including translated student reports.

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Focus school: Southbank International School, London, U.K.

Read about a WIDA member school sharing their journey implementing WIDA resources and assessments while celebrating student learning. Learn about this month’s WIDA Focus School.

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Share your WIDA story!

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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Welcome International School Consortium members: June 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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