International Newsletter: March 2021

Listening to our members’ voices

The WIDA International Program regularly analyzes data to improve our support of our member schools. In a recent review of questionnaire data, we learned 83% of participants would be likely or very likely to recommend WIDA resources to another school. Participants also identified areas where they needed further support.

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Introducing WIDA: A free webinar opportunity

Attend a new introductory webinar and discover what your multilingual learners can do. This free webinar will introduce international schools to WIDA.

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Professional learning opportunities from UW-Madison

UW-Madison has several upcoming professional learning opportunities relevant to international educators.

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Focus School: The KAUST School

The KAUST School (TKS) embodies the five core values of adaptability, innovation, diversity, inclusivity and responsibility. To ensure that the learners are living our mission of skillfully and confidently leveraging opportunities to thrive and contribute to our complex world, we create a learning environment that ignites curiosity, inspires creativity and allows students to investigate solutions.

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WIDA All Year Long: March

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 March.

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In WIDA News: March 2021

Interested in WIDA news and events beyond the International Newsletter? 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: March 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: March 2021

Read, retweet and follow global colleagues.

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Spotlight: Christina Nelson

Christina Nelson is an experienced international educator and a professional learning specialist with WIDA’s International Program. She recently led the development and launch of the WIDA Virtual Institute.

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Ask Fatima: Recommendations for exiting services

This month, Fatima provides recommendations to educators about exiting services.

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Welcome International School Consortium members: March 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.