International Newsletter: May 2022

New WIDA Focus Bulletin: Embedding the Can Do Cycle Throughout the School Year

This new Focus Bulletin reframes the WIDA Can Do Philosophy as a can do cycle of actions that can be embedded into teaching and learning experiences throughout the school year.

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It’s official! 2022 WIDA Annual Conference registration is open

Let the excitement commence… Registration is open for the 2022 WIDA Annual Conference. This in-person event (that’s right, it’s back!) takes place September 28-30, 2022, in Louisville, Kentucky. A curated virtual attendance option is also available.

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Research Spotlight: Language Standards Frameworks and Language Assessment, a Codependent Relationship

In a new article published in the International Journal of TESOL Studies, WIDA experts Margo Gottlieb and Mark Chapman, help educators understand the relationships between WIDA standards frameworks and WIDA assessments, why those relationships are important, and WIDA’s history of maintaining a balance between innovation and stability.

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Spotlight: Glau Serralvo and Mirjam Strauss-Paris

This month, we continue our Spotlight series featuring our WIDA Global Community of Practice Community Gardeners.

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Ask Fatima: Summer professional learning with the WIDA Institute

This month, Fatima provides three options for enrolling in the WIDA Institute this summer.

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Focus school: American International School Egypt

Read about American International School Egypt and their journey implementing WIDA resources and assessments while celebrating student learning.

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In WIDA News: May 2022

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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(re)Tweet of the month: May 2022

Read, retweet and follow global colleagues.

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Welcome International School Consortium members: May 2022

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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Join the WIDA International School Consortium, a global network of schools using WIDA resources and assessments to support multilingual learners.