New WIDA Resources and Research: May 2020

To support multilingual students and educators, WIDA provides resources and research across a number of categories. See what’s new this month.

WIDA COVID-19 webpage: Resource topics include tips for parents and families, educator connection and collaboration, WIDA staff recommended resources, and mental health and staying well.

University Students’ Experiences in Spanish Heritage Language Programs in the Midwest: WIDA researcher, Jason Kemp, publishes a new article in Dimension, a publication of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, on older students' experiences in Spanish heritage language (SHL) programs. The study investigates the experiences of college students enrolled in SHL courses in the Midwest. Findings suggested a disconnect between the self-reported, sociolinguistic needs of students and the curriculum presented in their SHL classes.

Teacher Collaboration During a Global Pandemic: Co-authored by Jon Nordmeyer and Andrea Honigsfeld and published in "Educational Leadership," this article shares five takeaways from international schools around the world that have been teaching and learning virtually for several months.

Join the WIDA International School Consortium: concise information for schools and educators interested in learning about the benefits of membership.