What’s new from the WIDA ELD Standards Framework team

Check out the latest resources from the WIDA ELD Standards Framework team including a new collaboration tool.

What can collaboration look like with the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition?

Collaboration is one of the four Big Ideas of the WIDA ELD Standards Framework. View or download this two-page comic strip that illustrates how a science teacher and an ESL teacher collaborate on their multilingual learners' language development and ways of meaningfully engaging with the content of a science unit.

Implementing the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, strategic ideas for district and school leaders

In the first article of our new Voices from the Field series, guest author Ely Sena-Martin presents concrete ideas for how administrators can begin planning for implementation of the WIDA ELD Standards Framework in a strategic way that promotes successful cross-team collaboration among educators.

Don’t Forget: Resources and learning opportunities at your fingertips

Bookmark the following webpages and check back often as our team continues to enhance content!

  • ELD Standards Framework: Overview of the framework, the Big Ideas and the four components, and links to foundational documents and related pages
  • The 2020 Edition: why we updated the framework, what’s new and different about the 2020 Edition, including the comparison guide, resources for rollout and implementation
  • ELD Standards Framework Professional Development: links to the International Virtual Institute, and related Focus Bulletins

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