In WIDA News: January 2022
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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Last chance! Submit a proposal for the 2022 WIDA Annual Conference
Presenting at the WIDA Annual Conference is a rich and rewarding experience. As one 2019 WIDA Annual Conference presenter and assistant director of learning for language development in Medellín, Colombia put it
"The WIDA [Annual] Conference is a must-attend event for all [international] educators who want to know what equitable practices to support ALL learners looks likes and sounds like. The conference is praxis — I leave every session with something new to try, apply or digest — always pushing my thinking of how to build upon our impressive multilingual learners' assets."
Share your expertise and contribute to a conference that is by teachers, for teachers. Submit a proposal for the 2022 WIDA Annual Conference by January 31, 2022.
Featured Educators’ go-to resources and tools
Browse this list of Featured Educator-recommended apps, websites and strategies that help you build students’ language skills, have fun in the classroom, collaborate with colleagues, and stay connected with other educators.
Manuscript in TESOL Quarterly discusses shifts and tensions in the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition
In this manuscript, published in the TESOL Quarterly journal, Scott Grapin of University of Miami and Okhee Lee of New York University discuss the key conceptual shifts and emerging tensions embodied in the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition.
WIDA Voices from the Field: Creating a culture of shared responsibility in multilingual learner teacher education
In this article from the Voices from the Field series, guest author Chris Leider, assistant professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Boston, describes two systemic challenges in teacher preparation and how the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition can be used to address them.