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Read the highlighted articles below, or visit the News page for all the latest updates.

News Release: Grace Li joins WIDA as chief assessment officer
WIDA is delighted to share that Grace Li is the organization’s new chief assessment officer. Grace replaces Gary Cook, WIDA’s senior director of assessment, who is transitioning into a new role at WIDA. Read the news release to learn more about Grace!

Attend the 2022 WIDA Annual Conference virtually!
The in-person portion of the 2022 WIDA Annual Conference is sold out (clearly, we are all excited to return to an in-person event this year!). Don’t worry, we have good news. There are two more ways to attend the 2022 WIDA Annual Conference:

  1. Attend live sessions virtually September 28-30, 2022. This option includes a curated virtual program that features two keynote speakers as well as spotlight and concurrent sessions. Bonus: Post-event recordings are included with virtual registration.
  2. A recording-only option is available so you can participate in your own place, at your own pace.

Learn more about virtual options and register on the 2022 WIDA Annual Conference website.

¡Preparados, listos, ya! Get all the tools you need to get started with Marco ALE
The Marco ALE Starter Pack has all the WIDA Spanish language arts resources and essential tools to help you implement the Marco ALE for grades K-12. The kit includes

  • The two Marco ALE documents
  • A set of reference cards
  • A WIDA tote bag to keep it all together

Visit the WIDA Store to purchase the kit or visit the Marco ALE webpage to learn more about the framework.

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