In WIDA News: November 2020
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Conversations with Tim: Leading emergent bilinguals
In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim speaks with Dr. Trish Morita-Mullaney about her research and insights into effective leadership for those who work with dual language students.
November 2020 Featured Educator: Annsonnetta Washburn Golden
Annsonnetta Washburn Golden is an English teacher at Albertville High School in Albertville, Alabama. She has been teaching high school English for 20 years and working with English language learners for three years.
WIDA Standards team releases illustrated Guiding Principles of Language Development
The WIDA Guiding Principles of Language Development exemplify the overarching and ever-present Can Do Philosophy of WIDA. They also guide educators in planning and delivering instruction, leveraging the assets of multilingual learners and supporting them in meeting rigorous, grade-level academic content standards. The WIDA Standards team developed an illustrated version of these Guiding Principles because understanding these foundational beliefs and the assets multilingual children and youth bring to classrooms and communities is an important first step in the learning process. The illustrated booklet brings each of the ten principles to life and can be used by educators with parents, families, and community members to guide conversations about the ideas of the WIDA Guiding Principles.