In WIDA News: September 2022
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Don’t forget: #WIDA2022 features award-winning headliners, more than 100 sessions
The 2022 WIDA Annual Conference, which takes place September 28-30 in Louisville, Kentucky, features two award-winning headliners and more than 100 sessions and workshops by teachers, for teachers. Educators of multilingual learners are set to share best practices and innovative classroom strategies. A curated virtual program is also available. Read more about this upcoming event.
Featured Student: Elizabeth Carrillo
In this edition of WIDA Featured Student, we spotlight Elizabeth Carrillo, a 2022 WIDA high school summer intern. During her internship, Elizabeth spent eight weeks working with teams across WIDA on several projects. Read the article to learn more about Elizabeth, including her TV and book recommendations!
Voices from the Field: Project-Based Learning and Wristbands for Refugees
In this Voices from the Field article, ELL teacher Donna Devito walks us through Wristbands for Refugees, a project-based learning activity centered on the WIDA ELD Standards Framework and her state’s content standards. Read the article to learn more about the project and how students raised nearly $1,000 for the International Rescue Committee in support of Ukrainian refugees.