WIDA Resources and Research: June 2020

To support multilingual students and educators, WIDA provides resources and research across a number of categories.

New Resources

WIDA COVID-19 webpage: Growing list of resources for educators, parents and families. Topics include:

  • Ongoing Response from WIDA
  • Tips for Parents and Families
  • Educator Connection and Collaboration
  • WIDA Staff Recommended Resources
  • Mental Health and Staying Well

How Social Stories Help English Learners with Disabilities Understand COVID-19: While families and teachers work with students with disabilities at home, social stories are a learning strategy that can help.

Navigating Rights to Educational Services for Multilingual Students with Disabilities: As parents and guardians work with and set plans for their multilingual students with disabilities at home, WIDA helps them bear in mind their student’s rights to educational services.

Distance Learning Tips for Multilingual Learners with Disabilities Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Speech language expert Anne Page provides educators, families and therapists with distance learning tips and resources for multilingual learners with disabilities.

In Case You Missed It

Remote testing: Information regarding administering assessments remotely.

How do I join WIDA? : Why join the WIDA International School Consortium? This flyer provides information about WIDA resources and the benefits of membership for independent schools.​

Design Principles for Engaging Multilingual Learner in Three-Dimensional Science: A working paper authored through collaboration between WIDA and The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA).

Contribute to Research on Language Learning: The Language Learning Lab at Boston College is collaborating with WIDA to identify international schools that are passionate about supporting their multilingual students.