WIDA resources and research: June 2021

To support multilingual students and educators, WIDA provides resources and research on a range of topics. See what’s new, review what you might have missed, or have a sneak peek at what is coming soon.

New Resources and Research
Jane Russell Valezy (American International School of Budapest), Lindsay Kuhl (Canadian International School, Singapore) and Esther Bettney (WIDA International Program) discuss how teachers can elevate student choice and voice across both online and in-person learning models in The International Educator (TIE) column, Fostering a Translanguaging Pedagogy within a Blended Learning Environment.

In Case You Missed It
In this Education Week Classroom Q&A article with Larry Ferlazzo, Margo Gottlieb, WIDA co-founder and lead developer, discusses different approaches to classroom “assessment as, for and of learning.” She explains the importance of placing multilingual learners at the center of the assessment process and the assessment strategies educators can use in the classroom.

On the go? Check out the 10-minute BAM! Radio Show for a rich conversation on this topic.

WIDA ELD Standards Framework in the field
What does the language for mathematics look like in a grades 2-3 unit of learning? Read the article Unlocking Content-Driven Language Learning through the Key Language Uses and Language Expectations featured in the Spring 2021 Florida Sunshine State TESOL Journal (pp. 44-51). In this article, WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework developers Lynn Shafer Willner and Margo Gottlieb explore how content and language educators might begin to unpack the ELD Standards Framework and apply it to curriculum and instruction.

Learn how to use WIDA resources as a system, integrate language and content learning, and build on what multilingual learners can do by using WIDA All Year Long.