WIDA resources and research: May 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

WIDA co-founder and lead developer talks effective assessment strategies for multilingual learners
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
Check out how educators are starting to engage with the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition:

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.

In case you missed it...

Visit the *new and improved* WIDA ELD Standards Framework webpages:

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