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Celebrating bi/multilingualism among our learners

April 1, 2024

This article explores the significance of bilingual learner advocacy and highlights the positive impact it has on individuals and communities.

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Introducing: WIDA Webinars

January 9, 2024

We’re offering a new, free virtual learning opportunity: WIDA Webinars. Four webinars are scheduled for 2024. Read about them and register.

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News Release: Introducing the Marco DALE: A groundbreaking framework for Spanish language development standards

October 24, 2023

WIDA releases the Marco de los estándares del desarrollo auténtico del lenguaje español de WIDA (Marco DALE), WIDA’s latest Spanish language development standards framework. The Marco DALE is a framework for instruction, curriculum, professional development and assessments of Spanish language development of bi/multilingual learners who are learning academic content in Spanish.

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Comunicado de prensa: El Marco DALE: Un marco innovador de estándares para el desarrollo del lenguaje español

October 24, 2023

WIDA lanza el Marco de los estándares del desarrollo auténtico del lenguaje español de WIDA (Marco DALE). Este marco informa la instrucción, el currículo, la capacitación profesional y las evaluaciones del desarrollo del lenguaje de estudiantes bi/multilingües que aprenden contenido curricular en español.

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Teaching in Spanish: Six big ideas to drive instruction

September 11, 2023

In this article, we present the six ideas principales of the Marco DALE: equity, integration, collaboration, interaction, multiliteracies and transculturalism. Educators using WIDA’s language frameworks will notice a strong relationship between the ideas principales of the Marco DALE, the Big Ideas of the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition, and the ideologías orientadoras of the Marco ALE. Marco de los estándares del desarrollo auténtico del lenguaje español de WIDA (Marco DALE) launches on October 24!

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Desarrollando el español: Seis ideas principales para informar la instrucción

September 11, 2023

En este artículo presentamos las seis ideas principales del Marco DALE: la equidad, la integración, la colaboración, la interacción, las multiliteracidades y el transculturalismo. Los educadores que utilizan los marcos del lenguaje de WIDA, el WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition, y el Marco de referencia de las artes del lenguaje del español (Marco ALE), notarán una fuerte relación entre las ideas principales del Marco DALE, las Big Ideas del WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition, y las ideologías orientadoras del Marco ALE. El Marco de los estándares del desarrollo auténtico del lenguaje español de WIDA (Marco DALE) se lanzará al público el 24 de octubre de 2023.

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Back to school 2023–24: Assess, teach, grow with WIDA

August 7, 2023

Want a quick synopsis of what you need to know to assess, teach and grow with WIDA this school year? Check out this back-to-school guide!

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Enriching the experiences of all learners, educators, classrooms and their communities

April 3, 2023

Recognizing the many valuable cultural and linguistic assets that have the potential to enrich the experiences of all learners, educators, classrooms and their communities during National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month.

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Using active and former English learner data when creating a balanced picture of bi/multilingual students

August 19, 2022

In this article, Samuel Aguirre, WIDA Español director, provides tips for education administrators to incorporate former ELs in the review of data that informs goals and programming outcomes for bi/multilingual students.   

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La importancia de la integridad de datos en la educación de estudiantes bi/multilingües

August 19, 2022

En este artículo, Samuel Aguirre, director de WIDA Español, brinda consejos para que administradores escolares incorporen a estudiantes identificados como former ELs durante el análisis de datos que informa las metas y la programación de estudios de los estudiantes bi/multilingües. 

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