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Academic Vocabulary Development

WIDA Video Contest Winner

Andy Mizell plans engaging instruction that scaffolds learning for the wide range of English proficiency levels in his middle school ELL class. He begins by assessing his students and collaborating with other teachers to extend his academic language instruction across subject areas.

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Can Do Philosophy (Video)

This video provides an overview of the WIDA Can Do Philosophy – the foundational belief that every learner brings valuable contributions to everything they do.

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Curricular Considerations: Introduction to Collaborating Around the 2020 Edition

The WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition brings new practical ways for all educators working with multilingual learners to conceptualize the development of content and language together through asset-based, equitable, and rigorous approaches in curricular design. This session will encourage participants to think about what collaboration looks like in these contexts.

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ENL New Arrival High School Students: Encouraging Communication in a New Language

WIDA Video Contest Winner

Mindy Lewis-Hitch develops a grade-level, standards-based unit and provides her ninth graders with clear modeling and guided practice using game-type activities for Romeo and Juliet. Mindy also demonstrates working with colleagues to help raise awareness of scaffolding lessons so all learners can be engaged.

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Fostering Active Comprehension: Asking and Answering Questions

WIDA Video Contest Winner

Shadia Salem encourages her first-grade students to engage in authentic inquiry before reading a text. By asking questions about the topic, students’ reading focus is linked to finding answers to their questions. Shadia’s students stay engaged by working in pairs.

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Introducing WIDA

WIDA builds the foundations of success one classroom at a time. We know what multilingual students and their educators can do! We continually establish the industry’s best practices, support student advocacy and offer second to none professional development opportunities for teachers. Watch how we work!

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Introducing WIDA Screener for Kindergarten

This WIDA Screener for Kindergarten eSummit session recording provides an in depth look at the test.

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Introduction to the 2020 Edition

Members of the WIDA standards development team share a high-level overview of what’s new and exciting in the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition. Intended for SEA representatives, district leaders, and ELL and content teachers.

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Introduction to the Updated Key Language Uses

One of the components of the WIDA ELD Standards Framework is the Key Language Uses (KLUs). The KLUs summarize the most prominent language uses across disciplines, helping educators organize and prioritize curriculum and instruction. Learn about the updated KLUs – Inform, Narrate, Explain and Argue.

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Introduction to the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition

This video provides an introductory overview of the WIDA English Language Development Standards, 2020 Edition. It briefly highlights how the 2020 Edition is centered on equity and fosters the assets, contributions, and potential of multilingual learners.

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