Distance Teaching and Learning

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Supporting multilingual learners during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, WIDA remains committed to supporting educators, multilingual learners and their families. This webpage features learning opportunities from WIDA Professional Learning and a list of resources that can aide educators in providing remote instruction to multilingual learners.

Visit the COVID-19 Updates page to learn about WIDA's response to the pandemic and read the latest updates.

“As we prepare our classrooms to welcome students, whether in a school building or virtually, or a hybrid model, we worry about reconnecting with students we have known from last year and finding, identifying and welcoming new students who might need language assistance in the coming school year.”

– Dr. Diep Nguyen, WIDA director of professional learning

Micro-Offerings from WIDA Professional Learning

To help navigate the unique challenges of teaching during the pandemic, WIDA has a new series of micro-offerings. The 30-45 minute courses are open to anyone and are designed for educators who work with multilingual children and youth across a variety of settings.  

View the Course Series

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What's New
WIDA Resources
Tips for Parents and Families

The Office of Educational Technology offers a Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide that informs parents and caregivers as they monitor access and uses technology for learning. This guide is available in English and Spanish.

Resources for State and School Leaders
Educator Connection and Collaboration
WIDA Staff Recommended Resources
Mental Health and Staying Well

WIDA has compiled the resources on this page for your review. Schools, districts and states are responsible for making choices about appropriate and applicable technologies and products.