WIDA International Schools Consortium is a global learning network of international schools that use WIDA’s research-based standards and assessments. WIDA supports a growing consortium of over 200 international schools that have integrated WIDA English Language Development framework and assessments into their programs. WIDA’s mission is to advance language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators. Member schools have access to WIDA assessment tools, receive research updates and can participate in reciprocal professional learning opportunities. WIDA will help international schools who want to meet the needs of their English language learners (ELL) with the leading standards and assessments for K-12 ELLs. Member schools use the components of the WIDA Framework as a tool to support both language learning and academic achievement.

Benefits:

Assessment tools: Exclusive access to WIDA assessment tools and WIDA technical support services. WIDA Screener and WIDA MODEL assessments may only be purchased by member schools.Online Resources: A download library (e.g. recorded webinars, PowerPoint slides, instructional resources) is available to members to provide additional information on how WIDA standards and assessment support teaching and learning.

Learning Opportunities: Exclusive professional learning events. Schools must be members of the WIDA International Consortium in order to attend a WIDA Symposium or Workshop.

International Standards: WIDA resources are used in approximately 300 international schools worldwide, providing common assessment tools and proficiency standards which support student mobility. Innovative teaching approaches and a shared knowledge base support teachers across the WIDA network.

Global Networking: WIDA helps develop programs and practices that support inclusive and effective teaching and learning for all students. International educators value the opportunity to learn from other schools.

Logo Use: Ability to display the WIDA International Consortium logo on your website or in email signatures. As part of the global education community, the WIDA logo show, that are at the forefront of international education by developing inclusive programs that build on the assets of all learners.

Research Community: Member schools are the first to learn about latest research in teaching multilingual students.

Link: WIDA

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