The official website of the association Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, whose mission it is to advance professional expertise in English teaching and speaking for learners of other languages worldwide.
WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators.
Professional development resources for the effective implementation of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, a research-based instructional framework designed to give ELLs access to grade-level content while learning English.
This initiative aims to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards and to increase recognition that learning the language of each academic discipline is essential to learning content.
The Noncitizens' Guide to Entrepreneurship provides information for those with and without work authorization. The site offers additional information and workshops about other issues such as the Dream Act and rights of non-citizens.