WIDA International School Consortium


LWIS Hazmieh is a member of The WIDA (1) International School Consortium, a leading global network of schools focused on educating multilingual learners. The WIDA International School Consortium is a community of accredited, PreK-12 international schools that use WIDA's research-based standards and assessments. Member schools are committed to developing inclusive programs that build on the assets of all learners, while transforming the conversation about what multilingual students can do. The Consortium provides access to resources, research and reciprocal learning opportunities with other member schools.

WIDA is housed in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the oldest, largest and most productive education research centers in the world. WIDA offers a comprehensive system of standards-based instruction and assessment of English language learners (ELLs). Its development was based on leading research and contributions from thousands of educators who are committed to the language development and academic success of this diverse population of students.The WIDA approach to collaborative, innovative education of ELLs always starts by acknowledging and building on the assets, contributions, and potential they all bring to their learning communities.

The WIDA International School Consortium members have exclusive opportunities to connect with peers at worldwide professional learning events. Attendance at WIDA International Symposia or WIDA International Workshops is reserved for educators from member schools.

The WIDA International School Consortium boasts more than 400 members in more than 80 countries.

(1) WIDA is the acronym for "World-class Instructional Design and Assessment”

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