Long Distance CALL

August 18, 2020 | Categories: Distance Learning , Remote Learning , Remote Teaching , Updates

Long Distance CALL: a school-wide leadership assessment and feedback system for remote teaching and learning. Keep reading ...

Four Domains CALL in Utah

July 30, 2021

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Introducing: CALL for Personalized Learning

February 23, 2021 | Categories: Personalized Learning , Remote Learning , Remote Teaching , Updates

The CALL for Personalized Learning survey (CALL PL) has been developed specifically to evaluate eight key practices of personalized learning. CALL PL asks educators and leaders questions that evaluate the level of student choice and personalization. Upon completion, teachers receive individualized formative feedback, leaders get school and district level reports. Keep reading ...

Moving Beyond Survival Mode In Schools

January 8, 2021 | By Mark Blitz, CALL Project Director | Categories: Remote Learning , Remote Teaching , School Improvement

Times are challenging, especially "in" schools. And maintaining a school-wide focus on teaching and learning is more important than ever. Keep reading ...

Supporting Leadership for Equity in Schools Cannot Stop

July 7, 2020 | Categories: Coaching , Equity , Wida

Equity is not an afterthought or something we should work on "if we have time." The L4L Coaching Team, with WIDA SIS, continues to work with schools to support leadership for teaching English Learners. Keep reading ...

Tools for School Improvement in Our Current Situation and Beyond

April 9, 2020 | Categories: Professional Learning , Wida

WIDA Professional Learning has a variety of offerings to support educators, education leaders, and multilingual learners during these unprecedented times and beyond. Keep reading ...

Video: What is the WIDA School Improvement System (WIDA SIS)?

March 9, 2020 | Categories: Video , Wida

This short video introduces the WIDA School Improvement System (WIDA SIS). Keep reading ...

Short Demo of the WIDA SIS Online Reporting System

January 20, 2020 | Categories: Video , Wida

The online reporting system for the WIDA School Improvement System (WIDA SIS) provides action-based data for supporting instruction of English Learners. Keep reading ...

Progress Monitoring for Continuous Improvement: Utilizing Data from WIDA SIS

November 6, 2019 | Categories: Essa , Local Education Agency , State Education Agency , Wida

The WIDA School Improvement System (WIDA SIS) is used to evaluate programs that focus on teaching and supporting ELs as well as monitoring progress over time. Keep reading ...

"This was not something that had been done before": An Oral History of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL)

November 5, 2019 | By Mark Blitz, CALL Project Director | Categories: News , Updates

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL), this oral history tells the origin story of CALL. Keep reading ...

Recorded Webinar: The WIDA School Improvement System (WIDA SIS)

August 15, 2019 | Categories: Video , Wida

WIDA SIS Webinar on August 15, 2019, 12:00 PM EST. Join Director of Consortium and State Relations, Jonathan Gibson, and WIDA SIS Project Director, Mark Blitz, to learn more about this new school improvement system. Keep reading ...

CALL and Project I4: Innovate, Inquire, Iterate, and Impact

July 31, 2019 | By Mark Blitz, CALL Project Director | Categories: Partners , Project I4 , Updates

CALL Project Director Mark Blitz will be working with East Carolina University and the Institute for Educational Leadership on the Project I4 Grant. Keep reading ...

A Needs Assessment that Focuses on Instruction for English Learners

July 15, 2019 | Categories: Essa , Local Education Agency , State Education Agency , Wida

This article discusses ESSA, CSI & TSI schools, and the WIDA School Improvement System (WIDA SIS). WIDA SIS is a school-wide leadership assessment and feedback system designed to support and improve the teaching of English Learners. Keep reading ...

New School Improvement System to Support Leadership for Teaching English Learners

June 19, 2019 | Categories: Updates , Wida

Introducing a new school improvement system that measures key school-wide leadership practices that support teaching of English Learners. Keep reading ...

The WIDA School Improvement System: An Origin Story

June 5, 2019 | Categories: Partners , Updates , Wida

Introducing the new WIDA School Improvement System (WIDA SIS). Here is how this important project came to be... Keep reading ...