Each of these teachers received the following invitation. "Congratulations! Your proposal, titled Reaching Migrant English Learners by Promoting Unique Home Literacies, has been accepted for presentation as a 75-minute concurrent session at the 2018 WIDA Annual Conference in Detroit, MI at The Cobo Convention Center on October 24-26, 2018."
The WIDA Consortium is an educational consortium of state departments of education. Currently, 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, participate in the WIDA Consortium. WIDA designs and implements proficiency standards and assessment for grade K-12 students who are English-language learners, as well as a set of proficiency standards and assessments for Spanish language learners. WIDA also provides professional development to educators and conducts research on instructional practices, as well as the results and use of the ACCESS and W-APT English language proficiency assessments.