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Department of Applied Linguistics hosted a talk by MA TESOL alumni on working at WIDA, a division of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research
Author: Stephanie M Sandmeyer
Posted: February 5, 2020

The Department of Applied Linguistics hosted a talk by MA TESOL alumni on working at WIDA, a division of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. WIDA is an organization that provides language development resources to those who support the academic success of multilingual learners in K-12 education. Learn more on WIDA's website: https://wida.wisc.edu/about/mission-history

Laurene Christensen is the Principal Investigator of the Alternate English Language Assessment (ALTELLA) Project at WIDA, an enhanced assessment grant that seeks to better understand how to assess the language development of English learners who have significant cognitive disabilities. Laurene has a Ph.D. in comparative and international development education from the University of Minnesota besides her MA-TESOL and an MA in English from Portland State University, 

James Mitchell is an assistant researcher at WIDA. He graduated from PSU's MA TESOL program two years ago.