Jon Nordmeyer is the international programs director for WIDA, and will be one of our speakers at our upcoming conference. WIDA provides language development resources to those who support the academic success of multilingual learners. They offer a comprehensive, research-based system of language standards, assessments, professional learning and educator assistance. WIDA ‘s trusted resources are used by 41 domestic states and territories and more than 400 international schools throughout the world.

Jon and I speak about our multilingual students and WIDA ‘s work in supporting a global network of international schools. We also discuss how we can Bridge the Gap between and move past silos as learning support and English language teachers; how we can collaborate to provide the best education for all of our students.

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Jon Nordmeyer is the International Programs Director at WIDA. He has been an international educator and consultant for 25 years, teaching at international schools in Quito, The Hague, Taipei, Istanbul, Shanghai and Bangkok. Jon has presented at international conferences in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America and has taught graduate seminars at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Tibet University. He has written articles for International Schools Journal and Journal of Staff Development, co-edited the book Integrating Language and Content (TESOL 2010) and serves on the editorial review board of Globally Informed, a peer-reviewed journal for international educators.