Indira Ceylan is a Project Manager and a member of the WIDA Project Management Office. She oversees several cross-departmental projects in the area of developing and improving resources for educators of multilingual learners.
One of Indira's specialties is managing large, federally-funded projects such as Advancing ALTELLA (initiated in 2019), advancingaltella.org, and Alternate English Language Learning Assessment (ALTELLA), altella.wceruw.org. Both projects focus on multilingual learners with significant cognitive disabilities.
Prior to her current position, Indira was a Professional Learning Outreach Administrator at WIDA and worked in close cooperation with state partners and WIDA facilitators to develop and deliver professional learning opportunities, with a focus on WIDA Early Years.
Originally from Germany, Indira has an LL.M in Globalisation and Law from Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and a B.A. in European Studies from Magdeburg University, Germany. Indira is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Phone: (608) 890-4465
Office: 1161B Ed Sciences
Advancing ALTELLA: Alternate Assessment Redesign