Dear Spanish DLI Teachers,
I hope this email finds you well and enjoying a little summer reprieve!
I know that you are all eager to get further details and an updated timeline on the new Spanish literacy program. Due to the USBE procurement requirements to obtain the Board’s approval for the adoption and its multi-year financing, the adoption process has been delayed into August to accommodate for the Board’s scheduled meeting on August 5.
This updated timeline will delay the arrival of the new materials and teacher training until the middle to end of August. Although at first, this may appear to be disconcertingly troublesome, on second thought, it will support the fall school re-entry goals.
Given the instructional disruption of the last semester of school in the spring due to COVID-19, the fall re-entry goals will focus on addressing the social-emotional aftermath of the pandemic, rebuilding and reinforcing new instructional routines associated with online and blended instructional platforms and ensuring that academic and language gaps are addressed. Therefore, it is our plan to roll out a (5-6)- week re-entry instructional plan in August that will address these uniquely anticipated student needs. Thus, we foresee gradually introducing the new literacy program starting in the middle of September, which the new adoption timeline should accommodate.
We will notify your principal and District DLI Coordinators with specific next steps in the ordering process following the School Board’s meeting on August 5.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these very unusual circumstances. Although these times have proven challenging, I am also confident that we will surface a stronger program in the long run. Our united commitment to our students’ academic and language trajectory will ensure their continued success as bilingual/biliterate and culturally competent DLI students!
NEW LITERACY ADOPTION
Due to State procurement policies, the adoption process will be extended to July 1, 2020. Opportunities for professional development will be published through the Spanish website as soon as the procurement process is completed.
We thank you for your patience and know that every effort will be made to provide you a smooth transition for the newly adopted Spanish literacy program.
UPDATED DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES: COVID-19 VIRTUAL PLAN (April 28th)
DIGITAL PLATFORM TUTORIALS
Special thanks to our Amazing colleagues below for sharing their exemplary distance learning strategies. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn from each other!
Update: Visual Learning Systems Access and Calle de la Lectura Read Aloud Mode.
- For those of you having problems accessing the Visual Learning Systems Science materials, please see the following updated tutorials on how to login to access those resources:
- Calle de la Lectura Read Aloud mode: If you are having trouble turning on the read-aloud mode, please see the following tutorial:
CALLE DE LA LECTURA ACCESS UPDATE:
Dear teachers, the access to Calle de la Lectura is open again. Please note that the user names and passwords have changed. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE PASSWORDS AND LOGINS FOR CALLE DE LA LECTURA.
Please, DO NOT edit the content and do not try to create custom classrooms with these login credentials. It will block access to all teachers. This is what caused the previous disruption. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Dear DLI Teachers,
Your concern for the wellbeing of your students and their ongoing learning is moving and inspiring! We thank you for the outpouring collaboration across the State to generate supports for our students’ initial transition to distance learning, while we all prepare for more sustainable supports for extended distance learning.
The Home Learning Activities Menus below outline activities and identify resources that can be used to support students with language learning at home. They have been designed to be shared with parents and students to assist with home learning opportunities for our DLI students during this initial transition to distance learning.
We hope these Home Learning Activities Menus are helpful to your DLI students/families. Please feel free to use them in their original form or to modify them to best meet the needs of your students.
The State Team is standing by to support you through this unprecedented transition. Please let us know of your needs.
We send you our unwavering appreciation and admiration, and our best wishes for good health for you and your loved ones!
Ofelia & Team
|Home Learning Activities Menu (Spanish)
|Home Learning Activities Menu (English)
COVID-19 School Closure
Dear Spanish DLI Teachers,
Due to the school closure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Utah Spanish DLI program is working on compiling a series of guidelines and resources for teachers to support their students at home.
As this is a rapidly evolving situation, we cannot yet provide you with specific materials. Please keep regularly visiting the announcements page during this week for additional information.
The Spanish DLI Team
AAPPL Test 2019 / Parent-teacher conferences
The 2019 AAPPL test window will be open from November 4th to December 20th. We encourage teachers to review the attached presentation. It contains information regarding proficiency targets, content topics to be evaluated and links to practice tests.
A video about Utah’s Dual Immersion parent-teacher conference model is available through the program model section at the top bar or by clicking on this link. It covers the philosophy of the parent-teacher conference in the DLI program and provides practical examples to better prepare for them.
DLI SCIENCE PD 2019
As schools prepare to implement the new Utah Science Core (SEEd Standards) next year, we would like to invite all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade DLI Language and English Partner teachers to participate in a one-day DLI science professional development session. This professional development is being provided in addition to the fall and spring PD required for teachers; however, all substitute costs for teachers will be covered for this training and we ask that all teachers in these grades attend.
Objectives for this professional development are to introduce 3-dimensional science learning and teaching, to review the Utah SEEd Standards and to provide training for resource materials available for classroom use. Both the language and English partner teachers should attend the session together.
A total of nine sessions have been scheduled (three training sessions per grade level). Please see the attached flyer for session dates, venues, and MIDAS registration information. Instructions for substitute cost reimbursement will be given to all teachers at the training. Please help us send this information out to all DLI Target Language and English partner teachers (grades 3, 4, and 5) so that they may register for a session as soon as possible
FALL PD 2019 – 1st-year teachers
PD ONLY FOR TEACHERS NEW TO THE PROGRAM.
These are the dates and venues for the forthcoming fall PD (September 2019). Please click on the thumbnail for details on how to register on MIDAS.
Sept. 16 – K-1 New Teachers
Sept. 18 – 2-3 New Teachers
Sept. 19 – 4-6 New Teachers
Location: Boondocks in Kaysville
AUDII conference materials (1st-year teachers)
The following presentations from AUDII 2019 (first-year teachers) have been uploaded:
- Professional collaboration
- Perspectivas culturales y relaciones públicas (maestros internacionales)
- Sobreviviendo a los 10 primeros días de clase
- Lectoescritura (Grados 2 – 3)
- Lectoescritura (Grados 4-5-6)
- Estrategias fundamentales (Grados K-4)
- Estrategias fundamentales (Grados 5-9)
- Ciencias en Doble Inmersión
- Model classroom materials (zip file)
They are available in the Professional Development section at the top.
Pearson SuccessNet access
Dear teachers and coaches,
It has come to our attention that many teachers are having trouble logging into their Pearson SuccessNet accounts to access the Calle de la Lectura materials. If you are experiencing this, we recommend you contact your district’s technology support personnel to solve this issue.
However, we anticipate that solving the problem directly with Pearson might take some time. In the meantime, please use the following user name/password to log into Pearson SuccessNet:
This account contains all K-6 Calle de la Lectura materials, as well as the Leveled Readers books. Once logged in, use the arrows to navigate to your grade’s materials. Please note that this temporary account does not include all the Pearson SuccessNet functionalities.
We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please let us know if you have any questions.
AUDII Conference 2019 materials (2nd-year teachers)
Thanks to all the first and second-year teachers who attended AUDII 2019.
We have uploaded to the website the following materials from the conference:
- Counterbalance in DLI presentation (AUDII 2nd year – available in the Professional Development section at the top)
- Antología (AUDII 2nd year – available in the Professional Development section at the top)
- Updated 10-day clickable plans: the sections for Counterbalance, evaluation projects and vocabulary activities contain updated materials. Please go to Literacy – Clickable 10 day plans to find them.
- Focus / classroom walls materials (used in the model classroom in AUDII 1st-year teachers – available in teacher tools – classroom walls)
Please visit the website again since new materials are being added daily.