Winter PD 2024 Materials Available

Dear teachers, 

The presentations used during AUDII for second-year teachers 2024 have been uploaded to the website’s professional development section. 

Have a great summer! 

The Utah Spanish DLI Team


Winter PD 2024 Materials Available

Dear secondary DLI teachers, 

The materials shared during the 2024 PL opportunity have been uploaded to the Professional Development section of the website.

We hope you found this opportunity useful. Thank you for your attendance and please let us know if you have any questions. 

The Utah Spanish DLI team.


Ximena Bishop Awarded 2023 Hispanic Heritage Congressional Recognition


Ximena Bishop, Spanish Dual Language Immersion teacher at Springville Junior High School, was recently awarded the Hispanic Heritage Congressional Recognition. Ms. Martínez was nominated by Springville Mayor Matt Packard and selected for recognition by Congressman Burgess Owens for her contributions to the community.  Congressman Owens presented Ms. Bishop with the award on January 4 at the Springville City Civic Center with family, friends, colleagues, and many students in attendance. 



Washington and Iron District Winter PD 2024 Dates


Dear Iron and Washington school district DLI teachers,

The dates for the forthcoming DLI State professional learning opportunity are now available:

Grades 7-8-9

  • Date: Thursday, March 7
  • Location: Coral Cliffs Elementary School & Professional Development Center (2040 W 2000 N suite c, St. George, UT 84770)

As soon as the MIDAS course numbers and registration links are available they will be uploaded to this website. Please visit it regularly for updates. 

Winter PD 2024 Dates and Locations


Dear Utah secondary DLI Teachers, 

Below are the dates and locations for this year’s professional learning opportunities. 

  • Winter PD

– January 24th: All teachers (both 1st year and experienced teachers (Davis District training center – 2195 University Park Blvd., Layton, 84041) – Click here for directions

The MIDAS course number for this PD offering is 63701 (section 5). Please click here to sign up. 

Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions. 

The Utah Spanish DLI Team

AUDII 2023 Materials Available


Dear teachers, 

The presentations used during AUDII 2023 for first and second year teachers have been uploaded to the professional development section of the website. 

We wish you a  successful 2023-2024 school year. 

The Utah Spanish DLI Team

Winter PD ’23 Files and Videos Uploaded

The presentations, documents and videos shown during the latest round of winter PD at Boondocks Draper have been uploaded to the “Professional Development” section. 

We hope that this PD offering was of interest to you and we are looking forward to the next opportunity to meet next fall. Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions. 

The Spanish DLI Team

A Special Thanks to Model Teachers


On behalf of the State DLI team, we want to thank the model teachers who helped during the last round of classroom visits for state DLI teachers in November. These teachers implement exemplary DLI strategies daily in their classrooms and help strengthen the program by welcoming to their classrooms teachers and administrators from other school districts to learn from their expertise.

Elementary School Teachers

 Secondary School Teachers

Daniel Aguilera

Mt. Jordan Middle

Milagros Vásquez

Mt. Jordan Middle)

Jasmine Guzmán

Midvale Middle School

Jarumi Woods

Union Middle School

The teachers and administrators who attended the classroom observations had the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from other schools and districts and implement new practices in their buildings.



Spanish DLI Schools celebrate “Día de Muertos”


During October and early November, many Spanish DLI schools across the state celebrated the “Día de Muertos” by displaying altars with offerings, photos and decorations to remember and honor the loved ones who are not among us anymore.

Every year, we see more and more schools setting up similar displays to bring Mexican culture into our classrooms. We want to thank all the schools and teachers who invested time and effort to bring closer to our DLI students such an important celebration in Mexican culture.


Discovery Elementary (Uintah District)



 Vista Elementary (Granite District)


Midvale Elementary (Canyons District)



Fall PD 2022 presentations and additional PD opportunity


The presentations shared during our latest round of PD in Kaysville have been uploaded in PDF format to the professional development section of our website. 

If you were not able to attend your their grade-level PD, we encourage you to come to an additional make-up session that we are offering on Friday, October 28, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Canyons Administration Building (9361 S. 300 E., Sandy).  This make-up session is for elementary and secondary teachers.  We will be holding simultaneous training sessions for each level.

Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions.




AUDII 2022 Materials


Dear secondary DLI  teachers,

The presentations and materials shared during AUDII 2022 have been uploaded to the Professional Development section. Those files include PDF versions of the presentations, as well as additional files and other printable materials shared with the teachers during the conference.


Rubén Núñez from Eisenhower Jr. High receives Granite Districts Excel Award


We would like to extend our congratulations to Rubén Núñez, Spanish DLI teacher at Eisenhower Jr. High (Granite School District) for being selected as the recipient of  Granite Education Foundation´s Excel Award 2022. This is the top honor for Granite SD educator, and highlight´s Rubén´s commitment to the DLI program, creating highly engaging and inclusive lessons for his students.