Fall and Winter PD Dates Available


Dear Utah secondary DLI Teachers, 

Below are the dates and locations for this year’s professional learning opportunities. The locations at which they will take place have not yet been determined. Please visit this page regularly for updates. 

Please note that this year we have a specific session for 1st year teachers. 

To sign up for the courses, please click on this link and register to your corresponding section. 

  • Fall PD

– October 2nd: 1st year teachers
Canyons School District; Twin Peaks Conference Room; 9165 South 300 East, Sandy 84070
Midas course section: 1

– October 4th: experienced teachers
Boondocks Kaysville; 525 Deseret Dr, Kaysville, UT 84037
Midas course section: 1

  • Winter PD

– January 24th: All teachers (both 1st year and experienced teachers – Location to be determined)

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.