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Traci Robbins

Traci Robbins 
Humanities Section Director
      801.402.5164          trobbins@dsdmail.net

Branden Lansing

Branden Lansing
World Languages & DLI Specialist  
801.402.5147
blansing@dsdmail.net

 

Marty Chen
Chinese Specialist
801-402-5344
machen@dsdmail.net

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Welcome!

At Davis School District, our goal to ensure all students are career or college-ready and increasingly, this means ensuring they will be able to communicate effectively in another language and navigate seamlessly between a variety of cultures.

Successfully acquiring a second language requires a long, sequential course of study that focuses on student language production.  Unlike foreign language classrooms of the past, grammar drills and vocabulary list memorization are not the focus of our programs. We focus on proficiency, because that is what students need. 

We are proud to offer both traditional secondary programs and K-12 immersion programs.  The goal of both is language proficiency at a level which will enable our students to compete globally and contribute to our global society in a positive way.

NEWS

World Languages

Our Programs 

Davis School District offers  Secondary World Languages Programs in all Junior High and High School in Davis County. For information about enrollment, languages please contact your school or visit our World Language Website

World Languages Programs

Our Shared Vision 

“Learning First” is the vision and mission statement for Davis School District. We value academics as well as language acquisition and proficiency. Our immersion students receive the same first-class education as all our students, with the addition of language acquisition and a cultural awareness that will serve them for a lifetime. 

Dual Immersion

Davis School District Immersion 

Davis School District offers both Elementary and Secondary Immersion Program continuation through high school across Davis County. For enrollment information, aplications, and participant schools visit our DLI Program websites. 

The elementary Dual Language Immersion program in Davis School District first started in the fall of 2006 at Sand Springs and Eagle Bay Elementary schools. Spanish was introduced to 100 students in kindergarten and first grade at each of these schools. Since that time, 9 additional elementary schools have added programs, bringing the total of elementary Dual Language Immersion schools in Davis District to 11, with an enrollment in excess of 3,000 students. There are currently 4 Chinese, 4 Spanish and 3 French programs. 
 

District Team

Davis School District 

Traci Robbins     
Humanities Section  Director   
trobbins@dsdmail.net  


Marty Chen     
Chinese Specialist     
 machen@dsdmail.net     


  Branden Lansing  
   World Languages & DLI Specialist
  blansing@dsdmail.net

 

Teacher Leaders

Curriculum 

Miles Nance
minance@dsdmail.net

Paul Walton
pwalton@dsdmail.net 

Assessments

Roger Burt
rburt@dsdmail.net

Jose Hernandez
jhernandez@dsdmail.net

Teaching Strategies

Julie Hall
juhall@dsdmail.net

Tawnee Johnson
tawjohnson@dsdmail.net

ASL Support Leader

Loni Beckman
lbeckman@dsdmail.nt

Website & Tech Resources

Sergio Tello
stelloblanco@dsdmail.net 

Professional Development

Ingrid Campos 
icamposmontero@dsdmail.net

Gwen Cannell
gcannell@dsdmail.net


Language Labs

Jo Carmiol
jcarmiol@dsdmail.net

 

 

New Teacher Mentor

Noelle Britte
nobritte@dsdmail.net

Roger Burt
rburt@dsdmail.net

Immersion Cohort

Fermin Soriano
fsorianobautista@dsdmail.net 

AP Support Leader

Jr. High Schools
Whitney Krahn
wkrahn@dsdmail.net
 
High Schools
April Fenn 
afenn@dsdmail.net
 

Confucius I.

About Our Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at Davis School District was established in 2012 with the support of Hanban in Beijing and College Board.  The Confucius institute supports Chinese programs in our district and within the region. Our mission is to enhance the learning of Chinese language and culture by offering Chinese language and cultural classes, holding events and activities, providing excellent teacher training opportunities, and providing services to our local community. We work with other Confucius Institutes to bridge Chinese and US cultures through our joint efforts.
 
 

Confucius Institue Opportunities

LEAP PROGRAM for AP Students

The College Board and Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) are happy to announce the launch of the Language LEAP (Learning, Engaging, Applying, Propelling): Chinese Program in the summer of 2017. The Language LEAP: Chinese Program is a unique opportunity for US institutions to bring students to participate in a two-week study abroad program in Beijing, China from July 2-16, 2017.
 
​The Language LEAP Chinese Program is overseen and administered by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters. The program will focus on the application of knowledge about Chinese language and culture in a real-life, immersive environment. During the two-week program students will study and live at Beijing Language and Culture University, one of China’s top universities for linguistic and cultural studies. The program will consist of a mix of Chinese language and culture coursework as well as study visits to cultural and historical sites in Beijing. In order to foster a truly immersive environment, the entire program will be strictly administered in Chinese.

Cost:
International airfare, All costs in China, including room and board, transportation, activities and sightseeing will be covered by Hanban (Headquarters of Confucius Institute in China).

Program participants are responsible for:
  1. Round trip airfare to the gateway city--likely Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Seattle
  2. Program application fee of $500
  3. International travel insurance
  4. Visa application fee (estimated $160)

Eligibility: 
High School students must meet the following requirements:
  1. Have American citizenship
  2. Be in grades 9-12 AND be over 16 years old.
  3. Be enrolled in AP Chinese Language for the 2017-18 school year.
  4. Have a B or better in Chinese
  5. Be a well-rounded student
  6. Be healthy and able to travel internationally

Chaperones must meet the following requirements:
  1. Respect and understand Chinese culture
  2. Be approachable and responsible
  3. Have at least one year experience in K-12 education and working with students
  4. Be healthy and able to travel internationally
  5. Be under 50 years old

How to apply: 
1. Download, fill out, and submit the application document.
2. Attach teacher or  administrator recommendation letter.
3. Attach your statement about why you want to participate
4. Attach a copy of your passport's photo page or a copy of your passport application.
5. Save all documents as ONE pdf.
6. Email completed application

Summer Camp in China

The Confucius Institute at Davis School District is proud to offer Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American high school students. This two-week program is structured to enhance understanding between American and Chinese high school students. Through a combination of classroom study and excursions, students will have a unique opportunity to expand their language skills while experiencing China’s rich culture, tradition, and history.
 
The group will arrive in Beijing to attend the camp’s opening activities then travel on to beautiful Harbin!
 
Location
Beijing and Harbin.
 
Cost
All costs in China, including room and board, transportation, activities and sightseeing will be covered by Hanban (Headquarters of Confucius Institute in China).
 
Program participants are responsible for:
  1. Round trip international airfare (estimated $700 - 1300)
  2. International travel insurance
  3. Visa application fee (estimated $160)
 
Eligibility:
High School students must meet the following requirements:
 
  1. Have American citizenship
  2. Be in grades 9-12 (including graduating seniors and students who will be in 9th grade in the fall of 2018)
  3. Have 6 months to 3 years of Chinese learning experience (non-native speakers of Chinese)
  4. Be healthy and able to travel internationally
 
How to apply: 
1. Download, fill out, and submit the application document.
2. Attach teacher recommendation letter.
3. Attach your statement about why you want to participate
4. Attach a copy of your passport's photo page or a copy of your passport application.
5. Save all documents as ONE pdf.
6. Email completed application

Teachers

Teacher Resources and Materials

Desk Standards, Posters, Instructional Videos, Sample Assessments, Unit Plans, Sample lessons, Target and Assessments have been moved to our own District Servers. To access these materials and documents please select your program of instruction and Log in using your ENCORE credentials. 
 
World Languages Program 
Materials and Resources
Dual Immersion Elementary 
Materials and resources
Dual Immersion
Secondary
Materials And Resources
 

If you have any questions or problems accessing any of these materials please contact Sergio Tello, Website and Technology leader for assistance at stelloblanco@dsdmail.net 

Employment Opportunities

  • Dual Immersion Teachers

Davis School District constantly seeking qualified educators for our Immersion and World Languages Programs. 

We are Currently looking for 2 Chinese Dual Immersion teachers, 2 French Dual Immersion teachers and 3 Spanish Dual Immersion teachers for positions at one of the following Dual Immersion schools: Heritage, Elementary in Layton (Chinese), Stewart Elementary in Centerville (Chinese), Odyssey Elementary in Woods Cross (French), Foxboro Elementary in North Salt Lake (French), Lincoln Elementary in Layton (Spanish), Buffalo Point Elementary in Syracuse (Spanish) and Farmington Jr in Farmington (Spanish).

All school are located in the Davis School District, headquartered in Farmington, Utah. Duties: (1) Instruct 2 sets of students (25-30 in each set) in the target language (Chinese, French or Spanish) in content areas of math, second language literacy, social studies, and science; (2) adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests; (3) establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students; (4) meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs; (5) observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health, and preparation for later grades; and (6) such other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements: (1) Bachelor’s degree in Elementary or Secondary Education, or a related field; (2) Hold a valid Utah State Teaching License and two required endorsements in World Language (Chinese, French or Spanish) and Dual Immersion, that authorizes the individual to teach dual language immersion in an elementary or middle school; (3) Demonstrate oral proficiency in the language of instruction (Chinese, French or Spanish) as determined by ACTFL (an organization recognized and accepted by the Utah State Board of Education) with no less than the minimum rating of Advanced-mid, a requirement for licensure and endorsement.

Apply at www.dsdjobs.net and  via email rs5boys@gmail.com