6-12 World Languages Newsletter

May 2019

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

As we approach the end of the school year, I would like to thank all of you for the hard work and dedication you put into our kids' education. Thank you for all the hours you spend planning and helping your students succeed in school and in life. Ultimately, teachers are who make a difference in students' lives. I hope you have a wonderful, restful, and well-deserved summer break!
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For District Final Information Click on the Link Below and then click on the "District Final" Tab to the right



  • If you are a middle school teacher but teach a high school course, you must follow the high school guidelines to administer the assessment. Students must be given 80 minutes to complete the test.

  • For questions about your school's specific testing calendar/arrangements, contact your school's TESTING COORDINATOR. In most schools the testing coordinator is an Assistant Principal or a Learning Design Coach.

In the Spotlight

I would like to notice that one of our amazing teachers, Mrs. Ingris Iraheta from Wiregrass Ranch High School was recognized by one of her students in the Superintendent's newsletter,

School Matters. When a student has such kind and positive words to say about a teacher is when you know you have made a difference on a student's life.

Click on the link below then on the "Kudos" tab at the top right, to read what her student said about her.


Making Technology Work in The World Languages Classroom Training

The Making Technology Work in The World Languages Classroom Training was a success. We had over fourty teachers attend. Teachers engaged in learning around how to use technology to improve motivation and student engagement. Also, how to develop mastery paths in My Learning/Canvas to differentiate instruction to address individual students' needs. Thank you to Mrs. Smith, from Gulf High School, and Mr. Lewis from Hudson High School for facilitating this amazing training, YOU ROCK! Below, find a picture of our teachers engaged in some serious learning.
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Recommended Learning Opportunities

CI en Español with Diego Ojeda

Saturday, May 25th, 8am-3pm

7710 Old Big Bend Road

Gibsonton, FL

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge about how to implement comprehensible input in your classroom, consider attending the CI en Español training with Diego Ojeda.
  • This is a comprehensible input training for Spanish teachers.
  • The cost is $80.
  • If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Jennifer Purdy at jpurdy@pasco.k12.fl.us

IFLT Conference from Fluency Matters

Monday, July 15th, 8am to Thursday, July 18th, 6pm

850 34th Street South

St. Petersburg, FL

iFLT is dedicated to helping teachers align their instructional approach(es) with the principles of SLA (second language acquisition). If you are interested in teaching for proficiency using acquisition-driven instruction, the iFLT Conference is a must-attend event!

Click on the below link to view the brochure


Click on the below link for more information and to register



This summer, Together We Learn is scheduled for July 29 - July 31 and will be held at J.W Mitchell High School, 2323 Little Road, New Port Richey.

  • The schedule of sessions with specific descriptions will be released during the week of May 27th.
  • Registration will be open in myPGS on Monday, July 8th.
  • Click on the picture below to view the flyer.

World Cultural Fair at Wendell Krinn Technical High School

Denise Williams, Spanish teacher at Wendell Krinn Technical High School, held the first World Cultural Fair on April 30th.

Students conducted research on various topics related to their cultural heritage to showcase during the fair. Students presented topics related to the following areas of their heritage:

  • Culture
  • Education
  • Government
  • Geography
  • Weather
  • Currency
  • Literary Author
  • Map and Flag
  • Coat of Arms
  • Music
  • Other interesting and fun facts of the country

Below, find some pictures of the final products.

Instructional Materials Feeback Survey

In order to better serve you, we would like to collect your feedback regarding our current instructional materials. Please take a minute to complete a short survey by clicking on the link below.


Share your Knowledge!

Are you doing amazing things in your classroom that are making a positive impact in your planning, instructional practices, and your student level of motivation, learning, and achievement?

Are you willing to share those amazing strategies or resources with your peers?

I am looking for teachers interested in collaborating to facilitate traininings for world languages teachers.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Alicia Montijo at amontijo@pasco.k12.fl.us.

or 813-794-2319 for more information.


Alicia Montijo, Sr. Instructional Specialist for World Languages and Foreign Exchange