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Welcome to PLAN (Professional Language Association of Nevada)

Thank you for coming the PLAN 2018 Conference! We hope that you enjoyed the day of professional development and networking as much as we did. If you have not already done so, we would appreciate your feedback on the conference. Please complete our conference evaluation here.

Congratulations to our  2019 Nevada Teacher of the Year, Anna Cicak, Department Chair of World Languages at Sandy Valley Schools in Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Anna Cicak was officially announced as our 2019 NV TOY at the state conference. Congratulations, Anna!

Congratulations to our 2018-2020 GEM Program schools! PLAN annually seeks to identify and publicly recognize excellent world language programs across the state. The Global Education Model (GEM) Program Awards are given to schools with well-designed, sequential programs that enable students to attain world language standards, as demonstrated by documentation of criteria described on the Nevada GEM Program Rubric. The rubric includes sections focusing on professional involvement, proficiency-based instruction, school support of programs, and department effectiveness. The awards are in effect for two years and are renewable. Exemplary Nevada world language programs are recognized at four levels: Diamond, Sapphire, Emerald, and Ruby.  

Directory of GEM Schools in Nevada

Diamond Award – Incline High School, Incline Village, NV  (2018-2020)

Diamond Award – Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, Las Vegas, NV (2018-2020)

Sapphire Award – Galena High School, Reno, NV (2018-2020)

Emerald Award – Northwest Career & Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV (2018-2020)

Ruby Award – Sandy Valley High School, Sandy Valley, NV (2018-2020)

The PLAN Nevada GEM Program Committee thanks the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA) for the inspiration and aid in developing this state initiative. Their generosity and support has been invaluable.

Please see our GEM Program page under Award Programs for further information on the application process.

Our Mission


To stimulate the interest of all peoples everywhere in the learning and preserving of skills in international languages, including the learning of English as a second/foreign language.


To foster discussion and interchange of ideas relative to the study of international languages.


To recognize excellence in the study and teaching of international languages through participation in the activities of the Association.


To join with affiliate organizations at state, regional and national levels in advocating for the study of international languages.