What is Project GLAD®? (GLAD = Guided Language Acquisition Design)
Project GLAD® is owned and operated by the Orange County Department of Education, which is the National Training Center (NTC) for Project GLAD®. Dual Language Education of New Mexico (DLeNM) has a Memorandum of Understanding with the NTC to provide Project GLAD® Tier I Certification Training to districts/schools/educational institutions in New Mexico and other states that DLeNM works with that have dual language programs.
Project GLAD® is a model of professional development dedicated to building academic language and literacy for all students, especially English language learners. For over 20 years, Project GLAD® has provided exemplary training for educators both nationally and internationally resulting in students’ access to quality instruction and high-levels of success. The model enhances teachers’ design and delivery of standards-based instruction through an approach that integrates content and language teaching and learning. Project GLAD® classrooms promote an environment that respects and honors each child’s voice, personal life experience, beliefs and values their culture.
Project GLAD® has been recognized as a model reform program by the California Department of Education. Project GLAD® is firmly rooted in research and has been field tested for the past 18 years.
For more Project GLAD® information and teacher-friendly resources, please click here.
DLeNM Project GLAD® Training Elements
Element I: Project GLAD® Leadership Ensemble - Please contact Diana Pinkston-Stewart at
for information on attending or hosting a Leadership Ensemble for your school or district.
This one-day workshop is a prerequisite for all developing agencies prior to scheduling participants for Tier I training. The purpose of this workshop is to support educational agencies with the development, implementation and sustainability of the Project GLAD® instructional model.
Outcomes: Participants will learn how Project GLAD® is an instructional model designed to support diverse populations of learners, develop clear understandings about the instructional needs of English learners, discover the essential components of successful implementation and sustainability of the Project GLAD® Model and develop and design an initial implementation plan that aligns district resources and professional development needs with student learning outcomes.
Element II: Project GLAD® Tier I Training: ($1053 per participant, includes the cost of training materials*)
1. 2-Day Research & Theory Workshop: Participants are introduced to the theoretical and research base of the model, engage in dialogue around current pedagogy and learn strategies that promote academic discourse and literacy success for all students.
2. 4-5 Day Classroom Demonstration: Participants observe a certified trainer deliver 4 to 5 days of Project GLAD® classroom instruction with a single classroom of students while another trainer coaches them as to what they are seeing. Participants spend the afternoon sessions debriefing, collaborating, planning and preparing for immediate implementation.
Element III: Project GLAD® Follow-up training ($1750 per day for one trainer*)
· A DLeNM Project GLAD® trainer comes to the school to work with teachers individually or in a group to deepen their implementation of Project GLAD®. Follow-up training requires pre-planning with leadership to tailor the follow-up to the school’s and teacher’s needs.
Supports for Trained Teachers: Project GLAD® trained teachers receive access to a variety of free resources: online professional learning communities facilitated by Orange County Department of Education's National Training Center staff, our website, www.ntcprojectglad.com, with over 240 standards-based units and resources, and ongoing communication with Project GLAD® trainers.
Implementation: The highest levels of implementation occur in schools where administrators support, monitor and celebrate teacher implementation, provide collaborative planning and reflection opportunities and access to resources. Developing Project GLAD® Agency Trainers is highly effective in supporting ongoing follow-up, training and support. http://www.ocde.us/ProjectGLAD/Pages .
* For out of town trainings, DLeNM must add travel costs (lodging, travel and per diem).
Project GLAD® Tier I Certification Trainings - Fall, 2015
Clovis, NM - 7 spaces still available!
August 11-12, 2015 (2-Day Research and Theory Workshop) + September 14-17 (4-Day Classroom Demo)
Contact Lisa Meyer at
for registration information.
Exact times and Locations will be sent to registrants via email.
Training days are 7.5 hours long with a 1 hour lunch break.
Cost: $1053 per participant
Project GLAD® Summer Institute - 2016
June 7-8, 2016—Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
Mark your calendars! More information to come!
Discounted room rates at the Tamaya for participants
Summer Institute Purpose: To provide a follow-up training opportunity for Project GLAD® Tier I certified teachers and their administrators. Note: Participants must be Project GLAD® Tier I certified, or, be administrators of schools with Project GLAD® Tier I certified teachers to attend.
1. To align, clarify and deepen practice of Project GLAD® instructional strategies for both newly trained and veteran Tier I certified teachers, and their administrators.
2. To strengthen the Project GLAD® community and identify peer support networks.
Who should attend? Project GLAD® Tier I certified teachers seeking further instructional and peer support for their instructional practice. The institute will provide differentiated opportunities to refresh and deepen your Project GLAD® instruction.
More sessions will be offered this year by a wider number of practitioners. Join us in deepening your Project GLAD® instructional practice and expanding your Project GLAD support network!
Project GLAD® Key Trainers
Lisa Meyer-Jacks, Erin Mayer, Rhonda Lopez, Ruth Kriteman, Annette Maestas, Kathy Waldman Diana Pinkston-Stewart, Barbara Ellis, Denise Balderas, and Vicki Chávez are fully certified Project GLAD® Trainers and collaborate with other veteran Dual Language Educators in offering trainings in New Mexico.