Early Childhood GLAD®/Preschool GLAD®

Early Childhood GLAD® Overview

Preschool GLAD® is about creating a rich environment of language, ideas, and concepts. While it is copyrighted as Preschool GLAD®, it is a great match for early childhood educators working in preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade looking for ways for students to engage in learning at their own entry points with multiple ways to respond.

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Early Childhood/Preschool GLAD® Offerings

Five-day Training

This training includes one day of theory, research, and strategies to prepare teachers for the four-day classroom demonstration. Teachers see the strategies in action with students, plan their own upcoming unit, and deepen their understanding of language development and the needs of language learners. The classroom demonstration can be offered in English or Spanish.

Early childhood teachers have loved this training! They repeatedly tell us that the strategies are practical and engaging for students, and they see strong gains in vocabulary and language development. Preschool GLAD® is not a curriculum. It works with current pacing and unit guides already in place in the district or can support teachers in developing their own.

Upcoming Training in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Target Audience: PK-1st grade teachers and instructional leaders

  • Part 1: Research and Theory Workshop – April 17, 2023
    Location: Navajo Elementary School in Albuquerque
  • Part 2: In-person Classroom Demonstration – April 18-21, 2023
    Location: Navajo Elementary School in Albuquerque

Total Cost: $890 (includes the OCDE GLAD® Handbook)
*PLEASE NOTE:  You must attend all 5 Days, including both Part 1 and Part 2, to receive certification in the Preschool GLAD® training.

To register, click here.

Contact Lisa Meyer at lisa@dlenm.org to find out more information.

Customized Early Childhood GLAD Offerings

Our trainer team will customize 90-minute virtual of full-day in-person sessions based on the needs of your preschool and primary teachers.

Frequently requested topics:

  • An Introduction to Early Childhood GLAD
  • Using Chants to Build Oral Language
  • Engaging Primary Students with the Narrative Input Chart

Contact Lisa Meyer at lisa@dlenm.org to find out more information.