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About OCDE Project GLAD®

For over 20 years, OCDE 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 Guided Language Acquisition Design model enhances teachers’ design and delivery of standards-based instruction through an approach that integrates the development of content knowledge and skills with the acquisition of academic language. Project GLAD® classrooms promote an environment that respects and honors each child’s voice, personal life experience, beliefs, and culture.

A Powerful Partnership

We are proud to share a partnership between Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) Project GLAD® National Training Center (NTC) and Dual Language Education of New Mexico (DLeNM).  OCDE Project GLAD® NTC is a highly valued partner with DLeNM, with a mutual commitment to service language learners academically, linguistically, socially, and civically. Together, we engage in culturally and linguistically responsive practices that build multiliteracy and multiculturalism.

Per our Memorandum of Understanding, DLeNM facilitates the delivery of OCDE Project GLAD® trainings on behalf of the National Training Center. DLeNM values its relationship with the Project GLAD® National Training Center as a professional collaborator, supporting instruction in the dual language education classroom. The Project GLAD® training model combines research and theory with classroom demonstrations and teacher practice and planning time.  For more information on the trainings that are offered by DLeNM, please click on the links below.

Click here to receive information on upcoming OCDE Project GLAD® trainings.

Element I

OCDE Project GLAD® Leadership Training - Please contact Diana Pinkston-Stewart at diana@dlenm.org for information on attending or hosting a Leadership Training for your school or district.

This 1-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 OCDE Project GLAD® instructional model.

Outcomes: Participants will learn that OCDE 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

OCDE Project GLAD® Tier I Training: ($1075 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 OCDE 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

OCDE Project GLAD® Follow-up training ($1925 per day for one trainer*)

A DLeNM OCDE Project GLAD® trainer comes to the school to work with teachers individually or in a group to deepen their implementation of OCDE Project GLAD®. Follow-up training requires pre-planning with leadership to tailor the follow-up to the school’s and teachers' needs.

Element IV

Tier II and Tier III OCDE Project GLAD® Agency Trainer Certification (Pricing for each tier available upon request.)
Upcoming Tier II Training, Beginning in September 2019!
Sept. 17-19, 2019 and Feb. 3-7, 2020
Albuquerque, NM
Register HERE

DLeNM works in partnership with the National Training Center to take licensed teachers who have already completed the Tier I certification training through the Tier II and Tier III processes to become OCDE Project GLAD® Agency Trainers. To complete both tiers typically takes from 1 to 2 years and is done in a team of two to four educators.

For more information, or to schedule an OCDE Project GLAD® training for your school or district, please contact Diana Pinkston-Stewart at diana@dlenm.org.


Dual Language Education of New Mexico (DLeNM) will be providing the following Project GLAD Tier 1 Certification Trainings during the 2019-2020 SY. Teachers and instructional leaders will learn about how Project GLAD protocols and strategies build grade-level content knowledge and skills while accelerating the development of academic language in students. The Tier 1 certification training consists of a Two-Day Research and Theory Workshops and a Four-Day Classroom demonstration with teaching planning time. Each day is 7.5 hours long with 1-hour participants' lunch on their own.

Goals/Objectives: Through direction instruction, demonstration and participation, teachers of second language learners will learn about, observe and plan for best practices for academic language acquisition through Science and Social Studies content.

Cost per participant for 6 days of training: $1075

OCDE Project GLAD® One-day Follow-up Professional Development GLAD Unit Planning®

October 1, 2019
Albuquerque, NM
Cost: $125 per participant - Register HERE


ODCE Project GLAD® Tier I Certification Training 

Two-day Research and Theory Workshop
Focus: 1st - 5th grade

September 25-26, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

Four-day Classroom Demonstration
Focus: 1st - 5th grade

October 29-November 1
Albuquerque, NM
Cost: $1075 per participant - Register HERE


Tier II Training of OCDE Project GLAD® Trainers 

October 23-25, 2019 and February 3-7, 2020
Albuquerque, NM


For more information, email Diana at diana@dlenm.org

OCDE Preschool GLAD® Certification Training, Summer 2019

Check out the Summer Institute website! click HERE

July 15-19 (English Demo) or July 22-26 (Spanish Demo)
Albuquerque, NM

Preschool GLAD® is about creating a rich environment of language, ideas, and concepts. While the official name is trademarked Preschool GLAD® this training is a great match for early childhood educators in preschool and kindergarten and for first-grade teachers already using Project GLAD© strategies.

This 5-day training provides a 1-day overview of the Preschool GLAD® model and a 4-day in classroom demonstration with time for personal application.

1-Day Workshop

Learn about the theoretical base of Preschool GLAD®
Explore the Preschool Glad® strategies
Experience the joy and excitement of teaching using Preschool GLAD® Strategies

4-Day Classroom Demonstration

Observe use of Preschool GLAD® strategies
Plan instruction using Preschool GLAD® strategies
Collaborate with other early childhood educators

Cost: $750 per participant - includes materials. For more information and to register, click here.

Save the date!
OCDE Project GLAD Summer Institute 2020
June 2-3, 2020
More information coming soon!

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