OCDE Project GLAD®
OCDE Project GLAD® is a model of professional development dedicated to building academic language and literacy for all students, especially second language learners.
The Project GLAD® training model combines research and theory with classroom demonstrations and guided teacher practice and planning time. We work collaboratively with schools and districts to support the depth and sustainability of the model.
History of Project GLAD®
Project GLAD® started in Fountain Valley, CA more than 35 years ago with a group of educators who were tasked to support a classroom of students who were newcomers — refugees whose primary language wasn’t English. With minimal resources, collaborations with researchers skilled in second language acquisition, the brain, primary language, reading and writing were sought. Almost 10 years later, Project GLAD® developed into a version of what we know today.
Acknowledged by both the federal and state of CA department of education, the model received funding to be launched nationally, coming to Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) and the National Training Center (NTC) being born. Today, we remain responsive to meeting the needs of educators and students. Committed to high quality implementation and sustainability, the NTC continues to work in collaboration with educational agencies to ensure students remain the first priority.
A Powerful Partnership
We are proud to share a partnership with the National Training Center as a Project GLAD® Regional Training Center. Together, we have a commitment to serve language learners in their academic, linguistic, social, and civic lives. Together, we engage in culturally and linguistically responsive practices that build multiliteracy and multiculturalism.
Leadership Training: Designing a Pathway to Achievement
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® NTC instructional model.
Learn how the OCDE Project GLAD® instructional model is 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 OCDE Project GLAD® NTC Model
Develop and design an initial implementation plan that aligns district resources and professional development needs with student learning outcomes
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on hosting a Leadership Training for your school or district.
Foundations Training $1075 per participant
The OCDE Project GLAD® Tier I Training is available to anyone in the profession of education. This training consists of two parts. The first part is the “2-Day Research and Theory Training.” The second part is the “4 or 5-Day Demonstration Lesson”
2-DAY RESEARCH AND THEORY TRAINING
In the 2-Day Research and Theory Training, participants dialogue and learn with other professionals in the field about the research that supports the model and its development, planning support, an introduction to OCDE Project GLAD® units, and exposure to approximately thirty effective teaching strategies.
4-DAY DEMONSTRATION LESSON
In the four-day classroom demonstration, teachers observe students utilizing the strategies with a Project GLAD® trainer. The participants are supported by an OCDE Project GLAD® coach who facilitates a deeper understanding of the strategies, their variations, and engages participants in meaningful conversations around the model. During the afternoons of the demonstration, participants begin planning and preparing materials for immediate classroom implementation. Customized follow-up support is also an integral part of this process. Seeing successful strategies with the students is the most effective method of promoting change.
Foundations Training Dates
Two-Day RTW:December 10-11 2019
Four-day Demonstration on January 13-17, 2020
Audience: Elementary and Middle School educators
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Customized Training and Support
Customized support and sustainability modules are available to educators who have completed OCDE Project GLAD® Tier I Foundations Training.
CUSTOMIZED TRAINING & SUPPORT
Dual Language Education of New Mexico will work in partnership with your school or district to develop a customized plan for follow-up support specific to your needs. Teachers will receive individualized and grade-level team support around GLAD® strategies to increase depth of knowledge and implementation within their program model. This differentiated coaching may include classroom modeling, co-teaching, lesson planning, or VISITAS™️
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Dual Language Education of New Mexico provides focused follow-up around current and relevant classroom realities. The two-day sustainability modules address topics that support teachers in their understanding and implementation of specific elements of GLAD® instructional practice.
Planning for a Focus on Language with OCDE Project GLAD
When: October 16-17 2019
Audience: Educators supporting Language Learners
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Training of Trainers – Trainer Certification (Pricing for each tier available upon request.)
DLeNM works in partnership with the National Training Center to guide licensed teachers who have already completed the Tier I Foundations training through the Tier II and Tier III Training of Trainer processes to become OCDE Project GLAD® Agency Trainers. To complete both tiers typically the Training of Trainers process It usually takes from 1 to 2 years to complete the Training of Trainers process 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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Option 5: Preschool GLAD® $750 per participant
Preschool GLAD® is about creating a rich environment of language, ideas and concepts. Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students engage in learning at their own entry points and are given multiple ways to respond. This model fosters a success-based, interactive environment that stresses cross-cultural respect and sensitivity and that values the family, community, and language of the child. Intentionally creating language rich environments for our early childhood emergent bilingual students takes time and effort. Preschool GLAD® engages participants in thinking about how children learn language and introduces successful research-based strategies for creating a language rich setting that is alive with words, aloud with language, and results in language-rich learning.
The Preschool GLAD® Training is available to anyone in the profession of education interested in supporting early childhood education. This training consists of two parts. The first part is the “1-Day Research and Theory Training.” The second part is the “4 -Day Demonstration Lesson”
PART ONE: 1-DAY RESEARCH AND THEORY WORKSHOP
In the 1-Day Research and Theory Workshop, participants dialogue and learn with other professionals in the field about the research that supports the model and its development, planning support, an introduction to Preschool GLAD® effective teaching strategies.
PART TWO: 4-DAY DEMONSTRATION LESSON
In the 4-Day Demonstration Lesson, teachers observe students utilizing the strategies with a Preschool GLAD® trainer. The participants are supported by a Preschool GLAD® coach who facilitates a deeper understanding of the strategies, their variations, and engages participants in meaningful conversations around the model. During the afternoons of the demonstration, participants will begin planning and preparing materials to use in their classroom right away to effectively support application and implementation. Customized follow-up support is also an integral part of this process. Seeing successful strategies with the students is the most effective method of promoting change.
OCDE Project GLAD® Summer Institute
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OCDE Project GLAD Summer Institute 2020
June 2-3, 2020
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