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.
OCDE PROJECT GLAD® TRAINING OVERVIEW
OCDE Project GLAD® training consists of three elements:
- Leadership Training
- Foundations Training
- Customized Support (In-person and Online)
Scope and Sequence
|OCDE Project GLAD® Leadership Training: Designing a Pathway to Success (for administrators and teacherleaders)||OCDE Project GLAD® Foundations Training (basic training for classroom teachers)||OCDE Project GLAD® Customized Follow-up and Professional Learning|
|Part I: Research and Theory Workshop||Part II: Classroom Demonstration|
|This 1-day workshop is a prerequisite for all developing agencies prior to scheduling participants for Tier I training. Purpose: to support educational agencies with the understanding, development, implementation and sustainability of the||Foundations 2-day Research and Theory Workshop develops the research, rationale and why in how to provide both universal access and targeted language learner support through OCDE Project GLAD®||Foundations 4-day Classroom Demonstration provides a unique classroom experience to teachers who observe and engage in the use of the GLAD® model within a live classroom. Participants will work with a coach to build understanding, practice and design lessons plans for implementation.||Provides customized training and support to elevate GLAD® instruction and implementation. This differentiated model can support collaboration, practice with the strategies, modeling, co-teaching, coaching and planning and preparation sessions.|
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on bringing an OCDE Project GLAD® training to your school or district or register for one of the upcoming Foundations Trainings listed below:
Project GLAD® Virtual Saturday Strategies Institute, Jan. 23, 2021 (Cost = $125/participant)
A Pathway to Biliteracy: During this interactive workshop participants will learn how Project GLAD® strategies provide the perfect vehicle for developing high levels of content knowledge and biliteracy skills that will leave students wanting more!
To register for this and other winter institutes, click here.
Going GLAD® Online! February 18, 2021 (Cost = $125/participant)
This virtual workshop for both teachers who have been trained and those who have not, will explore the GLAD® strategies that are most effective for online learning. Teachers will walk away ready to implement! Due to an overwhelming response, we are adding another training date – February 26!! To register for this workshop, click HERE.
DLeNM Project GLAD® Training Opportunities
Project GLAD® Foundations Certification Training for schools and districts:
(*Parts 1 & 2 are required for certification!)
Part 1: Research & Theory Workshop (Virtual or In-person): Participants learn the theoretical and research base of the model and learn about GLAD strategies that provide access to academic content and language development for all students, both in the classroom and in virtual environments.
UPCOMING Virtual Research and Theory Workshop (2 full days):
January 20 & February 4, 2021
Cost = $485/participant to include the shipping of required materials. To register, click here.
Part 2: 4-Day Classroom Demonstration: Participants observe the delivery of 4 days of GLAD® classroom instruction with students and spend the afternoon sessions debriefing, collaborating, planning, and preparing for immediate implementation in their classrooms/schools.
Stay tuned for in-person and virtual options in the future at dlenm.org!
Project GLAD® Leadership Training for schools and districts (Virtual or In-person)
The purpose of this workshop is to support educational agencies in understanding the GLAD® model, its implementation and sustainability. Great for instructional councils and leadership teams!
Project GLAD® Customized Trainings (Virtual or In-person)
DLeNM Project GLAD® trainers work with your district or school to determine PD focus areas to meet the needs of your teachers. Sessions are open to teachers who have already been trained as well as those who are new to the GLAD® model. Please contact us at the email listed below for pricing information and to schedule a training for your school or district.
Preschool GLAD® Overview
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.
Preschool GLAD® Offerings
Customized Early Childhood GLAD Offerings (virtual)
Our trainer team will customize virtual sessions based on the needs of your teachers. This includes targeting specific strategies that will support your students in virtual or in-person instruction. Contact Lisa Meyer at email@example.com to find out more information.
Topic Ideas: Using Chants to Build Oral Language
Building Vocabulary through Preschool GLAD
Tips for delivering virtual instruction to early learners
Cost: 90-minute virtual session for 3-15 participants = $950
90-minute virtual session for 16-50 participants = $1,650.00
Contact Lisa Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information.
Five-day Preschool GLAD® Training (in-person, currently on hold until districts are able to support in-person training—currently scheduling for fall 2021)
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.
Cost: $850 per participant
Contact Lisa Meyer at email@example.com to find out more information.
Project GLAD®, Dual Language, & Tribal Language Virtual Summer Institute
Join us for sessions focused on OCDE Project GLAD®, AIM4S3™, Tribal Language Support and Program Development, and Dual Language Program Development designed to strengthen and expand your understanding and implementation of best practices for language learners. Sessions are intended to help support your needs in hybrid, online, or in-person instruction, and guide you through this ever-changing educational climate for your culturally diverse students.
Click here to learn more about DLeNM’s Summer Institute offerings.
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
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.