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.
DLeNM is a OCDE Project GLAD® Regional Training Center
OCDE Project GLAD® training with DLeNM consists of four elements:
- Leadership Training
- Foundations Training
- Customized Training and Supports
- Trainer Certification
OCDE PROJECT GLAD®: DLeNM TRAINING OVERVIEW
Scope and Sequence
OCDE Project GLAD® Leadership Training: Designing a Pathway to Success
This 1-Day workshop is designed for administrators and teacher-leaders wanting to bring the GLAD® instructional framework to their school or district.
OCDE Project GLAD® Foundations Training
Virtual and in-person options are available!
OCDE Project GLAD® Customized Follow-up and Professional Learning
Available as a refresher for educators who have already been Tier I certified as well as educators who are just beginning with the framework.
Part I: Research and Theory Workshop
This 2-Day workshop provides the research and rationale behind the OCDE Project GLAD® model.
Part II: Classroom Demonstration
A unique classroom experience for teachers to observe and engage in the use of the GLAD® strategies within a live classroom. Participants will be guided in designing lessons plans for implementation.
This is offered to enthusiastic GLAD® educators who want to pursue becoming trainers of the model. There is an application process and Trainers-in-Training work in a team of 2-4 for 12-18 months to become certified.
For more information or to set up a meeting to discuss the possibilities for your school or district, contact us at email@example.com.
Project GLAD® Special Offerings
Project GLAD® Foundations Certification Trainings
Early Childhood GLAD® (PK-1st)/Preschool GLAD®
DLeNM Summer Institute 2023!
Stay tuned for more information!
OCDE Project GLAD® Training of Trainers
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.