Project GLAD supports

Project GLAD

Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) is a model of professional learning in the area of language acquisition and literacy for grades K-8. 

The strategies and model promote English language acquisition, academic achievement, and cross-cultural awareness. GLAD develops meta-cognitive skills along with high-level, academic language and literacy. It's an instructional model with clear, practical strategies that promote positive, effective interactions among students and between teachers and students. Project GLAD's​​​ National Training Center is located at the Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa.

GLAD in Any Language

The GLAD instructional model is easily modified to meet the needs of students in any language of instruction, making it a premier pedagogical approach for dual-language education.  Many dual language programs in San Diego have therefore provided Project GLAD®​ training to all their K-8 teachers. ​

Professional Learning

The San Diego County Office of Education is pleased to be able to offer the Tier I Professional Learning for Project GLAD® according to the Orange County Department of Education's National Training Center Model, which consists of: 

  • A prerequisite, two-day research and theory workshop.
  • An in-classroom demonstration of a GLAD® thematic unit for 4 mornings with afternoons spent planning and making teacher-created instruction​al materials.
  • Follow-up coaching and implementation support, custom-designed for schools and districts to include facilitation of grade-level team planning, classroom walk-throughs with administrators/coaches, strategy refreshers, online resources, and email support.

Project GLAD® is most effective when teams of teachers from the same site or district participate and learn together. SDCOE will work with schools and districts to coordinate our two-day research and theory workshops and in-classroom demonstrations at times and locations convenient for your specific schedules.​.


Contact Sally Fox to get started with Project GLAD® today. 
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