Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD®) is a model of professional learning in the area of language acquisition and literacy for grades K-12.
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. The Project GLAD® 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 and world language programs in San Diego have therefore provided Project GLAD® training to all their K-12 teachers.
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 where participants receive the Project GLAD® Learning Guide outlining all the GLAD® strategies within the model.
- An in-classroom demonstration of a GLAD® thematic unit for 4 mornings with afternoons spent planning and making teacher-created instructional 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 us to get started with Project GLAD® today.