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Vision Statement

Project GLAD stands for and promotes an educational setting that produces effective, literate citizens of a global society. It is a model of respect for diversity.

Project GLAD stands for and promotes an educational setting that produces effective, literate citizens of a global society. It is a model of respect for diversity not only in language and ethnicity, but, also, in thinking, learning, and personal experiences. It provides support for teachers and students alike to face change and success effectively and confidently.


GLAD History

• In 1991, Project GLAD was declared Exemplary by the California Department of Education. The growth on standardized test scores by English Language Learners far exceeded the norm.

• In 1991, Project GLAD was declared a Project of Academic Excellence by the US Department of Education, OBEMLA. At a national level, the growth in scores of English Language Learners also far exceeded the norm.

• Project GLAD was chosen as a national dissemination model of effective training for teachers in multilingual settings.

• GLAD - trained schools have won Title I Achieving Schools Awards.

• GLAD is recognized as a California School Reform Design Model Program.



Project GLAD Training Model

2-Day Training:Research, Theory and Overview of the Strategies

- Reading/writing research
- Second Language Acquisition
- Brain research
- Classroom implications and applications
- GLAD Model, curriculum and strategies
- “Backwards planning,” year planning

5-Day Demonstration Training: GLAD in Action

  • Demonstration Session: 5 days
    -Mornings: one trainer teaches students; second trainer (the coach) coaches teachers
    -Afternoons: trainer processes lesson, teachers plan

  • Follow-up and coaching: 1 - 2 days
    - trainers visit classroom and observe/help teachers
    - trainers meet with teacher on success, problems or future plans

  • Teachers provide support and continued growth by peer coaching, mutual support, teams, or professional learning communities.