The ACPS Office of English Learner Services offers OCDE Project GLAD® training!
OCDE Project GLAD® (Guided Language Acquisition Design) is a model of professional development that provides depth and understanding behind best practices for language learning and development with practical applications in the classroom.
Project GLAD® uses innovative design practices to ensure that lessons are designed to meet the needs of all students, most intently the needs of our language learners/ emergent bilingual students. The “D” or "design" in GLAD helps us to design lessons that allow for teaching and learning to come alive, for healthy learning environments to be cultivated and to sustain both rigor and fun in the classroom-all while building language through content.
The following Guiding Principles inform our work:
All students have valuable assets that foster life-long success
Diversity and respect is cultivated and celebrated
Research and data drive our practice
Development of language proficiency with language learner students is a core value
Anna Harvin (she/her)
ACPS Project GLAD® Specialist