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Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD)

Project GLAD stands for and promotes an educational setting that produces effective, literate citizens for a global society.  It is a model of respect for diversity in language and ethnicity and also in thinking, learning and personal experiences.  It provides support for teachers and students alike to face change and success effectively and confidently.

Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) is a model of professional development with proven replicability in more than 120 school sites. Through Project GLAD training, teachers are provided with research, theory, and practical, effective strategies that promote academic language, literacy, academic achievement, and cross-cultural skills. Tied to English language development standards, the model trains teachers to use district and state standards and curriculum in providing instruction in multi-lingual classrooms.