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About OCDE Project GLAD®

For over 20 years, OCDE Project GLAD® has provided exemplary training for educators both nationally and internationally resulting in students’ access to quality instruction and high levels of success.  The Guided Language Acquisition Design model enhances teachers’ design and delivery of standards-based instruction through an approach that integrates the development of content knowledge and skills with the acquisition of academic language. Project GLAD® classrooms promote an environment that respects and honors each child’s voice, personal life experience, beliefs, and culture.

A Powerful Partnership

We are proud to share a partnership between Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) Project GLAD® National Training Center (NTC) and Dual Language Education of New Mexico (DLeNM).  OCDE Project GLAD® NTC is a highly valued partner with DLeNM, with a mutual commitment to service language learners academically, linguistically, socially, and civically. Together, we engage in culturally and linguistically responsive practices that build multiliteracy and multiculturalism.

Per our Memorandum of Understanding, DLeNM facilitates the delivery of OCDE Project GLAD® trainings on behalf of the National Training Center. DLeNM values its relationship with the Project GLAD® National Training Center as a professional collaborator, supporting instruction in the dual language education classroom. The Project GLAD® training model combines research and theory with classroom demonstrations and teacher practice and planning time.  For more information on the trainings that are offered by DLeNM, please click on the links below.

Click here to receive information on upcoming OCDE Project GLAD® trainings.

Element I

OCDE Project GLAD® Leadership Training - Please contact Diana Pinkston-Stewart at diana@dlenm.org for information on attending or hosting a Leadership Training for your school or district.

This 1-day workshop is a prerequisite for all developing agencies prior to scheduling participants for Tier I training. The purpose of this workshop is to support educational agencies with the development, implementation, and sustainability of the OCDE Project GLAD® instructional model.

Outcomes: Participants will learn that OCDE Project GLAD® is an instructional model designed to support diverse populations of learners, develop clear understandings about the instructional needs of English learners, discover the essential components of successful implementation and sustainability of the Project GLAD® Model, and develop and design an initial implementation plan that aligns district resources and professional development needs with student learning outcomes.

Element II

OCDE Project GLAD® Tier I Training: ($1075 per participant, includes the cost of training materials)
  1. 2-Day Research & Theory Workshop: Participants are introduced to the theoretical and research base of the model, engage in dialogue around current pedagogy and learn strategies that promote academic discourse and literacy success for all students.
  2. 4-5 Day Classroom Demonstration: Participants observe a certified trainer deliver 4 to 5 days of OCDE Project GLAD®classroom instruction with a single classroom of students while another trainer coaches them as to what they are seeing. Participants spend the afternoon sessions debriefing, collaborating, planning and preparing for immediate implementation.

Element III

OCDE Project GLAD® Follow-up training ($1925 per day for one trainer*)

A DLeNM OCDE Project GLAD® trainer comes to the school to work with teachers individually or in a group to deepen their implementation of OCDE Project GLAD®. Follow-up training requires pre-planning with leadership to tailor the follow-up to the school’s and teachers' needs.

Element IV

Tier II and Tier III OCDE Project GLAD® Agency Trainer Certification (Pricing for each tier available upon request.)

DLeNM works in partnership with the National Training Center to take licensed teachers who have already completed the Tier I certification training through the Tier II and Tier III processes to become OCDE Project GLAD® Agency Trainers. To complete both tiers typically takes from 1 to 2 years and is done in a team of two to four educators.

For more information, or to schedule an OCDE Project GLAD® training for your school or district, please contact Diana Pinkston-Stewart at diana@dlenm.org.


More Information coming soon!

Spring/Summer 2020  – Due to the current situation with the coronavirus, Dual Language Education of New Mexico will not be holding Foundations Training in Albuquerque during the Spring and Summer of 2020. DLeNM will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and will make decisions about upcoming training during the 2020-2021 school year based on the state and CDC guidelines. The health and well-being of our community is our top priority.

Tier II Training of OCDE Project GLAD® Trainers 

(Pricing for each tier available upon request.)

DLeNM works in partnership with the National Training Center to guide licensed teachers who have already completed the Tier I Foundations training through the Tier II and Tier III Training of Trainer processes to become OCDE Project GLAD® Agency Trainers. To complete both tiers typically  the Training of Trainers process It usually takes from 1 to 2 years to complete the Training of Trainers process and is done in a team of two to four educators.

For more information, or to schedule an OCDE Project GLAD® training for your school or district, please contact us at gladinfo@dlenm.org

OCDE Preschool GLAD® Certification Training

Cost: $850
Location: Albuquerque, site TBA
Dates: October 19-23, 2020 or January 11-15, 2021
Register HERE

This session will include additional supports for teachers working in Diné language programs that are focusing on oral language development, as well as teachers teaching in dual language programs.

Language of classroom demo: English

Preschool GLAD® is about creating a rich environment of language, ideas and concepts. Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students engage in learning at their own entry points and are given multiple ways to respond. This model fosters a success-based, interactive environment that stresses cross-cultural respect and sensitivity and that values the family, community, and language of the child. Intentionally creating language-rich environments for our early childhood emergent bilingual students takes time and effort. Preschool GLAD® engages participants in thinking about how children learn language and introduces successful research-based strategies for creating a language-rich setting that is alive with words, aloud with language, and results in language-rich learning.


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