Guided Language Acquisition Design (Project GLAD®) is a model of professional development in the area of language acquisition and literacy. A Project GLAD® Demonstration is a four-day, in-classroom observation of the model and strategies. Trainers will provide a guided demonstration of Project GLAD® strategies. The strategies and model promote English language acquisition, academic achievement, and cross-cultural skills.
What is a Demonstration?
After the foundational training, participants attend a multi-day training to observe the strategies previously studied. The morning is spent in the classroom where a GLAD® trainer is modeling the strategies and a second GLAD® trainer is in the back of the room coaching the teachers; discussing what strategies are being used, how they help all students, and how they pertain particularly to multilingual learners. The afternoons are spent reviewing, answering questions, and creating teacher materials to use in their own classrooms. Participants can register for any of the available Demo Days even if they do not teach at the training location or grade level.
What is Project GLAD®
While curricula and standards (Common Core, Content-specific, and Grade Level) tell teachers what to teach, GLAD® shows teachers how to teach. It uses demonstration, real-time modeling, and research to give teachers a structure to follow and strategies to employ. The GLAD® philosophy is teach to the highest and scaffold for the neediest. All students have access to grade level materials, and those that are at their individual level.
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