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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.

June 4-5, 2019

La Fonda on the Plaza
100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
For more information regarding hotel prices and reservations, see below.

Registration: Early Bird (By April 1): $234.00, Regular: $254.00


Register HERE!

Purpose: To strengthen the understanding and implementation of best practices for language learners and to provide networking opportunities for teachers of language learners and their instructional leaders. 


1. To refresh, clarify, and deepen the practice and rigor of GLAD instructional strategies for: newly Tier I trained teachers, veteran Tier I certified teachers, Project GLAD® trainers, and administrators of teachers who work with language learners 

2. To provide an introduction to Project GLAD® to teachers of language learners

3. To build and strengthen the Project GLAD Community and identify networking and support opportunities.

Who should attend? GLAD® Tier I certified teachers, GLAD® trainers, administrators of teachers who work with language learners AND teachers of second language learners not trained in GLAD® and interested in learning more.

Proposed Sample Agenda:

7:30-8:30 Check-in and Breakfast (Provided)

8:30-9:15 General Session

9:30 - 11:00 Concurrent Sessions I

11:15 - Lunch (Provided)

11:45 - 12:15 Keynote and Student Voices

12:30 - 2:00 Concurrent Sessions II

2:15 - 3:45 Concurrent Sessions 111


Facilitators: Project GLAD® Trainers, Tier I Certified Classroom teachers, and district and school level administrators supporting the OCDE Project GLAD® model

Call for Proposals Now Open! Submit your session proposal HERE. Lead Presenters will receive a complimentary registration for the entire institute!

Click HERE for more information.

La Fonda on the Plaza is hosting DLeNM's 2019 Project GLAD® Summer Institute.

To make reservations, click here.

Traditional Room rate: $130.00 single/double occupancy.
To contact Hotel directly:
Reservations:  800-523-5002, Option #1 or 505-982-5511, Option #1
Group Code:  948761
Please call between the hours of (Mountain Standard Time):  
Monday – Friday: 7am-8pm
Saturday: 8am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

Dual Language Education of New Mexico (DLeNM) will be providing the following Project GLAD® Tier I Certification Trainings during the 2018-2019 SY. Teachers and instructional leaders will learn about how Project GLAD® protocols and strategies build grade-level content knowledge and skills while accelerating the development of academic language in students. The Tier I certification training consists of a Two-Day Research and Theory Workshop and a Four-Day Classroom demonstration with teaching planning time. Each day is 7.5 hours long with 1-hour participants’ lunch on their own.

Goals/Objectives: Through direct instruction, demonstration and participation, teachers of second language learners will learn about, observe and plan for best practices for academic language acquisition through Science and Social Studies content.

Cost per participant for 6 days of training: $1075


OCDE Project GLAD® Tier I Certification Training 

Spring 2019

Albuquerque, NM

Part I:  Two-Day Research and Theory Workshop

 Dates: March 20-21, 2019

Location:  TBA

Part II:  Four-Day Classroom Demonstration (2 options)

Dates: April 2-5, 2019

Location:  TBA

Cost: $1075 per participants (includes the cost of training materials)

Register HERE


OCDE Project GLAD® Tier I Certification Training 

Summer 2019

Albuquerque, NM

Part I:  Two-Day Research and Theory Workshop

 Dates: May 30-31 OR June 20-21, 2019

Locations:  TBA

Part II:  Four-Day Classroom Demonstration (2 options)

Dates: June 11-14, June 24-27, OR July 9-12, 2019

Locations:  TBA

Cost: $1075 per participants (includes the cost of training materials)

Register HERE

For more information, email Diana at diana@dlenm.org

Preschool GLAD® is about creating a rich environment of language, ideas, and concepts. While the official name is trademarked Preschool GLAD®, this training is a great match for early childhood educators in preschool and kindergarten and for first-grade teachers already using Project GLAD© strategies. It also is a good match for special education teachers working with language learners. The focus is on oral language development and strategies that naturally bridge into powerful reading and writing strategies.

January 28-February 1, 2019

Registration link: Click here

July 15-19, 2019 (English Demo)

July 22-26, 2019 (Spanish Demo)

Registration link: Click here

Registration fee: $750 and includes training materials

Learn about the theoretical base of Preschool GLAD®
Explore the Preschool GLAD® strategies
Experience the joy and excitement of teaching using Preschool GLAD® strategies

Observe a classroom demonstration using Preschool GLAD® strategies
Plan instruction using Preschool GLAD® strategies
Build collaboration


Chant Bank

Educators who have been GLAD® Tier I certified by DLeNM have access to additional resources including GLAD® units, videos and articles.  Current subscribers, please follow these easy steps to login to the newly designed homepage:
  1. Visit dlenm.org and click Sign In located in the upper right-corner.
  2. Click on forgot password
  3. Enter your email address and click Submit.
  4. Check your email and follow the link provided to create a new password.
  5. Go back to dlenm.org and sign in with your email address and new password.
If you are new to GLAD®, please see our information about upcoming Tier I certification trainings.