ALL NEW - JUST FOR YOU! Check out all our updates for 2022/2023!

Welcome to your Next Steps

with Project GLAD®

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What's your Next Step?

Exactly what you need, when you need it, to take the next step with your Project GLAD® implementation.


OCDE Project GLAD® Foundations Training

Part A: Virtual Research and Theory Workshop.  Part B: Four day classroom demonstration (live or virtual options). 

Part One (Research & Theory): JAN 17, 19, 24 & 26, 2023

Part Two (Virtual Demo): MAR 13-16, 2023

Foundations Training


Acceleration Strategy Boost: Virtual PD

6-8 week focused strategy boost for yourself, your staff and/or your district.  Choose between 4 inspiring courses. Contact us for additional date options.

SEPT-OCT - Setting the Stage

OCT-DEC - Vocabulary Boost

JAN-FEB  OR  MAR-APR - Read all About It (Narrative)

MAR-APR - Take it to Writing (Informational)

Acceleration Series


Next Steps Coaching Membership

Annual coaching PD support with full access to 7 strategy modules (including Acceleration modules), strategy prep, demo and extension coaching videos, plus live group and individual coaching.  (Individual, site & district plans)


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - Access to ALL content avail through July 31, 2023

Coaching Membership

How it works...

Experience a new level of impact with your Project GLAD® implementation

We understand how much is already on your plates!  And we know how important language development is for all your students.

After traveling for years training and coaching teachers we continually came back to the same request from teachers and administrators. How can we provide coaching between visits?  On teachers' schedules - without more time out of class?  

Our response... Next Steps! After several years of providing virtual coaching through Next Steps, we took what we learned from those teachers as well and redesigned the entire coaching membership for 2022/2023!

Next Steps brings experienced and expert coaching right to you and your staff - whenever and wherever you are in the process. Whether you're prepping a lesson at lunch, needing a question answered during break, wanting a quick preview video of a strategy immediately before presenting it, or wishing for a personal Zoom coaching session - you'll find it ALL within the Next Steps Coaching Membership. 

It's the coaching of the future! Sites and districts have found this approach to be the missing link for providing accessible, timely and personalized coaching for all their teachers. 

We are here to support you each step of the way!  

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What teachers are saying

You spoke - we listened! Together we can make a difference!

Project GLAD® Foundations

"Excellent! A+! The strategies will help me incorporate language development into what I already do. The trainers were exceptionally well-spoken and knowledgeable and their rapport with each other was a joy to watch. They were great models of expert co-teaching!" - 5th Grade Teacher

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"This has been one of the best professional development I have had. I loved the format and the presenters were very knowledgeable about the topic and were excellent presenters. I loved the real life classroom examples and the differentiation examples for upper and lower grades."  - Elementary Teacher

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"As an education researcher, I appreciate that Next Steps uses everything we know about good professional development: it is ongoing, job-embedded, and extremely high-quality. As a middle school teacher, I love that it gives me concrete steps for implementing the strategies with videos that are just the right length and to the point. Thank you, Jody and Sara, for sharing your expertise." - 8th Grade Teacher & Education Researcher

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Meet your coaches

It's nice to meet you!  

We began our GLAD® journeys in 2006/2007 in WA state districts and have both been training, consulting and coaching with GLAD® ever since!  After becoming training partners we formed a joint project across our individual businesses to better meet the needs of teachers, sites and districts through Next Steps with Project GLAD®.

Coaching with GLAD® is a source of joy as we watch teachers and students "come alive" under the freedom, direction, clarity and expression that GLAD® brings out! 

Together we bring you a wealth of knowledge and experience in educational research, growth coaching, strategic planning and intercultural dynamics.

You are the reason we do what we do and we look forward to supporting you and your students as you grow with GLAD®. 

Dr. Sara Martinez & Jody Bader

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Featured Monthly Tips

Monitoring and reporting the growth of our ELs: The ELD Group Frame

Final report cards are coming up!

The school year is about to wrap up and assessment is on everyone’s mind. We will soon report for the final time the content and skills our students learned this year.

For our English language learners, the ELD standardized test they took this spring will give scores how their language skills have progressed in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Unfortunately...

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Revising vs editing

Writing can be one of the more challenging skills to master, and teachers also find it one of the more challenging to teach. In many ways, writing is subjective, yet there are rules and conventions to follow. Writing style is personal, yet correct usage is important.

A helpful distinction we can make for our students is the difference between revising and editing.

Have you ever had a student who thought revising meant recopying their paper?

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How do you motivate students who don't want to engage? 

Have you ever felt completely unmotivated? We’ve all been there. And so have our students.

All teachers struggle from time to time with engaging unmotivated students. It begs the question, why aren’t they engaged? At the most basic level, student need to have their physical and psychological needs met in order to learn. You may be familiar with the phrase, “Maslow before Bloom”. Students who are tired, hungry, lonely, scared, frustrated… face an invisible barrier to engage fully in the learning process.

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