What educators are saying...
"The 6 Week OCDE Project GLAD Acceleration course has been amazing! Such a great way to continue my journey with GLAD and reinforcing all of the strategies we observed in the classroom demonstration.
I am loving the support with learning about applying these strategies digitally with distance learning. Most of all, the learning of so many great ideas from the collaboration within the community of teachers!"
- Ashley Harsin, InterMountain ESD
"Great course! Lots of valuable information for learners at every level. The videos provide a resource and give an example of how it should be modeled in classroom setting.
Both instructors had such knowledge and understanding of each topic and gave great examples for Primary and Secondary learners. The videos were great and having the course online was convenient to my work schedule."
"The timing of the course was perfect! I liked the idea of learning a new strategy each week! I was able to learn so much and get a refresh on a lot of things I have learned awhile back. I also enjoyed participating in the community each week. I now have so many good ideas I am looking forward to using! This course was perfect, wouldn't change a thing!" – Jasmine
When a site membership is purchased every full time educator at that site receives their own login and password. This can include certificated and classified staff. We're infusing language development into the culture of your entire site!
Each week you receive a new focus strategy with videos to strengthen your background of the strategy, prep materials to use during the strategy, delivery tips with classroom demonstrations, and ideas for extending the strategies above and beyond the basics.
Watch the videos and prep your materials anytime during the week! We'll "live" in each focus strategy with you that week.
During the course you are never alone. You have access to LIVE coaching support with Jody and Sara during weekly group coaching sessions, individual feedback opportunities, and ask the trainer prompts whenever you need it most.
Benefits you receive
- An in depth understanding of 6-8 language rich, Project GLAD® strategies
- Confidence with step by step clarity for teaching each strategy
- A unified approach to strengthening language development across your site
- Materials prepped and ready to use
- Time saved with access to resources and templates
- Feedback and connection from coaches and colleagues as you implement
- A fresh burst of motivation and momentum
- Clock hour/PDU options
Setting the Stage (101)
Creating a positive & collaborative classroom structure
6 week online Project GLAD® coaching course that teaches and extends 6 foundational strategies to create a positive and collaborative, language rich classroom structure.
Help your students start the school year with success!
AUG 29 - OCT 7, 2022
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Zero Noise Signal
3 Personal Standards
TGraph for Social Skills
Vocabulary Boost (201)
Building a class of word detectives!
All our students are learning the vocabulary of new content, whether in their primary language or as emerging bi/multilingual students.
Vocabulary Boost is a 6 week course featuring 8 of our favorite vocabulary strategies. Each strategy teaches vocabulary in context. You'll be amazed at the universal application and effect of these strategies and the layers of depth each offers for both elementary and secondary students.
Jan 16 - Feb 24, 2023
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Teacher Made Big Book
Cognitive Content Dictionary
Sentence Patterning Chart
Reading Game & Trading Game
⭐️ BONUS: ABC Book
But wait... there's more!
During each Acceleration course you receive:
- 6-8 high leverage strategies
- Over 25 coaching videos (average 2-8 minutes each)
- Classroom demonstration videos
- Weekly LIVE group coaching ZOOM sessions
- Individual coaching feedback when pursuing clock hours/PDUs
- Strategy extensions
- Guided preparation sessions
- Coaching Guide
- Downloadable resources
- Clock hour/PDU option - depending on your district
- Time commitment - approx 3-3.5 hours/week, if taking for clock hours/PDUs
- 2 week bonus grace period for completing course requirements (clock hour/PDU option)
Testimonials from your colleagues
Spreading the good news!
"Without overwhelming the viewer, Acceleration 101 gives an in depth look at how to engage students, instill good behaviors, and motivate students to be engaged and behave. There is a reason behind each strategy, so it makes sense. It is delivered in a way that makes the viewer feel like they can easily implement these strategies into their routine without creating brand new routines. – Amber
"Even though as a new teacher, I have a lot on my plate (platters, really) I couldn't wait to be glad trained. I'm so tickled that this opportunity came up right away, since there are a couple of things that when instituted in a classroom have an immediate effect! Positive effects! Hello Numbered Heads Strategy, I'm looking at you. Thank you both for sharing your knowledge with us!"
"This was amazing! I would highly recommend this course.
The videos were easy to follow and I liked working at my own pace through the weeks. The coaches feedback was immediate and helpful."
Read all About It - Narrative (301)
The power of narrative story
Stories hold the key to connection and retention. This strategy module launches with a content related story, and extends with strategies for teaching story elements, retell, sequencing, vocabulary, dialogue, inferencing, ELD designated reading and writing, and visualization for reading comprehension.
MAR 20 - APR 28, 2023
(Preview week begins Mar 13th)REGISTER NOW
Narrative Input Chart
ELD Group Frame
Cooperative Strip Reading
Ear to Ear Reading
Listen and Sketch
Accelerate your language PD and Project GLAD® impact
Each course is offered once per year. Enrollment is limited!
Acceleration: Setting the Stage (or taking the initial Project GLAD® Foundations training) is strongly recommended prior to registering for any of the other Acceleration courses.
If you have staff who haven't had their initial Project GLAD® training yet, no worries! Start with Setting the Stage! The courses serve as a great introduction as well as an extension for your Project GLAD® veterans.
Take it to Writing -Informational Text (401)
Pictorial to paragraph
Go straight to the heart of Project GLAD® with these six high leverage strategies. Together the strategies increase the engagement and growth of students in listening, speaking, reading and writing - specifically focused on guiding students to and through informational writing.
MAR 20 - May 12, 2023
(Preview week begins Mar 13th)REGISTER TODAY
Pictorial Input Chart
Whole Class Mind Map
Cooperative Strip Paragraph
Whole Class Group Frame
More Amazing Features
Each week we dive into a new focus strategy within your Acceleration Course
You receive pro tips at every step to strengthen your foundation and EXTEND your skills
Watch the strategies in action with students, as many times as you want!
Watch your unit materials grow with guided strategy prep sessions
Download templates, a coaching guide and other resources to help save time
We're here for you! Join in on weekly group coaching sessions or quick chats
Receive indiv feedback and next steps as you share your progress with the cohort
Receive verification for work submitted to support clock hour/PDU requirements (district specific)
Which Acceleration course will you choose next?
As a site, grade level team or individual, consider which Acceleration course best fits your current needs. Or, start at the beginning and just keep going!
Setting the Stage (101)
Build and strengthen personal, team and whole class structures for a positive and collaborative learning experience. These six strategies are the foundation for all other strategies.
- Zero Noise Signal, Three Personal Standards, Literacy Awards, Cooperative Learning Structures, TGraph for Social Skills/Team Points, Interactive Journals
Vocabulary Boost (201)
Support the vocabulary development of all your student with eight of our favorite vocabulary strategies. Each strategy teaches vocabulary in context. As you go, prepare to discover new layers of application and student success with each strategy.
- Teacher Made Big Book, Cognitive Content Dictionary, Chants, ABC Book, Sentence Patterning Chart, Reading & Trading Games, Flip Chant
Read All About It - Narrative (301)
Launch this module with a content related story and watch the learning unfold as you explore connected strategies teaching story elements retell, sequencing, vocabulary, dialogue, inferencing, ELD designated reading and writing, and visualization for reading comprehension.
- Narrative Input Chart, Story Map, ELD Group Frame, Emerging Readers Cooperative Strip Reading Group, Ear to Ear Reading, Listen and Sketch
Take it to Writing - Informational Text (401)
Go straight to the heart of Project GLAD® with these six connected strategies. Each strategy increase the engagement and growth of students in listening, speaking, reading and writing - specifically focused on guiding students to and through informational writing.
- Planning Grid, Pictorial Input Chart, BONUS Word Card Review, Learning Logs, Expert Groups, Whole Class Mind Map, Process Grid, Cooperative Strip Paragraph, Whole Class Group Frame
VOCABULARY BOOST (Acceleration 201) PREVIEW WEEK begins now!
Give your language and vocabulary a boost with content you're already teaching!
Money Back Guarantee
If you're not completely blown away after the first two weeks, we'll refund your full registration cost. Easy peasy. We truly believe this model of coaching works and are committed to your results.