ACCELERATE your staff's Project GLAD® impact with a 6-8 week strategy boost...from anywhere! 


During each of these speciality PD coaching courses we walk WITH your staff through the refining and preparation of key strategies.

Whether staff is prepping lessons for onsite, online or a hybrid model, we'll meet you where you're at and help you move forward, infusing language into your lessons through Project GLAD®.

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New Registrations for 2022/2023

Each course can be taken in isolation or in order of the series. If you have staff who haven't had their initial Project GLAD® training yet, no worries! The courses serves as a great introduction as well as an extension for your Project GLAD® veterans. 

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Creating your 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. Start the year strong with these essential strategies.  

Start the new school year with a student reboot on making good decisions, solving problems, showing respect and collaborating with other students.

OCT 10 - NOV 18, 2022 
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Pictorial to paragraph

8 week virtual coaching course to build, refine and extend 6 high leverage Project GLAD® strategies to teach writing in a language-rich environment. This course takes you to the heart of Project GLAD® and addresses your writing standards while maintaining the joy of writing. 


JAN 23 - MAR 17, 2023
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UPDATE: Each Acceleration course is only offered once per school year. The 2021/2022 school year sessions have been completed.  Additional dates are available solely for districts enrolling 3 or more sites.

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Acceleration 301: Vocabulary Boost: Strengthen Language and Academic Vocabulary 

Acceleration 401: Hidden Treasures

During your online ACCELERATION PD teachers across your site will learn... to build on the Project GLAD® foundation you already have for greater future impact! 

Each week you receive a new focus strategy with videos to strengthen your background of the strategy, sharpen your skills in using the strategy, prep materials to use online or on site, and extend beyond the basics with advanced insider tips and ideas.

Watch the videos and prep your materials anytime during the week!  We'll live in that strategy with you during the week and support you as you implement strategies to meet the current needs of your students. 

LIVE GROUP COACHING: We're with you live each week for group coaching sessions

INDIVIDUAL COACHING: Receive individual coaching within community for each strategy as you progress

COMMUNITY BONUS: You'll be part of a community that includes your school staff and other educators taking the same course. Each session includes access to the Acceleration Community to share ideas, questions and resources with each other throughout the course. 

What are people saying about Acceleration?

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


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Focus Strategies

Every week we'll dive into a new focus strategy chosen specifically to support planning and prepping at home. 

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Pro Tips

You'll receive pro tips at every step to strengthen your foundation and EXTEND your skills.

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Strategies in Action

Each strategy comes with video clips demonstrating the strategy with a group of students.

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Downloadable Resources

We love resources! You'll receive downloadable resources throughout the course to support your growth and implementation of each strategy.

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Weekly LIVE Group Coaching

We're here for you! Every week you are invited to a live Zoom group coaching session with Sara and Jody.


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Guided Strategy Prep

Your Project GLAD® Make-N-Takes for the rest of the year are already embedded! Watch your unit materials grow with guided strategy prep sessions. 

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Individual Coaching &Community Connections

Receive individualized coaching from Jody and Sara with each strategy you share in community. PLUS, enjoy the opportunity to connect with each other, encourage each other and share ideas and resources throughout the journey! 

Continuing Education Hours!? 

Now you're talkin'! 

The full course with strategy prep includes approximately 3-3.5 hours of video lessons, live Q&A and strategy lesson prep per week. Each Acceleration course is assigned an appropriate number of clock hours based on its content. 

Each district is responsible for setting up their own PD hours. We will work with you to ensure you have all the info you need to fill out the forms and we provide certificates of completion for participants to turn in when they finish the course. 

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Got Questions? 

These are times that invite ingenuity and creativity. 

We care about the situations you're experiencing and are here to support you even as you support your students in new and creative ways!

We look forward to meeting with you and your staff during these ACCELERATION boosts to keep you motivated, growing and developing skills and resources for students.

~ Sara & Jody

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