Online Tips

strategy tips Mar 24, 2021

Over the past year we all had to pivot our work and discover innovative ways to use GLAD® strategies online. Just like you, we've experimented with a number of online tools to deliver our instruction to students without diminishing the rationale and power of GLAD®.

A tip when creating a digital activity is to ask yourself,

"Does this online tool support or strengthen the purpose for this strategy, or am I trying to adapt the strategy too much to fit the parameters of the online tool?"

If the later is true, then it's not the tool for you. Keep looking for a way to deliver your GLAD® instruction that retains the language development aspects of the model. 

Many of our initial ideas were scrapped, but we persevered, found work-arounds for app limitations and gleaned great ideas from others along the way. And we're still at it - continually developing new ideas to take us forward into hybrid learning! 

We've highlighted a few online tutorials in the past. Now we've put them in one place for easy access and are excited to share that expanded resource with you for March's monthly tip!

Visit the Online tips page

Your Next Steps fans,

Sara and Jody


P.S.  Did you know?

The Acceleration 6-week course has been redesigned!

Next Steps: Acceleration is now a 4-course series. They can be taken in any order or in isolation. Each Acceleration course focuses on 6 high-leverage GLAD® strategies that will boost your GLAD® implementation! Registrations now open for Spring and Fall!


Acceleration 101: Setting the Stage

 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. 

October 11th - November 20th, 2021


Acceleration 201: Take it to Writing

6 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. 


SPRING 2021   May 3rd - June 12th, 2021

WINTER   January 24th - March 5th, 2022

coming soon

Acceleration 301: Vocabulary Boost (Spring 2022)

Acceleration 401: Hidden Treasures (Summer 2022)



Path to Proficiency

 Half-Yearly Special! 

Get access to the Path to Proficiency at a reduced rate for the remainder of this school year for everyone at your site. Access ends August 24th, 2021. 

Click here for more information



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