From intention to implementation - You can do it!
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The future of coaching meets today's needs
it's like having your own Project GLAD® coach and demo all year long - on demand!
What teachers are saying...
"I loved, loved, loved this format. You can work at your own pace and no one judges if you have to rewind a video, even many times. I got so much more out of this review and feel excited instead of terrified to jump into a new strategy. Having the Zoom option for questions was helpful and seeing what others have done helped me get new ideas. Jody and Sara did an amazing job on the presentation videos. They are flawless. This was by far one of the best PD experiences I have had in a very long time."
"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."
"Glad is awesome!!! The course was very well explained, loved how you could do on your own time! The instructors were great! Great feedback and instructors that took time to return feedback on materials or questions in community. The process was very detailed, easy to follow and didn't seem intimidating at all!"
Experience your coaching membership
Receiving your Next Steps coaching membership is like getting an all access pass to GLAD® Disneyworld - with no lines! And...your own private guides!
When a site membership is purchased every full time educator at that site receives their own login and password. This can include paras, classified staff, etc., grade level teams, or individuals choose which module to focus on first. All strategy coaching lessons are open from day 1 - so you can move at your own speed, and on your own schedule. (Or, skip the modules all together and select your own focus strategy.)
LIVE coaching support with Jody and Sara is there to meet you wherever you are in the process. Pop into a Zoom group coaching session, schedule a 1:1 session, use the Ask the Trainer chat, or visit the strategy FAQs. For more group accountability and support, join us in one of the virtual cohorts going through a module together!
Teachers earning clock hours/PDUs receive additional feedback and support as they share samples of their work in progress.
Benefits of the program
The most comprehensive virtual coaching program to support teachers with strategy use and language development
Strategy Tips, Templates and Videos
Increase your skills and success with GLAD® strategies - one small step at a time.
We've taken the guesswork out of trying to remember each strategy. Within each module is a path to success with 6-8 connected strategies.
Each strategy features coaching videos to watch when and where you need it - as many times as you need it!
Together we walk you through strategy prep, delivery tips, and extension ideas. Plus you'll watch the strategy in action with students.
Want more? You got it! You'll also discover templates and a coaching guide to maximize your time and simplify the process.
LIVE Coaching Access
We are your biggest cheerleaders! Being in the coaching membership is like having your own GLAD coach/consultant.
Meet with Jody and Sara on your schedule for support, encouragement, brainstorming and next steps.
Your coaches are available during LIVE group coaching sessions, in private 1:1 coaching sessions, via "ask the trainer" chat and more!
Wherever you are in your implementation process, we'll meet you there, celebrate your successes, and help you determine the very next step to take.
Not in the mood for a module? No worries! Sometimes it helps to focus on one strategy at a time - based on what your students need, exactly when they need it.
That's what your strategy index is for. You'll find direct links to 46 strategies (listed alphabetically).
Build your own adventure with this option and discover a quick and easy method to access the strategy support you need without having to spend time searching.
A look at the coaching modules
As a site, grade level team or individual, consider 1 or 2 modules to focus on all year long. Or, start at the beginning and just keep going! Or, use the strategy index to go straight to whatever strategy you're working on at the moment. We'll meet you wherever you are and coach you through the very next step.
Setting the Stage
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
Put brain research into action with this set of strategies integrating the cognitive and emotional aspects of learning to build background, motivate students and make learning new information engaging, accessible, and easy to retain.
- Prediction/Reaction Guide, Observation Charts, Inquiry chart, Graphic Organizer, Comparative Input Chart
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)
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)
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
Unleash the benefits of teams and flexible groups as students work in homogeneous and heterogeneous groupings. In the process, you teach content, differentiate reading lessons, provide designated ELD support and BONUS - create a connection between home and school.
- Picture File Card Sort, Exploration Report, Team Tasks, ELD Review, Here/There Reading, Clunkers and Links Reading, Home/School Connection
Discover five hidden strategy gems rarely covered during your Foundational GLAD® demonstration. Uncover the secrets behind these K-12 strategies and watch them go from unknown to class favorites.
- Found Poetry, Memory Bank, Action Plan, Guess My Category, Graffiti Wall
More testimonials from past members
Spreading the good news!
"As a first year teacher, I believe this to be super beneficial. Now you have an engaging lesson that you will be able to teach throughout the years. It was super easy to follow. The coaches were always willing to help. It was considerate with our time as teachers and having busy schedule."
"The information presented, the videos on how the strategies are applied to the classroom, and the ability to be able to watch the live sessions if you cannot attend. It was great having the flexibility of the program as well."
"I appreciate the quality instruction provided. Both coaches did synchronous and asynchronous learning and provide times and examples for the make and take activities. I hope that it will have a ripple effect as we continue our efforts to implement GLAD school and district wide."
Are you seeing the results you wanted from your initial training?
The initial training is designed as an intro and launching point.
Changes in instructional practice take consistent coaching throughout the implementation process.
A little extra support goes a long way - especially with NEW ONLINE STRATEGY APPLICATIONS!
No worries! We've got you covered!
Imagine having an expert Project GLAD® consultant available to coach your teachers on their timeline for the entire year - whether they're teaching from home or in the classroom. Yep. It's that's good!
As a coaching membership there are no deadlines or added to dos - just a ton of support when and where you need it!
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
If you're not completely blown away after the first month, we'll refund your full membership cost. Easy peasy. We truly believe this model of coaching works and are committed to your results.