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Choose a module that best fits where you're at and we'll meet you there. Feel free to go at your own pace, or join a virtual cohort where we'll walk through it together. Consider focusing on one or two modules per year. Practice the strategies in that module with your students several times throughout the year. Each time, your students will be able to dive deeper into the language and content as you both become more proficient with the process.
START HERE! In this module you'll learn and strengthen six foundational strategies to create a positive and collaborative classroom culture. These strategies form the foundation of all other Project GLAD strategies.
Strategies: Zero Noise Signal, 3 Personal Standards, Literacy Awards, Cooperative Learning Structures, TGraph for Social Skills/Team Points, Interactive Journal
The Inquiring Minds module is available only to those within the Next Steps Coaching Membership. That's YOU! Together we'll ignite the curiosity of your students and use that motivation to build background and present new input with brain based learning methods.
Strategies: Prediction/Reaction Guide, Observation Charts, Inquiry Chart, Graphic Organizer, Comparative Input Chart
You'll skyrocket vocabulary instruction with these eight strategies designed to teach vocabulary within content. Your students will thank you for making vocabulary accessible, comprehensible and retainable.
Strategies: Teacher Made Big Book, Cognitive Content Dictionary, Chants, ABC Book, Sentence Patterning Chart, Reading/Trading Games, Flip Chant
Narrative standards rejoice! In this module we'll cover ELA standards for narrative reading, story elements and more. In addition, we'll use the compelling nature of story as a launching point for content integration and designated ELD instruction.
Strategies: Narrative Input Chart, Story Map, ELD Group Frame, Emerging Readers Cooperative Strip Reading Group, Ear to Ear Reading, Listen and Sketch
In this module you'll dive deep into the heart of Project GLAD®. These 6 linked strategies lead your students through comprehensible input, research and informational writing.
Strategies: Pictorial Input Chart, Learning Log, Expert Groups, Whole Class Mind Map, Process Grid, Cooperative Strip Paragraph
This module is exclusive to Next Steps Coaching Members. Collaborative learning is a keystone of Project GLAD®. In this module we'll help our students experience the benefits of working together as a team, within flexible groups and with those outside our classroom.
Before starting, please review Cooperative Learning Structures and TGraph for Social Skills/Team Points within the Setting the Stage module.
Strategies: Picture File Cards, Exploration Report, Team Tasks, ELD Review, Here There Reading, Clunkers and Links
Are you ready for some of the hidden treasure of GLAD? During your initial training, these power packed strategies often get missed due to time. In this module, we'll uncover these hidden gems to make your students' learning even richer!
Strategies: Found Poetry, Memory Bank, Action Plan, Guess My Category, Where's My Answer Graffiti Wall
Hi, I'm Jody!
I'm an educator with over two decades experience as a classroom teacher, ELD specialist, instructional coach, and education researcher. It's been a privilege to work with teachers in the US and internationally who are committed to improving their practice and the culture of their classrooms through Project GLAD®. I've trained and coached thousands of teachers and trainers, founded ESL Consulting Services and cofounded Next Steps to support teachers’ growth through Project GLAD®.
Hi, I'm Sara!
I'm passionate about helping individuals and teams thrive in the pursuit of their personal and professional goals. Founder of Strategic Steps and cofounder of Next Steps, I help educators unleash their potential and maximize their impact on students and staff.
With over two decades of teaching, growth coaching, EL and nonprofit leadership experience, it's been an honor to coach and train thousands of teachers, trainers and administrators with the Project GLAD® model.
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