Guided Language Acquisition by Design (GLAD)

  • Guided Language Acquisition by Design

    Project GLAD is an instructional model that incorporates many research-based and highly effective instructional strategies. Using Project GLAD, teachers deliver academic content and language while using an integrated, balanced literacy approach. While originally developed for ELs (English Learners,) it benefits all students through the use of high-level thinking and academic language, as well as cross-cultural skills.  Students taught in a GLAD classroom are prepared to be effective, literate citizens of a global society.

    When visiting a classroom using GLAD strategies, you will notice high-level vocabulary, and walls "dripping with language." The GLAD model provides a language-rich constructive environment and employs a variety of student interaction techniques that instill the love and fun of learning!

    For more information about GLAD, see Project GLAD.