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Guided Language Acquisition by Design GLAD Instructional Model

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 CSD 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!

The Cambrian School District has been training teachers in Project GLAD since 2011.  Teachers attend a 6-day training module and receive follow-up coaching and/or professional development throughout the year by CSD GLAD trainers and other professional learning partner organizations such as BeGLAD. 

  • For more information about the CSD GLAD Trainers, CLICK HERE!
  • For more information about our partner organizations such as BeGLAD!


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