Project GLAD Origin Story
Project GLAD® was developed by Marcia Brechtel and Linnea Haley in the 1980's and was originally called Project GLEP (Guided Language Experience Process). Their unique perspectives and styles allowed for a comprehensive and amazing program to be created. They formulated this model to focus on academic language acquisition, literacy development, and building cross-cultural skills. Brechtel and Haley designed the strategies and model to specifically target and promote rapid growth with groundbreaking efficiency.
After field testing Project GLAD for nine years with the United States Department of Education at school sites across the nation with unmatched success, Marcia and Linnea developed a professional development model for national dissemination for their instructional model. Marcia led the National Training Center for years in spreading GLAD far and wide. During that time, Be GLAD developed, owned, and operated the ProjectGLAD.com website, moving Project GLAD into the 21st Century. Currently Marcia and Linnea advise and provide on-going support in the spread of GLAD exclusively with Be GLAD.
We have continued to research and field-test our practice over the past two decades with increasing success. Our organization has exclusively continued to earn the highest measures of student performance.
As the only organization endorsed by the co-creators Marcia Brechtel and Linnea Haley, it's our goal to help the nation and world ‘Be GLAD’. We're focusing on learning acceleration and rebounding from recent learning dips and gaps with our Award Winning Instructional System.
For more details, contact us anytime toll free at 1-844-get-GLAD (844-438-4523) or Training@beGLADtraining.com
Be GLAD Educator Professional Development
With a research-based and field-tested model, we find we are remarkably successful every place we go. Our clients have earned numerous awards from distinguished schools, gold ribbon winners, and model schools to name a few. Some of our more unique recognitions have come from Oprah for one of our partner schools.
Our professional development model has earned high recognition from many states, universities, and experts in the field. Our most notable award, “Program of Academic Excellence,” comes from the U.S. Department of Education.
Celebrating Oakland USD!
Teachers and staff at Oakland Unified School District have succeeded in launching a pilot program for Newcomers and Emerging English Language Learners using Be GLAD strategies. The SAILL (Summer Academy for Integrated Language Learning) at Esperanza Elementary offered a summer program for 180 students from 23 Elementary Schools entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. Due to the phenomenal success, OUSD’s Summer Academy was featured on ABC7!
Coaches & Admin: The Key to Sustaining Effective Instruction
There is an old adage in education surrounding professional development: “This too shall pass…” Most teachers have experienced the one-day workshop wherein great ideas are shared, only to never be implemented in the classroom. While fads come and go, one thing has staying power, research-based effective teaching strategies!
Meet Project GLAD Co-Creators Marcia Brechtel & Linnea Haley!
For the first time in history, Marcia Brechtel & Linnea Haley share their stories and how they created Project GLAD. We are honored and humbled to be part of their journey, spreading GLAD far & wide to educators around the world. As the only organization endorsed by Marcia Brechtel & Linnea Haley, it is our mission to help the world Be GLAD.
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