We are Be GLAD®, a national organization providing professional development to states, districts, and schools. We promote language acquisition, high academic achievement, and 21st century skills.

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Our History

Project GLAD® was developed by Marcia Brechtel and Linnea Haley then field tested for nine years by the United States Department of Education. It is a professional development model in the area of academic language acquisition and literacy. Brechtel and Haley designed the strategies and model to specifically target and promote language skills, academic achievement, and cross-cultural skills with groundbreaking efficiency. At the conclusion of the Project GLAD® study in the 1990s, the U.S. Department of Education placed a mission of national dissemination upon us. As the only organization endorsed by Marcia Brechtel, it then became our goal to help the nation ‘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.

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The Benefits of Using Be GLAD

GLAD training has been proven to be effective for all of our customers no matter what role they play.

  • Administrators
  • Teachers/Instructional Coaches
  • Students

Administrators

  • Creates a platform for all of the educators in your district to be thinking through the same lens, making the goal of 100% student success easier!
  • Provides a common set of highly effective teaching strategies for all staff.
  • Easy observational tools to check for efficacy.
  • Improved pedagogy with consistent instructional routines.
  • Create vertical articulation across grade levels to meet state mandates “Make sure all standards are being addressed.”
  • Streamline the visibility of your organization’s structure for success in gaining equity for all students including ELL! “Amplify don’t simplify.”
  • Supports staff to become confident and competent in dealing with instructional change for state and district requirements “Be GLAD teachers!”
  • Creates a school environment responsive to diversity with an inclusive learning environment.
  • Classrooms where problem solving and cross-cultural respect are evident “Create problem solvers and not just having problem identifiers.”
  • Establishes a project-based, student-centered curriculum process that is inquiry driven.

Teachers/Instructional Coaches

  • Easy observational tools to check for efficacy.
  • Improved pedagogy with consistent instructional routines.
  • Create vertical articulation across grade levels to meet state mandates “Make sure all standards are being addressed.”
  • Streamline the visibility of your organization’s structure for success in gaining equity for all students including ELL! “Amplify don’t simplify.”
  • Creates a school environment responsive to diversity with an inclusive learning environment.
  • Classrooms where problem solving and cross-cultural respect are evident “Create problem solvers and not just having problem identifiers.”
  • Establishes a project-based, student-centered curriculum process that is inquiry driven.

Students

  • Provides a common set of highly effective teaching strategies for all staff.
  • Easy observational tools to check for efficacy.
  • Improved pedagogy with consistent instructional routines.
  • Create vertical articulation across grade levels to meet state mandates “Make sure all standards are being addressed.”
  • Supports staff to become confident and competent in dealing with instructional change for state and district requirements “Be GLAD teachers!”
  • Creates a school environment responsive to diversity with an inclusive learning environment.
  • Classrooms where problem solving and cross-cultural respect are evident “Create problem solvers and not just having problem identifiers.”

Our Team

Our world-renowned organization has been providing award-winning educational expertise to thousands of educators for over 25 years (not many models achieve this track record). We credit our longevity to innovation and flexibility. We train primarily across the United States in over 6 languages (English, Spanish, Urdu, French, Arabic, and Chinese), but are also in 11 other countries. Our collaborative, nurturing approach helps all schools achieve their goals. With a diverse team experienced in many areas, we help with acquisition for English Language Learners (ELLs) and dual language programs. We employ specialists in both Gifted (GATE) learning and Special Education (SPED). We also train in project/action plan-based and inquiry-based learning across all sciences, maths, and social studies. We are widely recognized as the premier provider of professional development for educators in the area of pedagogy. Our team of trainers, and the list of schools we work with, continue to achieve high acclaim and phenomenal results.

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Awards

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.

  • Exemplary Program

    Exemplary Program California Department of Education

  • Project of Academic Excellence

    Project of Academic Excellence U.S. Department of Education, OBEMLA

  • Title I Achieving Schools Awards

    Title I Achieving Schools Awards National Title I Association

  • Model Reform Program

    Model Reform Program California School Reform Design

  • National Dissemination Model

    National Dissemination Model Of Effective Training for Teachers in multilingual settings

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