We are a team of expert educators & trainers

Be GLAD provides professional development to states, districts, and schools. We promote language acquisition, high academic achievement, and college and career ready skills.
We are a team of expert educators & trainers

Project GLAD was developed by Marcia Brechtel and Linnea Haley

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Our data speaks for itself

  • +70%

    Lexile growth from SPED secondary students in a special day class

  • +81%

    English language arts students pass rates on high school standardized test with Be GLAD Strategies

  • +73%

    Math pass rate growth for ESL and bilingual students with Be GLAD strategies.

  • +20%

    Reading pass rate growth on ESL and bilingual students with Be Glad strategies


Our goal to help the nation ‘Be GLAD’

GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) 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 both Marcia Brechtel and Linnea Haley, 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.

We find we are remarkably successful every place we go

Our research-based, field-tested model has helped our clients earn recognition for their excellence—from gold ribbon awards to model school status, to name a few.

  • award Project of Academic Excellence

    Project of Academic Excellence

    U.S. Department of Education, OBEMLA

  • award Exemplary program

    Exemplary program

    California Department of Education

  • award Title I Achieving Schools Awards

    Title I Achieving Schools Awards

    National Title I Association

  • award National Dissemination Model

    National Dissemination Model

    Of Effective Training for Teachers in multilingual settings

  • award Advancements


    featured on the Amazon Prime Video show Advancements

  • award Model Reform Program

    Model Reform Program

    California School Reform Design

Core sites GLAD schools

  • school Del Norte County Unified School District

    Del Norte County Unified School District

    Crescent City, CA

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  • school Cambrian School District

    Cambrian School District

    San Jose, CA

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  • school Oakland Unified School District

    Oakland Unified School District

    Oakland, CA

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  • school Salinas City Elementary School District

    Salinas City Elementary School District

    Salinas, CA

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  • school South San Francisco Unified School District

    South San Francisco Unified School District

    South San Francisco, CA

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Seed sites

  • Marysville Joint Unified School District

    Marysville, CA

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  • Puyallup School District

    Puyallup, WA

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  • Newhall School District

    Valencia, CA

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Yes, we have an in person follow-up training that is designed for teachers who need a refresher on strategies. Individuals can also sign up for our newsletter on our website which will announce free webinars that we conduct throughout the year. Each webinar has a different focus to review strategies and provide individuals to ask questions.

Yes, Be GLAD is the only Project GLAD provider that is officially endorsed by the original Project GLAD co-creator, Marcia Brechtel. Be GLAD owns the trademark/copyright and our unique professional development system.

Be GLAD professional development supports educators to achieve phenomenal student success with any demographic group. Our test data clearly separates Be GLAD above other programs.

Yes, our online course and in-person sessions include the same materials, information, allow you to earn the same Basic Educator Certificate after completing either course, and have your name entered into our National Database of trained educators.

Yes, you can pay for the GLAD Training with a credit card during the checkout process.

You can find the resources page by logging in with your username/password, selecting ‘My Account’ from the menu bar at the top of the page, and selecting ‘Resources’ on the left hand side of the page. You can search the units on the ‘Resources’ page by clicking the eyeglass icon to the left of the ‘Name’ category.

What if I don’t have a PO number yet? Yes, you can pay for your GLAD Training with a PO, even if you don’t have the PO number at the time of registration. Simply select the Purchase Order method of payment during checkout. If you don’t have a PO number at the time of registration, type ‘TBD’ in the ‘PO Number’ field or provide an email address we can obtain the PO information from.

Be GLAD is a professional development training for teachers designed to deliver content in the most effective way, according to research. Our training is designed to be a core program that fits with all of your other district initiatives.

We’ve found best implementation and highest level of success happens when everyone’s on the same page. This takes: All staff trained in Basic Educator Certificate (BEC).

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