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Partners, Honors and Distinctions


OCDE Project GLAD® NTC has been recognized as a model reform program by California Department of Education (CDE), identified as a training model for multiple Achieving Schools and Distinguished School award winners, recommended as a K-8 project by the California State Superintendent of Schools for teachers of English learners and highlighted as a “Best Practices” program for Title III professional development by CDE. The OCDE Project GLAD® model was also awarded as a model of “Academic Excellence” by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs (OBEMLA) in 1998.  In November 2017, the OCDE Project GLAD® model was the recipient of the CSBA Golden Bell Award.

With the collaborative efforts of our partners, this model reaches audiences in various locations of our nation with integrity and professionalism.  Sustainability within regional contexts is possible through our partnerships with:

Educational Service District 105, Washington

Dual Language Education of New Mexico (DLeNM)

Dual Language Education of New Mexico (DLeNM) is a grass-roots, non-profit organization serving the professional and informational needs of educational communities in New Mexico and across the country who wish to develop, refine and/or implement dual language education programs.   To support dual language programs, we provide leadership training, program planning retreats and evaluation as well as resources through our Fuente365 Clearinghouse.  We also offer a variety of professional learning experiences to support teachers meeting the needs of language learners in dual language and English-only settings:

  • CLAVES™ - Contextualized Learning for Access, Validation, Equity, and Success
  • OCDE Project GLAD®
  • AIM4s3- Achievement Inspired Mathematics for Scaffolding Student Success
  • Customized professional development

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Honors and Distinctions

The National Training Center proudly hosts its Annual OCDE Project GLAD® Conference. The conference aims to support the equal access of culturally and linguistically teaching and learning using the OCDE Project GLAD® model and its strategies.  Educational leaders, teachers, trainers and community members are invited to engage in an interactive conference experience to deepen understandings on best practices to enhance language instruction.

At the Annual Project GLAD® Conference, exemplary administrators, training teams, and trainers are acknowledged. Visit the conference page for awardees.

For additional resources, please go to OCDE Project GLAD® Website

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