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Department of Education
The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) is the official National Training Center (NTC) for the Project GLAD®(Guided Language Acquisition Design) model. As a government non-profit organization, the NTC creates positive social impact through high-quality, rigorous, research-based professional learning. It is the holder of the OCDE Project GLAD® trademarks and copyright.As a model of professional learning, the NTC is dedicated to building academic language and literacy for all students, especially English Learner/emergent bilingual students. For over 20 years, OCDE Project GLAD® NTC has provided exemplary training for educators both nationally and internationally resulting in students’ access to quality instruction and high-levels of success. The model enhances teachers’ design and delivery of standards-based instruction through an integrated approach with the intent of building language proficiency and academic comprehension. OCDE Project GLAD® classrooms promote an environment that respects and honors each child’s voice, personal life experience, beliefs and values their culture.