Academic Excellence

Be GLAD® is a professional development organization in the area of language acquisition and literacy employing Project GLAD® model and strategies. We take teaching theory and transform it into incredible practical teaching activities.

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 continue 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.

Professional Development

As the only endorsed organization, we provide this award winning professional development to educators around the world. We’ve got session both in-person and online. In our sessions, you’ll learn about our model, pedagogy, and a step by step process for incredible success. With our straight from the classroom examples and original learning tools, you’ll get real world applications right away.

Our methods are widely known to be the most effective tools for English Language Learners (ELL), multi-language learners, and dual language programs (check out our awards).


Event Venue Date
Basic Certificate Online
  • February 24, 2018 8:00 am
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Basic Certificate Online Summer 2018
  • June 18, 2018 8:00 am