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Be GLAD® Training at ICS

What Is Be GLAD®?

Be GLAD® is a professional development organization in the area of language acquisition and literacy employing the Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition and Design) model and strategies. Be GLAD® takes teaching theory and transforms it into incredible practical teaching activities that you can use to benefit students in your classroom. To learn more about the program visit the Be GLAD website.

Download the Summer 2024 BeGLAD Training Flyer Today!

6-Day GLAD Training at ICS

ICS Teaches is pleased to offer this effective professional development course, designed for teachers looking for immersive training in the area of language acquisition and literacy.

The first 2 days of the 6-day in-person core Be GLAD® training will focus on the research and theory behind the GLAD strategies. This foundation is a prerequisite for the subsequent 4-day demonstration, which provides examples of the strategies in action with real-live students! Participants will be coached by a Certified Trainer as they witness a modified 6-week unit before their very eyes being demonstrated by another Certified Agency Trainer and a group of students who are attending our Summer Success program. Participants will also have the opportunity to plan, create, and modify units/lessons each afternoon with the guidance and support of trainers and colleagues.

Training – Please register by May 20, 2024

  • 2-Day Workshop: June 21-22, 2024 
  • 4-Day Demo: June 24-27, 2024 

Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    (1-hour lunch break – lunch is not provided)



  • $1400
    (All program supplies are included)
  • The 6-Day Be GLAD® Training is eligible for Title III or Title II funding, MLL Categorical  Funding.

Minimum number of participants

In-person Be GLAD® training requires a minimum of 6 participants. If the minimum number of participants is not met 7 days before the start date, ICS will cancel the training and you will be refunded.

Any registrant cancellation made within 30 days of the training start date will result in a $50.00 administrative fee.


To receive the BeGLAD® Educator certificate, participants MUST attend all 42 hours of the training.


“I love how Be GLAD provides equitable access to content for ALL learners. The strategies demonstrate how providing our MLLs with academic language and high expectations gives them the tools to succeed in the classroom.  I’m excited to use these strategies with my learners!”


“The presenters were inspiring in their content delivery and knowledge. It was evident that a great deal of thought and planning occurred on our behalf.”
“The ICS staff made effective use of role-playing. Best, best, BEST staff development EVER! Right here in our own backyard!”

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