Regional Training Centers use their local expertise to support systematic change in local districts and educational agencies.
ORANGE COUNTY 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. 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.
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DISTRICT 105, WASHINGTON
Educational Service District 105 is the multi-resource support site for the schools and education partners in south central Washington, covering Kittitas and Yakima counties and portions of Grant and Klickitat counties. Our staff members are dedicated to assisting the region’s educators and students in providing cost-effective ways to cultivate great educational experiences that will help all learners gain equal opportunities to succeed in their school, community, and future endeavors.
DUAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION OF NEW MEXICO
Dual Language Education of New Mexico (DLeNM) is a grass-roots educational non-profit organization serving the professional and informational needs of New Mexican communities who wish to develop, refine and/or implement dual language education programs. DLeNM works with lower socioeconomic communities in New Mexico that struggle to close the achievement gap while developing the linguistic and sociocultural capital of their communities.