Implementing Project G.L.A.D: A case study. Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica. The problem. EL academic underachievement Primary language instruction is ideal Not all ELs have access to L1 instruction Most ELs receive instruction only in English. The solution?. Model of professional development
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“The feedback was wonderful. Both trainers said things that validated what we were doing and things that led us to improve our work.” – an administrator
Fullan’s (2007) factors influencing implementation in education
“We have to teach by the California state standards those are, that’s what we\'re mandated at our school we have to follow them and we have a year plan that every classroom has it, where you have the, our themes are units, which we base, we go to our GLAD units and they have, we have huge lists of GLAD units, huge, I wouldn\'t be able to do them, I mean its just a huge list (laughs)”
“I haven\'t really gone through an entire unit start to finish the way I\'m trying to right now with the meteorology unit … the actual following like it\'s Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 this is what I\'m doing, I haven\'t been doing that as much as I would like and I think that unfortunately, I guess they are all strategies, but to do it sort of piecemeal without a sense of, you know, where the unit is going and what the end goals are, it doesn\'t really make any sense.”
“… I think that most of the teachers that are at Amistad would fall into that category that they can decide what their needs are, what kind of support they need in order to you know, do it. And if they\'re way off then tell them or tell me, No Edith, I\'m sorry, that does not make any sense at all, but I think that I\'m pretty smart, I think I could be a very good teacher, and I say could be (laughs) because I don\'t think I\'m even there yet, there are so many things that I don\'t do well enough because, I feel like I\'m pulled in a thousand different directions and I don\'t work well without focus. Like this past summer, I was so focused it was great and I did a bunch of work. Did I get to use it this year? Not really. I mean, I didn\'t get to use it because there wasn\'t time to continue to develop it and I was sort of forced into a corner with what I had to teach…”