Literacy Training

CALI Reads supports literacy training through E-learning modules, CALI Reads coaching, digiCOACH walkthroughs and project funds for teacher release time. Each school site identifies a cadre of teachers to participate in Literacy Training (we strongly encourage Sites to include a site administrator to support their role as an Instructional Leader). Participant time commitment is estimated to total 10 hours a semester.

Cycle of Literacy Training

Literacy training involves a cycle of activities across a semester to best support teacher learning and implementation.


Month one (~2-3 hours)

Complete the E-learning module
Attend a training by a CALI Reads Site Coach

Coaching and Planning

Month two and three (~3-4 hours)

Work with a CALI Reads Site Coach and your colleagues to:

  • Develop lessons
  • Implement the strategy
  • Refine instruction

Classroom Walkthroughs

Month three and four (~2-3 hrs.)

  • Use the Walkthrough Tool to plan and self-rate a lesson (~30 mins).
  • Collaborate with a colleague to conduct a Peer-Walkthrough (~1-2-hour total).
  • Schedule a Walkthrough by a Coach or Instructional Leader (~1-hour total).