Literacy Training



Literacy Training Time Line


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.

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Cycle of Literacy Training

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

Cycle of Literacy Training



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).

CALI Reads is a project funded by the Office of Special Education in partnership with the California Department of Education, Special Education Division. The project is coordinated and administered through the

Napa County Office of Education
1450 Technology Lane, Suite 200 Petaluma, CA 94954
Fax: 707-762-1438 | e-mail:

Napa County Office of Education
U.S. Offic of Special Education Programs
California Department of Education

The contents of this website were developed under a State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) from the US Department of Education (CALI/Award #H323A170011), Project Officer, However, the contents of this site not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education and no assumption of endorsement by the Federal government should be made.


Last updated: 02/03/2021