Regional Workshops

CALI Reads facilitates an Annual Regional Workshop focused on one key aspect of literacy. The Regional Workshop trainings and all workshop materials are free for project participants, and CALI Reads provides funds to cover costs of teacher attendance. Regional Workshops are held as virtual events or locally hosted at District Offices. Participant time commitment is 8 hours/participant annually.

Regional Workshop Event Details (2020-21)

CORE Adolescent Solutions: Vocabulary Instruction

CORE Adolescent Solutions: Vocabulary Instruction

CALI Reads brings you Part II of CORE’s Adolescent Solutions training on Vocabulary Instruction. This training teaches middle school teachers how to enhance vocabulary knowledge and content understanding through comprehension strategies for both literary and informational text.

Without a firm foundation in the basic skills of reading, many middle and high schools will struggle to meet the rigorous expectations of their state standards. This series equips educators with the knowledge of the science of reading and the instructional skills necessary to accelerate underperforming students.

What: CORE Adolescent Literacy Solutions.

Adolescent Vocabulary Instruction

In this training, participants learn and practice several evidence-based methods of vocabulary instruction for direct vocabulary instruction, figuring out unknown words though contextual and morphemic analysis, and fostering “word consciousness” through fun, stimulating activities.

Participant Outcomes

  • Know the current research on vocabulary development.
  • Know effective techniques for teaching specific words.
  • Know effective strategies for teaching students to figure out unfamiliar words while reading.
  • Have a repertoire of active strategies for promoting “word consciousness.”
  • Be prepared to apply the techniques and strategies to classroom text.
  • Leave with lessons developed to connect to existing materials.

Who: Content area teachers, Intervention teachers, Special Educators, Reading teachers, Coaches, English Learner teachers, Instructional Leaders, Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSA).

When: Multi-day 2 hour sessions = 4 sessions. Scheduled by CALI Reads Regional Coach with the District and Site Lead Administrators.

How: Virtually via Zoom. Delivered by the CALI Reads Regional Coach with the support of the CALI Reads Site Coach.

 

 
 

CORE Materials provided to participants:

 

Core Resources
Participant Resource Guide
$15 value

 
 

Meet the Regional Workshop Facilitators

 

Lauren Greenberg
Lauren Greenberg
lgreenbergreads@gmail.com

 

Susan Van Zant
Susan Van Zant
suvanzant@aol.com

Regional Workshop Event Details (2019-20)

CORE Intensive Intervention: Decoding Instruction for Adolescents

The topics covered in this session include basic linguistics, basic phonics, high frequency words, and multisyllabic word instruction.

Participant Outcomes

  • Understand the concept of phonemic awareness as the underpinning of learning to decode.
  • Learn specific ways to teach phonics and why phonics instruction is vital for struggling readers.
  • Learn strategies for teaching high-frequency words.
  • Practice ways to teach students to recognize multisyllabic words.

Why: Without a firm foundation in the basic skills of reading, many middle and high schools will struggle to meet the rigorous expectations of the state standards. This session equips educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to accelerate underperforming students. This session will provide a starting point and foundational information to begin to make informed instructional decisions and address the needs of adolescent struggling readers, and to gain a basic understanding of decoding instruction.

Who: Intervention teachers, special education teachers, reading teachers, coaches, and English learner teachers.

When: One day

How: The CORE training will be delivered by the CALI Reads Regional Coach with the support of the CALI Reads Site Coach at a central District location.

 

 

CORE Materials provided to participants:

Meet the Regional Workshop Facilitators

 

NorCal

Brittany Cufaude
Brittany Cufaude
bcufaude@joyfulclassrooms.com

 

Bay Area

Lauren Greenberg
Lauren Greenberg
lgreenbergreads@gmail.com

SoCal

Susan Van Zant

Regional Workshop Event Details (2018-19)

CALI Reads’ Virtual Regional Workshop

Spring 2019

 

Participating District Schedule

March 12, 2019 March 23, 2019 April 9, 2019
Alameda County Consortium Humboldt County Consortium Anaheim Union
Azusa Unified Del Norte Unified San Francisco Unified
Butte County Consortium   West Contra Costa Unified
Moreno Valley Unified    

Objectives

  • Review the important components of adolescent literacy
  • Learn how CALI Reads will address important components of adolescent literacy
  • Learn the structures and processes of collaborative data review teams
  • Explore ways to look at student data
  • Engage in examining student work
  • Discuss implications for preparing school teams

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00am Welcome and Introduction: by CALI Reads’ Coach
9:00 – 9:45am Site Introductions and Discussion
9:45 – 10:00am Break
10:00 – 12:00pm Collaborative Data Review: by Deborah Reed
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:30pm Collaborative Data Review: by Deborah Reed
2:30 – 3:00pm Reflection and Wrap-up: by CALI Reads’ Coach

Presenter:
Dr. Deborah Reed

Deborah Reed

Director, Iowa Reading Research Center
deborah-reed@uiowa.edu

General Information

Annual Regional Workshops are held to deliver specific training content to project participants. The Regional Workshop training will be facilitated by CALI Reads’ Specialized Trainers and conducted virtually. Districts will host participants from their three participating school sites at a central location, such as the district office.

Now that the Regional Workshop dates are set, Districts should arrange a meeting room, identify an IT coordinator, communicate the Regional Workshop date to the select participants, and coordinate substitutes for the training day.

What: CALI Reads Regional Workshop

Why: Year One focus is on project participants establishing district and school leadership teams to monitor project implementation.

When: March 12, March 23, and April 9, from 8:30am to 3:00pm

Where: Each District will host the Site Implementation Team (SIT) members from each participating school site at the District office or similar location.

Who: The members of each Site Implementation Team (SIT) from participating school sites.

How: The Workshop will be held via Videoconference. You will need an internet connection and large screen to display the Workshop Facilitator.