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 (2021-22)

CORE Adolescent Solutions: Fluency Instruction
+ Reading Assessment using Multiple Measures

CALI Reads brings participating sites a two-part training.

Part I: CORE’s Adolescent Solutions Fluency Instruction

This training focuses on instructional methods for teaching students to become fluent readers and spotlights the relationship between fluency and comprehension. Highlights include specific techniques to increase time on text and promote rereading: Readers Theatre, active learning and repeat reading.

Part II: CORE Reading Assessment: Multiple Measures book

This part of the training will highlight key resources on reading assessments within an assessment sequence in middle school and how to use these assessments data-based decision-making programming through student screening, diagnosis, and progress monitoring.

Participant Outcomes

Fluency Instruction

  • Know the current research on fluency instruction and its importance
  • Learn how to assess oral reading fluency
  • Learn effective strategies to build student reading fluency
  • Understand the relationship between reading fluency and lower-level skills and text comprehension

Reading Assessment

  • Learn how to use assessment resources available in the Multiple Measures book
  • Understand how to deliver an assessment sequence appropriate for middle school students
  • Learn how to administer and interpret various assessments
  • Learn how to utilize assessment data to make instructional decisions

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: In-person or virtually per District preference. 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

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 (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