Literacy instruction, language development, & professional education for teachers
The UC San Diego Region of the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) is dedicated to providing teachers with opportunities to deepen their content knowledge and expand their repertoire of teaching strategies in language, literacy, and bi-literacy. We have a well-established track record of excellence in the areas of literacy instruction, language development, and professional education.
Made up of a network of veteran classroom Teacher Leaders, the CRLP supports schools in San Diego County by having active teachers lead and facilitate our signature program content and workshops. We believe (and the research shows) that teachers learn best when they are learning from each other, which is why our trained CRLP Teacher Leaders deliver our professional development learning opportunities.
Since 1997, we have proudly partnered with over fifteen school districts, various state/federal grant initiatives, and charter schools in the San Diego region to support professional development for teachers in English Language Development, foundational reading skills, and content-area literacy.
What we do
We serve teachers in the San Diego region by providing professional learning development opportunities grounded in the latest California Frameworks, CA CCSS ELA/Literacy Standards, CA ELD Standards, and the CA SLD Standards.
Professional learning institutes & workshops
- English Language Development (Integrated & Designated)
- Spanish-Language Development (Designated)
- Discipline-specific literacy in the core content areas (History, English, Science, Mathematics)
- Complex text and close reading routines
- Foundational reading skills (English & Spanish)
- Administrator-Specific Speakers’ Series
Teacher leadership capacity building & development
- Honing a personal leadership identity, grounded in core values
- Adult learning theory
- Pedagogical content knowledge
- Understanding and responding to student diversity
- Cultivating professional learning communities
Current & Upcoming Events
Administrator Professional Learning Community (PLC) Series 2023-2024
Monthly meetings: September 13, 2023 - April 14, 2024
Deepen your knowledge of California’s newest guidance documents on supporting MLs, ELs, and educators.
October 4, 2023 & October 25, 2023
(De)Normalizing Literature Professional Development focuses on recognizing colonialism in our literature and literacy practices in K-12 classrooms.
Table Talk – Secondary Series
October 30, 2023
Join the CRLP Statewide Office for a professional webinar conversation to discuss social justice texts and how to select them. Table Talk is an opportunity to have rich discourse around the social justice standards and how they connect to texts and our students.
California Dyslexia Guidelines – Part II (Virtual)
November 8, 2023
Join the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) San Diego region for a Part II study session to learn and dig deeper into the California Dyslexia Guidelines. The goal of this workshop is to inform administrators, special education teachers, and general education teachers about what these new guidelines entail, how they will be used to identify students with dyslexia, and how to plan for appropriate instructional supports to assist these students.
Spanish English Biliteracy Transfer Open Institute (SEBT)
December 18, 2023, December 19, 2023 & January 6, 2024
SEBT offers an approach for teaching English reading foundational skills through coherent biliteracy transfer instruction (K-5).
SEL into Literature with CRLP – Social Emotional Learning Through Literature Conference
January 26, 2024 & January 27, 2024
Join us as we engage in professional learning with Social Emotional Learning through Literature.
CA SLD – Spanish Language Development Standards
In Person: February 21, 2024 or Virtual: February 24, 2024
"I felt like a refresh button was pressed for me... Being around like-minded teachers, feeling supported, seen, and heard in such a reflective community... I am so grateful!" -- CRLP Regional San Diego Invitational participant, Winter 2022
"The systematic way the CRLP is teaching me to plan for all students to reach the intended concepts using culturally relevant literature." -- CRLP Regional San Diego Results for Reading Comprehension participant, Summer 2022
"I loved how the material was scaffolded and the strategies of engagement that were implemented to support our learning! I can't wait to go back into in-personal professional learning!" - CRLP Regional San Diego Spanish English Biliteracy Transfer participant, Summer 2022
"Always love using visual aides and color coding to highlight specific things for kiddos to have a better grasp of what's being learned." -- CRLP Regional San Diego Results for Reading Comprehension participant, Spring 2023
"Connecting with my content-specific group was so meaningful. Learning from those teachers was so valuable and inspiring for my future teaching this year. I want to make sure I'm equally as intentional in my teaching to help solidify this vertical alignment, and I also want to keep in consistent contact." - CRLP/Gear Up - Learning How English Works Participant, Summer 2023
Our Signature Programs offer practical instructional routines and tools for K-12 teachers to support students' academic language and literacy development.