Advisory Council.

Dr. Laura Alamillo

Interim Dean Fresno State, Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Dr. Imelda Basurto

Professor & Coordinator for MA in Education, Reading/Language Arts Fresno State, Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Dianna Marsh

Assistant Superintendent, Educational ServicesMadera County Superintendent of Schools

Janet Grossnicklaus

Director, Curriculum, Instruction, & AssessmentMadera Unified School District

Dr. Vicky Xiong-Lor

Co-President, Central California Bilingual/Dual-Language Consortium Lead Facilitator, Central California World Language Project Advisory Committee, Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Advisory Committee, Bilingual Standards Refresh Group

CRLP Professional Development qualifies as ESEA ‘High Quality Professional Development’ for Title, I, III, V and VII. Part A: and for Title II, Part A and B.
— ESEA, Title II, Part A High Quality Teachers

Our Network.

CRLP is part of a statewide professional development network comprised of the nine disciplines required for university admission (UC and CSU) and graduation from high school. Together, this network forms the University of California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP).

CRLP is part of the California Subject Matter Project (CSMP), administered by the University of California Office of the President and hosted by regional campuses of the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), and independent colleges and universities.

Our 11 regional sites are situated across the state, housed in departments of education and university outreach centers.


CRLP 2017

CRLP Mission.

The mission of the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) is to provide high quality, standards-based teacher professional development in reading and academic language instruction. Through collaborative partnerships with schools and districts, CRLP supports and sustains continuous academic growth for all students, Pre-K through 12th grade. The CRLP accomplishes this by:

Developing teachers' content knowledge and expanding their teaching strategies (guided by state-adopted frameworks, content standards, and instructional materials) through summer and academic-year institutes and professional development programs.

Supporting teachers in the effective use of newly adopted, standards-based instructional materials.

Focusing on academic English language development to prepare all students to meet or exceed academic content standards in the subject areas.

Creating a statewide pool of expert teacher leaders and university scholars to conduct project programs and to translate California's educational policies and priorities into sound classroom practices to improve student achievement in Pre-K through 12th grade classrooms.

Linking universities, schools, and districts together in collaborative partnerships to improve teaching and learning with professional development designed to meet district needs.

Project Goals.

Provide Supports to Teachers and Leaders of EL Learners

Provide Academic and Disciplinary Literacy Supports

Develop Committed and Confident Teacher Leaders

CRLP is committed to supporting the California State Standards in ELA/Literacy and ELD as well as disciplinary literacy across the content areas K-12.  Additionally, the core of our work is to create district partnerships focused on professional development and technical assistance in our CRLP Signature Programs and regional offerings. Based on the CRLP Capacity Building Model, the intent is moving teachers, teacher leaders and school leaders through the phases of program implementation and support from exploration, installation, initial implementation, full implementation, innovation, and sustainability in order to increase student success in literacy and language development.