CALL - Content Area Language and Literacy

The CALL training for secondary educators provides content area teachers with the tools and skills necessary to develop academic language and literacy for each of their students.

Teachers will become better prepared to help their students deepen their content knowledge while developing academic language and literacy and reach advanced levels of proficiency in language and literacy in preparation for college and beyond.

CALL supports teachers in designing effective instruction that aligns with Common Core State Standards, the California ELA/ELD Framework and the California ELD Standards and the literacy demands of the 21st century.

Unique Features

  • Contains teacher tools to support text analysis and lesson planning
  • Utilizes the components of backward design for content and language objectives
  • Provides models for explicit instruction in academic language and comprehension strategies
  • Includes strategies for differentiation across levels of English proficiency for English Learners
  • Focuses on sustained teacher collaboration and implementation through a professional learning community model geared toward secondary teachers

Scheduled Trainings at the Ventura County Office of Education

2019-2020 CALL Training Dates

Fall 2019

  • Day 1: September 26, 2019
  • Day 2: October 8, 2019
  • Day 3: November 7, 2019
  • Day 4: November 21, 2019

Registration deadline: September 13, 2019

SPACE IS LIMITED! Reserve your spot today. 



Spring 2020

  • Day 1: January 23, 2020
  • Day 2: February 5, 2020
  • Day 3: February 26, 2020
  • Day 4: March 10, 2020


Spring Registration information coming soon!


 Fall 2019 Flyer and Registration Form

This training is specifically for high school or middle school Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, or Science Teachers.  Schools/Districts are recommended to send a team of at least two participants. Teams should share content area for collaboration and lesson planning.

Please contact Erica Pochis-Woelflein for questions and registration information: