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Successfully Completed a Training on the Department’s Advisory List of Professional Development Programs

Rule

13.01(C)(2)(e): Successfully completed a training program included on the department’s advisory list of professional development programs created pursuant to C.R.S. 22-7-1209(2)(c) and passed the end of course assessment of learning

Process

Educators will submit evidence of meeting the evidence-based training in teaching reading requirement to the CDE through the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system. 


Important Dates for Teachers

August 1, 2022: evidence-based training in teaching reading must be completed

August 15, 2022: documentation must be submitted to the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system

Information on deadlines for new teachers based on hire date will be coming soon.


  • District/BOCES selects a professional development option from the CDE advisory list of approved professional development that meets the requirement of the evidence-based training in teaching reading.
  • District/BOCES contracts with the vendor to provide the training to teachers.
  • The District/BOCES attends a CDE webinar to learn the following:
    • Information regarding the district’s responsibilities which include:
      • scheduling and delivering the training.
      • maintaining records of teachers who participated in the training, completed the training and passed the end of course assessment.
      • Providing a CDE-approved certificate of completion.
    • Webinar Recording (15 minutes) Webinar Slides (PDF)
  • District/BOCES completes the submission form to request the stamp of approval to be added to the certificate of completion. 
  • District/BOCES provides certificates of completion to those who have successfully completed the training and passed the end of course assessment.
  • District maintains a record of which teachers have met this requirement.
  • District reports this information to the CDE upon request.

Please note: teachers must retain all documentation.

  • Teacher completes the training and takes the end of course assessment earning a passing score.
  • Teacher receives a certificate of completion that also notes that he/she has successfully passed the end of course assessment.
  • Teacher submits his/her certificate of completion through the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system.
    • For detailed instructions on submitting documentation to COOL, click here.
  • Teacher receives and saves a copy of documentation from the CDE that demonstrates the “READ Act designation” attached to their CDE file.
  • Teacher provides the district with documentation of successful completion of course requirements.

*If a teacher has taken a course from the CDE Advisory List of Professional Development independent from a district, they will need a CDE-approved certificate of completion to submit to the Colorado Online Licensing System. Click here to learn more about this process


Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education (CORE) Elementary Reading Academy + Language Conventions & Writing Fundamentals

Passing score of 90% or above

Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education (CORE) Online Elementary Reading Academy + Language Conventions & Writing Fundamentals

Passing score of 90% or above

Keys to Beginning Reading-(face-to-face training)

Passing score of 80% or above

LETRS Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling 3rd Edition, Units 1-8

Passing score of 80% or above on Vol. 1 post-test (Units 1-4) 

and

Passing score of 80% or above Vol. 2 post-test (Units 5-8)

Strive- Evidence-Based Teacher Training Course

Passing score of 80% or above

The Reading Teacher's Top Ten Tools: Instruction That Makes a Difference

Passing score of 85% or above


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