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2020 Approved Professional Development

Approved Professional Development

The following professional development programs have been reviewed and approved to meet the criteria for the evidence-based training in teaching reading requirement for kindergarten through third grade teachers as defined by the Colorado READ Act.

Below is a list of professional development programs that were approved during the Spring of 2020 review process. Vendors who submitted professional development programs that have been reviewed and not approved were notified and provided information regarding the appeal process (CCE 301-92, 11.02).

Due to the implications of Covid-19, the application to submit professional development for review was released only to vendors of professional development that was previously approved and on the READ Act Professional Development Advisory List. The application will be released publicly to all interested applicants in the future.

Professional Development that meets the requirements of the evidence-based training in teaching reading

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

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

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

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

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

Strive- Evidence-Based Teacher Training Course

**As of May 6, 2020, CDE will accept applications from Colorado school districts or BOCES seeking approval of professional development plans to meet the requirements of the evidence-based training in teaching reading required by the READ Act (C.R.S.12-7-1208(6)(a)). The district professional development application is a “rolling application” and can be submitted at any time.