All Colorado teachers who teach kindergarten through 3rd grade must complete a minimum of 45 hours of evidence-based reading training. St. Vrain Valley Schools offers a pathway to achieve this READ Act requirement. Amendments to the READ Act (SB19-199 and SB22-004) require that K-3 teachers who provide literacy instruction, 4-12 reading interventionists, and school administrators (including principals) must complete training to meet the requirements of the READ Act.
- The St. Vrain Pathway allows teachers to fulfill the READ Act Requirements by completing Essentials in Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction, Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham Basic Training, and a final assessment. A READ Act certificate will be issued once the Pathway is complete. These courses can be found in the PD Course Catalog.
- The CDE website has options for teachers who are not following the St. Vrain Pathway.
- Teachers will need to submit the READ Act certificate to the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system. Choose option 6: Complete CDE-approved training provided by a district or BOCES.
- Teachers must also submit the Read Act certificate to the SVVS Human Resources Department using the Employee Certification Page.
If you have any questions about Professional Development courses, please contact Amy Magyar ([email protected]) at 303-702-8252. If you need information on the various class options available to you, please contact Misti Snow ([email protected]).
If you have questions about submitting your READ Act certificate to SVVS Human Resources, please email [email protected].