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CORE Selected as an Approved Provider of Evidence-Based Training for Teaching Reading in Colorado

Colorado Department of EducationUnder the Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act), passed by the Colorado legislature in 2012, all kindergarten through 3rd grade teachers must complete evidence-based training in teaching reading by the 2021-22 school year. The Colorado Department of Education recently approved CORE’s in-person and Online Elementary Reading Academies along with the Language Conventions & Writing Fundamentals course to help districts meet the training requirements.

Teacher knowledge and practice based on the science of reading are a critical part of the The READ Act. Educators must have a deep understanding of the art and science of reading to help every child become a strong reader. Both the in-person and Online Elementary Reading Academy teach educators the critical components of reading and effective instructional practices, based on the science of reading. CORE’s nationally acclaimed textbooks, Teaching Reading Sourcebook and Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, are used throughout the courses and provided as resources to educators.

The Language Conventions and Writing Fundamentals workshop deepens teachers’ knowledge of the structure of English and provides effective practices to teach writing to both primary- and upper- grade elementary students, from basic sentence construction through longer compositions.

Together, these courses will prepare educators to effectively teach all students to read at grade level by third grade, including English learners and those with word-reading difficulties and dyslexia.

Call 619.405.9973 or email to discuss how CORE can help your district meet Colorado’s requirement for evidence-based training in teaching reading.




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