About the Training Requirements
Colorado school districts are required to ensure all K - 3 teachers complete evidence-based training in teaching reading as a result of changes to the Colorado READ Act in SB 19-199 (PDF). Following a six-month extension approved by the State Board of Education, all K - 3 teachers must complete the teacher training by Jan. 31, 2022.
**This class meets all requirements of the Colorado READ Act requirements
Teachers need to only complete one of these options to meet the training requirement. Teachers need to meet this training requirement only once. The rules for the Colorado READ Act define a kindergarten through 3rd grade teacher as a "professional responsible for the literacy instruction of the student(s) and may include the main instructor for a class, an instructional coach, reading interventionist, special education teacher, Title I teacher or other personnel who are identified as effective in the teaching of reading."