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Colorado Department of Education Professional Development - Equipped for Reading Success Summer 2022 (Online Course)

Equipped for Reading Success Summer 2022 (Online Course)

Audience: Educators, Other District/School Staff | Topic: Literacy, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education

Self-Paced format. Equipped for Reading Success Summer 2022 (Online Course)
Self-Paced format

Registration is now open for our new online course Equipped for Reading Success! This course was created by CDE in collaboration with David Kilpatrick Ph.D. and Deb Hoesterey, educational consultant and literacy specialist. Please see the attached flier for more details. Email Emily Ottinger if you have any questions

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When Registering please use your district email. Priority will be given to Colorado educators! Registration has been closed for this session of EfRS. 

Existing CDE Moodle Account?

If you already have a CDE Moodle account you can self-enroll the Equipped for Reading Success directly through the CDE Moodle site. 

Common Questions

When will the course be available? 

This course will run every spring, summer, and fall. Join the SLD listserv to receive announcements about registration. You can subscribe to the SLD listserv by sending an email to:

Summer 2024Course Dates

The Summer 2024 course will run from June 1 - September 1, 2024.

What information does this course cover? 

Equipped for Reading Success focuses more on the implementation of scientific, research-based assessments and interventions for early literacy and remedial interventions for students who show risk factors for reading difficulties and disabilities.

Who is this course designed for?

This course is open to any Colorado public educator or school leader who is interested in deepening their understanding of the science of reading.

Do I need the book to complete the course?

Participants DO NOT need the book to complete this online course. However, participants  may want to view the course as a tandem companion or supplemental resource for supporting a study of the book. However, participants WILL NEED the book Equipped for Reading Success to implement the assessment and instructional practices with their students.

What are the course requirements?

The Equipped for Reading Success course requires participants to watch 16 module videos and complete short assessments for each module as well as a final course evaluation.




Event Date and Time

  • Friday, March 1, 2024 (All day) to Saturday, June 1, 2024 (All day)




10 CDE Professional Development credit hours.

Neither the course Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties presented by David Kilpatrick Ph.D. nor the Equipped for Reading Success course satisfy the professional development requirements outlined in the newly revised Colorado READ Act. There are seven different options of professional development that do satisfy that requirement. Please visit the CO READ Act website for information about those options.

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