The Colorado Department of Education now includes AIM Institute on its Advisory List list of Approved Professional Development Programs to fulfill Evidence-Based Training requirements for K-12 teachers and School Administrators as part of the Colorado READ Act.
Colorado educators and administrators can fulfill READ Act requirements by successfully completing:
- Pathways to Proficient Reading (for K-12 Educators) - An IDA-accredited foundational course in the science of reading, designed for educators committed to learning about the connection between reading research, theoretical models such as the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Reading Rope, and best practices for language and literacy instruction in the classroom.
- Pathways to Literacy Leadership (for School Administrators) - A comprehensive training course to help school leaders advance literacy evidence-based instruction into all classrooms. This course is appropriate for Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Directors of Special Education and Student Services, and Directors of Curriculum and Instruction.
AIM Pathways Courses are:
- Created by educators for educators in collaboration with top literacy instruction researchers
- Builds background knowledge with learning that is program and curriculum agnostic
- Offers asynchronous online learning with real-time Virtual Community of Practice coaching sessions focused on classroom application.
- Can be completed in approximately 6 months and are eligible for graduate credits.