This page contains the strand information for the 2018 AVID Australia Winter Institute 2018. Here you will find descriptions of all the strands that are being offered at the Institute this year, and recommendations about the target audience for each strand. When selecting strands, it is best to take into account the needs of the site team at your school. Please note that strands need to attract a minimum number of participants to be able to run.
This is a first-year strand for educators who will be implementing AVID strategies and methodologies in grades 3–6 classrooms. Participants will practice and discuss strategies, lessons, and activities focused on WICOR and student success skills in order to facilitate students’ access to rigorous content across all content areas. In addition, training will include opportunities to provide differentiated instruction to students to help develop a culture of student success, academic achievement, and university and career awareness. Participants will also make connections with the AVID Primary Essentials of Instruction and Culture as they look at implementation both individually and as a site team.
Please note: If you are interested in implementing AVID prior to Grade 3, you can contact AVID Australia at AVID.Australia@vu.edu.au so that we can alert the Staff Developer and accommodate your learning needs.
Curriculum: AVID Elementary Foundations
This strand is designed for English teachers (grades 6–12) who are new to AVID concepts and methodologies. Participants will learn strategies from AVID’s The Write Path English Language Arts: Exploring Texts with Strategic Reading Teacher Guide (provided to participants). A primary focus of the strand is a critical reading process that includes the following strategies: planning for reading, pre-reading, building vocabulary, interacting with the text, and extending beyond the text. Writing, inquiry, collaboration, and organization are included as tools for developing critical reading skills across genres, from the foundational to the advanced levels. Participants will examine strategies for scaffolding students through rigorous texts in the English classroom with an emphasis on preparing students for post-secondary and work readiness.
Curriculum: The Write Path English Language Arts: Exploring Texts with Strategic Reading Teacher Guide