This workshop introduces participants to key AVID concepts including:
- Connecting the “why” of a school with AVID’s “why”, that is, the purpose behind AVID’s mission and vision
- Validating effective teaching practices with which teachers are already familiar and using regularly
- Explaining the WICOR teaching and learning framework and shared language for improving teaching and learning
- Introducing a range of explicit, high engagement strategies that teachers can learn and practice
- Scaffolding an ongoing professional learning program customised to suit the school’s context, needs and vision
Participants will understand how WICOR impacts all students, make connections with AVID Essentials, develop a plan for WICOR-ized lessons and an action plan to use WICOR to promote more rigorous teaching. Participants will also learn how to create an environment that is indicative of a university readiness system. The intended audience for this module is instructional faculty and content teachers (including AVID Site Team Members).
Participants will develop a plan to implement and demonstrate Focused Note-Taking consistently schoolwide at their sites. Participants will learn about effective processes and formats for the development of focused note-taking skills across grade levels and learning areas. The intended audience for this module is instructional faculty and content teachers.
Participants will learn the AVID certification process and the purpose of certification. Participants will learn to read the Certification Self Study (CSS) document,and develop an inclusive process for completion. Additionally, participants will acquire knowledge in understanding the intent of indicators and which evidence to provide, with the goal to apply this new understanding of the CSS in their home district. The intended audience for this module is AVID Elective Teachers, AVID Site Coordinators, and AVID Site Team Members.
This module will strengthen the understanding of the Socratic Seminar methodology while giving a broader scope of how and when to use seminars across the subject areas. The instructional focus is targeted toward increasing the student application of inquiry and collaboration in a variety of Socratic Seminar models across the subject areas. Participants will practise organising the inquiry and the structure of the seminar for different year levels. The intended audience for this module is the primary school wide instructional and leadership staff.
This module is designed to look at WICOR strategies to support teachers of the Arts, Technologies, Health & Physical Education and Languages. We will identify what WICOR is for these learning areas, examine critical reading strategies using AVID Australia Monthly, and practise Socratic Seminars customised for these learning areas during the session. Participants are asked to come to the module ready to engage in experiences that they can take back to their students. The intended audience for this module is teachers from these learning areas across primary and secondary AVID schools.
This module focuses on the power of “starting with why we do what we do” when communicating and attempting to inspire a commitment to action. The focus will be on illustrating and discussing what “Why” messaging is in contrast to the “How” and “What.” Finally, participants will apply their understanding by creating a “Why” message connected to core AVID strategies. The intended audience for this module is primary and secondary teachers and leaders.
YEAR TWO OF IMPLEMENTATION AND BEYOND