YEAR ONE OF IMPLEMENTATION AND BEYOND
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.
Participants will dive deeper into the tutorial process for AVID elective students to better understand the 10 steps of the process, completing the Tutorial Request Form and establishing a practice of rigour within the tutorial. The intended audience for this module is AVID Elective Teachers.
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.
Participants will develop strategic scaffolds and instructional routines that support all students as academic language learners, so they can successfully navigate rigorous academic conversation and content in order to be college and career ready.
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.
Participants will use mentor texts as a basis for student writing in all content areas in order to develop college-ready writers who can demonstrate a deep understanding of rigorous content.
Participants will implement the five phases of Focused Note-Taking in order to develop college-ready skills that support their own learning and academic success. Participants will guide students in choosing the most conducive note-taking format, based on the lesson’s objective, to better prepare them to be successful, independent learners.
During this module, participants will have an opportunity to explore AVID resources that assist in increasing the organizational skills of their students, better preparing them for success in college. Participants will discuss best practices and how to increase the effectiveness of strategies they are already using in their classrooms. Finally, participants will review the vertical alignment of organizational strategies to ensure usage is increasing and being refined annually.