The purpose of this module is to introduce the 4 As framework and experience a digital critical reading process. Participants will need a laptop and internet access.
During this module, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on high-leverage organisational strategies that improve student success, post-secondary and work readiness. Participants will discuss ways to leverage these strategies to build schoolwide systems, so all students can build the organisational skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary education and the workforce. Finally, participants will use the AVID Schoolwide Strategy Planning Guide to begin crafting effective systems for deepening AVID schoolwide at their school sites.
This module is designed for teachers of all content areas as they guide students in developing disciplinary literacy and learning to write effectively within specific disciplines using mentor texts. The focus is on why mentor texts are beneficial for students, what mentor texts are, and how they can be used with students in order to teach and support them as they develop as writers within various disciplines.
This module is designed to coach teachers through the why and how of an Interactive Notebook (INB) as a tool for supporting students’ learning. Teachers will learn the process of setting up an entry in the notebook utilising the model of right side for direct input and left side for processing output of each entry. Participants will engage in a variety of collaborative learning structures that can be applied when planning lessons utilising INBs. This will allow their students to dive deeper into the content and take ownership of their learning.
This module is designed for Schoolwide content teachers to support academic language and literacy in primary through higher education classroom settings. Participants will connect WICOR with intentional language development practices and routines to strengthen listening, speaking, reading, and writing literacy for all students. AVID Schoolwide team members will experience opportunities to gain insight and align philosophies, resulting in students navigating rigorous content, achieving academically, and adequately preparing for post-secondary and workplace success.
In the Schoolwide Strategies for Student Engagement and Post-Secondary Readiness for Self-Contained Classrooms module, participants will explore how relational capacity and developing a growth mindset impacts student engagement and the individual efficacy of adolescent students. Participants will discover classroom strategies to promote a positive classroom climate, leading to student success.
Participants will engage with AVID’s Digital Learning Framework, the 4 As, exploring how teachers Adopt, Adapt, Accelerate, and Advocate while integrating digital tools with WICOR instructional practices. They will participate in a well-known AVID activity with a digital component and then work to incorporate technology into their lesson plans, with an emphasis on differentiating instruction and increasing student ownership of their learning. Participants must currently work with students who have daily in-class access to technology and must bring a laptop (preferred) or tablet, power cord, and earbuds/headphones with them. Device software and web browser need to be up-to-date.
Participants will understand how WICOR impacts all students, make connections with AVID Essentials, develop a plan for WICOR-ised 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.