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Wednesday 1 December to Friday 3 December 2021

Registrations are open until 10 November.

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About DigitalXP

AVID Australia DigitalXP is an all-new online professional learning experience, offered exclusively to AVID schools in Australia.

 

DigitalXP provides AVID schools with eight hours of synchronous eLearning and five and a half hours of semi-synchronous discussion forums, activities and online resources, with access to the eLearning environment and extensive DigitalXP materials for 12 months following the event.

All strategies, activities and tools introduced in DigitalXP Communities of Practice can be leveraged in on-site and virtual learning environments.

Dates and Times

Wednesday 1 December to Friday 3 December 2021

DigitalXP will run for three days from Wednesday 1 December.

 

Participants must attend all the synchronous and semi-synchronous sessions across the three days to satisfy the requirements of DigitalXP.

AVID 101 sessions will take place in the week beginning 22 November.

Wednesday 1 December

AEDT Session QLD (-1 hour) NT (-1.5 hours) WA (-3 hours)
10 – 10.30 am Community Gathering 9 – 9.30 am 8.30 – 9 am 7 – 7.30 am
10.30 – 10.45 am Break 9.30 – 9.45 am 9 – 9.15 am 7.30 – 7.45 am
10.45 am – 12.45 pm CoP Synchronous 9.45 – 11.45 am 9.15 – 11.15 am 7.45 – 9.45 am
12.45 – 1 pm Break 11.45 – 12 noon 11.15 – 11.30 am 9.45 – 10 am
1 – 2.30 pm CoP Semi-Synchronous 12 noon – 1.30 pm 11.30 am – 1 pm 10 – 11.30 am
2.30 – 2.45 pm Break 1.30 – 1.45 pm 1 – 1.15 pm 11.30 – 11.45 am
2.45 – 4.45 pm Site Team/Networking 1.45 – 3.45 pm 1.15 – 3.15 pm 11.45 am – 1.45 pm

Thursday 2 December

AEDT Session QLD (-1 hour) NT (-1.5 hours) WA (-3 hours)
10 – 11 am Community Gathering 9 – 10 am 8.30 – 9.30 am 7 – 8 am
11 – 11.15 am Break 10 am – 10.15 am 9.30 – 9.45 am 8 – 8.15 am
11.15 am – 12.45 pm CoP Synchronous 10.15 – 11.45 am 9.45 – 11.15 am 8.15 – 9.45 am
12.45 – 1 pm Break 11.45 – 12 noon 11.15 – 11.30 am 9.45 – 10 am
1 – 2.30 pm CoP Synchronous 12 noon – 1.30 pm 11.30 am – 1 pm 10 – 11.30 am
2.30 – 2.45 pm Break 1.30 – 1.45 pm 1 – 1.15 pm 11.30 – 11.45 am
2.45 – 4.45 pm CoP Semi-Synchronous 1.45 – 3.45 pm 1.15 – 3.15 pm 11.45 am – 1.45 pm

Friday 3 December

AEDT Session QLD (-1 hour) NT (-1.5 hours) WA (-3 hours)
10.30 – 11.30 am CoP Synchronous 9 – 10.30 am 8.30 – 10 am 7 – 8.30 am
11.30 – 11.45 am Break 10.30 am – 10.45 am 10 – 10.15 am 8.30 – 8.45 am
11.45 am – 1.15 pm CoP Synchronous 10.45 am – 12.15 pm 10.15 – 11.45 am 8.45 – 10.15 am
1.15 – 1.30 pm Break 12.15 – 12.30 pm 11.45 am – 12 noon 10.15 – 10.30 am
1.30 – 3.30 pm CoP Semi-Synchronous 12.30 – 2.30 pm 12 noon – 2 pm 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Registration

Registration is now open until 10 November. Early registrations are encouraged, to ensure access to your preferred Community of Practice.

Register now for DigitalXP

Communities of Practice

Participate in one of nine specialised DigitalXP Communities of Practice.

 

A great range of learning opportunities are on offer, across subject areas and catering to new and experienced AVID educators in both primary and secondary school settings.

DigitalXP is delivered within Communities of Practice, rather than Strands — the term used for on-site professional learning delivered at Summer Institute and Paths. Each Community of Practice focuses upon applying AVID approaches to specific school environments, year levels and/or learning areas.

DigitalXP Communities of Practice

Academic Language & Literacy Architects: Language Building Through Culture and Identity

This CoP is recommended for primary and secondary teachers of students for whom English is an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).

Course Description

Academic Language and Literacy (ALL) Architects is a differentiated AVID DigitalXP Community of Practice designed to empower all primary through tertiary educators and students in becoming language architects.

This CoP will provide educators with resources to cultivate and maintain a learning system that will insist on rigour, break down barriers and advocate for students.

Educators will be empowered to nurture and grow students’ tertiary and career readiness skills by coaching them to leverage student agency, opportunity knowledge and rigorous academic preparedness.

Through the implementation of language-building routines and scaffolded instruction, educators will explore how they support students in using their voice, culture, identity and language to access and produce rigorous and language-rich content.

Educators will ultimately create learning opportunities that increase access to higher-level thinking functions and honour students’ experiences and languages.

Performance Objectives
Upon completion of this learning experience, participants will:

  • create and maintain equitable learning spaces that honour the assets of their students’ cultures, identities and languages to increase academic success in rigorous content.
  • provide instruction and scaffolding that supports the development of student voice in order to raise the level of academic dialogue and student agency.
  • utilise a systematic and scaffolded approach to disciplinary literacy that will engage students as language architects in accessing, reading, comprehending and questioning rigorous content-specific texts for taking ownership of and advancing their learning.
  • strategically implement authentic disciplinary writing strategies to scaffold and enhance student learning and success as well as engage students as they write for a range of rigorous academic purposes.

AVID Primary Implementation

This CoP is recommended for primary teachers new to AVID implementation and includes adaptations for teachers working with K-6 students.

Course Description

The AVID Primary Implementation Community of Practice is designed for educators to explore strategies and resources focused on diverse learners.

It is designed to support new AVID Primary teachers in blending Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organisation and Reading (WICOR®) with digital strategies to prepare students with the skills needed to become independent learners and be tertiary and career ready.

Educators will gain an understanding of their role in an AVID School wide system that provides differentiated instruction to build a culture of student success.

Performance Objectives
Upon completion of this learning experience, participants will:

  • foster a growth mindset and understand AVID DigitalXP norms and community expectations in order to participate fully in the experience.
  • organise the story of AVID DigitalXP learning through the use of an Interactive Notebook and develop an awareness of how this organisational tool and an AVID eBinder can be utilised by students and staff school wide.
  • apply WICOR strategies school wide to provide quality differentiated instruction for emergent to independent learners in order to scaffold student success with rigorous content.
  • provide differentiated instruction for all students in order to create an environment that promotes a culture of student agency, rigorous academic preparedness, and opportunity knowledge to build tertiary and career readiness.

AVID Secondary Implementation

This CoP is recommended for secondary teachers new to AVID implementation and teachers who are teaching the AVID Elective. It includes updated materials for teaching the Elective.

Course Description

The Secondary Implementation Community of Practice is designed for secondary Australian school educators serving as AVID Elective teachers and/or AVID Coordinators who coordinate AVID at their school site.

This Community of Practice will focus on AVID implementation; Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organisation and Reading (WICOR®) strategies; tutorials; and student agency and opportunity knowledge using updated AVID resources.

Educators will ultimately create learning opportunities that increase access to higher-level thinking functions and honour students’ experiences and languages.

Performance Objectives
Upon completion of this learning experience, participants will:

  • understand how the AVID Tertiary and Career Readiness Framework reframes how we see student potential.
  • explore three critical components needed to ensure tertiary and career readiness for all students.
  • locate and utilise key resources on MyAVID (WAG and the Tutorials webpage) in order to fully implement the AVID Elective curriculum.
  • know and understand how relationships impact the success of AVID—between AVID students and families, AVID teachers, content teachers, school leaders and community members.

Creating Engaging and Rigorous Classrooms

This CoP is recommended for primary and secondary teachers, either new to or experienced with AVID implementation.

Course Description

The differentiated Creating Engaging and Rigorous Classrooms Community of Practice is designed to empower all primary through tertiary educators to create an engaging and rigorous community of learners by preparing educators, support staff and site leaders to scaffold student success with rigorous content.

Educators will engage in AVID Digital Learning : The 4 A’s®, to meaningfully integrate digital strategies and WICOR® instructional practices to differentiate instruction and increase student agency.

Participants will explore strategies to build connected communities through social and emotional learning capacity activities to foster safe and equitable learning spaces.

Performance Objectives
Upon completion of this learning experience, participants will:

  • foster an academic mindset to create supportive and equitable learning spaces through student engagement and relational capacity strategies.
  • design and implement learning opportunities to promote student agency in blended learning environments.
  • empower learners through the use of student-centred instructional practices for differentiated learning spaces.
  • model and blend WICOR with digital strategies to provide students with quality instruction and learning opportunities in a 21st century environment.

English

This CoP is recommended for upper-primary and secondary teachers, either new to or experienced with AVID implementation.

Course Description

The English Community of Practice is designed to support English learning area educators in Years 6 to 12.

Participants will become familiar with and deepen their understanding of intentional integration of speaking and listening, writing to communicate and how the AVID Critical Reading Process provides access to rigorous nonfiction, fiction and non-traditional texts.

Performance Objectives
Upon completion of this learning experience, participants will:

  • write a commitment statement to demonstrate their understanding of DigitalXP norms and community expectations.
  • leverage their AVID eBinder or other preferred note-taking system to document the story of their learning.
  • have a better understanding of AVID’s core processes—critical reading, focused note-taking and the gradual release of responsibility, and how these processes support learning.
  • be able to facilitate learning opportunities that empower students to find their powerful voices, access rigorous texts and communicate with an authentic purpose.

History/Social Science

This CoP is recommended for upper-primary and secondary teachers, either new to or experienced with AVID implementation.

Course Description

The History/Social Science Community of Practice is designed for history, social science and humanities educators (Years 6 to 12) to apply engaging, inquiry-based strategies that will increase students’ ability to think, read and write like a historian.

Participants will experience and design student learning around rigorous Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organisation and Reading (WICOR®) methodologies to scaffold learning to promote critical thinking and analysis of source material.

Performance Objectives
Upon completion of this learning experience, participants will:

  • intentionally incorporate WICOR strategies and methodologies into their content curriculum in order to increase student engagement and support rigour.
  • scaffold rigour to ensure that all students have access to a deeper understanding of the History/Social Science content.
  • utilise WICOR strategies to deepen students’ use of academic language.
  • model and coach reading and writing for disciplinary literacy in order to develop students’ capacity to comprehend and analyse complex texts and communicate from an understanding of multiple perspectives.

Mathematics: Cultivating a Discourse-Rich Classroom (Primary)

This CoP is recommended for primary teachers, either new to or experienced with AVID implementation.

Course Description

This AVID DigitalXP differentiated professional learning experience is designed to address and meet the current and unprecedented needs for primary educators, support staff and site leaders to develop mathematicians through cultivating a discourse-rich mathematics learning environment.

Participants will explore teacher actions that are necessary to empower students to engage deeply in mathematics, communicate their ideas and connect their thinking to others.

This collaborative experience will engage participants in strategies that they can implement to create a culture for discourse, utilise a variety of mathematical representations, ask intentional and higher-level questions and gather evidence of student thinking and learning.

Performance Objectives
Upon completion of this learning experience, participants will:

  • Build a safe learning environment in order to maximise student mathematical reasoning and communication.
  • Implement strategies that use and connect mathematical representations in order to deepen student understanding.
  • Use purposeful and higher-level questions in order to assess and advance student thinking.
  • Implement routines that allow for gathering and utilising evidence of student thinking in order to assess, support, and extend learning.

Mathematics: Cultivating a Discourse-Rich Classroom (Secondary)

This CoP is recommended for secondary teachers, either new to or experienced with AVID implementation.

Course Description

This AVID DigitalXP differentiated professional learning experience is designed to address and meet the current and unprecedented needs for secondary and tertiary educators, support staff and site leaders to develop mathematicians through cultivating a discourse-rich mathematics learning environment.

Participants will explore teacher actions that are necessary to empower students to engage deeply in mathematics, communicate their ideas and connect their thinking to others.

This collaborative experience will engage participants in strategies that they can implement to create a culture for discourse, utilise a variety of mathematical representations, ask intentional and higher-level questions and gather evidence of student thinking and learning.

Performance Objectives
Upon completion of this learning experience, participants will:

  • Build a safe learning environment in order to maximise student mathematical reasoning and communication.
  • Implement strategies that use and connect mathematical representations in order to deepen student understanding.
  • Use purposeful and higher-level questions in order to assess and advance student thinking.
  • Implement routines that allow for gathering and utilising evidence of student thinking in order to assess, support, and extend learning.

Science

This CoP is recommended for upper-primary and secondary teachers, either new to or experienced with AVID implementation.

Course Description

This differentiated Science Community of Practice is designed to support all science educators, new and experienced, in Years 6 to 12.

Educators will engage in synchronous and semi-synchronous learning using collaborative structures to build science literacy through inquiry.

They will engage in rigorous instruction using a variety of digital tools and Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organisation, and Reading (WICOR®) strategies.

Learning topics include digital Interactive Notebooks (INBs), focused note-taking, reading and writing for disciplinary literacy and collaborative structures to enhance inquiry.

Performance Objectives
Upon completion of this learning experience, participants will:

  • facilitate the use of WICOR strategies to increase rigour, disciplinary literacy, content knowledge and tertiary readiness skills.
  • teach and coach students through the critical reading process to analyse text.
  • implement all aspects of the focused note-taking process through a digital Interactive Notebook (INB) to increase students’ comprehension, retention and organisation of scientific content.
  • integrate technology resources that enhance the learning process.

AVID 101

AVID 101 is the first step in your DigitalXP journey. It is recommended that all participants engage in an AVID 101 session, whether you are beginning a new AVID implementation or have been in an AVID school for a while.

 

AVID 101 participants will explore AVID’s mission — our Why, the fundamentals of AVID, the AVID Tertiary and Career Readiness Framework, how AVID works, and your role as an educator in the AVID program. Additionally, participants will explore how AVID supports its students, educators and school community, and AVID’s response to social and emotional learning, cultural relevance and responsiveness, and subject-specific literacy development.

AVID 101 is a 90-minute synchronous course that will be completed prior to DigitalXP. Several sessions will take place between 22 and 30 November and DigitalXP participants will receive an email notifying them of how to register for AVID 101 in the coming weeks.

Individual access to AVID 101 without registering for DigitalXP is not available at this time, but a similar online module for new AVID Australia teachers will be offered in 2022.

Pricing

A single registration is $830 (excl. GST)

 

Group discounts will apply for school groups larger than 10. Contact us for more information about group discounts.