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Below, you will find the information to register for both Path Training and the Professional Learning Workshops.

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Join AVID Australia in Perth from 16 – 17 July for the 2018 Perth Path Training, our mid-year professional learning event. Path Training will be held at Baldivis Secondary College with three strands available to participants.

Path Training offers WA AVID schools an additional, mid-year opportunity to induct their staff in AVID’s fundamental professional learning strategies. Over the course of a two-day professional learning program, new and existing AVID teachers are immersed in a series of interactive workshops introducing them to the knowledge, skills and teaching strategies that are helping over  2,000,000 AVID students succeed each year across the USA and Australia.



What: Perth Path Training

When: Monday, 16 July – Tuesday, 17 July. Participants are required to attend both days of training.

Where: Baldivis Secondary College

Cost per participant: $ 350 (+ GST). For schools that send over 20 staff, every additional participant over the initial 20 registrations can register at the reduced rate of $300 per participant.

Registration deadline: Friday 8 June, 2018

How to register: fill in the Path Training Register form and send to AVID.events@vu.edu.au by the registration deadline.

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DAY 1 – Mon 16 July

DAY 2 – Tues 17 July

Registration/ Morning Coffee  
Strands Strands
8:30am-10:30am 8:30am-10:30am
Morning Tea (provided) Morning Tea (provided)
10:30am-10:45am 10:30am-10:45am
Strands Strands
10:45am-12:30pm 10:45am-12:30pm
Lunch (provided) Lunch (provided)
12:30pm-1:15pm 12:30pm-1:15pm
Strands  Strands 
1:15pm-4pm 1:15pm-4pm



Strands require a minimum number of participants to run. Once a strand has been filled it may not be possible to add further participants to that particular strand. Therefore, we ask that each participant  nominate two strand preferences on their registration form.

Every effort will be made to place participants in their first strand preference, however, room capacity will limit the number of strand participants. Conversely, if a strand does not meet the minimum quota we will not be able to offer that strand. In such a case, participants will be notified and offered the chance to change their strand preferences.  Our advice: register early to secure your preferred strand.

The strands that will be offered at the 2018 Perth Path Training are:

Maths 2

This strand is designed for mathematics teachers who have taken the Mathematics 1 strand and are experienced with AVID strategies and methodologies. This strand will introduce additional vocabulary and WICOR strategies including Interactive Notebooks and Socratic Seminars as well as deepen participants’ understanding of AVID methodologies practiced in Mathematics 1. The focus of the strand will be on ensuring that all students gain access to rigorous instruction through dynamic and engaging activities. Mathematics 2 is organised to reinforce and strengthen vertical team articulation.

Prerequisite: Completion of Mathematics 1 strand
Curriculum: The Write Path II Mathematics Teacher Guide
English: Reading & Writing

Student Success

This strand is designed for teachers of any subject area including business, computer applications, visual and performing arts, health and physical education, and other elective classes. Participants will gain an understanding of how skills development, tertiary and work-readiness can be supported in all subject areas. Additionally, participants will learn about AVID methodologies and WICOR strategies such as goalsetting, focused notetaking, organisation, and time management. This strand will focus on incorporating these university readiness skills into all classes, from physical education to visual arts across secondary school.

Prerequisite: None
Curriculum: The Student Success Path Teacher Guide

English: Reading & Writing

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 postsecondary and work readiness.

Prerequisite: None
Curriculum: The Write Path English Language Arts: Exploring Texts with Strategic Reading Teacher Guide

For further advice, please do not hesitate to contact AVID Australia.



Is my registration transferrable?

If you are no longer able to attend the event and wish to transfer your registration to another participant please contact AVID.Events@vu.edu.au. Your school can substitute someone in your place but it is compulsory to notify AVID Australia of this change.

Can I update my registration information?

If you need to update your registration information please contact AVID.Events@vu.edu.au.

What is the refund policy?

A full refund will be issued if you need to cancel your registration 14 days before the event. A 50 % refund will be available if you cancel your registration up to 2 days prior to Path Training. We are unable to provide refunds for cancellations less than two days’ prior to the event.

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There will be two sets of Professional Learning Workshops running concurrently (general and primary focus).

  • Jackie McMahon will run two workshops with a primary focus – the Primary Overview workshop on Monday and ‘Applying WICOR with Rigour’ on Tuesday.
  • U.S. Staff Developer Brad Ruff will run the ‘Collaborative Study Groups’ workshop at John Tonkin on Monday and two workshops at Makybe on Tuesday (Achieving Rigour through Reading, Writing & Collaboration, and On Demand Timed Writing).

Brad Ruff is a writing curriculum specialist for AVID and has over 13 years of experience as a consultant, facilitator, and trainer working with grants and committees associated with student transition from secondary to postsecondary education. He works at California State University with pre-service teachers.



What: Professional Learning Workshops

When: Monday, 16 July – Tuesday, 17 July. Please note that participants register for the full day of each APLM day.

Where: GENERAL WORKSHOPS – John Tonkin College, South Coast Baptist College, Baldivis Secondary College. PRIMARY WORKSHOPS – Makybe Rise Primary school  (please refer to schedule for venue allocation)

Cost: Schools contribute their Professional Learning days to cover the cost of running each workshop

Registration deadline: Friday, 8 June 2018

How to register: fill in the APLM form and send to AVID.events@vu.edu.au by the registration deadline.

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Day 1 – Monday 16 July | Collaborative Study Groups

8:30am – 3:30pm (8am registration)

Participants will understand how to implement and apply collaborative study groups (CSGs) within their classrooms.  Participants will experience how students in CSGs can identify a specific question from any subject area, collaborate to develop and deepen their understanding through Socratic inquiry, and apply their new learning in order to enhance classroom performance.  CSGs are a critical component of moving AVID strategies schoolwide. The intended audience for this module is AVID Elective Teachers, Content Area Teachers and Administrators. This module requires a minimum of three hours to complete.  For sites that also want to include lesson application, a minimum of five hours is required.

Day 2 – Tuesday 17 July | Part 1: Achieving Rigour through Reading, Writing & Collaboration

8:30am – 3:30pm (8am registration)

 Participants will learn how to implement critical reading and writing strategies to support AVID’s Essential 6. Participants will also learn how to engage with students in a reading lesson using the Critical Reading Process and extend reading and writing into opportunities for collaboration supporting AVID’s Essential 7. The intended audience for this module is AVID Site Team Members and core-content teachers.

Please note: the Achieving Rigour workshop targets writing across a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas whereas the English Reading & Writing strand is more focused solely on writing for English and the Humanities.

Part 2: On Demand Timed Writing

Participants will learn how to provide students with skills, strategies and opportunities to navigate and practice the ondemand/timed writing experience to develop university readiness. The intended audience for this module is AVID elective teachers and schoolwide secondary teachers.



Day 1 – Monday, 16 July | AVID Overview Workshop (Primary)

8:30am – 3:30pm (8am registration)

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


  • 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

Day 2 – Tuesday 17 July | Applying WICOR with Rigour

8:30am – 3:30pm (8am registration)

In this workshop, we will immerse teachers in the practices of “WICORising” lessons to activate deeper learning opportunities for students. We will use the AVID Australia Monthly resource to model how this resource provides practical lessons and stimulus materials that are differentiated and applicable for students from K-10.[/vc_column_text][/qode_advanced_tab][/qode_advanced_tabs]