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Register your school’s site team preferences

This year, schools will have the choice of three options when choosing how to run their site team sessions. These options aim to take into account the different needs of our schools and to maximize the learning opportunity for all schools during site team sessions.

The role of site team sessions at Summer Institute

AVID Summer Institute comprises of strand content time and site team planning time. Strand content time occurs all day on Day 1 and for the first half of Days 2 and 3. The second half of each of Days 2 and 3 provides valuable time for school teams to come together, plan and review:

  • their site team plans,
  • their implementation models,
  • their quality improvement data,
  • and be guided on completing their Certification Self Study (CSS)* document.

*This document needs to be submitted at the end of each calendar year from your second year of AVID implementation onwards.

OPTION 1: Traditional site team planning model

School site teams will be provided with a space to review their site team plans, their implementation models, review their quality improvement data, and be guided on completing their Certification Self Study (CSS). A Staff Developer will be allocated to work with you. You can collaborate with other schools so that primary feeder and secondary sites get the opportunity to work together. Regional areas who are building regional professional learning communities may also prefer this option.

OPTION 2: Thursday 30 November 2017: School Success Inflexion workshop

Keynote speaker Matt Coleman, Executive Director of Inflexion (formerly the Educational Policy Improvement Center) at the University of Oregon, and his colleague, Paul Beach, will workshop Inflexion’s approach to school certification. Participants will be introduced to the Inflexion Approach and its future online portal.

As a site, you will workshop the assumptions embedded in the model, and provide feedback on the use of Innovation Configuration Maps as a process for supporting implementation and as a tool for certification.

OPTION 3: Friday 1 December 2017: Collaborative Study Group workshop

The success of the AVID Tutorial process has led to the creation of Collaborative Study Groups (CSGs). CSGs are a version of AVID’s Elective Tutorials adapted for use in specific content areas. It provides the means to both embed AVID’s collaborative approach to learning and build deeper learning through the Inquiry process, using Socratic methodologies. By utilizing the gradual release of responsibility process, schools help students to take greater ownership of their learning over time so that by Year 11 and 12, they are confident to run CSGs themselves with or without external tutors.

This session will be facilitated by two Staff Developers who are experienced in Maths/Sciences and English/Humanities, so participants will be able to learn how to adapt CSGs specifically to their content areas.