AVID Now Offers Instructional AI!
AVID is Helping Our Partners Unlock the Power of Instructional AI
Instructional AI enhances critical thinking and writing skills through instant feedback on discussions and essays, allowing teachers to prioritize feedback on students’ ideas.
Benefits for Students
Instructional AI promotes equal educational opportunities for all students, fostering a collaborative and academically supportive environment. Our AI-driven feedback system, akin to personalized tutoring, empowers students to:
- Develop student agency
- Cultivate their distinctive voices in their writing
- Ask higher-level questions
- Acquire essential WICOR skills crucial for success
High-interest topics, a social-media-like environment, and gamification elements prompt students to drive rigorous discussions—a great fit with AVID strategies such as Socratic Seminars and Philosophical Chairs.
Benefits for Educators
AI feedback serves as a teaching assistant, saving time on grading and providing teachers with individualized insights that help scaffold each student up to higher-order inquiry and writing skills. Instructional AI in the AVID classroom empowers teachers to maximize their precious teaching minutes by:
- Saving teachers time, reducing grading workload
- Eliminating unintended grading inconsistencies
- Providing valuable suggestions for essay assessment methods and rationales
- Issuing alerts for both traditional and AI-detected plagiarism
- Allowing teachers to shift their focus and allocate more time to engage with students.
Did You Know?
On average, teachers that use Instructional AI in their classroom
reduce the time required to assess writing by 60%!
Instructional AI vs. Generative AI
Instructional AI offers user feedback on language conventions and structure, fostering improved thinking and writing. In contrast, generative AI, such as ChatGPT, Microsoft Bing Chat, and Google Bard, learn input patterns to generate similar data.
AVID and Packback have partnered to provide teachers of the AVID Elective for grades 9–12 and the AVID Excel Elective for grades 7–8 with access to Instructional AI through June 30, 2024. Eligible teachers who sign up for this access will receive training and ongoing support to make the most of this powerful tool. Instructional AI will be integrated into numerous AVID Weeks at a Glance lessons and digital planning guides—12 of each—making it easy to get started. Sign up for one-hour training session today!
Interested in Instructional AI for Additional Classes?
If you are at an AVID district or school and would like to purchase Instructional AI for use in classes outside of the AVID Elective for grades 9–12 and AVID Excel Elective for grades 7–8, click below to learn about special pricing for AVID partners.
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