AVID ElevateXP Communities of Practice

AVID is offering virtual professional learning at National Conference through AVID ElevateXP®, a supportive professional learning experience offering new strategies, tools, and resources that amplify best practices for educators and administrators.

Communities of Practice Offered:

Thursday,
December 8

9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
(Module 1)

2:15–5:15 pm ET
(Module 2)

Friday,
December 9

9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
(Module 3)

2:15–5:15 pm ET
(Module 4)

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE OFFERED

AVID Elementary
AVID Elementary 3–6

The AVID Elementary 3–6 Community of Practice is designed to engage educators new to AVID in exploring strategies and resources focused on diverse learners. This Community of Practice will support elementary teachers of grades 3–6 in blending Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR®) with digital strategies to prepare students with the skills they need to become independent learners and to be ready for college and careers. Educators will gain an understanding of their role in an AVID Schoolwide system that provides differentiated instruction to build a culture of student success. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.

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

The Academic Language and Literacy Architects Community of Practice is designed to engage elementary through postsecondary educators in becoming language architects. This session will provide educators with resources to cultivate and maintain a learning system that insists on rigor, breaks down barriers, aligns the work, and advocates for students. 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. They will leverage AVID’s college and career readiness skills by coaching students to nurture and grow their own student agency, opportunity knowledge, and rigorous academic preparedness. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.

Literacy
English Language Arts

The English Language Arts Community of Practice is designed to engage ELA educators of grades 6–12. 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 nontraditional texts. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.

AVID Elective
AVID Elective: Implementing the Foundations of Instruction (Level 1)

The AVID Elective: Implementing the Foundations of Instruction Community of Practice is designed to engage middle and high school educators serving as new AVID Elective teachers and AVID Site Coordinators. This Community of Practice will learn the foundational elements of implementation of the AVID Elective: AVID Elective Standards, the Coaching and Certification Instrument, and the AVID College and Career Readiness Framework. Participants will learn how to use AVID Elective resources, such as the Weeks at a Glance curriculum and AVID tutorial unit plans, to teach college and career readiness skills through embedded Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR®) strategies. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools introduced in this Community of Practice can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.

AVID Elective
AVID Elective: Tutorials and Refining Implementation (Level 2)

The AVID Elective: Tutorials and Refining Implementation Community of Practice is designed to engage middle and high school AVID Elective teachers and/or AVID Site Coordinators who previously attended professional learning for implementation of the AVID Elective. Participants will learn to empower students to exercise their agency through the 10 Steps of the AVID Tutorial Process. Participants will deepen WICOR® strategies and refine their use of resources, focusing on Framework Fridays to expand students’ opportunity knowledge. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools introduced in this Community of Practice can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.

Administrators & AVID Coordinators
Site Leaders – New

The Site Leaders – New Community of Practice is designed to engage members of elementary and secondary site-based leadership. This learning experience will provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to accelerate the schoolwide impact of their AVID College and Career Readiness System (ACRS) and achieve the mission of ensuring college and career readiness for all students. Educators will examine the Coaching and Certification Instrument (CCI) and the AVID College and Career Readiness Framework to explore how the four AVID Schoolwide Domains—Instruction, Systems, Leadership, and Culture—can be aligned to create sustainable change that transforms educators and entire campuses. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.

Counselors
School Counselors

The School Counselors Community of Practice is designed to engage all school counselors using a variety of digital tools to differentiate learning for those who are both new and experienced with AVID. This community emphasizes developing knowledge, skills, and understanding of the AVID College and Career Readiness Framework. Participants will experience AVID strategies as they learn the school counselor’s role in supporting the AVID Elective classroom and college-going culture schoolwide. Participants will acquire the tools necessary to be active members of the college and career readiness team on their campus. Using different AVID methodologies, this Community of Practice will focus on identifying and sharing resources that support student success. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.

Digital Literacy & STEM
Early College, CTE, and Postsecondary

The Early College, CTE, and Postsecondary Community of Practice is designed to engage dual enrollment, Early College High School, P-TECH, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and postsecondary instructors and leaders in an experience built around the AVID College and Career Readiness Framework. Educators will learn to apply Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR®) strategies to support student engagement, access to rigor, college success, and career readiness. Teachers, counselors, and leaders will investigate, analyze, design, and develop best-practice instruction with an emphasis on metacognition for the classroom, laboratory, and/or online environments. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.

Digital Literacy & STEM
Math

The Math Community of Practice is designed to engage math educators of grades 6–12. The learning focus builds on strategies that emphasize the use of Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR®) as learning tools. Participants will engage in learning using a variety of digital tools, including an interactive notebook (INB), designed to enhance rigorous instruction and student engagement through dynamic activities. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.

AVID Schoolwide
Creating Engaging and Rigorous Classrooms

The Creating Engaging and Rigorous Classrooms Community of Practice is designed to engage all elementary through postsecondary educators in cultivating a community of learners by preparing educators, counselors, and site leaders to scaffold student success with rigorous content. Educators will explore the framework of AVID Digital Learning: The 4 A’s® to meaningfully integrate digital strategies and Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR®) instructional practices to differentiate instruction and increase student agency. Participants will explore strategies to build connected communities through relational-capacity activities to foster supportive and equitable learning spaces. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.