AVID Path to Schoolwide Communities of Practice

AVID Path to Schoolwide® is coming to National Conference, providing high-engagement professional learning and resources for all educators, helping them support all students to reach their full potential and successfully prepare for college and career.

Communities of Practice Offered:

Thursday,
December 8

8:30–11:45 am
2:15–5:00 pm

Friday,
December 9

8:30–11:45 am
2:15–5:00 pm

Interested in attending a concurrent session on Day 3 (Saturday, December 10)? Explore available sessions.

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE OFFERED

AVID Elementary
AVID Elementary PreK–2

The AVID Elementary PreK–2 Community of Practice is designed to engage primary educators new to AVID by exploring strategies and resources focused on pre-emergent and emergent learners. This Community of Practice will support elementary PreK–2 teachers in blending Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR®) with digital strategies to prepare students with the skills they need to activate their own potential and pathway to college and career readiness. 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.

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.

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.

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.

AVID Schoolwide
Fostering an Equitable and Engaging Culture in Classrooms

The Fostering an Equitable and Engaging Culture in Classrooms Community of Practice is designed to address and meet the need for PreK–12 and postsecondary educators, counselors, and site leaders to foster an equitable and engaging culture for learning. Participants will explore current research and engage in critical conversations around the composition of a culturally responsive classroom. This collaborative experience will engage participants in strategies that will guide them in creating a supportive classroom community, empowering student voice, and establishing and maintaining rigorous expectations. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.