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Vancouver Public Schools
Attention: Melissa Wolfe
PO Box 8937
Vancouver, WA 98668
Cancellation Policy Cancellations after July 1, 2017 are not refundable. If you are unable to attend, substitutions will be gladly accepted. No-shows will be charged full price. Notice of cancellations or substitutions must be made in writing.
Lunch will be served on each day of the training. Dinner is on your own.
Vancouver, WA AVID Path to Schoolwide Training
AVID Path to Schoolwide trainings focus on schoolwide AVID strategies and methodologies for high school, middle school, or elementary educators. AVID Path to Schoolwide trainings include two days of professional learning and all materials.
The Art of Inquiry is designed for experienced AVID Elementary educators who are ready to delve deeply into strengthening their students’ and their own abilities to think critically and question systematically across content areas. Teachers should have at least one year of implementation experience to scaffold to this next level of metacognition and inquiry. Participants will examine ways to build an inquiry-rich classroom culture and use WICOR strategies to implement new inquiry techniques. Participants will explore ways to support the focus of their Site Team in the development of inquiry across all content areas and levels.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of AVID Elementary Foundations, Bridges, or Leadership strands Curriculum:AVID Elementary Foundations: A Schoolwide Implementation Resource
This strand is designed for educators of grades 3–6 who are new to AVID Elementary. Participants will practice and discuss strategies, activities, and lessons focused on WICOR methodologies, in order to facilitate students’ access to rigorous academics across all content areas. As a result of this strand, participants will develop a clear understanding of WICOR and their role in an AVID Schoolwide system that provides differentiated instruction to students to help develop a culture of student success, academic achievement, and college and career awareness.
Prerequisite: Contracted AVID Elementary member site for the upcoming school year Curriculum:AVID Elementary Foundations: A Schoolwide Implementation Resource
This strand is designed for schoolwide content teachers to support academic language and literacy in elementary through higher education classroom settings. Utilizing WICOR with intentional language development practices and routines, participants will engage in fostering culture and language development, while increasing listening, speaking, reading, and writing literacy for Academic Language Learners (ALLs). All students are Academic Language Learners; therefore, AVID Schoolwide team members will experience opportunities to gain insight and align philosophies, resulting in the all of the mission truly meaning all on the road to college and career success.
Prerequisite: None Curriculum:AVID Academic Language and Literacy: A Schoolwide Approach
This strand is recommended for Career Technical Education (CTE) instructors and leaders new to AVID. Upon completion of this strand, participants will be able to incorporate AVID strategies into CTE classes, programs, and academies. AVID’s WICOR (Writing to Learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn) support the workplace expectations that employers indicate are needed in the 21st century. Participants will explore and experience how AVID’s teaching strategies can be utilized as “tools” to create a teaching and learning environment that supports all CTE students for college and career readiness and success in a global society. This is a first-year participant strand.
This strand is designed for experienced AVID Elective teachers and all subject-area teachers. Critical Reading 1 focuses on the explicit teaching of active reading strategies that help students gain a deep understanding of expository texts. Participants will engage in activities that demonstrate the proven effectiveness of WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) methodologies.
Prerequisite: AVID Elective teachers: Successful completion of AVID Summer Institute Implementation strand (either High School or Middle School), Tutorology strand (or equivalent training in 2012 Tutorology materials), and Advancing the AVID Elective: Middle School and High School strand; Subject-area teachers: No prerequisite
Curriculum:Critical Reading: Deep Reading Strategies for Expository Texts Teacher Guide
The cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of our students brings value and asset to our classrooms and communities. The Culturally Relevant Teaching: Empowering Students strand brings educators together to explore strategies and lessons that help empower students through examination, validation, and celebration of their own and others’ cultures. Come ready to engage with colleagues in community-building activities and critical conversations around race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and other culturally relevant topics, all designed to equip participants with practical strategies for empowering students in our classrooms, schools, and districts. This strand welcomes all school and district staff, and provides a forum for everyone to collaborate around equity and culturally relevant practice in support of our students.
Prerequisite: Completion of Culturally Relevant Teaching: Transforming Educators strand is strong suggested, but not required Curriculum:AVID Culturally Relevant Teaching: A Schoolwide Approach
This strand is designed for History/Social Science teachers (grades 6–12) who are interested in applying highly engaging strategies to increase critical thinking and rigor in the classroom. Participants will focus on Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR) strategies to scaffold activities in the History/Social Science classroom. High-engagement strategies examined in this strand include Cornell note-taking, primary source analysis, interacting with text, vocabulary building, and performance activities. This strand reinforces AVID Schoolwide, and each participant will receive AVID’s The Write Path History/Social Science: Interactive Teaching and Learning Teacher Guide.
This strand is designed for science teachers who want to apply AVID concepts and methodologies to the science content areas. Focusing on the strategies in AVID’s The Write Path I Science Teacher Guide (provided to participants), this strand emphasizes the use of Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR) as support structures for learning in the Science classroom. Participants will learn how to apply WICOR methodologies to strengthen student processing of science content. The strand incorporates strategies for implementing critical reading and writing-to-learn processes, Cornell notes, interactive notebooks, effective use of discussion, and experimental design in Science courses. Science 1 is organized to reinforce the strengths of vertical team articulation.
Prerequisite: None Curriculum:The Write Path I Science Teacher Guide
This strand is designed for experienced AVID Elective teachers, AVID coordinators, and designated Site Team members. Participants will learn to train, monitor, and coach tutors and students in implementing rigorous tutorials that increase student achievement. Please note that if you have already been trained in the 2012 Tutorology materials to meet certification requirements, AVID recommends that you take a different strand.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of AVID Summer Institute Implementation strand (either High School or Middle School) or a beginning strand appropriate for your Site Team role Curriculum:AVID Tutorial Guide with AVID Tutor Workbook
This strand is designed for subject‐area teachers (grades 6–12) and the AVID Elective teachers interested in infusing more strategic writing in their classes. The content will focus on the Middle Level Writing with Integrated Reading and Oral Language and High School Writing Teacher Guides (both texts are provided to each participant). Participants will practice the writing process for narrative (reflective) persuasive (argument) and expository styles. Participants will engage in numerous writing-to-learn strategies, define the role that writing instruction plays in the AVID Elective and subject classes, and discuss models for effective implementation. Participants will also learn how to use the two Writing Teacher Guides as a resource for diagnostic and differentiated lesson development.
Prerequisite: AVID Elective teachers: Successful completion of AVID Summer Institute Implementation strand and training in current AVID tutorial methods or a beginning strand appropriate for your Site Team role; Subject-area teachers: No prerequisite Curriculum:Middle Level Writing with Integrated Reading and Oral Language Teacher Guide and High School Writing Teacher Guide