The AVID Excel Elective: Implementing the Foundations of Instruction Community of Practice is designed to engage AVID Excel teachers, site administrators, and District Directors who are new to AVID Excel®. This learning experience will support participants in implementation of the Foundations of Instruction and key components of the AVID Excel Elective and the incorporation of research-based instructional routines into lesson design and instructional delivery that will support academic language acquisition for long-term English language learners. Participants will begin to learn how to monitor and coach students and tutors in implementing rigorous Scholar Groups while maintaining a focus on academic language development. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face, blended, or virtual learning environments.
This Community of Practice requires all participants to have their own device or laptop that can connect to the internet. Participants must bring an acceptable device, power cord, and earbuds/headphones with them to the session. If a district-issued device is being used, be sure to log in to the device on the district network before attending. Device software and preferred web browsers (Chrome or Firefox) need to be up to date.
This learning experience is for new, contracted AVID Excel member sites for the upcoming school year and new AVID Excel educators, Site Coordinators, and site administrators at existing sites.
Three-day summer virtual professional learning event featuring real-time interaction with facilitators and peers nationwide in both a Community of Practice and a session illustrating ways to extend learning throughout the school year, engage in productive planning, and ignite inspiration campuswide. Plus, time is provided before or after virtual learning for individuals to further reflect or for sites and districts to host their own activities.
Three-day professional learning hosted at 10 face-to-face locations across the United States during June and July that provides high-paced, interactive, dynamic professional learning while modeling engaging and rigorous instruction.
Four 3-hour professional learning modules through a virtual platform using videoconferencing provide a high-paced, interactive, dynamic learning experience while modeling engaging and rigorous instruction. There will also be opportunities to engage in One-to-One Collaborative Coaching.
Two-day professional learning hosted at a face-to-face location across the United States yearlong provides an excellent way to broaden or deepen the ongoing improvement of instruction and comprehensive culture of student success within your school setting.