The Building Academic Preparedness for College Credit Courses Community of Practice is designed for secondary and postsecondary educators of college credit courses (Dual Enrollment, Early College High School, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and postsecondary educators). Participants will engage with the AVID College and Career Readiness Framework and Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR®) strategies and learn how to utilize them to improve student readiness for college success. Participants will leverage higher-level thinking strategies to support all students while deepening their practices through the application of AVID Essential Skills. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced in this Community of Practice 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.
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.
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.