The Foundations of Secondary Schoolwide Success Community of Practice is a foundational differentiated professional learning experience designed to engage educators in grades 6–12. This course is recommended for teachers of elective courses (i.e., the arts, physical education, etc.), world language teachers, special education teachers, and new or new to AVID instructional coaches. This course examines classroom strategies and methodologies that support the AVID College Career Readiness Framework and AVID Essential Skills schoolwide. Educators will learn the importance of disciplinary literacy, experience WICOR® in action, and understand how to craft learning experiences that support rigorous academic preparedness, student agency, and opportunity knowledge for their specific role on campus. 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.