Transforming Literacy Through Content-Area Reading
(replaces Reading for Disciplinary Literacy and Significant Content Revisions in 2021)*


Format
Virtual Virtual
In-person In-person
Initiatives
Literacy
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The Transforming Literacy Through Content-Area Reading Community of Practice is designed to engage elementary through postsecondary educators in realizing what happens when we leverage reading in all content areas to eliminate literacy gaps. Educators will explore diagnostic teaching opportunities that build students’ content-area reading skills to help minimize the divide that exists between students who read at grade level and those who do not. Participants will engage in collaborative activities to understand the importance of disciplinary literacy and how providing students with a variety of texts can expand their comprehension and content knowledge, experience the AVID Critical Reading Process, and explore ways to gradually release the responsibility for the process to their students. This collaborative experience will empower every educator with the knowledge, strategies, and skills to develop a culture of reading for accessing rigorous content in all grade levels. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face 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.

  • Acceptable devices include laptops, Chromebooks, Surface devices, iPads, and iPad Pros.
  • Unacceptable devices include mini iPads, Kindle or Galaxy tablets, and smartphones.
Content Areas
AVID Elective, AVID Excel®, Digital Teaching and Learning, ELA, Elective Educator, History/Social Science, Math, Science
Best For
AVID Site Coordinator, Instructional Coach, Site-Based Administrator, Teacher

This session is available as a part of:

AVID DigitalXP

Three-day professional learning through a virtual platform using videoconferencing provides a high-paced, interactive, dynamic learning experience while modeling engaging and rigorous instruction. There will also be an opportunity to engage with colleagues throughout the school year to deepen and broaden learning through Extended Learning Pathways, On-Demand Learning modules, One-to-One Collaborative Coaching, and professional discourse.

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Summer Institute

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.

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AVID ElevateXP

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.

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Path

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.

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