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  • THIS SEEMS TO FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF WHAT WE DO ((vs. what we ARE): A professional development program providing training throughout the world
  • Adopted by approximately 4,800 schools in 48 states and 16 countries/territories, reaching more than 425,000 studentsMore than 30 years, AVID has become one of the most successful college-preparatory programs for low-income, underserved studentsA direct support structure for first-generation college goers, grades 4-12A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigor adopted by approximatelyA professional development program providing training throughout the U.S.
  • [FROM SLIDE 3]: adopted by more than 4,800 schools in 48 states and 16 countries
  • Meets one or more of the following criteria:
  • What is necessary for successful implementation?
  • Cornell Notes for class lectures and for textbook
  • Organization is:Managing materials and practicing methodical study habitsPlanning and prioritizing school, work, and social tasksEngaging in mental preparation and goal-settingStrategically and intentionally taking responsibility for one’s own learningStudents who organize:1.    Develop and use processes, procedures and tools to study effectively.2.    Manage their time through prioritizing and goal-setting3.    Are prepared for courses, participate during instruction and interact with instructors4.    Self-direct, self-evaluate, self-monitor, self-advocate
  • Adopted by approximately 4,800 schools in 48 states and 16 countries/territories, reaching more than 425,000 studentsMore than 30 years, AVID has become one of the most successful college-preparatory programs for low-income, underserved studentsA direct support structure for first-generation college goers, grades 4-12A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigor adopted by approximatelyA professional development program providing training throughout the U.S.
  • Taking rigorous courses opens doors!
  • To help all students do rigorous work and meet or exceed high standards in each content area, we must help students:
  • AVID also has students in 24 postsecondary institutions.
  • Other contacts listed on Page 2 of packet.
  • AVID parent presentation

    1. 1. Advancement Via Individual Determination Information Session
    2. 2. AVID’s mission AVIDs mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. 2
    3. 3. Missions Toward a Common Goal• Jenks Public Schools, • AVIDs mission is inspired by a tradition of to close the excellence, is achievement gap committed to the by preparing all shared responsibility of students for preparing all learners college readiness for productive, and success in a responsible citizenship global society. in an ever-changing world. 3
    4. 4. Why AVID? College Completion Rates  Average student 56%  AVID students 89% Reasons Given for Not Completing College  Not being prepared for the rigors of academic work  Juggling demands of study, work, family, etc.  Cost 4
    5. 5. What is AVID? A structured college preparatory system working directly with schools and districts A direct support structure for first- generation college goers, grades K-16 A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigor 5
    6. 6. What is AVID? A non-profit, college readiness system A support structure for students who have the potential to be successful in college but may lack some necessary skills For elementary through postsecondary grade levels A schoolwide approach to rigorous curriculum Professional development for educators 6
    7. 7. Where in the world is AVID? *Numbers as of 10/1/11 7
    8. 8. The AVID Elective student profileHas academic potential Average to high test scores 2.0-3.5 GPA College potential with support Desire and determination 8
    9. 9. The AVID Elective student profileMeets one or more of the following criteria: First to attend college Historically underserved in four-year colleges Low income Special circumstances 9
    10. 10. The 11 Essentials1. AVID student selection2. Voluntary participation3. AVID elective class offered during the school day4. Rigorous course of study5. Strong, relevant writing and reading curriculum 10
    11. 11. The 11 Essentials6. Inquiry to promote critical thinking7. Collaboration as a basis of instruction8. Trained tutors9. Data collection and analysis10. District and school commitment11. Active, interdisciplinary site team 11
    12. 12. WICORWriting Writing process (prewrite to final draft) Respond, revise Edit, final draft Cornell Notes Quickwrites Learning logs, journals 12
    13. 13. WICORInquiry Skilled questioning Socratic Seminars Quickwrites/discussions Critical-thinking activities Writing questions Open-minded activities 13
    14. 14. WICORCollaboration Group projects Response/edit/revision groups Collaboration activities Tutorials Study groups Jigsaw activities Read-arounds 14
    15. 15. WICOROrganizationTools Binders Calendars, planners, agendas Graphic organizersMethods Focused note-taking system Tutorials, study groups Project planning, SMART goals 15
    16. 16. WICORReading SQ5R (Survey, Question, Read, Record, Recite, Review, Reflect) KWL (What I Know; What to Learn; Learned) Reciprocal teaching “Think-alouds” Text structure Critical reading 16
    17. 17. A sample week in the AVID Elective Daily or Block Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday AVID Tutorials AVID Tutorials Binder Curriculum Curriculum Evaluation Field Trips Media Center Combination for Combination for Speakers Block Schedule block schedule Motivational Activities (within block) Curriculum: Tutorials:  Writing  Collaborative Study Groups  College and Careers  Writing Groups  Strategies for Success  Socratic Seminars  Critical Reading 17
    18. 18. Four-Year Curriculum 9th Grade Organization and Note-taking 10th Grade Academic Reading and Writing 11th Grade College Entrance Exams (ex.: ACT) 12th Grade College and Scholarship ApplicationsNOTE: Last year’s senior class received $279,854 in scholarships! 18
    19. 19. What is academic rigor?Rigor is the goal of helping students developthe capacity to understand content that iscomplex, ambiguous, provocative, andpersonally or emotionally challenging. Source: Teaching What Matters Most; Standards and Strategies for Raising Student Achievement, by Strong, Silver and Perini, ASCD, 2001 19
    20. 20. Why Rigor? Rigorous curriculum is a greater factor in determining college graduation rates than class standing, standardized test scores, or grade point average. From: Answers in the Tool Box: Academic Intensity, Attendance Patterns, and Bachelors Degree Attainment (1999) by Clifford Adelman, Senior Research Analyst, U.S. Dept. of Ed. 20
    21. 21. Meeting the challenge Develop as readers and writers Develop deep content knowledge Know content specific strategies for reading, writing, thinking, and talking Develop habits, skills, and behaviors to use knowledge and skills 21
    22. 22. More than 30 years of successIn just over 30 years, AVID has become oneof the most successful college-preparatoryprograms for low-income, underservedstudents, and today reaches more than425,000 students in approximately 4,800schools in 48 states and 16 othercountries/territories. Since 1990, more than 110,000 AVID students have graduated from high school and planned to attend college. 22
    23. 23. Contact InformationJudi Thorn District Directorjudi.thorn@jenksps.org 918-299-4411, ext. 2351Shelli Temple Site Coordinatorshelli.temple@jenksps.org 918-299-4411, ext. 3110 23

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