Presentation on theme: "Advancement Via Individual Determination"— Presentation transcript:
1 Advancement Via Individual Determination Information Session
2 AVID’s missionAVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
3 Missions Toward a Common Goal Jenks Public Schools, inspired by a tradition of excellence, is committed to the shared responsibility of preparing all learners for productive, responsible citizenship in an ever-changing world.AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
4 Why AVID? College Completion Rates Average student 56% AVID students 89%Reasons Given for Not Completing CollegeNot being prepared for the rigors of academic workJuggling demands of study, work, family, etc.Cost
5 What is AVID?A structured college preparatory system working directly with schools and districtsA direct support structure for first- generation college goers, grades K-16A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigorTHIS SEEMS TO FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF WHAT WE DO ((vs. what we ARE): A professional development program providing training throughout the world
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 skillsFor elementary through postsecondary grade levelsA schoolwide approach to rigorous curriculumProfessional development for educatorsAdopted 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.
7 Where in the world is AVID? [FROM SLIDE 3]: adopted by more than 4,800 schools in 48 states and 16 countries*Numbers as of 10/1/11
8 The AVID Elective student profile Has academic potentialAverage to high test scoresGPACollege potential with supportDesire and determination
9 The AVID Elective student profile Meets one or more of the following criteria:First to attend collegeHistorically underserved in four-year collegesLow incomeSpecial circumstancesMeets one or more of the following criteria:
10 The 11 Essentials AVID student selection Voluntary participation AVID elective class offered during the school dayRigorous course of studyStrong, relevant writing and reading curriculumWhat is necessary for successful implementation?
11 The 11 Essentials Inquiry to promote critical thinking Collaboration as a basis of instructionTrained tutorsData collection and analysisDistrict and school commitmentActive, interdisciplinary site team
12 WICOR Writing Writing process (prewrite to final draft) Respond, reviseEdit, final draftCornell NotesQuickwritesLearning logs, journalsCornell Notes for class lectures and for textbook
14 WICOR Collaboration Group projects Response/edit/revision groups Collaboration activitiesTutorialsStudy groupsJigsaw activitiesRead-arounds
15 WICOR Organization Tools Methods Binders Calendars, planners, agendas Graphic organizersMethodsFocused note-taking systemTutorials, study groupsProject planning, SMART goalsOrganization 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
16 WICORReadingSQ5R (Survey, Question, Read, Record, Recite, Review, Reflect)KWL (What I Know; What to Learn; Learned)Reciprocal teaching“Think-alouds”Text structureCritical reading
17 A sample week in the AVID Elective Daily or Block ScheduleMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridayAVID CurriculumTutorialsBinder EvaluationField TripsMedia CenterSpeakersMotivational Activities(within block)Combination for Block ScheduleCombination forblock scheduleCurriculum:WritingCollege and CareersStrategies for SuccessCritical ReadingTutorials:Collaborative Study GroupsWriting GroupsSocratic Seminars
18 Four-Year Curriculum 9th Grade Organization and Note-taking 10th Grade Academic Reading and Writing11th Grade College Entrance Exams (ex.: ACT)12th Grade College and Scholarship ApplicationsNOTE: Last year’s senior class received $279,854 in scholarships!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.
19 What is academic rigor?Rigor is the goal of helping students develop the capacity to understand content that is complex, ambiguous, provocative, and personally or emotionally challenging.Taking rigorous courses opens doors!Source: Teaching What Matters Most; Standards and Strategies for Raising Student Achievement, by Strong, Silver and Perini, ASCD, 2001
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 Bachelor's Degree Attainment (1999) by Clifford Adelman, Senior Research Analyst, U.S. Dept. of Ed.
21 Meeting the challenge Develop as readers and writers Develop deep content knowledgeKnow content specific strategies for reading, writing, thinking, and talkingDevelop habits, skills, and behaviors to use knowledge and skillsTo help all students do rigorous work and meet or exceed high standards in each content area, we must help students:
22 More than 30 years of success In just over 30 years, AVID has become one of the most successful college-preparatory programs for low-income, underserved students, and today reaches more than 425,000 students in approximately 4,800 schools in 48 states and 16 other countries/territories.AVID also has students in 24 postsecondary institutions.Since 1990, more than 110,000 AVID students have graduated from high school and planned to attend college.
23 Judi Thorn District Director Shelli Temple Site Coordinator , ext. 2351Shelli Temple Site Coordinator, ext. 3110Other contacts listed on Page 2 of packet.
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