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Myth: AVID is a remedial program. Will you be the first in your family to attend college? Have you ever been enrolled in any honors or Pre-AP courses?. How would you describe your current grades? 1)A’s and B’s 2)B’s and C’s 3)Mostly C’s. AVID Application Questions of Interest. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Myth: AVID is a remedial program

  • AVID Application Questions of InterestWill you be the first in your family to attend college?Have you ever been enrolled in any honors or Pre-AP courses?

    How would you describe your current grades?

    1)As and Bs2)Bs and Cs3)Mostly Cs

  • Lets Bust the MythAVID student selection focuses on students in the middle with academic potential

  • MYTH: AVID teachers are handpicked

  • >>> Vivian Edmondson 1/19/2010 9:42 AM >>>The success of AVID is based on voluntary participation not only by students but by AVID trained teachers. The underlying philosophy is one will volunteer because he/she is interested or passionate about the program and its mission. Continued training and training for newcomers will take place July 12-16 at the Atlanta Summer Institute. If you have questions please ask or you may go on line to www.avidonline.org where you can find a lot of great information.Please let me know if you are interested in being trained in AVID by Friday, January 22. (For those teachers that have at least one year and would like to continue with the second year of training, please let me know by Friday too :-D Vivian Edmondson, AVID CoordinatorNational Board Certified FACS Teacher SouthWest Edgecombe High School5912 NC Hwy 43Pinetops, NC 27864Phone: 252-827-5016, ext. 7172FAX: 252-827-2815

  • Southwest Edgecombe High School AVID Elective Teacher ContractAs part of the AVID Certification process, specifically Essential #2, all current and prospective AVID elective teachers have reviewed these expectations.The AVID elective teacher voluntarily supports the mission of AVID and participates in the AVID elective program for the following reasons:Shares in the same expectations for individual determination that we have for prospective AVID students.Enjoys collaborative problem solving with their colleagues.Has effective classroom management & organizational skills.Serves as a student advocate and is a proponent of equitable access to rigorous curriculum and programs.Provides social and academic support for their students.Commits to personal and professional growth.Spends extra time outside of classroom setting to ensure the success of the AVID program.Has or is willing to develop leadership roles on campus.Develops a mentoring relationship with AVID students.Promotes the AVID strategies and methodologies across grade levels, content areas and schoolwide.AVID elective teacher responsibilities include:Implementation of the AVID Curriculum.On-going monitoring of AVID students progress.Training, coaching and debriefing tutorial process with tutors and students.Participation in all AVID elective teacher and Site Team meetings.Assistance with and participation in AVID functions (e.g. parent meetings, AVID fieldtrips, tutor recruitment and staff development).The above describes my voluntary participation in the AVID program.

  • CONTRACTADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATIONName of Student: _____________________________ Enrollment Date: ______AVID is a program, which prepares students for four-year college eligibility.Student Goals:Academic success in college preparatory courses.Successful completion of college eligibility requirements.Enrollment in four-year college or university after high school graduation.Student Responsibilities:Maintain satisfactory citizenship and attendance in all classes.Maintain the AVID binder with assignment/grad record sheets and daily notes in all classes.Compete all homework assignments and commit to at least two hours of homework every nigh.Maintain enrollment in college preparatory courses.Student Agreement:I agree to accept enrollment into the AVID elective class, which will offer academic support to me. I want to succeed, and I understand that I must take individual responsibility for my own success. I understand that in order to give fair consideration to my involvement with the program, I must commit to remaining enrolled in the AVID elective for at least one year, and that I will be allowed to remain in the program only if I meet the student responsibilities outline above. I also understand that studies show that I will be most likely to demonstrate academic improvement if I remain in the program only if I meet the student responsibilities outline above. I also understand that studies show that I will be most likely to demonstrate academic improvement if I remain in the program at least three years and most likely to meet my goal of four-year college enrollment if I remain in the AVID program in my senior year of high school.___________________________________ Student SignatureSupport Agreement:We agree to support the efforts of this student in meeting the goals outline above.______________________________ ______________________________ AVID Coordinator SignatureParent Signature______________________________ ______________________________ AVID Counselor SignatureSite Administrator Signature

  • Lets bust the mythAVID program participants, both students and staff, must choose to participate.

  • Myth: Southwest must be committed to full implementation of the AVID program.

  • Date: 02/08/10 WICR Lesson Plan Template Week 22 Day 1Standard(s): Working with sources; sustained inquiry of a topic or problemObjective(s): AVID College Readiness: Working With Sources

    AVID MethodStrategiesStudents will produceW WritingHow will students use writing as a tool for learning?Reflective writing activity see inquiryrecord their methodology for developing claims for their papers in their RLsI InquiryWhat questions will I ask?How will I facilitate students asking questions?1. How did you come up with your claims?2. What sources have been most useful for you?3. Did anyone assist you in deciding what your claim and evidence would be?record their methodology for developing claims for their papers in their RLsC CollaborationHow will I facilitate student collaboration?Organize students into groups of four or five. Tell each group that after the claims presentations have been made, they should select one student who seems to understand well the claims and evidence for his/herpaper. This person will be in the Inner Circle for the Citation Circles activity.Ask students to join the assigned groups with their notes for their paper, their sources, and copies StudentHandout 3.4c: Essential Skill 4: Academic ArgumentsSupporting Claims and Using Evidence from Sources. Tell students to use their sources to present what they think will be the principal claims for their papers andthe evidence they found in their sources to support their claims.R Reading or RigorWhat will students read? What strategies will I use to facilitate that reading or rigor?Following Teacher Resource 3.5a: Essential Skill 4: Citation Circles, complete a Citation CirclesactivityWhen all the students have presented to their groups, ask the group members to select one student for theInner Circle in the Citation Circles activity.

  • Do these look familiar?Writing Across the CurriculumNotebooks/BindersLearning LogsWarm-UpsVocabulary StrategiesReading StrategiesNotetakingStudy SkillsTest Taking SkillsProblem Solving SkillsKWL ChartsSuccessful Classroom InteractionsCollaborationThink-Pair-Share

  • This is TRUE!AVID Methodologies are strategies that SWE teachers are ALREADY using!!!

    These strategies are best practices

    Can we agree to use the same name for these best practices across the board so students understand?

  • Myth: AVID Students cannot be a North Carolina Scholar

  • SWE AVID Class of 2010The First Graduating Class26 Students Strong

  • COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY PREPCOURSE OF STUDY REQUIREMENTSNAME: _________________________________________ NC WISE: _____________GRADUATION DATE: ______________

    ENGLISHGRADEENG I H AENG II H AENG III AP H A ENG IV AP H AMATHEMATICSALGEBRA IGEOMETRY H AALGEBRA II H AADV. FUNCTIONSPRE-CAL HCALCULAS A/B APSCIENCEEARTH/ENVIR. AP H APHYCIAL SC.BIOLOGY AP H ACHEMISTRY AP H APHYSICS AP H A

    SOCIAL STUDIESWORLD HIST AP H AUS HIST AP H ACIVICS H ASECOND LANGUAGESPANISH I H ASPANISH II H ASPANISH III HSPANISH IV HHEALTH AND PHYSICAL ED.

  • 26 AVID Graduates from SWE in 2010All 26 are enrolled in higher education at this time. 24/26 were accepted to 4-year universities4 Honor Graduates4 NC Academic Scholars7 National Honor Society Graduates3 Certified Nursing Assistants6 Students Awarded Personal Laptops for CollegeTotal Scholarships/Grants: $503,408.00

  • Lets bust the mythAVID students must be enrolled in a rigorous course of study that will enable them to meet requirements for university enrollment

  • Myth: AVID Elective Classes provide a strong, relevant reading and writing curriculum

  • Writing Assignments By Grade LevelMandala Autobiography, Autobiographical Incident, Life Goals Essay, Description of a Place, Explanation of a Process, Character Analysis Mandala Autobiography AutobiographicalIncident Biography Life Goals Career Research Description of a Place Explanation of a Process Character Analysis Problem-SolutionAna