This strand combines AVID Elementary: Just WICORize It! and AVID Elementary: The Art of Inquiry. This first part of the strand is designed for experienced AVID Elementary educators and site teams, with guidance and support for developing engaging and rigorous instruction within their daily lessons through incorporation of embedded AVID Elementary methodologies and WICOR strategies. Teams will engage in the process of identifying effective AVID Elementary WICOR strategies and will plan lessons that embed these strategies, as well as differentiation, for instruction across core content. Educators/teams are supported during the process, with resources and guidance as well as opportunities for collaboration, and will leave with experience and greater expertise in developing differentiated WICOR-ized lessons that facilitate students' access to rigorous content.
The second part of the strand is designed for experienced AVID Elementary educators who are ready to delve deeply into strengthening their students' and their own abilities to think critically and question systematically across content areas. Teachers should have at least one year of implementation experience to scaffold to this next level of metacognition and inquiry. Participants will examine ways to build an inquiry-rich classroom culture and to use WICOR strategies to implement new inquiry techniques. Participants will explore ways to support the focus of their site team in the development of inquiry across all content areas and levels.

Unit details

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JVU0011

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. identify and apply engaging and rigorous instruction within their daily lessons through incorporation of embedded AVID Elementary methodologies and WICOR strategies;  
  2. build an inquiry-rich classroom culture and to use WICOR strategies to implement new inquiry techniques; and  
  3. support the focus of their site team in the development of inquiry across all content areas and levels.  

Assessment

Not Assessed

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