This strand combines Science I and Science II. Science I is designed for science teachers who want to apply AVID concepts and methodologies to the science content areas. Focusing on the strategies in AVID's The Write Path I Science Teacher Guide (provided to participants), this strand emphasizes the use of Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR) as support structures for learning in the science classroom. Participants will learn how to apply WICOR methodologies to strengthen student processing of science content. The strand incorporates strategies for implementing critical reading and writing-to-learn processes, Cornell notes, interactive notebooks, effective use of discussion, and experimental design in science courses. Science 1 is organized to reinforce the strengths of vertical team articulation.

Science II is designed for science teachers continuing their training in AVID methodologies. These teachers are experienced with WICOR strategies and are interested in achieving a better understanding of the rigor required to prepare students for challenging science courses. Participants will examine ways to engage students in interacting with and reflecting on content in order to develop and deepen knowledge. The strand incorporates additional WICOR strategies through intensive hands-on and mind-on activities that use the interactive notebook and the critical reading process to support rigorous instruction for all students.

Unit details

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Unit code:
JVU0012

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. gain an understanding of how AVID concepts and methodologies can be applied to the science content areas;  
  2. apply WICOR methodologies to strengthen student processing of science content;  
  3. apply WICOR methodologies to strengthen student processing of science content;  
  4. use additional WICOR strategies (such as interactive notebook and the critical reading process) to support rigorous instruction for all students.  

Assessment

Not Assessed

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