What is AVID?
We are very excited to be an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) elementary school. Teachers have been trained on implementing the AVID program in grades K through 6. AVID Elementary is a component of the college readiness system and supports the mission to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in society. It is designed to teach students organizational tools and strategies to use in daily instruction across entire grade levels to impact school wide structures. This is a great opportunity for our staff and students at Irving.
How does AVID work at the elementary level?
Based on the same learning foundation that underlies AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms across entire grade levels to maintain schoolwide structures. AVID Elementary's implementation resources, professional development, and philosophy are all grounded in the idea that the growth mindset can be taught to students, and it is through the growth mindset that AVID students succeed in following their dreams and fulfilling their aspirations.
What strategies do we use at Irving?
Organizational Tools/Binders -
Focused note-taking –
Growth Mindset –
AVID in Mesa Public Schools
COMPONENTS OF AVID ELEMENTARY
· Student Success Skills – encompassing communication skills (e.g. listening, speaking, writing), self-advocacy skills, and study skills.
· Organizational Skills – both mental and physical; students are given organizational tools, as well as time management, goal-setting, and note-taking strategies.
· WICOR Lessons – emphasize instruction on Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading to learn in all content areas.
· Partnerships – among students, classrooms, grade levels, schools, feeder patterns, families and communities.