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AVID Learning

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Little Chico Creek Elementary is an AVID school.
 
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills.
 
AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID's mission to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
 
 

AVID Strategies

AVID’s curriculum, resources, methodologies, and strategies have always been research-based. AVID Elementary (AE) is steeped in research and practice from internationally recognized thought leaders, in subjects like motivation, student achievement and influence.
 
This research identified nine instructional strategies with the highest probability of enhancing student achievement for all students, in all subjects, at all grade levels: 
  • Identifying similarities and differences
  • Reinforcing effort and providing recognition
  • Nonlinguistic representations
  • Setting goals and providing feedback
  • Activating prior knowledge
  • Summarizing and note-taking
  • Homework and practice
  • Cooperative learning
  • Generating and testing

Components to AVID Learning

AVID Elementary incorporates:

  • Student Success Skills – encompassing communication skills (e.g. listening, speaking, writing), self-advocacy skills, note-taking strategies, critical thinking, and study skills.
  • Organizational Skills – both mental and physical; students learn to use organizational tools, as well as learn and practice skills around time management and goal-setting.
  • 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.