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This strand is designed for English/Language Arts teachers (grades 6–12) with some experience in AVID concepts and methodologies. Participants will experience and learn about strategies from AVID’s The Write Path English Language Arts: Informing Ourselves and Others Through Writing and Speaking resource (provided to participants) with the primary focus on writing and oral language. Additionally, participants will explore writing processes and writing-to-learn strategies, as well as techniques for supporting students’ discussion and oral language skills. Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading are included as tools for developing writing and speaking skills, from foundational to advanced levels. Participants will examine strategies for scaffolding students through rigorous curriculum in the language arts class with an emphasis on college readiness. Please note that basic AVID concepts and methodologies that are covered in the curriculum guide titled The Write Path English Language Arts: Exploring Texts with Strategic Reading (specifically Cornell Notes, Socratic Seminar, and Philosophical Chairs) will not be covered in depth in this strand.

Course Number: EDUC-40030
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)