GPISD AVID Director's News

AVID UPDATE - September 17, 2021

The Power of GPISD AVID

Message from District Director

Dear AVID Family,

It is critical during these uncertain times, you know you are not alone. Your AVID family is here to support you with engaging best practices and words of encouragements. Like the song says "Lend on me. When you are not strong, I 'll help you carry on." Do not be afraid to lean of your AVID Family for support.

As part of AVID, you are surrounded by the support of a nationwide community of committed educators. You have access to the best professional learning and resources around to continue to be flexible and resilient.

The GPISD AVID Family will give you the strength and support you need as an educator who is there for your students. We will go further together and our students will be successful!

AVID Rocks,

Cornelia McCowan, M.Ed.

The AVID College and Career Readiness Framework
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Welcome to AVID GPISD Family

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Irasema Sias - AVID Elementary ACE Coordinator

Please help us welcome Irasema Sias to GPISD! She will work closely with our ACE Program and AVID Elementary campuses.

AVID DigitalXP™ School-Year Communities of Practice

Please remember that AVID is here to support you as you apply your summer learning throughout the year! All DigitalXP participants should have received an invitation to join their School-Year Community of Practice (CoP) course in their My eLearning dashboard on MyAVID. Please remind participants from your site/district to take advantage of the many opportunities listed below:

Fall, Winter, and Spring Synchronous Networking Sessions
The date and time of your Fall Synchronous Networking Session are on the Welcome page of your course, and you will also receive a calendar invitation 2 weeks prior to the session. In this 45-minute session, you will reflect on your summer learning and your goal for applying the learning to your practice using the Continuous Improvement Cycle.

CoP Collaborative Coaching
Sign up for 30-minute collaborative coaching sessions with facilitators in order to support the application of your summer learning and progress toward reaching your goals.

On-Demand Learning
Beginning September 15, access six On-Demand Learning modules through your eLearning course to enhance and support your summer learning.

Extended Learning Pathways
A variety of topics will be offered throughout the year as synchronous learning sessions. Topics are listed in each School-Year Community of Practice course. Register for Fall Extended Learning Pathways through MyAVID Event Registration.

Middle School Leadership Initiative

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Middle School Leadership Initiative with Compelling Why

The Middle School Leadership Initiative provides 8th grade students with an opportunity to practice leadership skills and build their campus awareness of AVID. The first virtual Leadership Session will kick off on Oct. 1st at 9 am. All Middle School AVID Coordinators will receive an email with the Zoom Link. All session will be recorded.

AVID Council Updates

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AVID Around the District


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GPISD AVID Alumni Spotlight

ScholarShot Graduate Salem Arguelles