GPISD AVID Director's News
AVID UPDATE - September 17, 2021
The Power of GPISD AVID
Message from District Director
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!
Cornelia McCowan, M.Ed.
Welcome to AVID GPISD Family
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.
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
Middle School Leadership Initiative with Compelling Why
AVID Council Updates
AVID Around the District
PSAT School Day - Oct. 26th
All 8th, 9th & 10th grade students will take PSAT on Oct. 26th. Please remind them to practice with KHAN Academy.
Class of 2022 - Scholarship Opportunities
Please encourage all AVID Seniors to apply for the College Board Scholarships.
Future Focused TX
Looking for Motivation Friday activities, check our the student activities on Future Focused TX.