Course Description

Credit Validation for San Bernardino County Participants Only

This training is meant for teachers new to WICOR strategies. Time will be spent connecting WICOR strategies to each of the skills emphasized in the 6 C’s of Common Core. Participants will learn the Focused Note-taking system, marking the text reading strategies, Socratic Seminars, Philosophical Chairs, and various ways to support structured collaboration in the classroom. Content teachers who attend all 12 hours of training will be considered fully AVID trained for certification purposes.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Content area teachers in middle school and high school who have not been AVID trained previously.

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What You Will Learn

  • Become familiar with AVID WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading) strategies to infuse rigor and student engagement at their sites and classrooms
  • Learn the 21st Century skills (6 C’s) of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, citizenship, and character to assist students in being active and engaged learners


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.