Focused Note-taking, Collaborative Structures, WICOR and Collaborative Study Groups Training

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for San Bernardino Participants Only

This training provides an overview on AVID strategies that have the most impact in classrooms. Participants will learn to go over what WICOR strategies are, learn how to have students take focused notes, experience collaborative study groups so they can have students participate, and go over some collaborative structures to provide students with rigor and greater engagement in the classroom.

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Secondary AVID Elective teachers or Secondary Content Area Teachers.

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What You Will Learn

  • Learn the 5 phases of Focused Note-taking and how to apply that process to enotes, graphic organizers, and other formats of note-taking
  • Learn collaborative structures such as Collaborative Study Groups in order to increase rigor and engagement in the classroom
  • Learn how to incorporate WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading) in their classrooms for students


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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.

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