Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

Core Instruction provides a wealth of relevant pedagogy and AVID strategies that are appropriate across all age groups and student grade levels. With a focus on academic language and discourse and inquiry-based instruction, educators will explore how they can leverage AVID's evidence-based, instructional best practices to support the diverse needs of all students. This course is designed for teacher leaders to both utilize and facilitate strategies from the Core Instruction Modules within their respective school site. Teacher leaders will facilitate the Core Instruction Module synchronously as a full staff, AVID site team, or by department.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 - 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours. Select correct units upon checkout.

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for AVID Teachers, AVID Coordinators, and Secondary Teachers.

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What You Will Learn

  • Develop instructional routines and instructional aides to support students in navigating rigorous academic conversations as academic language learners and learning architects
  • Use inquiry-based tools to foster a community of learners that provides students with opportunities to think critically, ask higher level questions, engage in rich tasks through the use of academic discourse, and facilitate higher-level conversations with their peers
  • Build students' confidence by supporting the ways in which students think, explore, and engage in academic discourse through inquiry-based instruction


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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.

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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.