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AVID Professional Development
Transcript of AVID Professional Development
Essential Question: How can I ensure that my students learn the college readiness skill of structured notetaking?
Learning Goal: Teachers will be able to implement the Cornell Note taking process within their classroom.
Goals for Today
-How did you learn to take notes?
-AVID stands for Advancement Via
-AVID's mission is to close the
achievement gap by preparing
all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
What is AVID?
The AVID Student Profile
Students with academic potential:
Average to high test scores
College potential with support
Desire and determination
Meet one or more of the following criteria:
First to attend college
Historically underserved in four-year colleges
Students enrolled in the AVID program take the AVID elective course, a class which helps support students in rigorous classes while teaching them to be college ready.
AVID in the Classroom
1. Create Format
2. Organize Notes
3. Review and Revise
4. Note Key Ideas
5. Exchange Ideas
6. Link Learning
7. Learning Tool
8. Provide Written Feedback
9. Address Feedback
10. Reflect on YOUR Learning
This strategy has many advantages...
Strategy: Cornell Notes
-It's a method for mastering information,
not just recording facts.
-It is efficient.
-Each step prepares the way for the
next step of the learning process.
Does this sound like any of your students?
However, AVID strategies are great
for ALL students and
can be easily implemented
within your classroom.
In this system, you:
Record legibly and concise on the right side.
Refine lecture by underlining main ideas, circling key
words, and starring important information.
Reduce notes down to just the main ideas
and create questions on the left
Recite: Cover the right (or fold paper)
and recall column on the right.
To reflect, study and draw conclusions
about how your notes fit the overall
frame of reference for your academic study.
Recap by reviewing all notes and questions
and recap the main ideas in a summary section.
Review the notes, questions, and summary
using the recite method; experts
suggest 10 minutes a day.
Our goal today was to teach you a strategy
that you could implement in your classroom.
Exit Slip: How can you incorporate
Cornell Notes into your curriculum?
In 1949 by Dr. Walter Paulk
Professor at Cornell University
Purpose: to increase test scores
Why were Cornell
Why are they beneficial?
• Allows students to problem solve
•Organize and process
•Writing is a great tool for learning!
75% Practice by doing
90% Teaching others/immediate use of learning
Pyramid of Retention
YOU Model them EVERY TIME!
Why will students
take Cornell Notes?
AVID Students are taught
to take notes from
How do I reinforce usage?
• Give a grade
• Extra credit on test
• Let them use on a test
-60% of the material within 2 weeks
(Rate of Forgetting)
-Just taking notes you will retain 60% of the material
Thorough, organized notes you review you keep 90-100%
Without notes you
•Handouts-leave a margin on the left for questions
•Do the questions with them sometimes or
•Give questions and have them take notes
How can I use them in