Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WICR Wednesday 9/1/2010

Today was our first WICR Wednesday of the year.  It is an idea that has been done before by many other AVID schools.  But, our district director really pushed us to work on this as a district this year.  Here is how it works:  We have a scheduled Wednesday for each AVID elective teacher and coordinator in the district.  On that week that the person is assigned, they will send their WICR Wednesday lesson to our district director and she emails it out to all the AVID coordinators across our district.  Then they sent it out to their faculty.

Good idea and great way to spread the AVID way.

My WICR Wednesday choice was straight stolen from one of the examples that our director sent out.  But, I thought it captured what WICR is perfectly and sets the stage for the rest of the WICR Wednesday emails through out the year.

Hello Eagleland,

This week, your AVID site team invites you to take the One-Week WICR Challenge.
WICR is an acronym used by AVID to highlight four key aspects of curriculum in a successful classroom:

The AVID philosophy involves integrating these four elements into every classroom on a routine basis since they encompass four crucial skill areas for college-bound students.
How to Take the One-Week WICR Challenge:
Print out the attached WICR Week Tally Sheet and fill it out each day, noting the ways you incorporate writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading into your curriculum.  At the end of the week, you'll be able to assess how successfully you involved your students in WICR.  If you notice any deficits, make an effort next week to find ways to improve the balance of WICR in your routine.
(I've also attached a chart which lists some examples that fit into each part of WICR in case you need a few ideas!)
Keep reading the Wednesday WICR e-mails for suggestions for how to strengthen each of these areas.  If you need extra help, seek out a site team member.  We'll be happy to assist you.
Have a great week!
Our AVID Elective Teachers are:
More about AVID on the Humble ISD District site:
To see what Mr. Duez is doing in his AVID class each week -
WICR Week Tally Sheet


1 comment:

  1. i LOVE this!! The SS dept at my school has to the do inservice next month. I am definitely going to share this tool if you don't mind.


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