AVID Elective Syllabus
Coach Jones(AVID II) and Coach Altaffer (AVID III)
Kari Garman (AVID I)
Justin Jones Kari Garman Coach Altaffer
Hale H.S. Room 326 Hale H.S. Room 307 Hale H.S. Room 333
Hale Magnet School Focus: Exploring wellness and global cultures through cuisine, tourism, health and human performance.
AVID Mission: The mission of Hale’s AVID program is to ensure that ALL students, and most especially the least served students who are in the middle: will succeed in a rigorous curriculum, will complete a rigorous college preparatory path, will enter mainstream activities of the school, will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.
TPS Attendance Policy:
Students who miss 10 or more days of any class period AUTOMATICALLY will be given a No Credit. Students with extreme circumstances, such as long-term illnesses, can appeal their “No Credit” status by completing forms obtained from the Principal’s Secretary, Mrs. James near the end of each semester.
30% Weekly Binder Notebook Checks
30% Active participation in Weekly Tutorial Sessions
20% Daily Class work (maps, notes, diagrams, etc)
20% Classroom Participation (discussion/reviews/etc)
Progress reports will be given out every 6 weeks, per TPS policy.
In addition, your parents can look up your grades at any time using PowerSchool. There should be no “shocks” or “surprises” as to what your grade is in here. My intention is to help you be the most successful student you can be by making sure you have the knowledge needed to maintain good grades.
There are no textbooks for AVID. Students will keep an organized binder for their other classes, and will be given supplemental reading and worksheets that follow the AVID curriculum.
If you need help with coursework outside of the weekly tutorials, please consider FREE tutoring available through your counselors, meeting with a Special Education Resource Teacher, or working with a study buddy or group. I will be available on Monday from 4:00 – 4:30 for extra help as well. Please come to me BEFORE your grades slip tremendously if you need help or are struggling academically. Learn to ask for help!
Procedures / Behavior Expectations:
Students are expected to be in their seat at the ring of the tardy bell – this does not mean standing, running into the classroom or anything else. It means IN YOUR SEAT. If you are out of seat, I will mark you tardy. Every day you will come into the room and copy the DASH information into your notebooks. As part of the DASH activity, you will have a Spark or Thinking exercise to start the day while I take care of tardies, absences, and other classroom business.
Students will follow the TPS behavior expectations of Attentive Listening, Truthfulness, Right to Pass, Appreciations/No Put Downs, Mutual Respect, Trustworthiness, and Personal Best.
The dress code will be followed in this classroom! No exposed cleavage, no sagging, no house shoes, tucked shirts, etc. Make sure you are familiar with the TPS Dress Code. The key to the AVID program is preparation for college and post-graduate success. Dressing for success is a key component to preparing to succeed.
AVID curriculum requires a tremendous amount of group work, team building, and human interaction. All AVID class members will show respect to themselves, their AVID family, tutors and staff, and guest speakers all all times. There is zero tolerance for disrespect in this class.
NO FOOD OR DRINKS WILL BE PERMITTED IN MRS. BAKER’S CLASSROOM
NO HALL PASSES THE FIRST and LAST 15 MINUTES OF CLASS, DURING LUNCH, AND UNLESS AN EXTREME EMERGENCY. NO HALL PASSES WHEN GUEST SPEAKERS ARE HERE. TAKE CARE OF YOUR BUSINESS ON YOUR OWN TIME.
School Supplies Needed for AVID Students:
1 3-inch binder with loose leaf notebook paper work for all seven classes will go in this one binder
1 set of 8-Tab Dividers
2x3 Post-It Notes – these are used for review questions and personal notes to tutors. The amount needed will therefore differ individually. A good rule of thumb is one pad per month.
At least 2 sharpened pencils with erasers and 2 pens in (BLUE OR BLACK INK ONLY )
2.0 Gig or Higher FLASH DRIVE
Access to a computer with WORD, POWERPOINT and PUBLISHER (Hale Library, Tulsa City-County Libraries or Home computers are all options)
ONE of the following: a box of Kleenex, a package of letter size computer paper, or a roll of paper towels.
I have read and understand this course syllabus and the expectations of my student.
Student Name Signature Date
Parent/Guardian Name Signature Date
1. AVID One: Recruitment, interviews, selection
AVID Two: Team Building Exercises, Syllabus Review, Expectations and Procedures
2. One: Recruitments, interviews, selections, schedule changes
Two: Team Building, AVID binder check #1 (supplies only), Costa’s Level of Questioning
GUEST SPEAKERS BEGIN WEEK THREE AND CONTINUE FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR
3. One: Team Building Exercises, Syllabus Review, Expectations and Procedures
Two: AVID Binder Check (Organization), Time Management (SS7) and Study Management (SS7), Cornell Notes, Tutorial Process review
4. One: Team Building, AVID binder check #1 (supplies only), Costa’s Levels of Questioning
Two: Team Building, Classroom interaction (SS5), Review of Cornell Notes and Tutorial Process and the use of Costa’s Levels of Questioning
5. One: Introduction to Cornell Notes and Learning Logs incorporating Costa’s Levels of Questioning
Two: Classroom Interaction (SS5), Cornell Notes and Tutorial Process, BEGIN TUTORIALS
6. One: Team Building, Cornell Notes and Learning Logs
Two: Verify Costa’s Levels are being used on Cornell Notes, Tutorials
7. One: Begin Teaching the Tutorial Process
Two: Team Building, Goal Setting, Philosophical Chairs, Tutorials
8. One: Finish Teaching the Tutorial Process using Unit One of Magnet Unit, Observe Avid 2
Two: MAGNET UNIT #1, Introduction to Socratic Seminars, Tutorials
***** WEEK OF OCTOBER 18-20 (short week) – Avid One – Mandelas; Avid Two, College Research #1 in library
9. One: Binder Check (content – Cornell Notes and Learning Logs), Team Building, FIRST TUTORIALS
Two: Review Learning Logs, Socratic Seminar, Tutorials
POSSIBLE WEEK OF COLLEGE FIELD TRIP #1
10. One: College Research #1 in library, Tutorials
Two: Cornell Notes, Binder Check for Content, Socratic Seminars, Tutorials
11. One: Introduction to Philosophical Chairs by observing Avid Two class, Tutorials
Two: Philosophical Chairs demonstration for AVID I, Learning Logs, Tutorials
12. One: Philosophical Chairs, Tutorials
Two: Philosophical Chairs, Review Time Management, Tutorials
***** WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-23 (short week) – Avid One and Avid Two Combine, Team Building, Philosophical Chairs and/or Socratic Seminars
13. One: Binder Check, Goal Setting – Creating 6 year plans, Tutorials
Two: Binder Check, Review and review 6 year plans, Tutorials
14. One: Introduction to Socratic Seminars by observing Avid 2, Review Learning Logs, Tutorials
Two: Socratic Seminar demonstration for Avid 1, Binder check for Learning Logs, Tutorials
15. One: Socratic Seminars, Review Cornell Notes and Tutorial Process and make adjustments as needed, Tutorials
Two: College Research #2, Tutorials
16. One: College Research #2, Team Building Tutorials
Two: Team Building, Review Classroom interaction and Test Taking Skills, Tutorials
17. One: Magnet Unit 2, Tutorials
Two: Magnet Unit 2, Tutorials
18. SKIPPED DUE TO TWO PREVIOUS HALF WEEKS
19. One: Binder check and restock as necessary, Oral Language in AVID (SS14), Begin Reading Unit, Tutorials
Two: Binder check and restock as necessary, Oral Language in AVID (SS14), Begin Reading Unit, Tutorials
20. One: Reading Unit #2, Tutorials
Two: Reading Unit #2, Tutorials
21. One: Reading Unit #3, Tutorials
Two: Reading Unit #3, Tutorials
22. One: Reading Unit #4, Tutorials
Two: Reading Unit #4, Tutorials
23. WEEK OF FIELD TRIP #2 and Tutorials
24. One: Team Building, Learning Logs and Cornell Notes, Socratic Seminar, Tutorials
Two: Learning Logs and Cornell Notes, Socratic Seminar, Tutorials
25. One: Refinement of Tutorial Process, Team Building, Tutorials
Two: College Research #3, Tutorials
26. One: College Research #3, Tutorials
Two: Refinement of Tutorial Process, Binder Checks, Philosphical Chairs, Tutorials
27. One: Writing Unit #1, Tutorials
Two: Writing Unit #1, Tutorials
28. One: Writing Unit #2, Tutorials
Two: Writing Unit #2, Tutorials
29. One: Writing Unit #3, Tutorials
Two: Writing Unit #3, Tutorials
30. One: Writing Unit #4, Tutorials
Two: Writing Unit #4, Tutorials
31. One: Team Building, Socratic Seminars, Tutorials
Two: Team Building, Socratic Seminars, Tutorials
32. One: Magnet Unit #3 and Tutorials
Two: Magnet Unit #3 and Tutorials
33. One: Counting Credits and Determining Grade Point Average (pre-enrollment period), Tutorials
Two: College Research #4 and Tutorials
34. One: College Research #4 and Tutorials
Two: Counting Credits and Determining Grade Point Average (pre-enrollment period), Tutorials
35. One: Test Taking Skills Review, Cornell Notes Review, Tutorials
Two: Test Taking Skills Review, Cornell Notes Review, Tutorials
36. One: Final Exams Study Plans and Tutorials
Two: Final Exams Study Plans and Tutorials
37. One: Contracts for next year
Two: Contracts for next year
NOTE: There will be two field trips to universities during each year of AVID
– one per semester – location and dates TBA