AVID Excel® — New is designed for AVID Excel teachers, site administrators, and District Directors who are new to AVID Excel. This session will explore the Foundations of Instruction to make informed and intentional decisions about instruction appropriate for long-term English learners.

Participants will learn how to monitor and coach students and tutors in implementing rigorous Scholar Groups while focusing on academic language development. Educators will focus on continuous improvement in AVID Excel to facilitate students’ access to rigorous academics across all content areas.

Participants will engage in both synchronous and semi-synchronous learning. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.

You must be a contracted AVID Excel site to attend. If you have any questions about your contract or registration or would like to learn about becoming an AVID Excel site, please contact [email protected].

Performance Objectives

  • Use the lens of language architecture to accelerate language acquisition and academic success for AVID Excel scholars.
  • Implement foundational AVID Excel instructional routines to increase student engagement and accelerate language acquisition.
  • Implement Scholar Groups in AVID Excel to promote oral language development, reading comprehension, and rigorous text-based discussions.
  • Utilize AVID Excel resources to implement with fidelity.


Module 1
Implementing an Asset-Based Model for AVID Excel Scholar Acceleration and Success

Module 2
Understanding Effective Instruction for AVID Excel Scholars

Module 3
Implementing Scholar Groups as a Routine to Develop Skills in the Four Domains of Language Acquisition

Module 4
Exploring AVID Excel Resources to Plan for Application