Creating Engaging and Rigorous Classrooms is designed to empower all elementary through postsecondary educators to create an engaging and rigorous community of learners by preparing educators, counselors, and site leaders to scaffold student success with rigorous content.

Educators will engage with AVID Digital Learning: The 4 A’s® to meaningfully integrate digital strategies and Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR®) instructional practices to differentiate instruction and increase student agency.

Participants will explore strategies to build connected communities through relational capacity activities to foster safe and equitable learning spaces.

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.

Performance Objectives

  • Foster an academic mindset to create supportive and equitable learning spaces through student engagement and relational capacity strategies.
  • Design and implement learning opportunities to promote student agency in blended learning environments.
  • Empower learners through the use of student-centered instructional practices for differentiated learning spaces.
  • Model and blend WICOR with digital strategies to provide students with quality instruction and learning opportunities in a 21st century environment.


Module 1
Setting Our Why: Building Relational Capacity and Making Students Visible

Module 2
Keeping Students Engaged in Learning Through Supportive Environments, Equity, and Access

Module 3
Empowering Students with Student-Centered Strategies in Different Learning Spaces

Module 4
Utilizing Best Instructional Practices to Cultivate and Strengthen Communication and Collaboration