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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Faculty and Staff Resources

The people behind the Curriculum & Instruction are key to the program’s success. Find out more about them in the Faculty and Staff Directory

AVID Resources for Faculty

AVID Connection: AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

The AVID Teacher Preparation Initiative collaborates with colleges and schools of education to systematically address the needs of teacher candidates enrolled in teacher education programs. AVID supports teacher candidates in their efforts to obtain teacher certification. AVID assists faculty and staff in analyzing existing curriculum and data, identifying barriers and needs, and establishing learning outcomes and assessments. When implemented with fidelity, AVID has the potential to impact the preparation and performance of teacher candidates through consistent support and professional development for faculty and staff.

At The University of Texas at Arlington, we are working with AVID on the Teacher Preparation Initiative. In particular, we are aligning our courses to include the framework WICOR: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading. The syllabus and instruction in this course will involve WICOR as both an instructional and an organizational tool. We believe this will help make teacher candidates better prepared to meet the needs of a diverse student population as they leave UTA and pursue a teaching career.

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