AVID Career Research

Career Webquest Tasks


“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”

--Stephen A. Brennan

The AVID Career Research Project covers the following standards:

For Technology

  1. Teachers engage students in exploring real-world issues and solve authentic problems using digital tools and research.
  2. Teachers promote student reflection using collaborative tools to clarify students' thinking, planning, and creative process.
  3. Teachers develop technology-rich learning environments where students pursue individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress.
  4. Teacher customize the learning process to address students' individual needs, learning styles, and abilities using digital tools.
  5. Provide students with multiple formative and summative assessments using resulting data to inform learning and teaching.
  6. Students collaborate with peers, parents, and community members to support student success and innovation.
  7. Teacher advocate, model, and teach safe internet usage, including respect for copyright and the appropriate documentation for sources.
  8. Teachers promote digital etiquette and social responsiblity using digital tools.


For English/ Language Arts

  1. Students learn to analyze the format of functional workplace documents, including the graphics and headers that accompany them.
  2. Students learn to prepare a bibliography that lists their reference materials.
  3. Students generate research questions after reading and synthesizing a variety of sources. 
  4. Students learn the difference between primary and secondary sources.
  5. Students write expository compositions and learn how to incorporate facts, statistics, anecdotes.
  6. Students learn how to create visual aids (graphs, maps, charts, brochures) using appropriate technology.
  7. Students apply appropriate interviewing techniques.
  8. Students present information orally by conveying information that is credible, valid, and relevant to their topic, and includes a controlling impression.


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