Professional Learning

Professional DevelopmentOne of the elements that truly sets AVID apart from other programs is that AVID is not only a college-readiness system focused on raising achievement for all students; it is also a professional learning organization providing a great resource for AVID districts, schools and teachers.

Ongoing professional learning is critical to supporting student and teacher success. Each year, AVID Center offers numerous professional learning training opportunities. We have a strong cadre of staff developers and trainers. Whether you are just beginning to implement AVID, or are interested in honing your school's program, there are a variety of trainings available.

The Professional Learning & Publications Catalog provides an overview of all trainings currently offered by AVID Center. Additional information about specific events and trainings can be found below.

  • AVID Summer Institutes
  • National Conference

  • AVID District Leadership Training (ADL)
  • 2013-2014 AVID Texas Showcases and Information Sessions
  • Coordinator Workshops and Site Team Conferences
  • How to Make Your Data Work for You (Formerly Data Analysis Training)
  • Leadership for College Readiness (Administrator Trainings)
  • Path Trainings

Annual Events

AVID Summer Institutes

AVID's success is rooted in its proven methodologies, strategies and schoolwide implementation. AVID's structured approach empowers students with the support they need to succeed in the most challenging classes. Using writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading modeled in the rigorous AVID course, students become college ready.

The AVID school supports high expectations for all students. AVID site team members become mentors, counselors and advocates. In this enriched environment, each student becomes more confident and prepared to take the necessary steps toward a successful future. more

National Conference

AVID Center will offer superintendents, district leaders, principals, teacher-leaders, counselors and school board members an opportunity to engage in a dialogue on the crafting of a plan to close the achievement gap; a plan that is cost-effective, proven, and easy to replicate. more

Ongoing Events

AVID District Leadership Training (ADL)

The ADL offers on-site visits, training, and facilitation to ensure that district directors and elementary district liaisons are able to build local capacity for implementing, sustaining and constantly improving quality AVID programs in their areas. More information is available to members in MyAVID

2013-2014 AVID Texas Showcases and Information Sessions
AVID Texas Showcases (formerly called AVID Texas Open Houses) and AVID Information Sessions provide the opportunity for educators to share best practices and learn more about AVID. The learning experience will include AVID elective and content class observations. You will also have the chance to speak with experienced AVID site team members and students. See the flyer for dates and details.

Coordinator Workshops and Site Team Conferences

As part of ongoing regional professional learning efforts, regional and district directors around the country plan and conduct monthly workshops for AVID site coordinators and teachers. Please check with your regional or district directors for more information.

How to Make Your Data Work for You (Formerly Data Analysis Training)

The training will explore expectation and opportunity gaps and their relationship to the achievement gap. Participants will be introduced to a data protocol that will help generate tangible evidence to meet and support challenges that exist at the school or district level. more

Leadership for College Readiness (Administrator Trainings)

Two-day trainings, designed for participants to actively participate in assessing the structures, processes, and systems needed to create culturally gifted schools and "college-ready" cultures on their campuses. more

Path Trainings

Note: Participants must be from an AVID District to attend an AVID Path Training. Only teachers at AVID school sites may attend the AVID Implementation Middle Level/High School training.

Throughout the world, the AVID Center provides two-day workshops for content teachers in English, mathematics, science, history-social science, English Language Learners, and elective training using AVID's Write Path materials. more