Speaker Contests


This Way to Student Success!


Awarding all speakers $500 and a chance to speak before thousands at the
2014 Summer Institutes


Note: Speaker contests are now closed. Thanks, and good luck to all entrants!

Student and teacher speakers are the highlight of Summer Institute. Selected students/teachers will speak during the Day 2 General Session in Dallas, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, and Tampa, in front of thousands of educators from across the country. We look forward to hearing your AVID story.

Have questions or concerns? Email speaker@avidcenter.org.


Student Speaker Contest

Speech Prompts

Think about your experiences with AVID and how working with AVID teachers, tutors and peers put you on a path to fulfill your college dreams. The best speeches will address all of the prompts below.

  • How have you been influenced by your experience in AVID? What kind of opportunities has AVID made possible for you?
  • How have your AVID teacher(s), tutors, and peers helped you grow academically or intellectually? How has participating in the AVID program enriched your life?
  • What obstacles have you faced and how has your AVID family helped you to cope and possibly overcome them?

Guidelines

  • Speech should be approximately 500-750 words long.
  • Speech should be four to five minutes long.

Deadline

  • Application cut-off date: January 17, 2014.


Teacher Speaker Contest

Speech Prompts

Whether you teach the AVID Elective, or use AVID strategies in your classroom, we want to hear how AVID has helped lead the way to your students’ success. Think about how your experiences with AVID have helped change and define your life. Keeping the Institute theme in mind, answer two or three of the bulleted questions listed below.

  • How has AVID opened your eyes or empowered you?
  • How has AVID enriched your life?
  • What is the most rewarding part of being an AVID class/school?
  • How have your students changed your belief systems and the way you view your role as a teacher?
  • As an AVID teacher, what obstacles did you face and how did you overcome them?
  • How is being an AVID teacher different from being a content-area teacher?

Guidelines

  • Speech should be approximately 500-750 words long.
  • Speech should be four to five minutes long.

Deadline

  • Application cut-off date: January 17, 2014.


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