• Write for the AVID Blog!

    Posted by AVID Center on 8/30/2018

    Blog for AVID Would you or someone you know like to contribute to our AVID Blog? We are looking for educators who can offer their expertise on our monthly themes. We will also consider non-theme-related blog articles. Our readers include educators from all levels K–16, all disciplines, and all types of job roles. Help us share your knowledge and practice with others! Plus, bloggers who are selected will be paid $100 when their work is published.

    Writing Guidelines

    • Blogs are conversational in tone. You should sound like you.
    • The ideal word count is 500–800 words.
    • Blog articles should be actionable in some way—giving other educators ideas to try or something to consider.
    • Visit our blog site to see past examples: https://www.avid.org/blog.
    • All blog articles must be submitted with the AVID Blog Submission Form.

    Ready to Write?

    Review our monthly themes below and be sure to pay close attention to the submission deadlines. When you’ve completed your blog draft, submit it via our AVID Blog Submission Form. If your draft is selected, our editorial team will work with you to finalize and schedule your blog post for publication in the AVID Blog.

    Monthly Themes

    Please use the following themes as guidelines and inspiration for your writing. Bloggers may approach these themes broadly or very specifically. For example, when writing about college knowledge, a blogger may focus on large, campus-wide efforts to create a college-going culture or on how they implement family workshops to explain financial aid.

    Choose the theme that best suits your passion and experience and submit it now. You don’t have to wait until the deadline to submit! Don’t see what you want to blog about here? Remember that we will also consider non-theme-related blogs.

    Please note that a limited number of submissions per theme will be chosen, but don’t be discouraged if your entry isn’t selected. You can use this exercise as a prompt to publish your work on your own blog or social media. Thanks in advance for your submission, and thank you for joining in our mission to close the opportunity gap for all students.

     

    October 2018: College Knowledge

    How do you demystify college and other postsecondary opportunities for your students? We’re looking for ideas to help students understand their options after high school and approach things like college admissions, selecting a major, finding financial aid, and much more. Share what works on your campus!

    Deadline: September 21, 2018

    November 2018: Social-Emotional Learning

    Academic skills are not the only skills that matter when it comes to student success. We want to know how you bring social-emotional learning to life in your school. How do you encourage self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making?

    Deadline: October 19, 2018

     

    December 2018: Fighting Educator Burnout

    Education is not a profession for the faint of heart, but there are things that we can do to support educators and help them avoid burnout. What works for you and your staff?

    Deadline: November 9, 2018

     

    January 2019: School Transformation

    Has your school made a 180? Help us highlight the work happening on your campus to change lives. Where have you been? What changes have you implemented? Where are you heading?

    Deadline: December 14, 2018

     

    February 2019: Equity in Education

    Equity is the foundation of AVID’s work. How do you address equity at your school so that all students have the opportunity to thrive?

    Deadline: January 11, 2019

     

    March 2019: Community Engagement

    Educators across the nation are looking for ways to get their larger communities involved in local schools. What’s worked for you? Let others learn from your success!

    Deadline: February 8, 2019

     

    April 2019: Ed Tech

    Technology is revolutionizing the way teachers teach and students learn. What educational technology can you not live without? How do you implement new technology successfully? How can we continue to take our classrooms into the 21st century?

    Deadline: March 8, 2019

     

    May 2019: Career and Life Readiness

    It can be tough to focus on career and life readiness when there is so much curriculum to cover and standardized tests to prepare for. How do you prepare your students for careers and life outside of school?

    Deadline: April 5, 2019

     

    June 2019: Summer Melt

    In recent years we have seen great success in getting students through the college admissions process, but an alarming number of these students don’t make it to class in the fall after high school graduation. How do you stop summer melt?

    Deadline: May 3, 2019

     

    July 2019: Putting Professional Learning Into Practice

    After an amazing professional learning experience, educators are left filled with excitement, but it can be tough to implement strategies and share new ideas. How do you put your professional development into practice on your campus?

    Deadline: June 7, 2019

     

    August 2019: Tips for Back-to-School

    When the summer is almost over, what can educators do to ease into the new school year and then hit the ground running?

    Deadline: July 5, 2019

     

    September 2019: Classroom Innovation

    How are you innovating? What new ideas are you excited to share? Let’s question the typical classroom. We’re looking for a broad range of innovations—everything from classroom setup to flipped classes and beyond.

    Deadline: August 2, 2019

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