• AVID Blog

  • California Teachers Awarded $10,000 Prizes to Prepare Students for Success Beyond High School

    Posted by AVID Center on 6/10/2019

    AVID has announced $50,000 in new awards to educators working together to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds develop the knowledge, skills, and know-how to succeed beyond high school. Read more...

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  • You Do You! An Educator’s Guide to Growing Their Social Media Network

    Posted by AVID Center on 5/30/2019

    Social Media Image Looking to expand your social media voice and grow your network? What we’ve learned over the past few thousand tweets, retweets, and likes is to do what you do best. Be your authentic self and teach! Here are four key ways to help you build your skills. Read more...

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  • Strategies for Implementing Guided Pathways and Accelerating the Completion Agenda

    Posted by AVID Center on 5/28/2019

    Guided Pathways lead to more student-centered colleges and replace barriers to student success with clear paths to graduation. While Guided Pathways sound like common sense, the changes they require are not always easy to identify or implement. Read more...

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  • Summer Chutes

    Posted by AVID Center on 5/21/2019

    Summer ChutesA lively display board at the attendance office reception window counts down the days until summer vacation. Weary from the demands of the school year, staff and faculty freely express how much they’re looking forward to summer break in anticipation of rest and spending time with friends and family. Some students excitedly share about the camps they will attend and travel they will get to experience during their “time off.” But what effect does this cheerful countdown have on students for whom summer holds uncertainty, loss of structure and support, and other erosive conditions? Read more...

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  • Celebrate College Signing Day with Reach Higher on May 1!

    Posted by AVID Center on 4/16/2019

    College-Signing-Day Mark your calendars! Reach Higher is celebrating its fifth anniversary and College Signing Day on May 1. As you may know, May 1 is the deadline by which many high school seniors tell colleges where they plan to attend in the fall. We are thrilled to have AVID communities join us again in celebrating all students for committing to continue their education or join the military after high school. Read more...

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  • 4 Ways Every Teacher Can Be a STEM Role Model

    Posted by AVID Center on 4/11/2019

    STEM Choices You don’t need to have a biology or computer science degree to inspire STEM thinking. Students need to see and hear from people who they can personally relate to so that they can envision themselves in similar careers when they grow up. This is especially true when it comes to STEM careers that students have never learned about. Students can only imagine themselves in roles that they know. Read more...

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  • Kind Cards: A Simple Way to Build Social Awareness

    Posted by AVID Center on 4/5/2019

    Kind Card

    Every Friday in the AVID Elective classes at Kelly Mill Middle School, students write Kind Cards to one another. It is the first thing students complete as they walk in the door, regardless of what else is on the agenda. Teaching is all about relationships—relational capacity between the student and teacher, among peers, and building a classroom culture where those relationships can thrive. Having students complete Kind Cards is a simple way to continue to develop these relationships and social and emotional learning (SEL) skills throughout the year. Read more...

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  • National Leader in Instructional Practices Earns Prestigious Recognition from ISTE

    Posted by AVID Center on 1/28/2019

    National nonprofit AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), developer of the college-readiness system now used by over 6,400 schools in 47 states across the U.S., today announced that its Digital Teaching and Learning (DTL) training designed to support the effective integration of technology into classroom instruction was awarded the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Seal of Alignment. The Seal of Alignment has recognized this professional development resource for helping teachers intentionally leverage digital tools to support high-quality teaching and learning. Read more...

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  • AVID—a National Education Nonprofit—Receives Multi-Year Grant From Growing Inland Achievement to Impact College Graduation Rates in California’s Inland Empire

    Posted by AVID Center on 1/8/2019

    gia AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) announced today that through a Growing Inland Achievement (GIA) grant, their organization (AVID Center) will receive $150,000 over two years, supporting a bi-county collaborative to build capacity in supporting high engagement instructional teaching and learning practices at Riverside City College and Crafton Hills College. Growing Inland Achievement is a collective impact collaborative focused on improving the long-term economic outlook of the region through improving the educational attainment rates of the Inland Empire in Southern California. Read more...

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  • Veteran District Technology Leader Assumes Role as Chief Operating Officer for Leading College Readiness Nonprofit

    Posted by AVID Center on 1/8/2019

    Thuan AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) announced today the appointment of Thuan Nguyen as chief operating officer for AVID. Mr. Nguyen joined the team at AVID Center as executive vice president in January 2016. He oversees the implementation of AVID’s strategies and initiatives and technical operations, products, and services, and is responsible for AVID’s digital strategies. Read more...

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