• AVID Blog

  • The Birth of a New Dream

    Posted by AVID Center on 9/19/2018

    debb Have you ever experienced a moment when time stood still long enough for your brain to etch a scene into your memory with clear, vibrant detail? Read more...

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  • Write for the AVID Blog!

    Posted by AVID Center on 8/30/2018

    Blog 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. Read more...

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  • The First-Ever AVID STEM Expo

    Posted by AVID Center on 7/27/2018

    stem-expo-blog Walking around the Pacific Science Center in Seattle is an immersive experience. Hands-on science is everywhere with sprinklings of technology, engineering, and math throughout. These tangential connections prove an ideal setting for envisioning what STEM education at AVID can look like. STEM, or the integration and application of science, technology, engineering, and math, is a hot topic these days with as many definitions as there are people to ask. At its heart though, STEM education is about empowering students. STEM engagement enables students to dream and shows them what’s possible through real, relevant, and relatable learning experiences. This was very evident throughout the AVID STEM Expo at the Seattle Summer Institute. Visitors engaged with activities, lost themselves in the possibilities, and showed genuine joy while working their way through hands-on learning activities. This is the passionate learning that’s possible through STEM education, and passion of this kind is contagious. Read more...

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  • Giving Students More Access to College Opportunities

    Posted by AVID Center on 6/26/2018

    chiba What does an Asian guy who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley more than 30 years ago have to do with California Assembly Bill 1951? The Pathways to College act would afford school districts the flexibility to provide high school juniors with free access to college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT during school hours, in lieu of the state assessment. This move addresses the common barriers to access: cost, time, and location. Read more...


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  • National Nonprofit Will Award Digital Credentials to Recognize Tech Skills and Accomplishments of Educators

    Posted by AVID Center on 6/25/2018

    Digital  AVID will now offer digital badges to all educators enrolled in the Digital Teaching and Learning strands during the 2018 Summer Institutes, enabling them to easily share their new skills and competencies. Read more...

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  • AVID Gets Digital at ISTE 2018

    Posted by AVID Center on 6/18/2018

    ISTE What happens when the latest tech innovations mesh with the most engaging professional development? Hear insights from AVID about effective ways to develop curriculum and implement technology at the ISTE 2018 Conference. Read more...


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  • California Teachers Win $10,000

    Posted by AVID Center on 6/11/2018

    Valencia Anonymous donor makes the Teacher Advocacy Team Award possible

    Sacramento, California (June 11, 2018): Thanks to the generosity and support of an anonymous donor, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a nationally recognized nonprofit and college readiness system, will present the Teacher Advocacy Team Award to five deserving California AVID Site Teams this month in Sacramento. As a part of this honor, the winners will receive $10,000 to strengthen AVID at their schools. Read more...

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  • The Power of Positive Relationships

    Posted by AVID Center on 5/22/2018

    Martha I have been in the classroom in a variety of capacities for over two decades, and I can attest that positive relationships and a supportive environment lead to student success. Our shared space needs to foster academic risks, inspire leadership, conquer self-doubt, make the invisible visible, and encourage accountability. This—coupled with access to rigorous curriculum, responsive scaffolds, and high expectations within our AVID Excel community, la familia—allows our students to soar. Read more...


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  • 2018 AVID Summer Institute Speakers

    Posted by AVID Center on 5/1/2018

    AVID is proud to announce the 2018 AVID Summer Institute Speaker Contest winners! Thank you to all who entered, and congratulations to this year's speakers. We can't wait to share your stories.

    The contest for the 2019 AVID Summer Institute speakers will open on November 1, 2018, so mark your calendars. Read more...

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  • 281 of the 2018 Dell Scholars Are AVID Students

    Posted by AVID Center on 4/30/2018

    dell scholars San Diego, CA (April 30, 2018): AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a nationally recognized nonprofit and college-readiness system, announced today that 281 of the 500 2018 Dell Scholars are AVID students. The Dell Scholars Program, an initiative of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, selects high school seniors who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their college education. These Dell Scholars are provided with financial assistance, resources, and mentoring throughout college to ensure that they have ongoing support to succeed in college and obtain a bachelor’s degree. Read more...

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