EXPERIENCE THE AVID EFFECT
AVID professional learning transforms conceptual understandings into usable strategies that are intentional, purposeful, repeatable, and lead to student success. AVID brings educators together to learn how to implement engaging activities in their classrooms, raise their level of commitment to student success and, thus, produce a learning environment where all students are equipped to tackle complex issues, problems, and information.
AVID professional learning is targeted and specific to what educators do every day. Teachers learn how to use the strategies they experience and practice during trainings to engage their students in daily instruction. They are able to build a classroom culture where rigorous academic instruction combines with social and emotional support to accelerate learning and close the achievement gap.
With the unprecedented times we are all experiencing due to COVID-19, many of our face-to-face professional learning events have been impacted. AVID remains committed to delivering the highest quality professional learning experiences and closing the opportunity gap for all students. We know this mission is now more important than ever, so we developed AVID DigitalXP™, AVID Discover™, and AVID Open Access™ to support all educators and deliver high-impact resources and professional learning digitally.
AVID has always been a community for educators to recharge, get inspiration, and find resilience. We are here for you, every step of the way.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EVENTS OPEN TO ALL EDUCATORS
Open to all educators, AVID Discover elevates professional learning online to a whole new level with high-touch, interactive, community experience, one-to-one coaching, and year-long support. Designed for teachers of grades 3–12 in all subject areas, it delivers best practices for teaching in a blended learning environment and fosters digital citizenship and digital literacy.
Open to all educators, this two-day training shows participants how to instill effective systemic change. It is designed for attendees to actively participate in assessing the structures, processes, and systems needed to create gifted schools and college-ready cultures on their campuses.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EVENTS OPEN TO AVID PARTNERS
AVID DigitalXP is a digital professional learning experience where educators can interact and network in a Community of Practice, learn effective instructional strategies, and access AVID’s vast digital resources. Participants engage in synchronous and asynchronous learning during three days with AVID’s experienced facilitators, and they have the opportunity to schedule one-to-one coaching during the school year.
As COVID-19 disrupts face-to-face professional development events, AVID DigitalXP provides an outstanding virtual experience and sets a new standard in professional learning for college and career readiness.
Each year, more than 40,000 educators gather at one of 12 Institutes for AVID’s premiere training event. In addition to learning from some of the top AVID educators, participants collaborate and share experiences with colleagues from other schools and plan their campus implementation strategy for the coming year. In 2020, due to COVID-19, our Summer Institutes could not be held face-to-face. Instead, take advantage of a fully digital professional learning experience. For AVID DigitalXP dates, click here.
Focused on implementing AVID schoolwide, these two-day trainings are designed to familiarize new AVID teachers (including AVID Elective, English, mathematics, science, history/social science, ELL, and other elective courses) with AVID methodologies to improve the performance of all students. Learn more.
ADL offers on-site visits, training, and facilitation to ensure that District Directors are able to build local capacity for implementing, sustaining, and constantly improving the quality of AVID in their areas. AVID members click here.
Coordinator Workshops and Site Team Conferences
As part of ongoing regional professional learning efforts, District Directors around the country plan and conduct monthly workshops for AVID site coordinators and teachers. Please check with your District Director for more information.