Know Before You Go – Top 5 AVID Summer Institute Pointers

By Jonathan Petrick & Melodee Morgan

I met Melodee as a participant at last year’s AVID Summer Institute (SI), and immediately, we began sharing ideas. We talked about our first SI experience of feeling overwhelmed, but energized, and began brainstorming our list of ‘musts’ that would remind us and support others who will be attending AVID Summer Institute 2016.

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Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day!

By Dr. Sandy Husk, AVID Center CEO

“I touch the future. I teach.”
– Christa McAuliffe

AVID educators change lives. As an excellent teacher, you may never truly know where your influence ends because it impacts not only the here and now, but also the future.

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AVID Applauds National Superintendent of the Year Finalists

The AVID World is full of exceptional educators, and we want to take a moment to spotlight the efforts of two who were recently honored as finalists for the National Superintendent of the Year Award. These superintendents are making a positive difference in the lives of their students, and we are honored that AVID is a part of their work.

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Resistance Is Futile

By Jennifer Hatcher, AVID Elective Teacher/Coordinator, W.E. Greiner Middle School

I never could have imagined the future that we live in, and I’m both terrified and intrigued by the world that my son will grow up in.

I have a confession to make: I’m somewhat of a Trekkie. …Not the Klingon-speaking-kind, mind you, but the kind who knows that Picard prefers Earl Grey tea, hot. …The kind who uses a Borg quote as the title of a blog, expecting everyone to get my sense of humor and feeling disappointed and a little embarrassed when the reference is unknown. I’m also the one always lamenting, “Why don’t we have a transporter machine yet?!” as I sit in five-o’clock traffic on the drive home, and inquiring, “Where’s a replicator when you need it?!” after I burnt the pizza at six o’clock. If only we had what marvelous inventions the crew of the Enterprise has access to—how different our world would be!

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2016: The Year of…

By Craig McKinney, AVID Staff Developer

Did I ever tell you about the time I thought I was cooking quinoa, but instead mixed up a big batch of boiled chia seeds?

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