Congratulations to Donna Rankin, AVID Coordinator and Teacher at Farb Middle School, who has been chosen from a field of more than 100 applicants to present at the AVID National Conference in December. Rankin’s session will focus on schoolwide practices to support AVID college readiness.
More than 2,000 national attendees including superintendents, school board members, district and site administrators, and other educational leaders will discuss and share best practices on opening access to rigorous curriculum for all students. The conference sessions feature a variety of topics, including 21st Century Skills and STEM initiatives, acceleration and rigor, AVID's College Readiness System, Common Core State Standards, Data, Research, and Evaluation for College Readiness and Equity.
Keynote conference speakers are Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore and Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, former U.S Army Officer and Founder of Educational Achievement Services, Inc.
AVID began in 1980 by Mary Catherine Swanson, then head of the English department at San Diego's Clairemont High School. Today, AVID -- Advancement Via Individual Determination -- is a non-profit, proven college readiness system that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and student performance. The AVID College Readiness System accelerates student learning, uses research-based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for schoolwide systemic reform and change.