Educators Convene in Hawai`i to Launch First AVID Summer Institute of the Season

avid14AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities, kicks off its Summer Institute program at the Hawai`i Convention Center, June 4-6.

Nearly 1,400 educators are in Honolulu to learn the latest in AVID curriculum and teaching techniques, acquire new skills, and share best practices.

Through this year’s summer institute, AVID will train approximately 27,000 educators from across the country in strategies to improve student engagement, increase graduation rates, and close achievement gaps in underserved student populations. The program also includes teacher and student speakers sharing inspirational stories about how AVID impacted their academic and personal lives.

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Education Training Conference Benefiting Hawai`i Teachers Statewide

AVID summer institute 2013

AVID Summer Institute is being held June 5-7 at the Hawai`i Convention Center.

Nearly 1,700 educators, 90 percent of which are from the state of Hawai`i, are taking part in a nationally recognized professional education training conference being hosted in Hawai`i for the first time.

The AVID Summer Institute is being held June 5-7 at the Hawai`i Convention Center, offering interactive training and instructional sessions for schoolteachers, counselors, and administrators serving students in grades K-12.  This is the first of nine AVID Summer Institutes taking place nationwide this summer.

AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is a systemic instructional methodology designed to increase the number of students – especially those considered underserved – enrolling in four-year colleges and succeeding with their education.

Last year, more than 500 Hawai`i educators flew to California and Texas to participate in the AVID Summer Institute.  This year, with the Hawai`i Convention Center serving as host site, the number of participating Hawai`i educators has tripled, with attendees from throughout O`ahu and the Neighbor Islands.  Organizers originally projected 1,000 attendees, but nearly 1,700 participants are registered.

AVID benefits more than 700,000 students in over 4,900 schools and 28 post-secondary institutions in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and 16 countries and territories.