A popular contender for 2021’s theme song of the year is Elton John’s, I’m Still Standing

As schools and education organisations around the world ‘snapback’ (a contender for word of the year), the AVID Australia team is excited to work alongside AVID schools as learning returns to classrooms supplemented by what we have learned from COVID-19’s online learning experiences.

This year sees four major events offered to AVID Australia schools. WA Path and Dubbo Path provide local opportunities for AVID schools in those areas to share two days of student-free professional learning that accelerates and customises schoolwide AVID at each site.

The two Path professional learning events will be followed by the 2021 National Conference online on 7th – 8th September and DigitalXP on 1st– 3rd December online.

National Conference offers teacher-led workshops that celebrate and share excellent teaching and learning practice delivered in AVID schools. National Conference participants build professional learning communities based on AVID’s shared language and the opportunity to hear directly from practising AVID teachers about the successes and challenges they are experiencing in their classrooms. National Conference provides a great opportunity for teaching and learning leaders and emerging leaders to develop their leadership and presentation skills as they share and discuss effective teaching practices.

DigitalXP provides AVID schools with eight hours of synchronous eLearning and five and a half hours of semi-synchronous discussion forums, activities and online resources, with access to the eLearning environment and extensive DigitalXP materials for 12 months following the event.

DigitalXP is delivered within Communities of Practice, rather than Strands — the term used for on-site professional learning delivered at Summer Institute and Paths.

With nine specialised Communities of Practice to choose from, there is a great range of learning opportunities on offer, catering to new and experienced AVID educators across subject areas in both primary and secondary school settings.

If you would like further information about AVID events, please email AVID.Events@vu.edu.au