National Events

Summer Institute

Summer Institute is a three-day professional learning event for AVID schools, held annually in the last week of November in Melbourne. Summer Institute is where AVID educators experience the latest in AVID methodologies and strategies to successfully implement AVID in their context. Participants attend one Strand for the three days, which provides an immersive learning experience; and take part in dedicated Site Team time where they meet with colleagues from their school to plan for the following year’s AVID implementation. Participants are also given opportunities to participate in  other workshops at the end of days two and three.

National Conference

AVID Australia’s inaugural National Conference took place over two days in December 2020. Workshops and keynote speakers celebrated excellent classroom practice, inspired and acknowledged teachers and showcased student voice. At the heart of National Conference was a suite of teacher-led workshops, developed and delivered by experienced AVID practitioners from across Australia and the United States. These workshops coached participants in the effective use of AVID teaching strategies, explored school AVID implementation journeys, and strengthened collaboration within the AVID community.

Drop in / Ask an expert

Drop-In and Ask an Expert virtual sessions held monthly are a popular and exciting way to connect AVID schools across the country in real time. These sessions are an opportunity to contribute and learn from our active and vibrant international AVID Professional Learning Community.

For more information about our next Drop in / Ask an expert session, click here

STATE-BASED EVENTS

Path Training

Path Training is an optional, two-day immersion model of professional learning that allows educators to accelerate and deepen the AVID implementation at their school. The training can be customised for individual schools or developed to meet the needs of a school cluster or region in any state. Path Training can cater for educators who are new to AVID and for those who are looking to increase their AVID knowledge and skills. We have held Path Trainings in WA and NSW.

School-based training

Every year, each AVID school receives a minimum of two days of professional learning targeted at their specific needs. We have a catalogue of modules and a host of expert facilitators who help schools take the next step in their improvement journey. These training sessions are opportunities for teachers to:

  • deepen their understanding of the AVID curriculum
  • continuously build upon AVID strategies in a scaffolded and personalised way
  • engage in opportunities of scholarly dialogue regarding the AVID system
  • share ideas and collaborate with other AVID colleagues
  • develop meaningful and effective professional learning communities within their school and beyond.