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Winter Institute 2017 – Newcastle

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Join AVID Australia in Newcastle from 22 – 23 June for the 2017 Winter Institute, our mid-year professional learning event. Winter Institute will be held at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan Campus with 7 strands available to participants.

Winter Institute offers AVID schools an additional, mid-year opportunity to induct their staff in AVID’s fundamental professional learning strands. Over the course of a two-day professional learning program, new and existing AVID teachers are immersed in a series of interactive workshops introducing them to the knowledge, skills and techniques that are helping over 1,600,000 AVID students succeed each year, in America – and now in Australia.

What is the difference between Summer Institute and Winter Institute?

Winter Institute Path Training differs from Summer Institute as it is a two-day training rather than three days, as there are no site team workshops. Site teams are expected to meet at their schools before and after Winter Institute to consolidate their learning and apply it to their schoolwide implementation.

Winter Institute offers seven of the fundamental AVID strands and does not have a general session, a keynote speaker or student speakers. Summer Institute is where you can go to see ‘what’s new’ in the AVID world as new strands will be offered only at Summer Institutes each year.

Event Details

When: Thursday, 22nd June 2017 at 8:00AM – Friday, 23rd June 2017 at 4:00PM

Where: The University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Newcastle, NSW 2308

  • Cost per participant: $ 595 (+ GST)
  • Registration will close on the 31st May, 2017

Download registration form 

Registering for the AVID Australia Winter Institute 2017 is a simple process. You must register each member of your school who will be attending a strand at the Winter Institute and submit your registrations to  AVID.Events@vu.edu.au no later than the 31 May 2017. For assistance with the registration process, please follow the steps below or download our detailed Registration Help Guide here.

To register, follow the steps below.

  1. Download the Winter Institute registration form here.
  2. Open the registration form in Excel and fill out all the white fields (boxes). Enter the registration details for each member of your school attending the Institute. Select their 1st and 2nd strand preference as well as their dietary requirements using the drop down menus in the spreadsheet. For more information regarding strands please see the ‘Strands’ section.
  3. Save the registration form and send to AVID.Events@vu.edu.au
  4. Once the registration form has been submitted, your finance contact will be issued with an invoice. We advise that you read our refund policy which can be found in the FAQ section.
  5. Each participant will be sent login details to complete their Launches and Boosts on AVID Australia Online. All participants will be required to complete their Launches prior to the event.


Please note: Only licensed AVID schools and schools who have committed to start implementation in 2017 are eligible to attend Winter Institute. If you would like further information about how to become an AVID school please contact AVID Australia (AVID.Australia@vu.edu.au)

DAY 1 – Thursday 22nd June

DAY 2 – Friday 23rd June

Registration/ Morning Coffee


 Morning Coffee






Morning Tea (provided)


Morning Tea (provided)






Lunch (provided)


Lunch (provided)







4:00pm – 5:00pm

Please Note

Program is subject to change. Participants will be notified of changes to the program via email.

Download the full Winter Institute program now.

Strands require a minimum number of participants to run. Once a strand has been filled, it may not be possible to add further participants to that particular strand. Therefore, we ask that each participant nominate two strand preferences on their registration form. Every effort will be made to place participants in their first strand preference, however, room capacity will limit the number of strand participants. Conversely, if a strand does not meet the minimum quota we won’t be unable to offer that strand. In such a case, participants will be notified and offered the chance to change their strand preferences.  Our advice: register early to secure your preferred strand.

If you would like to change your strand please contact AVID.Events@vu.edu.au or call +61 (03) 9919 7832.

The strands that will be offered at the 2017 Winter Institute:

Student Success

Primary Implementation


Advancing AVID Schoolwide

Critical Reading 1

Maths 1

Secondary Implementation


For more information on the strands that will be on offer this year please download the Strand Guide PDF. For further advice, do not hesitate to contact AVID Australia.

Is my registration transferrable?

If you are no longer able to attend the event and wish to transfer your registration to another participant please contact AVID.Events@vu.edu.au or call +61 (03) 9919 7832. Your school can substitute someone in your place but it is compulsory to notify AVID Australia of this change.

Can I update my registration information?

If you need to update your registration information please contact AVID.Events@vu.edu.au or call +61 (03) 9919 7832.

What is the refund policy?

A full refund will be issued if you need to cancel your registration 14 days before the event. A 50 % refund will be available if you cancel your registration up to 2 days prior to Winter Institute. We are unable to provide refunds for cancellations less than two days’ prior to the event.

Please contact AVID.Events@vu.edu.au or call +61 (03) 9919 7832 for further information.

Venue – University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus

The University of Newcastle’s main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle. Entrances are located on University Drive, Callaghan. Callaghan is well serviced by both bus and train services and has excellent access to the F3 Freeway.

Please refer to their website for transport options.

Newcastle Airport

There are a number of transport options between Newcastle Airport and the CBD, including:

See the Newcastle Airport website for more information.


For further information regarding the Winter Institute please contact the AVID Australia events team at (AVID.Events@vu.edu.au) or call +61 (03) 9919 7832.