Important To-Dos

AVID Summer Institute transforms conceptual understandings into usable strategies that are intentional, purposeful, repeatable, and lead to student success. AVID brings educators together to learn how to implement engaging activities in their classrooms, raise their level of commitment to student success, and thereby produce a learning environment where all students are equipped to tackle complex issues, problems, and information.

Before the Institute

  • Note your scheduled dates and times.
    Check your event dates and the daily schedule so that you know when your event is taking place.
  • Ensure you are registered for the correct Community of Practice. 
    Refer to the Professional Learning Guide for all Community of Practice titles and descriptions.
  • Complete your required eLearning Pre-Work.
    As part of your AVID Summer Institute experience, all registrants are required to complete the eLearning Pre-Work prior to attending Summer Institute. Follow these directions to access the Pre-Work course. To ensure a seamless experience, follow the recommendations on this technology checklist.
  • Plan to bring your own digital device and headphones to the Institute.
    All professional learning requires participants to have their own device or laptop that can connect to the Internet. Participants must bring an acceptable device, power cord, and earbuds/headphones with them to the Community of Practice. AVID Center will not be providing loaner devices for checkout. If a district-issued device is being used, be sure to log in to the device on the district network before attending. Device software and preferred web browsers (Chrome or Firefox) need to be up-to-date. It is highly recommended that participants have both browsers on their device prior to attending the training. Acceptable devices include laptops, Chromebooks, Surface devices, and iPad Pros. Unacceptable devices include iPad minis, iPads, Kindle or Galaxy tablets, and smartphones.
  • Request Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) support, if needed.
    If you require special devices, have medically necessary dietary restrictions, or need assistance per ADA guidelines, please submit your request at least 2 weeks before the Institute starts.

During the Institute

  • Be Informed
    We are offering two optional pre-sessions for Summer Institute participants the day before Summer Institute begins: AVID 101 and Leveraging Site Teams to Develop Collective Educator Agency.
  • Site Teams
    Site Teams will be an integral part of the summer professional learning experience. Review the daily schedule for Site Team meeting times. For more information, see Site Teams.
  • General Session
    On Day 2 of your Summer Institute, you won’t want to miss the General Session where everyone comes together to hear inspiring stories from real AVID students and educators.
  • Have Fun!
    Time for a Scavenger Hunt!

    AVID has partnered with GooseChase to create a digital scavenger hunt to help you build community with fellow participants. The special code you will need to join the game is available in your Pre-Work eLearning course. Your first mission starts in the Pre-Work course and continues with new missions each day of AVID Summer Institute. Winners will receive a special prize from MyAVIDStore. Follow these directions.

After the Institute

  • Complete the Exit Survey in your eLearning course on Day 3 of your Community of Practice.
    At the conclusion of your Summer Institute course, you will find a link to an Exit Survey in your course module. Please take the time to complete it. Your feedback is essential and helps AVID create relevant and meaningful professional development sessions for partners.
  • Receive your Digital Badge.
    You will receive an email for your Digital Badge from AVID via Accredible ([email protected]) if you have met the following requirements:

    • Attend all sessions for your Community of Practice.
    • Be an active participant.
    • Complete all end-of-day feedback forms and exit surveys.

    The Digital Badge can be shared with others to confirm successful completion of the course. Badges can be added to email signatures, portfolios, and social media accounts.

  • Get information on university credit.

Other Important Information

  • AVID Rest Assured Policy
    View the Rest Assured Policy for important information about cancellation deadlines and AVID’s refund policy.
  • AVID Center Event Code of Conduct
    AVID Center is committed to having a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all attendees. If you are subjected to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please contact AVID Care as soon as possible. View more information about AVID Center’s Event Code of Conduct policy.
  • Payment
    There are several ways to pay for your registration(s). Visit the Payments page for payment options and requirements.
  • AVID Media Release
    By attending AVID face-to-face or online events, you grant to AVID and its legal representatives, agents, licensees, and assigns, the right and permission to use, publish, sell, and license videos, pictures, written work, or recordings of you or in which you may be included, in whole or in part, without restriction, in conjunction with your own or fictitious name, in any and all media now or hereafter known for any purpose whatsoever, and you waive any right of publicity, copyright, or other intellectual property right from the aforementioned use.
  • Still Have Questions?
    Contact the AVID Care team or call (833) 284-3227.