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National Conference Strands

We are excited to offer the option for AVID members to attend one of two strands at this year's National Conference in lieu of the concurrent sessions! Strand participants also have the opportunity to attend both general sessions, the breakfast with student panel, and conference reception.


Our newest SI/Path strand, Digital Teaching & Learning, will be offered to the first 35 registrants. Due to technology requirements and our need to build a cadre of staff developers, we want to test drive the strand with a small group prior to scaling at Summer Institute, 2018. Please read the strand description and prerequisites here.


Culturally Relevant Teaching: Transforming Educators will also be offered at National Conference, with registration limited to 65 registrants.


Registration for both strands opens September 18 on the National Conference webpage. Registration is limited to AVID members only. If you are unable to register for these strands at National Conference, you can attend the strands at Summer Institute.


Thursday, December 7
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Strands
1:00 p.m.–1:55 p.m. Opening Keynote
2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Strands
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Friday, December 8
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Keynote
9:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Strands
1:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Strands

Saturday, December 9
8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Breakfast with Student Speakers and Guest Speaker
9:50 a.m.–12:35 p.m. Strands