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Klamath Falls City Schools AVID Showcase

Today, Klamath Falls City Schools hosted 40 educational leaders and administrators in the Basin and from across the state for a half-day AVID Showcase at Pelican Elementary.

 AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a worldwide, non-profit organization with the objective of providing educators the necessary skills and tools to engage in rigorous classroom instruction for students.  The mission of AVID, according to their website, is “to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.”

Klamath Falls City School District first introduced the AVID program four years ago at three test schools: Pelican Elementary, Ponderosa Middle School, and Klamath Union High School. Two years ago, the school board formally adopted the program district-wide and is one of only three AVID-certified districts in Oregon.

Thursday’s AVID Showcase was an opportunity for leaders in education to learn more about AVID, how it works and why it works.  Attendees learned methods and techniques for improving school culture and performance. The Showcase also included AVID elective and content class observations and opportunities to speak with experienced site team members and students.  

The event took place at Pelican Elementary on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. 

For more information about AVID and AVID Showcases, contact Dean Bateman at dbateman@avid.org or call 858-654-5022. For more information about AVID in Klamath Falls City Schools, contact Charlene Herron at herronc@kfalls.k12.or.us or at 541-883-4740.


 

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