OHS AVID Coordinator and Principal Selected to Present at AVID National Conference

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AVID Coordinator Kathleen Beckham

SAN DIEGO –Kathleen Beckham, AVID Coordinator, and Dr. Eric Riegert, Principal, at Oxnard High School in Oxnard, CA were chosen from a field of over 100 applicants to present at the AVID National Conference, an educational forum to be held at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego December 6 – 8, 2012.
More than 2,000 national attendees including superintendents, school board members, district and site administrators, and other educational leaders will discuss and share best practices on opening access to rigorous curriculum for all students. The conference sessions feature a variety of topics, including 21st Century Skills and STEM initiatives, acceleration and rigor, AVID’s College Readiness System, Common Core State Standards, Data, Research, and Evaluation for College Readiness and Equity.
Their session will focus on taking the AVID tutorial schoolwide to boost achievement.
Keynote conference speakers are Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore and Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, former U.S Army Officer and Founder of Educational Achievement Services, Inc.

Oxnard High School Principal Eric Riegert

Established in 1980, AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a non-profit, proven college readiness system that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and student performance. Today, AVID is implemented in approximately 4,800 schools in 48 states and 16 countries/ territories; AVID serves more than 425,000 students in grades 4-12, as well as students in 24 higher education institutions. The AVID College Readiness System accelerates student learning, uses research-based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for schoolwide systemic reform and change. AVID transforms a school’s academic culture to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges and succeed in postsecondary education and training. Policymakers and school administrators now consider AVID an essential strategy for closing the achievement gap and making the college dream accessible to all students.

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