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AVID Open Access is an open educational resource that provides practical, easy-to-use strategies to include in your digital classroom.

Explore best practices, tech tips, and grab-and-go lessons on how to integrate educational technology, digital pedagogy, and STEM into the classroom, while providing the social and emotional support your students need now more than ever in virtual, blended, and hybrid learning environments.

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We’re here to help as you navigate the world of online learning.

As we enter the new school year, many of us are facing the greatest uncertainties of our careers. Teachers are planners, but what do we do when we don’t know what to plan for? With so much that feels like it’s outside of our control, there are things we can do to help our students, their families, and our own families navigate the unknowns of this school year.

AVID Open Access provides you with collections that address timely topics throughout the school year, from setting up your digital classroom to designing online lessons with equity, diversity, and inclusion in mind to meeting your students’ social and emotional needs during remote learning. In the months ahead, we will explore such topics as project-based learning in online environments, building students’ digital study skills, and how to model digital citizenship and mindfulness.

Anytime, Anywhere Content – Freely Available

Every two weeks, we provide new collections containing strategies, best practices, and tech tips that you can immediately apply to your classroom. Collection topics are designed to meet your needs as the academic year unfolds.

Learn how to build relational capacity with your new online class at the start of the academic year and introduce digital strategies to empower your students, giving them voice and choice as the academic year unfolds. We are here to meet you where you’re at in your journey to discover the best of what remote and blended learning can provide. Existing collections will grow and change as new resources are added, so check back regularly for updates on your favorite topics.

AVID has partnered with some of the best organizations in education—which include MIT, Club for the Future founded by Blue Origin, Wonder Workshop, Microsoft MakeCode, Minecraft, and many more—to make our combined resources freely available without paywalls, anytime and anywhere with a connection, for all educators. Our goal is to make it easy for teachers to grab-and-go, with resources and lessons that are easy to find and easy to execute.

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AVID’S Commitment to You

AVID has always seen the human potential—in every teacher, in every student—across any situation, no matter how challenging the circumstances. We insist on rigor, while providing the necessary support. We have been a community for teachers to recharge, get inspiration, and find resilience. We want every teacher to benefit from this vibrant community. We see so much good happening, and we are here to curate “good for better.”

We hope to make your jobs of teaching your students just a little easier and also hope that you will discover not only a robust collection of resources but also a community of educators who are committed to supporting you and your success.

—The AVID Open Access Team

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