School officials from throughout Texas came to Decker Middle School on Tuesday for the AVID Showcase to see how DMS teachers use innovative practices in the classroom.
AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education, according to the nonprofit that manages AVID.
Decker Middle School is an AVID Demonstration site and uses the practices daily.
The showcase included observing AVID elective classes, discussing implementation of AVID with school administrators and teachers, AVID strategies as a school-wide catalyst for improvement, and a panel presentation of AVID students.
Manor ISD Superintendent Dr. Royce Avery as well as Assistant Superintendents Dr. Brian Yearwood and Dr. Scott Moger also came to DMS to see AVID put to use in a math class and an English Language Arts class.
AVID is just one of the many ways Manor ISD schools use innovative and proven instructional methods to engage students and help them learn in creative ways.