The Riverwood Foundation supported numerous Riverwood teachers and staff who participated in a series of professional development opportunities over the summer designed to sharpen skills and better serve Riverwood students for the 2016-2017 school year. Two courses, in particular, were supported including Teach for Excellence and AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination).
Teach for Excellence (TFE) is a nationally based program that brings creative, student-centric learning strategies to RICS classrooms. Ten Riverwood teachers were selected to participate in a week-long seminar in Colorado were they learned unique strategies and tactics for enhancing the classroom experience. Historically, teachers who have participated in TFE are among the most well-respected, and highly regarded instructors at Riverwood.
Six teachers from Riverwood participated in AVID training this summer. AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is a disciplined classroom structure designed to prepare students that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education for success in high school, college and career. High school students are selected for this important program based on an application and interview process.
Read the article in the Sandy Springs Patch here reporting on this exciting summer of training supported by the Riverwood Foundation. As always, we thank all who contribute to the Foundation to enable critical training for our teachers to occur.