Tag Archives: AVID

Brooklyn Center Campus Dedicated to AVID Alumnus and Program Manager Jonathan Grant-Brown

Jonathan Grant-Brown arrived at the Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center campus on the morning of Thursday, May 8, 2014, thinking he would be giving his presentation to a group of students as part of an AVID Student Appreciation Day. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a program aimed to increase learning and performance by preparing
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AVID Alumnus Speaks to Brooklyn Center Campus Community

Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center (MSB-BC) is extremely fortunate to be one of three AVID for Higher Education (AHE) schools in the state of Minnesota. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a system in the elementary and secondary levels that prepares students for college. AVID students learn study skills, collaboration, accountability, and a sense of community. Because
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What is a Socratic Seminar? Through Collaboration, Students Find Out

Being able to collaborate with others is a skill that is important in school, the workplace and life in general.  To assist students in learning how to collaborate more effectively, faculty at the Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center campus are beginning to utilize the Socratic Seminar teaching method, which is one of AVIDs many strategies
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AVID Students Say ‘Yes’ to College

The Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center campus had the pleasure of hosting their second group of AVID grade-school students on March 27, 2013.  Fifty-five AVID students from Andersen United Community School in grades six through eight spent two and a half hours touring the campus and learning more about higher education.  After the students arrived,
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College in Middle School? AVID Prepares Students for Success

The Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center campus, an AVID for Higher Education campus, has been collaborating with AVID elementary and secondary schools throughout the Twin Cities. In addition to hosting Northeast Middle School on campus in December (see the story here), Ann Deiman-Thornton, dean of faculty, and Michelle Rivard, AVID liaison, recently spent the day with
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AVID Learners: Sixth Graders Get College Prep 101

As you may remember from a blog post in November, Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center campus has recently announced that it is the third college in the state to become an AVID school.  Staff and faculty at the campus are gearing up to fully launch the new methodologies in January with the start of Winter
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