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This presentation is from the 2016 GEAR UP West Conference. Join GEAR UP New Mexico in learning about how GEAR UP grants can engage students and families to increase participation in college readiness activities through the development of strong campaigns. Starting with college bus tours junior year and ending with GEAR UP traditions surrounding senior graduation, learn about five elements along the journey to college and career readiness. Learn how to develop promising practices to coordinate c
This presentation is from the 2016 GEAR UP West Conference. Spokane Public Schools has connected our district’s strategic plan with a national college and career readiness framework into a seamless system for district wide improvement. Spokane has a robust measurement system to track progress and leverage district wide action. Participants will learn how to: • Incorporate a college and career readiness framework inside a district and school improvement plan. • Use data to track student post-sec
This presentation is from the 2016 GEAR UP West Conference. This session features data and analysis of Idaho high school students’ dual credit participation. We will explore dual credit participation patterns among historically-underrepresented groups of students (such as students of color) to inform policy and programmatic decisions on expanding dual credit to all schools and students. Participants will engage in a small group discussion of program successes and areas for improvement using an e
This presentation is from the 2016 GEAR UP West Conference. The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is a unique partnership helping to build the next generation of scientists, engineers, health care professionals and other professionals in high-demand fields. This session, in partnership with WA STEM, will provide the following: 1) an introduction to the scholarship and its services provided to students; 2) the requirements and timelines for students to apply for the next recruitme
This presentation is from the 2016 GEAR UP West Conference. This session offers strategies to help anyone stay resilient in times of unforeseen shocks and surprises. Many milestones in a person's life can appear as obstacles-- persevering by regulating one's emotions is seldom taught and is being characterized as "GRIT" and Persistence. By the end of the session, participants will have: an understanding of the Amygdala (an almond-shaped structure in the brain) and its role in fight, flight, free
This presentation is from the 2016 GEAR UP West Conference. At Oregon GEAR UP, we aim to use data to continuously assess progress and impact, identify promising practices and challenges, engage stakeholders, and inform planning and implementation. To do so, and to show the connection between data and practice, we have developed several tools, processes, and practical strategies to build our and our schools’ capacity and interest in collecting and utilizing a wide range of data to inform their ef
This presentation is from the 2016 GEAR UP West Conference. This presentation will illustrate a step-by-step process on how to use and implement Early Warning Systems into any school setting. Usage of data, culturally responsive interventions and a team approach is the basis for this session. Participants will learn: what school-based warning signs to look for, what research-based systems of implementation have worked for us, Tier 2 and Tier 3 research-based Interventions that work.
This presentation is from the 2016 GEAR UP West Conference. Where students enroll in college can be just as important as if they enroll. Students are more likely to complete college if they attend an institution that fits their social, academic, and financial needs. Oregon GEAR UP’s College Fit Toolkit offers strategies that explore the importance of college fit in every stage of the college choice process for students in middle school through 12th grade. Learn the research and participate in en
GEAR UP West is a collaborative regional conference of college access practitioners from the western US. The planning committee for this conference includes GEAR UP staff and directors from many states.
This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2013. In today's economy, is the cost of a college education really worth it? The answer is a resounding YES! This workshop will give your students and their families a new outlook on college and the value that education provides to their lives. Tangible tools and realistic expectations for today's students with regard to financing their education and planning their future in a financially sound manner.

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