Calendar

 Implementation Steps                         *required Dates
Kickoff Meeting, Eugene September
*Inventory Activities: College & Career Readiness Inventory (CCRI) By October 1
Create A Plan for All Grades November-December
*Conduct Surveys: Online for Students & Educators (parent survey optional) October-January
Mid-Year Check In with liaison to evaluate progress January
Planning Meeting, Salem
Review Data, Compose A Yearly Plan
March 2
*Evaluate: Year End-Survey By June 30

Data Collection

College & Career Readiness Inventory
As a reminder, your College and Career Readiness Inventory (CCRI) was due October 1. If you have not already completed this, please log in to update your current college and career readiness activities.
Data Dashboard Access

If you have submitted your CCRI, you should have received login information for your school’s personalized Data Dashboard. If you are having any difficulties gaining access, please contact your school liaison.

Surveys

To help us populate your dashboard with data, we need your help to survey students and educators in your district (if interested, there are also parent surveys available). Please read the instructions that were e-mailed to you before starting the survey process, and remember these need to be completed by February 1.

*Note: The student and parent versions are available in Spanish as well. You’ll see a drop down menu of the online version to select English or Spanish.

Campus Visits for Educators

Oregon GEAR UP believes that students are most successful in reaching their postsecondary goals when they attend “good fit” colleges and universities - and it starts with educators understanding the various options available to students. Therefore, we've partnered with The Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (The Alliance) to offer personalized campus visits for educators at Oregon's private, not-for-profit colleges which will include tours and information sessions about admissions and financial aid, as well as facilitated discussions with faculty and student services staff. GEAR UP will reimburse districts for mileage. Details to come about visits during Spring 2018.

College Visit Funds

Oregon schools may apply for matching funds up to $750/visit for school field trips to college campuses and college fairs. Funds may be used for transportation, substitutes for teachers attending the field trip, meals, or other expenses. Schools will be reimbursed after the visit. Funds are first-come, first-served, with priority given to GEAR UP Affiliate Schools. Learn more and apply by May 15.

Professional Development

Affiliate Planning Workshop

SAVE THE DATE: As a GEAR UP Affiliate, your team will be invited to a one-day planning workshop on March 2 at Willamette University in Salem. This time will be used to review our Roadmap, analyze your school data, and formulate a Career and College Readiness Plan for next school year (*Note, your survey results will be key to making this day meaningful for you). This will be a team event, so consider who may want to attend, and look for registration details soon.

Staff Trainings

Growth Mindset and Social-Emotional Learning
Helping students and staff develop a growth mindset can lead to improved academic performance. We have contracted with Kendra Coates to provide on-site training to your staff on growth mindset and other social-emotional learning topics. We will pay for one full day of training to be conducted at your school. Contact Kendra directly.

Working with Students in Poverty
Having a better understanding of the impact of poverty on students can help staff develop more effective relationships with students and gain strategies to overcome these impacts. Lynda Coates will provide on-site training to your staff. We will pay for one full day of training to be conducted at your school (can be divided into two half-day workshops). Contact Lynda directly.

Monthly Bulletin

Updates, opportunities and deadlines are sent to GEAR UP Affiliate schools in a monthly bulletin. See past bulletins here.

 

Questions? Contact Maddy Anderson, GEAR UP Affiliate Liaison, maddy.anderson@oregonstate.edu, 541-207-5336