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|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
|*Evaluate: Year End-Survey||By June 30|
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.
Please 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.
For schools who have completed surveys, the data is now available through your Data Dashboard.
Date, Time, and Location
Friday, March 2, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Willamette University, Alumni Lounge, Salem, OR
Who should attend?
Your GEAR UP team including, but not limited to, GEAR UP coordinators, school counselors, administrators, college and career readiness personnel, and any interested teachers or support staff
What will the Central GEAR UP Office provide?
January 24 - March 21: Developed for practicing professional school counselors, pre-service school counselors, and college access professionals, this free online course includes four sessions that address financial aid literacy, completing the FAFSA, and preparing college applications. This module focuses on how school counselors and college access professionals can support parents and students in navigating financial aid and successfully preparing for postsecondary admissions and applications.
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.
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.
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.
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, email@example.com, 541-207-5336