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GEAR UP staff, educators and students stayed busy this summer attending conferences, workshops, camps and programs across the state.
GEAR UP staff, school coordinators and administrators joined GEAR UP programs from across the country in Washington D.C. for our national conference.
We ❤️ data! GEAR UP data specialist, Jennica Vincent, and @metisassociates external evaluator, Julia Alemany, are presenting how we use and share data so that #GEARUPworks at #GUcon. pic.twitter.com/42Y4bQP2CT
— Oregon GEAR UP (@OregonGEARUP) July 17, 2018
Full house to hear @ryanfewins talk about what Oregon can learn from @MICollegeAccess at the Reach Higher summit. Come learn from GEAR UP staff this afternoon about creating a college-going culture! pic.twitter.com/RrvhR8TIZw
— Oregon GEAR UP (@OregonGEARUP) July 20, 2018
Using agriculture as a case study, middle and high school educators focused on relevance as they explored ways to bring careers to the classroom. In partnership with Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom, attendees toured a variety of agricultural industries to explore the wide variety of careers available, seeking ways to encourage career exploration in their own classroom.
130 middle and high school students from 10 GEAR UP schools came to the University of Oregon for four days of building teamwork, communication and leadership skills. Hosted by Seeds Training, one student summed it up perfectly, "The camp is just amazing."
Oregon GEAR UP also sponsored or provided scholarships for campus-based summer programs for middle and high school students at GEAR UP schools. Opportunities included a summer bridge program for rising college freshman at Blue Mountain Community College, STEM camps led by Oregon State University, visiting campuses during Oregon Private College Week and precollege programs at Southern Oregon University.
See more photos from summer on our Facebook page.