Resources

The GEAR UP website offers hundreds of resources to support our educators in their work to guide and mentor students in Washington State. Use the options below to browse for tools, templates, research and more.

This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Learn about the power of experiential learning using stories, strategies and intentional practices.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Learn about parent activities, examine parent feedback, and discuss program improvements made based on data and parent focus groups.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Maybe it’s time to consider a different type of summer programming for incoming first-year students. Unlike bridge programs that typically incorporate academic credit and require a lengthy, ongoing commitment from students, our Connections program provides a down-and-dirty introduction to key entities and tasks they need to start college.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017.Sometimes our parents need as much hand-holding as our students. Sweet Home High School has increased parent engagement through a series of parent workshops starting in their student's junior year. This breakout session will highlight what has worked for Sweet Home and what hasn't for parent engagement. Example presentations, letters and communication ideas will be shared.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Washington Alliance for Better Schools’ Natural Leaders Program is a grassroots, empowerment effort. This session will be a presentation of successful family engagement strategies, including a grassroots approach that fosters cultural sensitivity with immigrant and refugee communities, a train-the-trainer model, sustained leadership training over two years, and a strong partnership with school staff.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Presenting compelling data at the right time to the right people is essential to effectively mobilizing the community surrounding GEAR UP. This workshop focuses on data visualizations that impart lasting impressions and successfully tell the story you want your audience to hear and remember.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Have you ever wondered…what makes an effective letter of recommendation? What should I write? Do colleges even read them anyway? They do! This session will offer tips on advocating for your students and helping your colleagues do the same. See examples of good and not-so-good letters, practice telling your students’ stories, and go back to your building with confidence that your students’ letters of recommendations will rise to the top.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. When Carol Dweck introduced us to growth mindset in 2006, many of us nodded sagely, secretly smug that we have known this all along. The simplicity and elegance of the theory make it a fan favorite in instruction and professional development circles. However, beneath the surface lie some difficult truths and complicated challenges. Participants will consider new research, refine their understandings of mindset, and explore common misinterpretations.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Learn how to access grant sites, write simple proposals, and fund the creative ideas you want to implement. Get tips on how to make your grant proposal stand out. Walk away with a comprehensive list of grant sites.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Oregon GEAR UP and the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (The Alliance) partner to offer educator visits on eleven member campuses. Learn about existing opportunities for educator-only visits, how to plan your own, and how to get the same benefits when visiting with students.
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