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. 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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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Measuring equity gaps is key to understanding whether or not a program reaches all students and expands participation of historically underrepresented groups. This presentation will discuss ways to measure equity gaps in program participation and outcomes, using results from an Oregon dual-credit program as examples.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Gain insight into the world of advocacy. Advocacy is as important as ever with the increased challenges of educational equity and access today. Learn proven advocacy techniques, and take away activities to present to professionals and students in their programs. Get event ideas, and techniques that can be used to engage students and professionals in advocacy and information pertinent to the advocacy process.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. This session will provide an overview of disability support services at the collegiate level. In collaboration with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, we developed this workshop for high school students with disabilities in order to educate them about services on college campuses. The workshop was designed to empower students to become self-advocates.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Learn about innovative strategies to engage program staff, educators, students, and parents in using and sharing data to drive change. Presenters will provide examples of easily replicable, scalable, and customizable tools, approaches, and practices used by Oregon GEAR UP schools.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Are you interested in graduation success? Then supporting your freshmen students is a must. Learn Washington’s model for finding Highlight Districts who are closing the gap with low-income students and the systems they have in place to organize their work. Then assess your school district’s current system using the 9th grade success rubric to identify places to be proactive to support all students.
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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Learn about the College Spark of Washington College Readiness Initiative results that can inform what you are doing in your own school to monitor and increase a College and Career Ready Culture. The sites shared used AVID as a cornerstone but even schools who are not AVID sites will learn about indicators they may also put in place for their own use.
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