Month: February 2010

Schools Collaborate at Berkeley Leadership Institutes

California GEAR UP continues its Principal and Leadership Team forums in Berkeley this week. Outcomes for the event include: Engage in a professional readings and dialogue Have a clear understanding of Outcomes and Expectations for California GEAR UP Revisit the Professional Development Action Plan (PDAP) and assess next steps in using GEAR UP services Share best strategies as Schools on the Move: Timing Interventions and Support for Struggling Students Determine communication steps to move the GEAR UP message forward with school staff and community The goal of the California GEAR UP state program is to develop and sustain the organizational capacity of …

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Hoover Middle School students embark on UC Merced Trip

180 sixth graders from Hoover Middle School in Merced visited UC Merced recently in fulfilling their goal of getting all students to visit college before they graduate. Activities included specially designed panel discussions, tours of of the departments, and a university style lunch on the campus. UC Merced is the newest and 10th campus of the University of California system, and is the first new American research university in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. UC Merced also hosted the First Lady Michelle Obama as their commencement speaker the 2009 graduation ceremony. Another great step …

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New Sample Education Trust Awards Process

Here is another sample ETA criteria for your school to consider as you devise your awards process. This criteria was developed by one of our amazing cohort B schools in Granada Hills. Categories: Academic (20 points) Based on student’s cumulative GPA. Multiply GPA by 5 to determine point total Family Background (20 points) based on two parts: First in Family attending college (10 points) Title I (10 points) Service Club Participation (20 points) in one or more clubs listed below: College/ Career club members (10 points) HEART members (5 points) Anti-bullying members (5 points) Leadership members (5 points) Peer tutors      …

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Long Beach Principal and Leadership Forums

California GEAR UP continues its Principal and Leadership Team forums in Long Beach this week. Outcomes for the event include: Engage in a professional readings and dialogue Have a clear understanding of Outcomes and Expectations for California GEAR UP Revisit the Professional Development Action Plan (PDAP) and assess next steps in using GEAR UP services Share best strategies as Schools on the Move: Timing Interventions and Support for Struggling Students Determine communication steps to move the GEAR UP message forward with school staff and community The goal of the California GEAR UP state program is to develop and sustain the organizational capacity …

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Continuing Sustainability Schools collaborate in Glendale

California GEAR UP Northern California Sustainability (CSP) schools met at the Hilton in Glendale  to work on the following outcomes: Leadership Teams will: Engage in a Professional Learning Community by participating in professional readings and dialogue Debrief School-wide SSAR conversations, pre-survey and facilitation Revisit Sustainability & determine next implementation steps Identify the evidence of growth in the SSAR Conditions Sharing Best Strategies: Successful Intervention Strategies & Support for Struggling Students The Continuing Sustainability Project develops and implements long-term strategies to maintain the active participation of middle schools with California GEAR UP and to chart the sustainability of program initiatives towards the …

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PIQE makes the grade in Sacramento

California GEAR UP and partner, Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) was featured in the local nightly news in Sacramento this week. PIQE conducts a nine-week seminar series for families at every GEAR UP school, culminating in a graduation ceremony. Their services are adapted to the needs of the school community and provided in the language of the parents. Their facilitators recruit families and lead these dialogue-based family sessions at the school site. PIQE is one of the mostly widely recognized and successful family engagement programs in the country and has graduated more than 375,000 parents from the basic nine-week program. …

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California GEAR UP proudly hosts Principal and Leadership Team Institutes in Glendale, CA.

Our wonderful Cohort B schools met today in Glendale, CA to work with their Leadership Team on the following outcomes: Engage in a professional readings and dialogue Have a clear understanding of Outcomes and Expectations for California GEAR UP Revisit the Professional Development Action Plan (PDAP) and assess next steps in using GEAR UP services Share best strategies as Schools on the Move: Timing Interventions and Support for Struggling Students Determine communication steps to move the GEAR UP message forward with school staff and community The goal of the California GEAR UP state program is to develop and sustain the organizational …

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