CA GEAR UP Events and Institutes

California GEAR UP Completes Statewide Events

It was a busy month for California GEAR UP. Throughout the state, participating GEAR UP middle schools attended strategic planning sessions that are the core of the professional development services. Institutes and Forums involving all School Leadership Team members, Regional Coordinators, GEAR UP staff, and partners. The two-day Institutes use the SSAR and offers strategies and techniques for focusing on the school-determined needs. It provides opportunities to learn about successes and challenges from other school teams. This year selected GEAR UP schools making strides to implement college-going culture in their schools were chosen to be ‘Schools on the Move’. The …

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Principal and Leadership Institutes in Full Swing

Throughout the month of October, Cohort B California GEAR UP schools will be attending Principal and Leadership Team Institutes across the state.  This cohort of schools is entering the third and final year of GEAR UP and will be continuing to build on the progress of the previous two years of services. Institutes will be held in Southern California in Costa Mesa on October 12-13 and Glendale on October 19-20. The northern Institute will be in North Emeryville on October 26-27. The institutes will be focusing on creating a college-going culture throughout the school by looking at aspects of leadership, student …

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California GEAR UP Hosts Sustainable Schools Events

California GEAR UP hosted their northern Continuing Sustainability Schools in Berkeley today as part of the fall school based services event schedule that will run until the end of October. Participating GEAR UP Schools, many of which have been in the program for more than 5 years, 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 development of a college-going culture. Many of our CSP school have been with us for 5 years and are in the culminating stages …

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Valley High Hosts Historically Black College Fair

On Saturday September 18 Valley High School hosted the 11th annual Historically Black College Fair.  Attending students were able to: On the spot admissions and Scholarships Application Fee Waived for Many Colleges Face to face contact with official college admission representatives Exposure to many Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) Assistance and information regarding SAT and ACT college admission tests The event was sponsored by Nehemiah Corporation of America and New Faze Development, Inc, California GEAR UP, Valley High School and in partnership with United Black Student Unions of California, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, The Alpha Academy, Greater Sacramento Urban …

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National GEAR UP Day Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE California GEAR UP Celebrates National GEAR UP Day September 20, 2010 – California GEAR UP announced today the celebration of the Second Annual National GEAR UP Day, commemorating 11 years of success for the program on September 30, 2010.  GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) was enacted as part of the 1998 Higher Education Act to give more low-income students the skills, encouragement, and preparation to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. In the last ten years, GEAR UP distributed more than $3 billion to nearly 12 million students across the country. This …

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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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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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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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Northern Sustainability Schools Collaborate at Forum

(Shelley Davis pictured above welcoming the schools) California GEAR UP Northern California Sustainability (CSP) schools met a the Berkeley Marina DoubleTree 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 …

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Principal and Leadership Team Institutes: Glendale

A marvelous time was had by all this week in Glendale as many of our CA GEAR UP Leadership Teams worked on developing a college going culture at their schools through their Professional Development Action Plans and School Self Assessment Rubrics. Presenters included PIQE, Math Diagnostic Testing Project, Taking Center Stage Act II, and California Colleges.edu. Here are the schools hard at work: