GEAR UP Schools Participate in SpringBoard Development

SpringBoard by CollegeBoard and California GEAR UP Partnership SpringBoard® is the foundational component for the College Board’s College Readiness System, offering a proven Pre-AP program that increases participation and prepares a greater diversity of students for success in AP, college and beyond – without remediation. Based on College Board Standards for College Success and aligned to the Common Core State Standards, SpringBoard offers the only integrated college readiness solution that includes a rigorous curriculum, formative assessments and sustainable professional development. SpringBoard workshops attended by ELA and Mathematics teachers from our pilot SpringBoard schools (King, Foothill, and Jones) last week as part of their …

GEAR UP Schools Participate in SpringBoard Development Read More »

California GEAR UP Hosts Regional Leadership Events

CALIFORNIA GEAR UP “Round-Up” in Riverside, CA Developed to meet the diverse and complex needs of California GEAR UP middle schools, the 2014 Regional Leadership Events provided a forum for school teams to problem solve together and learn from each other about school practices, challenges and solutions.  The events were facilitated by Whole School Services Coaches with content designed to respond to the needs of each unique middle school community. Activities were customized to engage and support participating schools within each region aligned with target areas of growth identified in the School Self Assessment Rubric. Goals of the Regional Leadership …

California GEAR UP Hosts Regional Leadership Events Read More »

CaliforniaColleges.edu Launches Mobile App

CCGI’s mobile app, College Guide, is available on the Apple and Google Play App Stores. College Guide provides high school students (10th, 11th, and 12th), their parents, and their counselors with: A project management tool to navigate and track all the important goals related to college and financial aid planning. A thorough task list that users can mark as completed, add to their calendar, and share via social networks. Push notifications about key deadlines and important tips in the college planning and application process. Links to relevant web resources both on the CaliforniaColleges.edu portal and beyond. How students can use College Guide: Use “My …

CaliforniaColleges.edu Launches Mobile App Read More »

New Edendale Middle School College Bulletin Boards

College Bulletin Boards –Edendale Middle School The creation of our feeder collegiate bulletin board is a direct outgrowth of my attendance at the BARLI conference at Mills College, Oakland, CA. There was a board featuring a program at Mills College and I said why not have our own board featuring our feeder colleges and universities here in the Bay Area monthly? The names and cities where they are located are close and familiar to our students and their families already. Places they can actually visit and attend events to get familiar with the campuses and their staff. It also a …

New Edendale Middle School College Bulletin Boards Read More »

North State Regional Collaborative-Tehama County

PURPOSE:  The purpose of the California GEAR UP 2014 Regional Events is to develop regional support networks that provide opportunities for schools to learn from each other and problem solve together about common concerns and issues.  These events will be facilitated by Whole School Services Coaches with content based on advice from School Leadership Team members.  The events are customized to meet the needs of participating schools within each region and in alignment with target areas of growth identified in the GEAR UP School Self Assessment Rubric. NORTH STATE REGIONAL COLLABORATIVE – DRAFT AGENDA Tehama County Department of Education – …

North State Regional Collaborative-Tehama County Read More »

The California Central Valley GEAR UP GET DOWN

  PURPOSE:  The purpose of the California GEAR UP 2014 Regional Events is to develop regional support networks that provide opportunities for schools to learn from each other and problem solve together about common concerns and issues.  These events will be facilitated by Whole School Services Coaches with content based on advice from School Leadership Team members.  The events are customized to meet the needs of participating schools within each region and in alignment with target areas of growth identified in the GEAR UP School Self Assessment Rubric. The California Central Valley GEAR UP GET DOWN October 1, 2014  AGENDA …

The California Central Valley GEAR UP GET DOWN Read More »

GEAR UP Fall Round-up in Riverside

PURPOSE:  The purpose of the California GEAR UP 2014 Regional Events is to develop regional support networks that provide opportunities for schools to learn from each other and problem solve together about common concerns and issues.  These events will be facilitated by Whole School Services Coaches with content based on advice from School Leadership Team members.  The events are customized to meet the needs of participating schools within each region and in alignment with target areas of growth identified in the GEAR UP School Self Assessment Rubric. GEAR UP Fall Round-up in Riverside Regional Institute September 30, 2014 AGENDA Outcomes: Reflect …

GEAR UP Fall Round-up in Riverside Read More »

Partner Spotlight: Coalition for Educational Partnerships

About CEP: Mission and Belief Founded in 2003, the Coalition for Educational Partnerships (CEP) is a non-profit organization driven by a belief in educational access and equity for all students. CEP’s mission is to promote educational equity by assisting schools, educators, families and community-based organizations to engage in practices that enable all children to reach their highest potential and increase their readiness for post-secondary higher education. Our experience suggests that deep and lasting organizational change requires collective effort, time and commitment towards embracing different ways of seeing, being and doing. CEP assists our partner clients with creating a culture of …

Partner Spotlight: Coalition for Educational Partnerships Read More »

Bay Area Regional Leadership Institute Oct 7-8, 2014

The intention of this event is to bring Bay Area GEARUP schools together for two days of professional development, learning and exchange of ideas to build greater communication, collaboration and success towards building a College Going Culture at each of your schools this year. Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 7th & 8th 7:30am – 4:00pm Location: Mills College – Carnegie Hall, Oakland  Theme: “Achieving Social Justice and Equity through Common Core strategies to Ignite Student Success” Outcomes: Deepening our understanding and facilitation of Common Core Strategies Enhancing communications between Gear Up Schools, Partners and Community Based Organizations Best practices and learning …

Bay Area Regional Leadership Institute Oct 7-8, 2014 Read More »

Holiday Planning: ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan

  The ScholarShare College Savings Plan is California’s official 529 plan and a key partner of California GEAR UP. It offers a tax-advantaged way for families to save for the cost of a college education. ScholarShare seeks to serve as a resource for all Californians looking to save for college. The holiday season is nearly upon us, and with it, the quest for a perfect gift. Your holiday shopping list may be full of the latest toys and gadgets. But remember, you can’t beat a gift that could mean a brighter future for your child. So make a gift contribution or …

Holiday Planning: ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan Read More »