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1 GEAR UP Transition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance 2009 Institute for a College-Going Culture Sherri Beshears-McNeely

2 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute Admit Slip On a post-it, record the multiple GEAR UP related resources your school accesses/ uses regularly Be prepared to share your list with the group Online ILP 08 Resource binder CTL walk- thru tool

3 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute Introductions CTL Non-profit International professional development organization Specializing in customized school support services –Literacy –Leadership –Arts

4 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute Standards Understand how the Transition Framework and Planning Guide can serve as a tool for matching GEAR UP resources to transition- related school needs Understand how the Transition Framework and Planning Guide can be used to ensure sustainability of GEAR UP priorities beyond the life of the grant Explore new transition-related resources in the GEAR UP framework

5 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute GEAR UP Transition Framework and Planning Guide Framework promotes conceptual understanding of issues related to student transition from middle to high school and readiness for college Planning Guide offers step-by-step process for helping schools plan for transition to high school based on the priorities they identify for students; identifies measures of progress

6 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute Gallery Walk Divide yourselves among the posted pages of the Transition Framework & Planning Guide Review: –On post-its record connections, questions, ideas, reactions to the information presented –Leave your post-its on the document Continue until youve reviewed the entire document Return to your group table to discuss reactions

7 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute Parent and Student Transition Toolkit: Reaching Your Dreams Is a set of curriculum modules designed for parents and their students to plan for transition to high school, eventual enrollment in college and career choice. Addresses the five GEAR UP Kentucky priority areas: Awareness, Rigor, Engagement, Access and Support.

8 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute Reaching Your Dreams Called Reaching Your Dreams, the curriculum uses as a springboard an episode of Chris Rocks television show, Everybody Hates Chris, entitled Everybody Hates the Guidance Counselor. The episode raises issues of academic potential, future plans and parents aspirations with a large dose of humor.

9 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute Reaching Your Dreams Modules The curriculum has 5 modules for parents and students to work through together: Module 1 Whats Your Dream? Module 2 Push Yourself Module 3 Projects Now for Dreams Later Module 4 Put Your Hands on Some Cash Module 5 Find the Right Fit

10 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute Support for the Modules In addition to the 5 curriculum modules in the Parent and Student Toolkit: Reaching Your Dreams, there are: Toolkit Overview that orients counselors, teacher advisors and other school personnel to the modules Making Connections parent guide to using the modules Orientation which guides school personnel in introducing the modules to families

11 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute GUIDE-O-RAMA Follow the directions on the GUIDE-O- RAMA to get to know the Reaching Your Dreams Transition Toolkit

12 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute Sustainability Parent and Student Transition Toolkit: Reaching Your Dreams promotes sustainability as a resource for families and schools after GEAR UP funding cycle ends Toolkit will be posted online for easy access by families and schools Toolkit can be used by other community groups to promote college going

13 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute Take Note… Key Learning Ideas Next Steps

14 The Collaborative for Teaching and LearningTransition Framework and Planning Guide GEAR UP Alliance Institute Contact CTL For more information about working with CTL: Sherri Beshears-McNeely Educational Programs Consultant


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