1. New Teacher Checklist

    • Resource ID: TeacherChecklist
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This checklist is designed to guide a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher as the teacher plans for a successful school year. It is a general list of activities that a new teacher might need to plan for and be aware of. This list is not intended to be an all-inclusive or required...
  2. CTE Acronym/Terms

    • Resource ID: Ressource Terms
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The purpose of this document is to provide a list of common terms used in Career and Technical Education (CTE) education. Several new CTE teachers come from industry into the classroom, and may not yet be familiar with terms used in CTE classroom or laboratory settings. While this document is...
  3. Texas GEAR UP in Action: LVN Program

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_LVN
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Nursing's a great job. Nurses perform an incredibly demanding, immensely valuable, and incalculably rewarding service to their community—and it's steady work that requires even steadier minds to go in and git 'er done with compassion and a high level of expertise. That's...
  4. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Health Science Academy

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Healthscie
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When the folks at IDEA Public Schools GEAR UP started hearing that students were wanting to leave to attend more health and science-oriented institutions, they knew they had to come up with an inventive solution or risk losing them all together—and thus was born ...
  5. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Phenomenal Women Career Conference

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Phenomenal
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    A great group of gals from ESC Region 12 got the chance to get up close and personal with working women at a Phenomenal Women Career Conference in Temple. Fusing facts with fashion and fun, the day-long conference offered some amazing insight and invaluable info from some incredibly fierce...
  6. Texas GEAR UP in Action: GEAR UP Club

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_GUclub
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Some lucky IDEA Public Schools students from the Rio Grande Valley are getting a highly unique taste of college life through the exciting and engaging Transformational College Field Lessons program. These lessons aren't your typical visits to local colleges or even state universities. No,...
  7. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Xavier

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_FOGU_Xavie
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Xavier is all...
  8. The Common Application

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Commonapp
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    If you’re ready to start sending those college apps in, look no further—the Common Application lets you fill out one application, and then use it for up to 600 different colleges and universities.
  9. Strategies for Increasing Financial Aid

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Strategies
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    Who doesn’t want more money? This handy packet provides plenty of info on how to maximize your...

  10. Understanding the True Cost of College

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Understand
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This handy guide was created to help students  understand...
  11. Texas Tomorrow Funds

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_TexasTomor
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Essentially, this is a one-page portal launching exploration of three college tuition savings programs. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund helps families pay for some or all college tuition fees upfront by purchasing Tuition Units—unit prices are locked in, equating to semester hours, and don...
  12. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Jocelyn

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_FTGU_Jocely
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Watch the video to get to know all about this guitar-playing, goal-shooting, world-traveling GEAR UP freshman from El Paso.
  13. Adventures In Education

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_Adventures
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This site’s got it all—how to get to college and pay for it, how to find a career afterwards, and how to manage any debt you may have collected in the process.
  14. Texas Reality Check

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_TexasRealit
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Texas Reality Check is a site that makes figuring out life after college fun and engaging. From the homepage, users have three ways to find the right career for them. They could choose the Reality Check path, where users start by determining what they think their monthly...
  15. Texas CREWS (Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics)

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_TexasCrews
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Texas CREWS lets users really see the “growth” in a “growing career” by providing a quick look at average first-year salaries across the indicated ten-year span on any college major report page.
  16. GenTX: Get Inspired Right Now

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_GenTX
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Why to Care: Learn from others who've gone to college.
  17. Educational Opportunities and Investments

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Opportunit
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Under Programs on the Texas Comptroller’s page is this list of government-driven initiatives to help users explore financial aid opportunities for Texas colleges. The main focus is on starting early and putting away funds (and growing them) for tuition and expenses—both the...
  18. Financial Aid Toolkit

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Fatoolkit
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This site is geared toward guidance counselors and teachers, and is a huge resource for financial aid—so you might as well take advantage of it. It’s likely you’ll be filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and this site will give you lots of help...
  19. FAFSA

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Fafsa
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
     Directly focused on making it easy for students to complete the FAFSA, this site offers up no-hassle pages informing them of deadlines and options for filing.
  20. Understanding College Loans

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Loansunder
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Figure out all the basics of education loans with this easy-to-understand guide, which also provides useful strategies, tips, and potential pitfalls to watch out for....