1. 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...

  2. 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...
  3. Accepted! Now What?

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_AcceptedNow
    • Grade Range: 11, 12, Postsecondary
    This document has just about everything you need to know and do before and after classes start to make your first year in college insanely triumphant. Flip through “TXGU’s...
  4. College Life Guide for Parents

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_CollegeGuid
    • Grade Range: 12, Postsecondary, Adult education
    Get a sneak peek into the future right here with a glimpse of the college experience for a brand-new student. (Spoiler: There are a huge variety of resources on the campus to help your teen thrive.)
  5. 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....
  6. Introduction to Financial Aid

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Finaidintr
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The good news: There’s loads of money out there to help your child pay for...
  7. Filling out the FAFSA/TAFSA

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_FafsaTafsa
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This guide walks you through what you need to know in order to complete the FAFSA/TASFA and score the most money possible for school.
  8. College Prep Checklists

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Checklist
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Not totally sure what you should be doing at any given moment to prep for college? No worries—we’ve got you covered. Choose your grade to get a to-do checklist that’ll help you stay on track for that shiny college future of yours.
  9. Being an Advocate for Your Teen

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Advocate
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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  10. All about the SAT/ACT

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Satact
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    One of the big parts of prepping to get into college is taking the ACT and/or SAT test. These college entrance exams measure general academic knowledge and also provide a rough assessment of students’ readiness to do college-level work. They are tough, but with some preparation (and a big...
  11. Aging and Dementia

    • Resource ID: Aging-Dementia
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    A Snapshot on Aging and Dementia Instructor’s Manual, student manual, and slide deck. The instructor manual has been reviewed by the Alzheimer’s Association® and meets the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topics:
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  12. Practicum in Education and Training Unit Plan 1

    • Resource ID: 24932
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    Students will explore course opportunities, requirements, and expectations as well as discuss effective work practices and strategies for successful course completion in this introduction to the course.
  13. Instructional Practices Unit Plan 2

    • Resource ID: 24983
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this unit, students will create accurate timelines of historical moments, events, and policies that have affected and/or are affecting the U.S. educational system, and view, analyze, and discuss the timeline moments, events, and policies from the perspectives of language, gender, socioeconomic,...
  14. Instructional Practices Unit Plan 1

    • Resource ID: 24982
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this unit, students will investigate the characteristics, knowledge, and skills necessary for success in teaching and training as well as postsecondary options in an area of personal interest.
  15. Instructional Practices Unit Plan 4

    • Resource ID: 24985
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this Unit, students will research, compare, and present principles and theories of human development and the learning process, and present how to actively apply theories of human development and the learning process to specific teaching and training situations.
  16. Instructional Practices Unit Plan 7

    • Resource ID: 24988
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this Unit, students will research, compare, and present classroom management techniques and explain effective classroom seating arrangements for various grades and activities.
  17. Instructional Practices Unit Plan 6

    • Resource ID: 24987
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this Unit, students will analyze and explain samples of assessment data and describe the role of assessment in the learning process.
  18. Instructional Practices Unit Plan 5

    • Resource ID: 24986
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this Unit, students will research, compare, and present principles and theories that influence and impact instructional planning, and create developmentally appropriate learning objectives for a backward design unit plan as well as a lesson plan that includes TEKS and appropriate current and/or...
  19. Instructional Practices Unit Plan 11

    • Resource ID: 24992
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this Unit, students will first research and discuss roles and expectations for successful Project-Based Learning (PBL), then research and discuss how Project-Based Learning (PBL) and Place-Based Education (PBE) could be combined in a service learning project.
  20. Instructional Practices Unit Plan 10

    • Resource ID: 24991
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this Unit, students will identify, examine, and compare qualities of effective schools from various lenses, from the micro to the macro, starting with the point of view of an individual student.