1. Practicum in Education and Training Unit Plan 8

    • Resource ID: 24939
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this Unit, students will discuss with a local school district administrator or HR representative a sample Professional Development Plan (PDP) based on a teacher’s first year in the school district.
  2. Practicum in Education and Training Unit Plan 9

    • Resource ID: 24940
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this Unit, students will build, reflect upon, and present a professional teaching portfolio that includes a polished resume, lesson plans, documentation of field-based experiences, a philosophy of education statement, and a service learning log of work completed during this course.
  3. 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...

  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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.)
  7. Texas GEAR UP Get a Life Game

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_Getalife
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The idea of learning through play is certainly nothing new....
  8. 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....
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Being an Advocate for Your Teen

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Advocate
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    ...
  13. 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...