1. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Parent 2 Parent

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Parent2par
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    What happens when parents come together? Greatness. In East Texas, parents are coming together like never before. The launch of a GEAR UP outreach program called Parent2Parent is connecting educators with parents to close the knowledge gap and expand the educational possibilities for all the...
  2. Texas GEAR UP in Action: College Road Trips

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Collegeroa
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we definitely agree. But when it comes to students being able to really place themselves in a college setting, a 3-D experience is even more ideal. And no, we don't mean sending them to an informational IMAX screening—we're talking...
  3. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Focus for Students with Disabilities

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Disabiliti
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    As a general rule, TXGU'ers tackle issues of a lack of expectation, example, or ambition and go on to an amazing education post-graduation. That goes double for students who have disabilities—and that lack of a dream to strive towards could've been a real impediment in Bryan ISD if...
  4. Texas GEAR UP in Action: District Leadership Team

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Districtle
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Multi-level collaboration is the name of the game with the school admin and staff of Region One ESC GEAR UP. What they're doing (and quite successfully) is having regular interdisciplinary meetings in each district between GEAR UP staffers, teachers, and school administrators (all the way up...
  5. 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...
  6. Texas GEAR UP In Action: Novela Screenings

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Novela
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    If a penny saved is a penny earned, students and parents in Region One ESC GEAR UP are learning how to pull down some serious cash. Family novela-viewing nights in the schools are paired with demonstrations from financial-literacy grant partners to give TXGU'ers better insight into what it...
  7. Texas GEARUP in Action: Finishing Strong

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Finishstro
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Bryan ISD GEAR UP team members have turned into some National Geographic-level hunter-gatherers—of student information, that is. The targeted approach their Senior Case Load program takes starts with identifying the most at-risk students in their final year, and then gets...
  8. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Parent Transition Event

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Transition
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    TXGU students in El Paso are feeling double the support these days, with parents getting very in the know about all their college-prep needs. Between an active superintendent getting the word out , dedicated calls from multiple school districts aimed at having at least 560 parents in attendance...
  9. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Peer Mentoring Program

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Peermentor
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When it comes to mentoring, the Central ISD team has hit on a decidedly winning solution: help students to help each other! After trying out different styles of mentoring without seeing the results they were hoping for, the team implemented a peer-mentor program—and that proved to be the...
  10. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Dropout Recovery & Prevention

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Dropoutrec
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    There are students in Bryan who are heading to college despite incredible odds being stacked against them—and that is due in no small part to the efforts of the Bryan ISD GEAR UP team. With a focused, personalized commitment to dropout recovery and prevention, GEAR UP staffer Lindsey...
  11. How I Got Here: Maria

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_HIGH_Maria
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    During high school, Maria went through every day carrying a secret—she’s an undocumented citizen. While other students were starting to prep for college, Maria was thinking that she’d never be able to step foot on a college campus due to her status. And she was seriously...
  12. How I Got Here: Veronica

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_HIGH_Veroni
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Raised in a migrant farm-worker family (and working in the fields eight months a...
  13. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Alexis

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Alexis
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Need a theater...
  14. 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: