In the Educator’s Lounge Toolbox you will find information and resources for educators to get students more informed about college and careers. Find TEKS aligned lesson plans relating to career exploration, financial literacy, and academic prep. You can even search by grade and topic! Also, find all the TXGU videos and TEKS aligned lesson plans for those as well.
The TXGU video series can provide some inspiration for you and your students. “How I Got Here” (with accompanying lesson plans) features near-peers sharing the hurdles they faced on their journeys to college—which will feel very familiar to many TXGU kids. “Texas GEAR UP in Action” takes an in-depth look at some of the amazing programs taking place at GEAR UP grants across the state.
Looking for some extra tools to help you help your GEAR UP community? Right here you’ll find an ever-expanding collection of resources custom-made for GEAR UP educators.
These classroom activities crafted to help enhance college and career readiness are searchable by grade level and theme. (Tip: Keep checking back, because more activities are added regularly.)
So your students officially got into college (yay!), but do they know what to do next? Conveniently, this teen-friendly guide walks them through just about everything they need to do to make that tricky transition to college life a huge success.