Event Materials

2018 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference

Monday, July 16

Monday Morning Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: The Art of Storytelling Through Data Utilization (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)

Session 2: Access and Equity: Providing GEAR UP Students Comprehensive and Adaptive Enrichment (PowerPoint)

Session 3: We are Family!  Transforming Students into a Family Focused on Educational Success (PowerPoint)

Session 4: FAFSA Events A to Z:  A Complete Guide to Recruit and Train On-site Teams (PowerPoint)

Session 5: Connecting Your Network to Your GEAR UP Goals: Outreach and Family Engagement Strategies (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1, 2, 3 & 4)

Session 6: Designing Surveys to Get Results (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Session 7: Now Showing: “The LOSFA F.L.Y. Tour: Financial Literacy for You” (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)

Session 10: Planning and Executing the Senior Year Successfully (PowerPoint)

Session 11: Taking the Plunge: Tangible Strategies and Activities for the Transition to High School and Beyond (PowerPoint)

Session 12: Sustaining Academic Efforts into the 7th Year and Beyond (PowerPoint)

Session 14: College Access from Day 1: The Nevada GEAR UP Ambassador Program (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)

Session 15: Teacher Preparedness Equals Student Readiness! (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)

Session 16: Supporting Postsecondary Planning for Special Populations (PowerPoint)

Session 17: Storytelling to Engage, Persuade, Empower: The Role of Student Voice in the GEAR UP Movement (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)

Session 18: We're Rollin’ into 7th Year Roles and Responsibilities (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1, 2, 3, 4, 56).

Monday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (2:15 pm - 3:30 pm)

Session 19: Producing Statewide College and Career Readiness Events for Families and Practitioners (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7)

Session 20: The Ball is in Your Court: Empowering Opportunities for Student-Athletes (Handout)

Session 21: Preparing Your Data for the APR and Evaluation Reports (PowerPoint)

Session 22: Utilizing AmeriCorps Service Programs to Drive College Access and Success (PowerPoint)

Session 23: Building an Evidence-Based Practices Culture (PowerPoint)

Session 24: GEAR UP and Finish Strong in 7! (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)

Session 25: Using GEAR UP to Engage Latinx Students Across Your State (PowerPoint)

Session 27: Empowering Parents Through the Reflective Learning Walks Process (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)

Session 31: Supporting GEAR UP Students Through Summer Melt (PowerPoint)

Session 32: Experimenting with Your Summer Programming: Helping Students Find Their Brilliance in STEM (PowerPoint)

Session 33: College Access Across the K-12 Continuum (PowerPoint)

Session 34: Using Strong School Leaders and Near-Peer Mentors to Transform Students’ Futures (PowerPoint)

Session 35: Student Voice = Student Success: Teacher Learning and the Practice of Building Growth Mindset (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1, 2, 3 & 4)

Monday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (4:00 pm - 5:15 pm)

Session 37: Effective Social Media Strategies to Engage Your GEAR UP Community (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1, 23)

Session 38: Enrolling the Unenrolled (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11)

Session 39: Explore, Plan, and Engage the ACT Test (PowerPoint)

Session 40: From 8 Track to Emoji: Bridging the Generational Gap (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2

Session 41: Steps2College: Professional Resources to Support Students Through the College-Going Process (PowerPoint)

Session 42: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: Fulfilling the Promise of GEAR UP in the 7th Year (PowerPoint)

Session 43: The Best Week Ever: How to Engage Middle Schoolers in a Summer College Camp (PowerPoint)

Session 44: How Desoto GEAR UP Made Data Collection and Analysis Easy...and Improved Student Success! (PowerPoint)

Session 45: Urgent Tutoring Care: Healing Your Program's Tutoring Pain Points (PowerPoint)

Session 46: Fostering College and Career Readiness with the Scholar Success Program (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Session 48: Tennessee's FAFSA Frenzy: Data, Communications, and Research to Support Student Success (PowerPoint)

Session 50: Building Effective Data Management Structures into your GEAR UP Grant (PowerPoint)

Session 53: Empowering Teachers with College Readiness (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Session 54: Real World STEM Applications for Students (PowerPoint)

Tuesday, July 17

Tuesday Morning Concurrent Sessions

Session 55: GEAR UP is all About U: Mobilizing and Empowering Through Film (Handout)

Session 56: If I Knew Then What I Know Now (PowerPoint)

Session 59: Assessing the Impact of Mentoring: Lessons Learned from a Research Study in West Virginia Public Schools (PowerPoint)

Session 63: Give Your Seniors a Toolkit for College and Career Success (PowerPoint)

Session 64: The 5 Big Transitions GEAR UP Grads Face in College and How to Prepare Them (PowerPoint)

Tuesday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (2:15 pm - 3:30 pm)

Session 70: Using and Evaluating Data to Improve College Application and FAFSA Initiatives (PowerPoint)

Session 71: Strategies, Suggestions, and Samples for a Successful 7th Year (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Session 73: Know Your Story to Shape Your Story: Engaging Multiple Stakeholders in Evaluation (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Session 77: Texting to Make an Impact: Signal Vine and GEAR UP (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Session 78: Hidden Figures: The Story of Transforming Parents into STEM Advocates (PowerPoint)

Session 79: Improve Career and College Readiness Through Career Pathways and Work-Based Learning Opportunities (PowerPoint)

Session 82: Implementing GEAR UP Teacher Teams in Rural Middle and High Schools (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Session 83: Breaking Academic Barriers: How Tutoring Creates a Pathway to Success (PowerPoint)

Tuesday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (4:00 pm - 5:15 pm)

Session 87: Strengthening and Sustaining: Transferring Structures for Student Success (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)

Session 93: Emotional Intelligence: A Superpower for Educators! (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)

Session 96: Begin with the Win in Mind: Nurturing Competitive Students for College Success (PowerPoint)

Wednesday, July 18

Wednesday Morning Concurrent Sessions

Session 100: Student Reading, Achievement, and Leadership: A Pathway to Postsecondary Preparedness (PowerPoint)

Session 102: The 7th Year: What Institutes of Higher Education Want You to Know (PowerPoint)

Session 104: You Can Get There from Here: An Evaluation Study of Postsecondary Persistence in Rural Maine (PowerPoint)

Session 106: Learn More Indiana Magazines: Student Guides to College and Career Success (PowerPoint)

Session 108: Best Practices in College Access and Success Program Implementation for GEAR UP Site Coordinators (PowerPoint)

Session 109: Collecting, Organizing, and Analyzing Data: Lessons Learned from Evaluating a State GEAR UP Grant (PowerPoint)

2018 NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity-Building Workshop

Monday, February 5


Excel 1: Leveraging Change Management tools for GEAR UP Program Planning (PowerPoint) (Planning Template) (Delivery Chain Photos)

Excel 2: Building Schools That Work for All Students (PowerPoint)

Excel 3: Naming, Claiming, and Aiming Our Talents (PowerPoint)

Excel 4: Breaking Barriers to Successful Family Engagement (General PowerPoint & Reflection Sheet) (Leadership PowerPoint & Handout) (Curricula PowerPoint & Handout) (Recruitment PowerPoint & Handout) (Partnerships Handout) (Supplemental Handouts 1, 2, & 3)

Excel 5: Redefining Readiness (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1, 2, & 3)

Excel 6: Transferable Models of Instruction (PowerPoint)

Excel 7: GEAR UP in the 7th Year—Fulfilling the Promise (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)


Seminar #1: Completing the GEAR UP Annual and Final Performance Reports (ED) (PowerPoint)

Seminar #3: Preparing for Your Next GEAR UP, Pt 1: The Competitive Process (PowerPoint) (GEAR UP Application Selection Criteria)

Seminar #4: Preparing NEW GEAR UP Leaders for Success, Pt. 1: Compliance and Administration (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Seminar #5: Creating a Culture of Makers: Incorporating Hands-On, Low-Cost STEM Activities in GEAR UP (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Seminar #6: Pick a Problem: Changing the Paradigm of Student Guidance Through Problem-Solving (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Seminar #7: Making Good College Tours Great: Making Good College Tours Great: Strategies to Take Yours to the Next Level (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Seminar #9: Reaching Higher: Effectively Utilizing the (Free) Tools and Resources from Better Make Room (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Seminar #11: Cut the Jargon: Financial Aid Language for Real People (PowerPoint)

Tuesday, February 6


Prove 1: Beyond Compliance: Effectively Mapping Your APR and FPR Data (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)

Prove 2: Improving Your Team's Use of Data, Evidence, and Action Planning (PowerPoint) (Handout Packet)

Prove 3: The Four Keys of College & Career Readiness-Actionable Strategies Grounded in Research (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)

Prove 4: Predictors and Indicators of College Readiness: Understanding the Research to Improve Programming (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)

Prove 5: Deconstructing Data for Optimal Programming (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)

Prove 6: Mapping an Analytic Framework to Advance Evaluation (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1 & 2)


Seminar #12: Documenting the Match and Cost-Share Requirements (ED) (PowerPoint)

Seminar #15: Preparing New GEAR UP Leaders for Success, Pt 2: Foundational Issues in GEAR UP Implementation (PowerPoint)

Seminar #17: Putting the CAREER in College and Career Readiness (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Seminar #19: Harmony Out of Chaos: Effectively Manging Your Goals, Portfolio, & Team (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Seminar #20: A Completely Modern Approach to Evidence-Based Mentoring (PowerPoint) (Handouts 1, 2, & 3)

Seminar #22: Up Your Game: Advancing Readiness Through Gaming (PowerPoint) (Handout)

Wednesday, February 7


Mobilize 1: Delivering Effective Presentations (PowerPoint) (Handout Packet)

Mobilize 2: Securing Buy-In Through Advocacy (PowerPoint) (Advocacy Packet)

Mobilize 3: Culturally-Responsive Communications in Family Engagement (PowerPoint) (Handout Packet)

Mobilize 4: Crafting a Communications Plan (PowerPoint) (Communications Packet) (Handouts 1 & 2)

Mobilize 5: Culture, Identity, & Experience: Building an Effective GEAR UP Brand (Handout Packet)

Mobilize 6: Igniting Imagination: Harness Story, Play, and Design to Create Transformative Learning Experiences (PowerPoint)