Hands-on Materials

Overview

The Hands-on section of College Tools contains materials that strengthen the college-going culture in elementary, middle and high schools. These resources can be used by counselors, teachers, administrators, college access programs, community-based organizations (CBO’s) etc.

The Hands-on section is divided into three sub-sections (see left column):
  1. HAND-OUTS
  2. CURRICULA AND LESSON PLANS
  3. DELIVERY MODES AND IMPLEMENTATION PLANS
 

HAND OUTS
One to three page flyers on specific topics such as: grade-by-grade check-lists, financial aid, community college transition, and HS graduation requirements vs. UC/CSU requirements.

CURRICULA AND LESSON PLANS
Sets of lessons/workshops that follow a suggested sequence and are unified around a common theme or purpose, or stand-alone lesson plans that can be adopted or modified for use in classrooms, Advisories, small groups, afterschool programs, and in community-based organizations. Many are linked to National Content Standards.  

DELIVERY MODES AND IMPLEMENTATION PLANS
Examples of ways to utilize curricula and lesson plans for students and/or parents that can be delivered in a variety of settings (schools, community-based organizations, after-school programs, etc.).


Each of these three sub-sections is organized by school level (K-14), and a sub-section for parents. Use the navigation links in the left column to go directly to any of these pages within the 3 sub-sections:

  1. Elementary School


  2. Middle School


  3. High School

  4. Parents        

  5. Community College Transition


The downloadable materials are primarily focused on classroom, advisory, small group, and after-school settings. However, the materials can be used in broad outreach, as well. Ideas and resources for whole school activities such as college fairs, college visits, are available on our website, in the section, Advancing College-Going Culture: 

College-going best practices (K_14) UCB, Center for Educational Partnerships; and

College-going best practices (K-14) from partner schools.

Resources for parents (in English and Spanish) are available in More Resources

 

 

 

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Last modified on 1/4/2011