Advancing College-Going Culture

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College-going best practices (K-14) UCB, Center for Educational Partnerships

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The following are resources and best practices created through the Center for Educational Partnerships at UC Berkeley. They include the Realizing the College Dream curriculum, checklists for 9-12th graders, examples of posters to motivate students to take the a-g requirements necessary for application to California's public four-year colleges and universities, the "Fast Forward to College" newsletter, and a checklist to prepare students for the community college transfer path.

Many of these resources are available at the UC Berkeley website, Kindergarten to College: UC Berkeley in the Schools.

Resources

Guide to Preparing Students for The Transition to Community College and Transfer to a Four-Year University

Flores, Yvette; Center for Educational Partnerships; 2009

This guide is designed to better assist high school counselors with preparing their community college bound high school students for a successful transition to a California community college and transfer to a 4-year university. The guide contains an advising checklist, recommendations for school-wide activities to promote community college readiness, and a basic overview of the steps to transfer from a community college to a four-year institution. Advising_Checklist.pdf (162.44KB)

California Transfer Information Websites

Flores, Yvette; Center for Educational Partnerships; 2009

A list of helpful websites which provides students and counselors information on transferring from a California community college to a CSU, UC, or Private university. Transfer_Information_Websites,_HS2CC.pdf (99.68KB)

Kindergarten to College: UC Berkeley in the Schools

UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

This is the main portal for University programs that serve K-12 educators. Many college-going resources are available on this web site such as: A-G Posters for classrooms, offices and hallways; "Fast Forward to College" Newsletters; "Education is Key" posters; and a College-Going Supplement: Stories from the Front Lines (all these materials are available through UC Berkeley Center for Educational Partnerships). http://outreach.berkeley.edu

Realizing the College Dream, a College Readiness Curriculum and Presentations

UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships (sponsored by the ECMC Foundation)

All the information educators need in one place, with detailed lessons/workshops on helping students think about their future and the role of post-secondary education, information on financial aid and managing money, as well as materials for parents and families (can be adapted for grades 4-12). PowerPoint presentations ready to download in English and Spanish: Debunking the Myths of Financial Aid and Preparing for College: A Guide for Families; as well as additional presentations in English such as preparing the FAFSA (federal financial aid application). http://outreach.berkeley.edu/realizing_the_dream

Brief PowerPoint Overview of "Realizing the College Dream" Curriculum

UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

Overview of "Realizing the College Dream" curriculum Realizing_the_College_Dream_Curriculum_Oveview.ppt (40.45KB)

Breakthrough Summer Elective (integrating "Realizing the College Dream" into your own program)

Breakthrough Collaborative, Breakthrough San Jose, 2005

Breakthrough, in collaboration with the Center for Educational Partnerships, integrated parts of "Realizing the College Dream" into their own six-week summer program for middle school students. Breakthrough_Summer_Elective_(3).doc (36.86KB)

"Fast Forward to College" Newsletters

UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

"Fast Forward to College" newsletters provide a wealth of information for students, teachers and families on preparing for college including: inspirational stories of students who faced barriers and made it to college, tips on financial aid and completing the college preparatory a-g curriculum. See the latest 2009 version in English and Spanish with a focus on Families and college-going. http://outreach.berkeley.edu/FFWD

College-Going Check Lists (Grades 9-12)

Tennyson High School in Hayward, California in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Center for Educational Partnerships

Simple check-lists for students grades 9-12 how to prepare for college. Can be displayed in all classrooms and throughout the school and provided to students and families http://students.berkeley.edu/outreach//links.html

Education is Key Posters

UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

"Education is Key" posters, suitable for posting in classrooms, hallways and offices to inspire students: The posters, "Invent Yourself" and "Create Your Future, are available online in pdf format or can be ordered by contacting the UC Berkeley Center for Educational Partnerships. http://students.berkeley.edu/outreach//posters.htm

Planning a College Day, K-12

UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

A framework and ideas for planning a full school, grade level or class-based College Day. Actual hand-outs and materials needed for implementation are included. Could also be used in an after-school, informal education context. Planning_a_College_Day_FNL.doc (58.88KB)

Overview of College-Going Strategies and Resources K-12

UCB Center for Educational Partnerships, 2005

A "Fast Forward to College" supplement that provides an overview of the primary college-going materials and resources available through the UCB Center for Educational Partnerships; and short descriptions of the range of college-going efforts possible at an elementary, middle, and high school. http://students.berkeley.edu/outreach//Documents/FWD_Round_Final3_Insert.pdf

A-G Posters

UCB Center for Educational Partnerships, 2003

An inexpensive way to let everyone in your school and community know what the a-g courses are at your school site. Just download the a-g course list for your school (visit the a-g segment of the web site to learn more) and attach it to the poster with the general a-g requirements and post it in every classroom, office, hallway etc. of the school. To order posters, contact the UCB Center for Educational Partnerships. http://students.berkeley.edu/outreach//Documents/A-G_poster.pdf

Sample College-Going Math Lesson: Choosing College

Emiliano Gomez, UC Berkeley Math Department, 2004

Standards-based lesson on weighted averages that uses choosing a college as the vehicle for instruction. Sample_CG_math_lesson_Choosing_a_College.doc (99.84KB)

Sample College-Going Math Lesson: Walking the Campus

Emiliano Gomez, UC Berkeley Math Department, 2004

Standards-based math lesson using a college map as the vehicle for instruction on how to read maps, understand the concept of scale, and predicting how long it will take students to walk from one place to another. Students hopefully will go to the campus whose map you work with so they can test their map reading skills. Sample_Math_lesson_CampusMap.doc (55.3KB)

Sample College-Going Math Lesson: How many ways? a-g requirements for CSU and UC

Emiliano Gomez, UC Berkeley Math Department, 2004

Standards-based math lesson that uses the development of a four-year academic plan grades 9-12 to ensure that students fulfill the UC/CSU course requirements to explore the mathematical concept of combinatorics, the study of ways of counting, scheduling events and arranging objects. HowManyWays_(2).doc (295.94KB)

Creating College-Going Ninth Grade Houses

UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

Ideas for how to integrate college-going into the development of 9th grade houses. Creating_CGC_Ninth_Grade_Houses.doc (28.16KB)

College-Going Books (K-12)

Center for Educational Partnerships, UC Berkeley; 2009

Annotated book list for grades K-12. College-Going_Books.doc (35.84KB)

Cheap, Easy, and Brief College-Going Activities

UC Berkeley, Center for Educational Partnerships

Easy to implement college-going activities. Cheap,_Easy,_and_Brief_College_Going_Activities.doc (25.6KB)

 

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