College Preparation Teacher Resources
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College or Bust
Choosing which college or university to attend after high school is a huge decision. Prepare your upper classmen with a research-based instructional activity which has them comparing various educational options. There are four unique activities for comparing colleges, tuition, ranking, and considering a potential major.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 57 Views 113 Downloads
Preparing for College: A Guide for Families
You don't come across resources like this one very often. It is a tool for you to use with parents and guardians of learners in grades 6-12. It provides a complete outline for a 27-slide presentation geared at helping guardians coach their children in preparing for college.
7th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 35 Views 64 Downloads
SMU Commencement 2012
While being educated is undoubtedly a privilege, it also comes with great responsibility. Listen as former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice impresses upon her audience the responsibilities that members in a community of educated people have.
26 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Kids 2 College: College Visit Planning Guide
With questionnaires, check lists, and supplemental activities, this guide has it all. Intended to expose high schoolers to the wonders of college life, teachers are prompted to have learners visit a college campus. And, this 20-page visiting guide will make it easy.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 32 Views 69 Downloads
College Bound: Moving Out!
Here's a real life research project that should get those upper graders excited! They conduct research into everything they'll need to know before moving out on their own. They compare university tuition, housing, textbooks, living arrangements, leases, credit card offers, and financial aid packages.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 63 Views 140 Downloads
Preparing for High School and Beyond
Eighth graders might be intimidated about going to high school and they may not think they'll ever go to college. Ease those fears while making college readiness an eighth grade reality. In teams, pupils fill out several worksheets while they discuss how their lives will change during each academic transition time.
8th Social Studies & History 43 Views 68 Downloads
Navigating The Road to my Future
Some kids think that making a plan for the future is a cinch! Let them discover through peer work and discussion that the road through life isn't always an easy one. The activities and worksheets in this lesson provide them with an opportunity to start considering obstacles they may face as the grow up and ways to overcome them.
7th - 8th 21st Century Skills 6 Views 13 Downloads
Debunking Myths about Financial Aid: A Workshop for Students and Families
If you are a teacher who wants to provide specific information to potential college students and their families, then look no further. Here is an outline, quiz, and slide-show content that is sure to help you debunk myths related to obtaining financial aid for college.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 11 Views 22 Downloads
College Planning for Hight School Freshmen
High school Freshmen discuss what they can do now to prepare for a college. They take an interest survey, identify possible career opportunities, then compare these to their results from the Jung Typology Test. They review college entrance exams, develop a career plan, customize a college roadmap, and create a college portfolio.
9th 21st Century Skills 33 Views 56 Downloads
Comparing Financial Aid Packages
It's not enough just to tell kids they should go to college, they need to know how to make it possible. Discuss a set of scenarios to help learners better understand what their financial aid options are, and how to determine which is best for them.
12th 21st Century Skills 20 Views 35 Downloads
What Type of Students do Colleges Want?
What do college admissions teams look at when deciding who get's in and who doesn't? The class considers the types of classroom and extra curricular activities they participate in and how those might improve their chances at getting into a good school.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills 20 Views 42 Downloads
Who are the Co-pilots in My Life?
We could all use some support when making big changes or decisions in life. That's why this lesson focuses on identifying co-pilots to support their college dreams. Kids fill out a worksheet. Then they discuss who will or can be their personal co-pilot and support them throughout their educational paths.
7th - 8th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 13 Downloads
What Types of Student Am I?
Being self-aware and understanding as to what type of learner you are, is a good step in being a successful student. Kids complete a multiple intelligences activity, discuss the types of tools available to them, and become proactive advocates for their own education.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills 40 Views 74 Downloads
Changes, Choices, and Lessons
The teen years are nothing but a series of personal, social, and academic changes. Help kids understand what to expect as they mature and give them ways to make good decisions. After discussing they types of changes they'll go through, they assess several scenarios to practice making wise choices in tough situations.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 78 Views 156 Downloads
Financial Aid Choice Game
Many 12th graders will say they want to go to college, but they don't know how they'll pay for it. Prepare them for a life of learning by giving them the tools they need to get through school. After a financial aid debriefing session, learners play a game similar to Chutes and Ladders, where they pull cards related to paying for college.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 10 Views 24 Downloads
How to Make a College Plan
Log on and create learner accounts on the Big Future website, then let the lesson begin! Pupils log onto the website to explore college options. They use the tools provided to create a step-by-step college plan. This will help relieve pre-college jitters while making a college education more accessible.
8th - 12th 21st Century Skills 60 Views 98 Downloads
Virtual College Scavenger Hunt
It's always great to take learners to a real college campus for a visit. However, that's not always possible given time and money constraints. Take them on a virtual tour instead. Pupils discuss the four types of colleges they will encounter, then visit websites that offer virtual college tours.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 16 Views 34 Downloads
Preparing for High School and Beyond
College readiness can start very early in an individual's academic career. Jr. high schoolers discuss the transitions and challenges they expect to face during high school and beyond. Two worksheets are included, one in English and one in Spanish.
7th - 8th 21st Century Skills 9 Views 14 Downloads
Educating Myself Benefits Others
Most upper graders don't realize that when they choose to attend college, they're benefiting the whole community. Invite them to explore how they, as educated individuals, can contribute to their family, community, and global society. Several great worksheets are included with this very positive lesson plan.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 10 Views 18 Downloads
College Mascot Bingo
Getting kids excited about going to college is a great way to make them understand the importance of a secondary education. Using the provided cards, kids play a game of college mascot Bingo. They match each college to its mascot. They discuss the fact that researching college is important because there are so many to choose from.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 11 Downloads