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24 resources with the keyterm college readiness

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SMU Commencement 2012

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Educating Myself Benefits Others

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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....
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Kids 2 College: College Visit Planning Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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College or Bust

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Choosing which college or university to attend after high school is a huge decision. Prepare your upper classmen with a research-based activity which has them comparing various educational options. There are four unique activities for...
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Mock College Admissions

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Ease the fear related to the college admissions process by setting up a mock admissions panel. Kids write mock admissions essays and fill out mock entrance requirements packets to send into a mock admissions panel. They get into small...
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Debunking Myths about Financial Aid: A Workshop for Students and Families

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Navigating The Road to my Future

For Teachers 7th - 8th
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...
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Preparing for College: A Guide for Families

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
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...
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Who are the Co-pilots in My Life?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
We could all use some support when making big changes or decisions in life. That's why this lesson plan focuses on identifying co-pilots to support their college dreams. Kids fill out a worksheet. Then they discuss who will or can be...
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College Mascot Bingo

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Preparing for High School and Beyond

For Teachers 7th - 8th
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...
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Who Wants to Spend $20,000?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Who wouldn't want $20,000 to spend? But, the question becomes, what do you spend it on? Learners discuss loans, interest, and making adult-like financial decisions. They role-play a scenario that depicts the choices of a girl who took...
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Preparing for High School and Beyond

For Teachers 8th
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...
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Changes, Choices, and Lessons

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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,...
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Virtual College Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Financial Aid Choice Game

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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,...
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What Types of Student Am I?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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...
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Road Map to Success

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Using three different graphic organizers, learners create a road map describing how they'll meet their future career goals. They research the career they are interested in, then use their findings to construct a time line, road map, and...
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Comparing Financial Aid Packages

For Teachers 12th
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...
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What Type of Students do Colleges Want?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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...
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How to Make a College Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Log on and create learner accounts on the Big Future website, then let the lesson plan 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...
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Student Education Pledge

For Teachers 7th - 8th
We all have strengths and weaknesses, knowing what those are can help us move forward in life. Learners discuss the importance of going to college, then fill out an inventory of their personal strengths and weaknesses. They complete a...
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How to Build a College List

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Getting ready to choose a college can start with the simple task of making a list. Upper graders reasearch colleges, choose one to research, then compile a list of schools that they think they'd most like to attend. 
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Calculating Your GPA

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners in grades 9-12 learn about their GPA. They learn what GPA stands for, how to calculate their own GPA and what it means for them in relation to their personal goals and for potential colleges.