ACT TEST DATE

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SAT TEST DATE

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OFFICE CLOSED

Holidays are a great time for test prep and scholarship applications!! Click HERE to access your Virtual Scholarship Center account.

OFFICE CLOSED

SAT TEST DATE

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER ACT TEST

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER SAT TEST

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ACT TEST DATE

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ACT TEST DATE

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Annual Statewide Partners Conference

ACT TEST DATE

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ACT TEST DATE

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Student Success: Critical Thinking & Research Skills

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Student Success Web Series: Critical Thinking and Research Skills

Fri, Oct 9, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

A 30-minute web session for students on critical thinking and research skills hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman. We will host 30 minutes of Q/A after the presentation for those interested.

Topics include:
1. Characteristics of critical thinkers
2. Critically analyzing sources
3. Evaluating evidence to support claims
4. Identifying assumptions and biases
5. Understanding plagiarism

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER SAT TEST

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SAT TEST DATE

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Student Success Web Series: Stress Management

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Student Success Web Series: Stress Management

  1. Fri, Oct 2, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Show in My Time Zone

A 30 minute web session for students on stress management strategies hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman.

Topics include:
1. Best practices for avoiding stress
2. Wellness strategies to cope with stress
3. How to make stress your friend
4. How time management and organization can relieve stress
5. Leveraging support resources

SAT TEST DATE

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National GEAR UP Week: Day 5 My Hero

Day 5
Day 5

Student Success Web Series: Study Skills

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Fri, Sep 25, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

A 30 minute web session for students on study skills strategies hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman.

Topics include:
1. Avoiding cramming
2. How to test yourself
3. Memorization strategies
4. How to effectively use notes, pictures, and mind maps
5. The power of wellness in studying

National GEAR UP Week: Day 4 Throw Back Thursday (GUGA the Middle School Years)

Day 4
Day 4

National GEAR UP Week: Day 3 Colleges!

Day 3
Day 3

National GEAR UP Week: Day 2 Careers!

Day 2
Day 2

National GEAR UP Week: Day 1 GEAR UP Georgia Pride

Day 1
Day 1

ACT TEST DATE

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September 19, 2020

#WhyApply Day

Educator resources can be found HERE to help promote #WhyApply Day.

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Student Success Series: Goal Setting & Decision-Making

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Student Success Web Series: Goal Setting and Decision-Making

  1. Fri, Sep 18, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Show in My Time Zone

A 30 minute web session for students on goal setting and decision-making strategies hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman.

Topics include:
1. Setting realistic and achievable goals
2. Examining how you spend your time
3. Strategies for properly road-mapping your goals
4. Making use of apps and gamification to help you achieve goals
5. Using goals to guide decision-making

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER ACT TESTS

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Taking the Test Webinar (Applerouth)

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Name Part 3: How to Show What You Know
Date Sep 17 (Thu)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Jed Applerouth

Speaker

John Cadenhead

Description

In school, it’s the final step - taking that test, handing in that assignment - that seals your academic fate. Too often kids, even those who know a lot, don’t deliver a final product that makes the grade or reflects their real abilities. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this final webinar, Jed Applerouth and John Cadenhead will help you hack the hardest part - how to show what you know.

Please submit your questions ahead of time through this form.

Price Free

Gates Scholarship Deadline

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ACT TEST DATE

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September 13, 2020

ACT TEST DATE

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September 12, 2020

Student Success Web Series: Time Management

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Student Success Web Series: Time Management

  1. Fri, Sep 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Show in My Time Zone

A 30 minute web session for students on time management strategies hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman. Following the presentation, we’ll host a live q/a if you have time to stay online with us.

Topics include:
1. Developing organization models
2. Eliminating distractions
3. Creating workspaces
4. How to navigate work/life scheduling
5. How to prioritize your school schedule
6. Avoiding procrastination

SAT vs ACT: The differences, the timelines, and the expectations of colleges

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Name SAT vs ACT: The differences, the timelines, and the expectations of colleges
Date Sep 10 (Thu)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Bess Kaye

Description

Join Applerouth Tutoring to learn about the SAT and ACT, as well as up-to-the-minute updates on the test administrations. Both tests have experienced updates and changes in recent years. Come learn about the main differences between the two tests, how to decide which one is better for your child, when to take them, how much to prepare for them, and more. Hear about how your child’s strengths can favor one test or the other. Learn about what college admissions officers expect from students during the pandemic and what you need to plan for.

Deciphering Common Terms in the Admissions Process (Princeton Review)

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(Tip: Use your GEAR UP Georgia email address.)

September 9, 2020
8PM - 9PM ET

From ED to Test Optional - Deciphering Common Terms in the Admissions Process

EA, ED, superscore, demonstrated interest, and so many more! Join Emily Vaubel, The Princeton Review’s Director of College Admissions Counseling for a webinar on “College Lingo.” Emily will explain and clarify those mysterious acronyms and terms we often read about.

OFFICE CLOSED

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER SAT TEST

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How to Prepare/Study Webinar (Applerouth)

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Name Part 2: How to Prepare
Date Sep 1 (Tue)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Jed Applerouth

Speaker

John Cadenhead

Description

Ever noticed how “studying” means very different things to different kids? While differences in style are natural, there are some tried and true ways to prepare for school - whether it’s a test, big project, or presentation - that will help you focus on learning and retaining what you need to succeed. Get the scoop on time-tested methods for developing organization skills, time management, reading, note taking, and more with Jed Applerouth and John Cadenhead, our Senior Director of Tutor Services.

Please submit your questions ahead of time through this form.

Price Free

Annual Statewide Fiscal Meeting

August 28, 2020

10: 00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 478-219-4222 United States, Macon (Toll)

Conference ID: 723 576 266#

SAT Power Session 3 (Princeton Review)

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Friday, August 28 (5-8 pm)

Annual Statewide Data Meeting

August 27, 2020

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 478-219-4222 United States, Macon (Toll)

Conference ID: 303 140 240#

Fall Educator PD Webinar

August 26, 1 pm - 4 pm

To register click here!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER SAT TEST

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SAT Power Session 2 (Princeton Review)

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Wednesday, August 26 (5-8 pm)

SAT vs ACT: The differences, the timelines, and the expectations of colleges

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Name SAT vs ACT: The differences, the timelines, and the expectations of colleges
Date Aug 25 (Tue)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Description

Join Applerouth Tutoring to learn about the SAT and ACT, as well as up-to-the-minute updates on the test administrations. Both tests have experienced updates and changes in recent years. Come learn about the main differences between the two tests, how to decide which one is better for your child, when to take them, how much to prepare for them, and more. Hear about how your child’s strengths can favor one test or the other. Learn about what college admissions officers expect from students during the pandemic and what you need to plan for.

Price Free

SAT Power Session 1 (Princeton Review)

​Click HERE to register. Must register 24 hours prior to sessions start time.

Saturday, August 22 (1-4 pm)

How Learning Works Webinar (Applerouth)

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Name Part 1: How Learning Works
Date Aug 20 (Thu)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Jed Applerouth

Speaker

Richard Vigneault

Description

When it comes to learning, your brain is the tool that gets the job done and you don’t have to be a neuroscientist to optimize this powerful tool. Jed Applerouth’s user-friendly crash course in basic brain science will empower you with insights about memory, motivation, the value of creativity and persistence, how to curb anxiety, and more. These skills are among the most important - but also most overlooked - keys to success, so don’t miss out.

Please submit your questions ahead of time through this form.

Price Free

Educator Micro-Module: Essay Writing for Scholarships and College Admissions

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August 20, 2020 (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Topic: Essay Writing Lesson Plan for Scholarships & College Admissions Applications

Target Audiences: English/Language Arts Teachers

Educator Micro-Module: FAFSA4Caster

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August 19, 2020 (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Topic: FAFSA4Caster Lesson Plan

Target Audiences: Math & Economics Teachers

Attn Parents: College Essays to Get Your Child Noticed

How Parents Can Help Without Overstepping


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Date Aug 18 (Tue)

7:00pm EDT / 4:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Kim Lifton

Description

The first college application deadline will be here before you know it; has your child started that college essay? Do you want to help but are afraid of overstepping? Kim Lifton, President of Wow Writing Workshop, will share her best tips and resources so you can help your child write meaningful essays without overstepping your role. Learn how your child can stand out inside the admissions office.

Educator Micro-Module: GEAR UP Georgia Overview

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August 18, 2020 (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Topic: GEAR UP Georgia Overview & Services

Target Audiences: All School Staff (Counselors, Graduation Coaches, Para Pros, Parent Liaisons, Social Workers, Athletic Director/Coaches, etc.)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER ACT TESTS

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Transition to College Webinar

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Name Transition to College
Date Aug 13 (Thu)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m
Please submit your questions ahead of time through this form.

Location Online
Speaker

Elizabeth Pyle

Speaker

Annie Tulkin

Speaker

Belinda Wilkerson

Description

The transition to college is a major step for any student and this fall, in particular, will involve additional considerations for students to be successful. We’ve gathered a group of college transitions experts to help you figure out what you should be thinking about AND doing to help students make a successful transition, including:

  • How is college different from high school academically?
  • What are the top tips for a new college student looking to succeed in college?
  • What classes should a student take their first year if they are undecided about a major?
  • How should a student with learning differences or physical disabilities advocate for themselves?
  • If a student is starting college online instead of in person, how can they make the most of that less-than-ideal situation?

Meet the Panel:

Elizabeth Pyle, M.Ed., President and Founder of College Success Plan, has been working with students for over 25 years as an educator in the public/private school system, tutor and successful business owner in the educational field.

With more than 30 years experience in education ranging from a social studies teacher to a school counselor at the secondary level to the coordinator of the Rhode Island School Counseling Project, Dr. Belinda Wilkerson, Founder and President of Steps to the Future, LLC employs her education and experience to benefit students as they plan their post secondary transition.

Annie Tulkin found her passion for working with students with disabilities when she was the Associate Director of the Academic Resource Center at Georgetown University. She is the Founder and Director of Accessible College and an expert in the area of college transition for students with physical disabilities and health conditions.

GEAR UP Georgia Executive Leadership Team Meeting

​GEAR UP Georgia Executive Leadership Team Meeting (Virtual)

August 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

NCCEP Summer School

National Council for Community and Education Partnerships

Summer School

Day 3 (1 - 6 pm)

NCCEP Summer School

National Council for Community and Education Partnerships

Summer School

Day 2 (1:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

NCCEP Summer School

National Council for Community and Education Partnerships

Summer School

Day 1 (1:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Mock ACT 9:15 am (Applerouth)

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Name Mock ACT
Date Aug 9 (Sun)

9:15am EDT / 6:15am PDT
Duration: 4h 15m

Location Online
Price $20

Mock ACT (Applerouth)

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Name Mock ACT
Date Aug 8 (Sat)

2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT
Duration: 4h 15m

Location Online
Price $20

DeKalb County Student Success Agency Kickoff

August 6, 2020 at 6pm

Click HERE to register and for your chance to win Beats by Dre Headphones!

DeKalb Fall Educator PD

August 5, 2020

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fall Educator PD Agenda

Student Success Web Series: Stress Management

Student Success Web Series: Stress Management

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Wed, Aug 5, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

A 30 minute web session for students on stress management strategies hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman.

Topics include:
1. Best practices for avoiding stress
2. Wellness strategies to cope with stress
3. How to make stress your friend
4. How time management and organization can relieve stress
5. Leveraging support resources

Standardized Testing in the 2020-2021 School Year: What Students Need to Know

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Date Aug 4 (Tue)

7:00pm EDT / 4:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Jed Applerouth

Description

The world of standardized testing has changed rapidly in the last few months - spring SAT and ACT test dates were postponed, APs became at-home, open-book exams, and the ACT’s move to computer-based testing will soon be here. Many colleges will be “test optional” for the year, but does that mean students should be opting out of testing altogether? Students need a solid game plan to guide them in this new testing environment. Join Jed Applerouth, PhD to learn about standardized testing in the 2020-2021 school year and how students can best prepare.

Mock SAT (Applerouth)

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Name Mock SAT
Date Aug 2 (Sun)

9:00am EDT / 6:00am PDT
Duration: 4h 30m

Location Online
Price $20. Download PDF for free version.

Mock ACT (Applerouth)

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Name Mock ACT
Date Aug 1 (Sat)

9:00am EDT / 6:00am PDT
Duration: 4h 15m
Additional mocks are included in a test prep package.

Location Online
Price Free

We provide your first Mock ACT free.

New School Coordinator Onboarding Webinar

​July 29, 9 am - 12 pm

Click here to register!

GEAR UP Leadership Series: Time Management

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Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 1 pm

Time Management

Don’t we all wish for more time in the day! We will look at the ways to get in control of your time and organize your schedule according to your priorities.

Parent Webinar: Preparing Your Kids for New School Year

Student Success Web Series: Helping Parents Prepare Your Kids for School

​July 29, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Click HERE to register and attend!

A 30-minute web session for the parents of middle school and high school students preparing for the new academic year. Hosted by Tutor.com’s Learning Design Manager, Dr. Amy Dietzman.

Topics include:
1. The importance of setting up a schedule
2. Setting expectations and teaching your kids to be responsible
3. Creating workspaces
4. How to help kids with school anxiety
5. Tips for the changing school environment

GEAR UP Leadership Series: Financial Literacy

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Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 1 PM

Financial Literacy

Budgeting takes self-control and a plan. We will look at resources to help develop a strategy that works for you. We will also discuss credit cards and what the benefits are for having a solid credit score.

FREE ONLINE SAT PRACTICE TEST (Applerouth)

July 26, 2020

Click HERE to register.

Sunday, July 26th: 3.75 hours

Starts: 9:00am EDT / 6:00am PDT

Mock SAT: Starts: 2:30pm EDT / 11:30am PDT

FREE ONLINE ACT PRACTICE TEST (Applerouth)

July 25, 2020

Click HERE to register.

Saturday, July 25th: 4.5 hr duration

Mock ACT: Starts: 9:00am EDT / 6:00am PDT

Starts: 12:00pm EDT / 9:00am PDT

Starts: 2:30pm EDT / 11:30am PDT

GEAR UP Georgia Ambassador Training (Student & Parents)

GEAR UP Georgia Ambassador Training (Student & Parents)

July 24, 1 pm - 4 pm

To register, click here!

Admissions Webinar: Selective Colleges (Applerouth)

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Name Selective Colleges
Date Jul 23 (Thu)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Description

Virtual College Road Trip Series Continues… Last stop: Selective Schools. Students from some of the most highly selective colleges in the United States will share their strategies for admission - and making the most of their four years at prestigious schools, including Swarthmore, St. Andrews/William & Mary joint degree, American University, Wake Forest, and Vanderbilt.

Please submit your questions for the panel ahead of time through this form.

Price Free

GEAR UP Leadership Series: Adulting

Click HERE to attend!

Wed, Jul 22, 2020, at 1 pm

Adulting

As you enter the professional world, building your network, interview skills, and a well-developed resume is immensely important. This will be a session jam-packed with “adulting” wisdom.

ACT Strategy Session (Applerouth)

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Name ACT Strategy Session
Date Jul 22 (Wed)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Catherine (Katie) Rose

Description

During the group Strategy Session, a top tutor will review the structure of the ACT and demo proven test-taking strategies. This session will happen the week before your practice test so you can apply what you learn on test day.

Price Free

GEAR UP Leadership Series: Well-being and Mental Health

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Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 1 pm

Wellbeing and Mental Health

We will talk about how different factors can make you more vulnerable to stress. Some of these factors you have control over and others you don’t, so we will look at ways to reduce stress and build resilience.

SAT Strategy Session (Applerouth)

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Name SAT Strategy Session
Date Jul 20 (Mon)

8:00pm EDT / 5:00pm PDT
Duration: 1h 00m

Location Online
Speaker

Catherine (Katie) Rose

Description

During the group Strategy Session, a top tutor will review the structure of the SAT and demo proven test-taking strategies. This session will happen the week before your practice test so you can apply what you learn on test day.

Price Free

ACT Power Session 3 (Princeton Review)

​Click HERE to Register. Must register 24 hours prior to session start time.

Friday, July 17 (1-4 pm)

GEAR UP Leadership Series: Risk Management

​Click HERE to attend!

Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 1 pm

Risk Management

In a judgment-free zone, we will talk about safety and laws surrounding topics that correlate with risks, such as alcohol, drugs, and sex. We will discuss what is put at risk, for example relationships, scholarships, and legal confrontation and talk about ways to reduce risk, so you can make fully educated decisions about risk management in your life.

ACT Power Session 2 (Princeton Review)

Click HERE to register.

Wednesday, July 15 (1-4 pm)

Study Skills Webinar (Tutor.com)

Student Success Web Series: Study Skills

Wed, Jul 15, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Click HERE to register!

GEAR UP Leadership Series: Holding True to Your Values

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Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 1 pm

Holding True to Your Values

In order to lead, you need to know your priorities and what you stand for. We will do an activity to help you narrow down what is most important to you and then discuss ways to prioritize them. What does integrity mean to you?

ACT Power Session 1 (Princeton Review)

Click HERE to Register! Must complete registration 24 hrs prior to session start time.

ACT Power Session

July 11 (1-4 pm)

GEAR UP Leadership Series: Identity & Leadership Webinar

​July 8, 1:00 pm

Click here to attend!

We will look at parts of your identity that you are born with and what you develop as you get older, we will talk about creating the identity that you want for yourself, digital identity, personality, and review at what careers may be the best fit for you.

GEAR UP Leadership Series: Professional Communication

GEAR UP Leadership Series: Professional Communication

​July 6, 1:00 pm

Click here to attend!

Learn to communicate in a professional setting. We will discuss proper email formatting, appropriate times to write thank you letters, non-verbal cues, recognizing other’s perspectives, and the importance of being clear when explaining details. Learn the secret codes of language registries.

GEAR UP Georgia Data Dive: Day 3

Day 3: July 1, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

GEAR UP Georgia Data Dive: Day 2

Day 2: June 30, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

GEAR UP Georgia Data Dive: Day 1

Day 1: June 29, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Summer Advising Training

June 25, 8:30 am - 10 am

GEAR UP Georgia Summer Advisors, Interns and Accountability Coaches

To attend the Microsoft Teams meeting click here!

Priority Group Work Plan Meeting

June 24, 9 am - 10 am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 470-648-2566 United States, Atlanta (Toll)

Conference ID: 513 875 990#

Liberty County Onboarding Meeting

​June 17, 10 am - 12 pm

Fulton County Resource Needs Analysis

​June 11, 10:30 am - 12 pm

Bibb County Principal & Coordinator Training

June 10, 1 pm - 4 pm

Cobb County Principal & Coordinator Training

​June 9, 9 am - 12 pm

Clayton County Principal & Coordinator Training

June 5, 9 am - 12 pm

DeKalb County Principal & Coordinator Training

June 3, 1 pm - 4 pm

Muscogee County Principal & Coordinator Training

June 2, 9 am - 1 pm

Thomas County Principal & Coordinator Training

June 1, 9 am - 12 pm

Virtual Office Hours: Implementation Director

Fridays 1 pm - 3 pm

Sign-up here for your 30-minute appointment

Floyd County Principal & Coordinator Training

May 28, 1 pm - 4 pm

Polk County Principal & Coordinator Training

May 27, 1 pm - 4 pm