We here at the Navigate Program, alongside supporting our students, want to support our teachers here in Lincoln County. Below you will find relevant resources to help your students in the classroom.
Students from marginalized populations, undocumented youth, and homeless youth are all demographics who underperform when compared to their peers are in most need of instructor and educational assistance. Below you will find a list of resources that can be helpful when supporting students in your classroom.
Supporting Undocumented Youth and Students
- Supporting Undocumented Youth – State of Oregon
Oregon GEAR UP
- Undocumented Students in Oregon
- Information for Educators, Students and Parents (English)
- Information for Educators, Students, and Parents (Spanish)
- Tip Sheet for Undocumented Students
Supporting Homeless Students
- Homeless Education and Literacy Project (HELP) – Lincoln County School District
- Homeless Students in Oregon – Oregon Department of Education Report
Department of Education
- Guidance on Homeless Children and Youth
- Identifying and Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness
Financial Aid Information
College and Career Exploration
- Login: Oregoncoast
- Password: cissharks
Promoting College in the Classroom
Promoting college and careers in the classroom should start in middle school, exposing students to different areas of interest and inspire them to commit to their education.
The College Board – The College Board has long been a supporter of students pursuing higher education as a post-secondary option. They currently offer many online resources that students can utilize. Explore them at your leisure:
- SAT Planning and Preparation
- AP Course and Test Resources
- College Exploration Tool
- Career and Major Exploration Tool
- Paying for College and Financial Aid Resources
Oregon GEAR UP – Oregon GEAR UP is the State’s college preparation and promotional apparatus. Located in public schools across the state, GEAR UP helps students, parents, and families navigate their through the college admissions and financial aid process. In addition, GEAR UP hosts a large and beneficial resource database, here are some useful resources for educators:
- College Going Culture Toolkit
- College and Career Center Toolkit
- Career and College Day Toolkit
- Oregon College and Universities Map
- A B C’s of College
- Benefits of College Poster
- College Checklists – For Educators
- Parent Engagement Toolkit
Other College in the Classroom Resources
- 101 Early College Awareness Activities
- Promoting High School Success and Facilitating College Readiness
- “Getting Serious about College and Career Readiness”
STEM Resources for Students and Educators
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, (and the Medical field) are all current career fields that are hiring young college graduates and should be invested in highly in today’s youth, tomorrow’s leaders. Below you will find a list of resources that can be used in your classroom to help promote different science and math-based educational and career fields.
- A Digital List of Engineering Games for Youth (Nation Wide Lifts – elevators.com)
Provides interactive, web features, activities, programs, and events for K-12. Saturday and Summer professional development workshops are available through the Teacher Institute.
NASA – Educators
Lesson plans, teacher guides, classroom activities, video clips, games, posters, and more for teachers and students in grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12, and higher education.
eGFI: Dream Up the Future
Promotes engineering education with K-5, 6-8, 9-12 lesson plans, activities, outreach programs, and links to web resources. Teachers and students can download the first three issues of eGFI magazine.
Science games for students in grades 3-5. One activity asks students to replace the body systems of a character who sounds like Arnold Schwarzenegger. The website requires free registration.
National STEM Video Game Challenge
Middle school (5-8), high school students (9-12), and educators are invited to design games that incorporate STEM content or STEM themes in innovative and engaging ways. Homeschoolers are eligible to enter as well. Sign up to be notified about the 2013 competition.
Eight interactive math and science tools and simulations for students in grades 6-12. All simulations and curriculum materials meet the new National Science Education Standards and National Math Education Standards.
Engineer your Life
This guide introduces girls in grades 9-12 to young women engineers and highlights careers. A section for parent and counselors furnishes background in engineering to better advise students. The site has a link to a companion site for girls in grades 5-8.
STEM Education Resource Center
Provides nearly 4,000 science, technology, engineering and math resources for PreK-5, 6-12 as well as free, self-paced modules for teachers teaching global climate change to middle school and high school students.
A Compendium of Best Practice K-12 STEM Education Programs
All 38 K-12 STEM programs included in this report provide challenging content/curriculum, an inquiry-learning environment, defined outcomes/assessment, and sustained commitment/community support. Each program entry gives an overview, defines the target population and learning environment, and presents highlights of results. Contact information is provided.
STEM Educator Materials
Download posters, educator guides with activities and age-appropriate career information for your students. All activities meet national education standards of learning for math, science and technical literacy. Registration is required but free.
*Provided by National Education Association – link