College Knowledge Month is just one event to encourage and increase college readiness and access. Building a college-going culture at your school is an ongoing process; this information for teachers, counselors and administrators can be used during College Knowledge Month and beyond.
Building a College-Going Culture Resource and Activity Book These online resources and activities were created by the College and Credential Completion Network. They are designed to help school staff support students as they explore and discover their identity and career interests and later take more specific steps to prepare for college. Includes both short-term and year-long activities; organized by grade level.
ACT College Readiness for All Toolbox This is an effective set of well-researched tools, lessons learned, resources, and documents designed to create a college-ready culture for ALL students. Educators, guidance counselors, outreach professionals, and policy makers will find the tools easy to use and adaptable to meet the unique needs of all learning environments.
MN Office of Higher Education High School & Campus Resources Order materials and publications for your students and peruse the resources available to supplement your college counseling. The Office of Higher Education also offers free college planning presentations to educate students, families, teachers and the community about the many ways to prepare and pay for college.
Ready Set Go MN for Educators A website developed by the MN Department of Education for educators, families, and students. It provides valuable resources about college and career readiness and accelerated course options in Minnesota, including an interactive curriculum resource area for educators.
Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities This curricula, developed by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), offers training for counselors and others who work with underrepresented and underserved students. It provides comprehensive tools for meeting the needs of first-generation students and their families as they navigate the college exploration and application process starting in middle school.
College Board Educator Resource Center Here you'll find college planning resources to support the work you do every day with students and families - including handouts & presentations, demos and tips, and access to the CollegeEd® College Planning Program (a free, standards-based college planning and career exploration program for middle and high school students).
Federal Student Aid for Counselors This guide helps counselors and mentors through the financial aid process and how to provide that information to students and parents. It includes a customizable PowerPoint presentation with detailed notes; a how-to guide to planning a Financial Aid awareness program; and a video with tips on hosting a financial aid night.
Great Lakes College Access Resources These workshop materials include PowerPoint presentations that provide the essentials to conduct a successful college preparation or financial aid workshop for students. Each presentation includes detailed speaker notes, handouts, and a promotional flyer to help get the word out. Choose from four.
KnowHow2Go College Public Service Announcements Here are some great videos and radio spots that can be used to promote college at your site before, during and after College Knowledge Month.