Staff Resources

COVID-19 Resources

As our schools work through the evolving pandemic, changes in state educational policy and challenges of teaching remotely, we recognize that it can be an overwhelming task to research, learn and implement the new tools required for distance education. Below is a curated list of resources for educators to help them navigate the stream of apps, and web 2.0 tools with some of the simplest and most accessible tools available to tackle the various tasks of distance learning. Please feel free to share and distribute this document accordingly.

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Tool Kits

A collection of tool kits created specifically for the GEAR UP NC Appalachian Partnership.


Family Engagement Toolkit

This toolkit serves to inform, guide, and empower your local GEAR UP program and UCAN committee as you plan for and implement GEAR UP family engagement programming. 


College Visit Toolkit

College visits for middle and high school students can make a life-long difference.  This toolkit provides planning tips and documents to help design and implement an intentional, informative, inspirational, and interactive campus visit.

GEAR UP Guarantee

The GEAR UP Guarantee is a guaranteed admissions program to Appalachian State University for students currently attending a GEAR UP high school!

Program Details

Informational Flyer

GEAR UP 101 Resources


The GEAR UP 101 Resource website is a powerfull tool, specifically designed to help educators easily design and deploy successful GEAR UP 101 programming.  Educators can choose programming by topic, participant grade-level, duration, and more.

Resource Documents