We offer the following Professional Development Workshops for GEAR UP Staff and educators:

aha!Process Workshops

aha!Process is the organization founded by Dr. Ruby Payne who is well known for her work regarding educating students from low-income backgrounds.

Quantum Learning for Teachers (QLT) Levels 1-5

(Each level is a one-day, 6 hour workshop)
This professional development program for educators provides proven strategies that motivate students and boost achievement.

A Framework for Understanding Poverty

This workshop provides an in-depth study of information and issues that will increase the participant’s knowledge and understanding of the poverty culture.


Data Interpretative Workshops In an ACT, PLAN or EXPLORE workshop, staff will learn how to interpret student and school ACT reports to improve student achievement.


Ignition, developed by FOCUS Training, is a comprehensive, research-based transition to high school and peer mentor program for freshman students.


If you would like more information on any of these programs please contact one of our staff members!