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Looking for your Learn More Indiana fall shipment?  Track your organization's or school's shipment here. Shipments will include student success guides, Educator Guides with lesson plans, and campaign materials for all three campaigns. Browse these items below, but also check out our College Application Day materials, additional worksheets, printable pennants, career pathway posters and Grad Plan information.

College Application Day Materials

Across the state, schools will be hosting College Application Days where all seniors are encouraged to complete at least one college application. Remember, that can be any education you'll need after you graduate: two- or four-year college, an apprenticeship, a workforce certificate to work in your field, etc.

Although the suggested date is October 28, College Application Day can be different at your school. Remember, however, that many Indiana colleges have November 1 as their priority date for full scholarship consideration.

Please use the resources below to assist your College Application Day planning. Materials can be edited with your school's specific information. Questions? We'd love to hear from you at info@che.in.gov.

Announcements

Use our sample morning announcements during the College GO! Week kick-off week (Sep. 22-26, 2014), or whenever you want to send important messages about planning for college.

Student Success Guides & Educator Guides

Learn More Indiana publishes high-quality student success guides for every age level, from kindergarten to adults. Accompanying Educator Guides for grades K-8 contain printer-friendly activities, lesson plans and more. The Educator Guides help counselors, teachers and others who work with students focus on college and careers in their classrooms while meeting state standards.

2014-15 LEARN MORE: Grades K-2
Students in kindergarten through second grade and their families learn about planning, preparing and paying for college in this colorful publication. It also features real Indiana students and fun activities.

2014-15 Spanish LEARN MORE: Grades K-2
Students in kindergarten through second grade and their families learn about planning, preparing and paying for college in this colorful publication. It also features real Indiana students and fun activities.

2014-15 Educator Guide: Grades K-2
This companion piece to LEARN MORE magazine provides educators with three lesson plans, nine blackline masters and more, all aligned with state standards and focused on college and careers.

2014-15 LEARN MORE: Grades 3-5
Third- through fifth-graders can navigate this student success guide with their families for advice, activities and more. Learn how to plan, prepare and pay for college completion and career success in these grades.

2014-15 Spanish LEARN MORE: Grades 3-5
Third- through fifth-graders can navigate this student success guide with their families for advice, activities and more. Learn how to plan, prepare and pay for college completion and career success in these grades.

2014-15 Educator Guide: Grades 3-5
This companion piece to LEARN MORE magazine provides educators with three lesson plans, nine blackline masters and more, all aligned with state standards and focused on college and careers.

2014-15 LEARN MORE: Grades 6-8
Gearing up for high school? This student success guide focuses on what students in sixth through eighth grade should be doing to plan, prepare and pay for their future careers and the education they’ll need.

NEW! 2014-15 Educator Guide: Grades 6-8
This companion piece to LEARN MORE magazine provides educators with three lesson plans, nine blackline masters and more, all aligned with state standards and focused on college and careers.

2014-15 LEARN MORE: Grades 9-10
The first years of high school can be daunting, but this publication has all the answers related to planning, preparing and paying for college and your career. Worksheets can be used as classroom activities.

2014-15 Next: Grades 11-12
This student success guide is full of career advice, tips on succeeding in school, and answers to ever-looming questions about paying for college. Don’t miss the important planning, preparing and paying messages for high school juniors and seniors.

 

 

 

2014 College & Career Success Campaign Materials

Fall 2014 shipments to schools and community partners will contain the following materials for use all year long. Visit campaign-specific websites for more information about Cash for College and Career Ready. Below, you can browse materials, or print off additional copies.

Activity Bank

See below for college planning worksheets for all grade levels. Visit our complete Activity Bank at LearnMoreIndiana.org/print for activities about career preparation and paying for college.

Grade Topic Activity
 K-2 Plan  Be a Career Explorer (coloring page)
 K-2 Plan  Tools of the Trade (matching activity)
 K-2 Plan  College and Career Matching (matching activity)
 K-2 Plan  My College Path (follow the path through school and college to your career)
 3-5 Plan  Options for My Future (college option matching; goal-setting)
 3-5 Plan  College Knowledge (college quiz)
 3-5 Plan  College and Career Matching (degree and career matching)
 3-5 Plan  College & Career Crossword (learn to match interests with college majors)
 6-8 Plan  Searching for College Success (word search)
 6-8 Plan  Career Matching (matching interests, careers and postsecondary education)
 6-8 Plan  Degree Pathways (links high school choices to career options)
 6-8 Plan  Grad Plan Mapping (put all your information in one place)
 9-10 Plan  Career Confidence (career preparation quiz)
 9-10 Plan  Research Your Future (requires internet)
 9-10 Plan  Plan Your Future (for which type of college should you plan - and how?)
 9-10 Plan  Know Where to Go (which college is best for you?)
 11-12 Plan  Help! What Should My Major Be? (worksheet)
 11-12 Plan  Potential Essay Topics (from the National Center on College Costs)
 11-12 Plan  College Visit Questions (from the National Center on College Costs)
 11-12 Plan  College Visit Comparison Chart (compare three colleges side-by-side)
 11-12 Plan  Compare College Options (how do two college stack up next to each other?)

Related Resources

Career Pathways Handouts

Navigate relevant Indiana high school classes, suggested college degrees and suggested careers in each of the six career clusters with these one-page handouts. Explore each career cluster further by creating an account on the Indiana Career Explorer.

View pathways to example careers:

College Pennants

College & Career Planning Checklists

Find five-item checklists for every grade level as well as college and adult students.

High School Graduation Plan

All students in the state of Indiana are required to complete a high school graduation plan starting in middle school. Use this document to keep track of career interests, type of high school diploma and the courses you’ll need to get there. Note that an online version of the Grad Plan is available via the Indiana Career Explorer (under "My Portfolio"). A sixth grade version of the Grad Plan is also available.

Have more questions about completing the Grad Plan? Find answers to common Grad Plan questions.