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FFWD To College: 25 Minutes At A Time

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

  • 25-minute lessons designed for use in any setting (i.e. advisory, homeroom, classroom, after school, summer program, etc.).

  • Developmentally appropriate, interactive, and easy to implement lessons and activities.

  • Based on a college-going framework to increase college and career readiness by fostering college aspirations, teaching college knowledge, and supporting the college planning process.

  • Lessons are organized by themes, build on each other throughout the year, and increase in depth and rigor.

  • K-5th grade lessons are aligned to Common Core, ELD, and Social-Emotional Learning competencies.

  • K-5th grade curriculum includes post student activities to assess learning.

  • 6th-12th grade curriculum includes pre and post student surveys to assess learning.

  • The curriculum includes lesson plans, handouts, presentations (when needed), and optional extension activities.

  • When you purchase the curriculum you will have 30 days to download all materials in PDF format. The PowerPoint Presentations, however, are not in PDF, allowing you to modify as needed.

The curriculum is revised annually to update resources and reflect changes in admission and financial aid policy.

(CALIFORNIA) FFWD TO COLLEGE (▸▸FWD): K-12 COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE STUDENT CURRICULUM

The entire curriculum can be purchased here:  https://berkeleycep.catalog.instructure.com/

Kinder-5th (15 lessons for K-2nd and 3rd-5th): 

  • $49 - purchase link

  • Includes Elementary School Parent College Knowledge Workshop Curriculum

6th-8th (30 lessons/grade): 

  • $99 - purchase link

  • Includes Middle School Parent College Knowledge Workshop Curriculum

9th-12th (150 lessons total):

  • $399 - purchase link

  • Includes High School Parent College Knowledge Workshop Curriculum

By High School Grade:

(OUT OF CALIFORNIA) FFWD TO COLLEGE (▸▸FWD): K-12 COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE STUDENT CURRICULUM

The entire curriculum can be purchased here:  https://berkeleycep.catalog.instructure.com/

Kinder-5th (15 lessons for K-2nd and 3rd-5th): 

  • $49 - purchase link

  • Includes Elementary School Parent College Knowledge Workshop Curriculum

6th-8th (30 lessons/grade): 

  • $99 - purchase link

  • Includes Middle School Parent College Knowledge Workshop Curriculum

9th-12th (145 lessons total):

  • $399 - purchase link

  • Includes High School Parent College Knowledge Workshop Curriculum

By High School Grade:

Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Are the lessons able to be easily implemented/taught virtually? While this curriculum was not created for virtual delivery, some aspects make the virtual presentation easy. For example, many of the lessons come with a PowerPoint that is not PDF, making it easily modifiable and easy to present. The handouts however are PDF, so options would be to print packets or to create an editable version based on the sample provided. 

  • Are the lessons scripted?  Each lesson comes with a lesson plan with scripted language, and many of the lessons come with a PowerPoint Presentation that includes extensive notes that facilitators can read from.

  • Are the lessons online? The lessons are not online.

  • Are the parent workshops available in Spanish? Yes, the parent workshops come in English and Spanish.

  • Can you send up a Purchase Order? Unfortunately, we don't have a PO option, but we can provide a receipt in order to get a reimbursement for a credit card purchase.

  • How do I purchase the curriculum? Click on the link (above) for the desired curriculum. Once on the website, click on the blue ENROLL button. Once you create an account, pay via credit card. Once purchased, you have 30 days to access the site where you can download the curriculum to your computer. Instructions and more information provided on the landing page of the "course". Note that we use the CANVAS platform for payment and to host the curriculum which you download.

If you have additional questions, reach out to Dr. Claudia Aguilar (claudiacmca [at] berkeley.edu)

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