OnRamps and Tarleton State University Announce New Partnership
"This partnership is testament to how institutions across the state can forge educational links so that local communities can benefit from the world-class efforts of UT Austin." -Jay Hartzell, President of The University of Texas at Austin
OnRamps and Crowley ISD Expand Partnership
Over 1,100 teachers in the school district will now receive customized professional development through the OnRamps Distance Learning Catalog to help advance their expertise and support students in new ways.
WHO WE ARE
OnRamps was established in 2011 with the mission of increasing the number and diversity of students who engage in learning experiences aligned with the expectations of leading colleges and universities. Our team of 55+ experts in the fields of instructional innovation and design, professional learning and development, and enrollment management serve a growing community of high school students and their families, high school teachers, counselors, district and campus administrators, and college and university faculty and leadership.
WHAT WE DO
We deliver high-quality distance education to students and teachers. Our dual enrollment courses, flexible to in-person, hybrid and distance learning modalities, have prepared more than 105,000 students in Texas for the challenges and rigor of college.
We offer robust professional development to teachers and faculty to help advance their content knowledge and expertise and boost student engagement, persistence, and completion.
We partner with school districts and higher education institutions—whether through offering OnRamps courses or seeking unique, customizable supports—to help students and teachers excel in the classroom and beyond.
DISTANCE LEARNING CATALOG
OnRamps offers a series of online, self-paced professional development modules for educators and faculty, grades 5 and above, who are looking to advance quality and engagement in the virtual classroom. Educators can earn CPE hours on belonging and connectivity, learner-centered course creation and design, and more.
In partnership with Houston Community College (HCC), we established the Faculty Innovation Hub to provide professional development to HCC faculty with the goal of increasing students’ persistence and readiness for STEM courses and careers.
OnRamps is partnering with Tarleton State University to offer our dual enrollment courses and professional learning and development in partnering school districts in Bosque, Comanche, Ellis, Erath, Hamilton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Palo Pinto, and Somervell counties. We will begin offering precalculus and college algebra in fall 2022.
Our research-practice partnership with the Texas Behavioral Science and Policy Institute examines teacher practices and beliefs surrounding the impact of growth mindset in STEM education. A new study focuses on how OnRamps Instructors implement mindset practices to address long-standing inequities in the mathematics classroom.
Since 2016, OnRamps has partnered with Texas Tech University to deliver our dual enrollment courses and professional learning and development to students and teachers in Regional Education Service Centers 16 and 17. TTU OnRamps currently offers physics I (and lab), physics II (and lab), geoscience, college algebra, precalculus, and statistics.