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News & Events
conventionHighlights from the Linked Learning Convention 2017

Thank you to all who attended the Linked Learning Convention 2017 in Oakland, CA. The  theme for 2017 is Accelerating Quality and Building Scale. At the Convention, two new tools for the Linked Learning field were launched that, recognize, incentivize, and support expansion of high quality Linked Learning pathways: Linked Learning Certification & Analytics. These resources are now open to all pathways and districts.

Other Convention highlights:

  • Hundreds of educators, employers, partners, and advocates for Linked Learning from across the country attended the convention. Featured speakers included Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, and Chauncy Lennon, Managing Director and Head of Workforce Initiatives, Global Philanthropy from JP Morgan Chase, the Convention Title Sponsor
  • 35 high school students from the Oakland Unified School District were Convention interns, gaining authentic work-based learning experiences and providing real value to the Convention staff team. 
  • The 2017 Linked Learning Champions were celebrated for their extraordinary commitment, leadership, and success in expanding quality Linked Learning opportunities for students. Congratulations to Joan Bissell (Educator Champion), David Rattray (Anne B. Stanton Impact Champion), Governor Bob Wise (Policy Champion), and The Wonderful Company (Employer Champion)!
Thank you to all our co-hosts, sponsors, the Oakland Unified School District, and many other districts and partners in the East Bay areas for their active leadership and partnership in the Convention planning process, and to every attendee who collectively made the Linked Learning Convention 2017 an incredible success.


Natalie Lenhart (LLA Staff) training Oakland Unified high school interns
Christopher Cabaldon with Linked Learning Champions. Noemi Donoso, The Wonderful Company (Employer Champion) and Joan Bissell, Office of the Chancellor, CSU (Educator Champion)
certandanalyticsLinked Learning Certification and Analytics

Linked Learning Certification and Analytics are designed to support continuous improvement in pathways, help districts and schools close achievement gaps, and drive equity in student preparation for success after high school. Both tools are now available for the Linked Learning field. To learn more, please click on the resources below.

Get your pathways started by registering, the first step towards certification today: certification.linkedlearning.org

Linked Learning Analytics helps districts track pathway progress, demographics, and improvement in student outcomes, including college and career readiness indicators. Participating districts registered in Analytics will have access to predictive analytics and performance dashboards and a centralized platform.

Want to know more about Analytics? Contact info@linkedlearning.org

governanceGovernance Members Elected

The Linked Learning Alliance Board of Directors has elected new Board members and members of Councils and Panels to guide and support the Linked Learning field efforts to expand high quality Linked Learning pathways in 2017. 

New to the Linked Learning Board are California State Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), and Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Policy Development and Government Relations for the Alliance for Excellent Education. These new board members bring experience and expertise that will help build and advance Linked Learning in many more communities. The full Board roster is available here.
resourceNew Resource to Support Linked Learning

What it takes to create Linked Learning
Full realization of the Linked Learning approach requires the support of a coherent set of school district human resource and student enrollment policies as well as infrastructure for work based learning placements. SRI International has evaluated Linked Learning in nine districts over seven years. The evaluation has surfaced key district-specific and pathways-specific implementation strategies that are crucial to establishing and sustaining Linked Learning.  Read Full Report

View other Evidence of Effectiveness here.
sitevisitExperiential Site Visit: Sacramento City Unified

See Linked Learning in action on Wednesday, February 22 to Thursday, February 23. Engage with and learn from pathway students, teachers, and site administrators about strategies for developing, supporting, and sustaining a system of high quality pathways. 

This two-day event allows you to:
  • See how combining strong site and district leadership with partnerships is integral to building and sustaining a system of pathways
  • Understand how the four core components of Linked Learning are implemented in four schools
  • Learn how pathway teams function as an effective community of practice to support college and career readiness
  • Visit one of the four featured schools: Health Professions High School, Hiram Johnson High School, Rosemont High School, and School of Engineering and Science
Reserve your spot here.
newsandeventsNews & Events

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Webinar: Building Strong Systems: Introduction to the California Career Pathways, Feb 23 1PM PT/4PM ET | Hosted by CLASP - Register Here

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