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ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2016
JP Morgan Chase joins the Skillman Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Ford Motor Company Fund, whose grants total $7 million and will connect 10,000 Detroit high school students to career education and work experiences over the next three years through Linked Learning Detroit. Learn about Linked Learning Detroit through interviews with…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Career Academies
Stearns, Roman – ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2014
This ConnectEd Guide for Developing a System of Linked Learning Pathways will introduce school district leaders and their community partners to Linked Learning and a system of quality pathways that can transform high schools, instructional practice, and the student experience. Not intended to be prescriptive, this document can and should be…
Descriptors: High Schools, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Career Academies
Atterbury, Rob – ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2014
This guide provides an overview of a more robust online guide and toolkit available through ConnectEd Studios. It supplies a glimpse of the sequence of steps involved in creating a new Linked Learning pathway. This publication can help coaches, district leadership, and pathway teams gain an understanding of the overall process of designing and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Stearns, Roman – ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2010
This Framework is intended for use by school districts and their community partners as they plan and adopt systems of quality pathways. The Critical Elements that make up the Framework are intended to deepen and clarify the district's thinking about how to build the infrastructure that supports the design, implementation, and sustainability of a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Improvement, School Districts, School Community Relationship
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2010
As communities across California commit to developing systems of high school pathways that will engage students in school and prepare them to succeed in postsecondary opportunities and contribute to a vital regional economy, many are realizing the importance of providing "broad-based support" for this work. Students need a choice of…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Accountability, High Schools, Student Participation
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2010
Pathways offer a promising strategy for transforming high schools and improving student outcomes. However, to achieve these desired results, pathways must be of high quality. To guide sites in planning and implementing such pathways, a design team of experts developed the criteria outlined in this document. Sites can choose to go through a…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Criteria, Certification, Educational Change
Clayton, Marla; Hagan, Jill; Ho, Pier Sun; Hudis, Paula M. – ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2010
The term "integrated curriculum" has many different, sometimes conflicting, meanings to educators. In this manual, integrated curriculum refers to the materials and pedagogical strategies used by "multidisciplinary" teams of teachers to organize their instruction so that students are encouraged to make meaningful connections…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Physical Education, Evaluation Criteria
LaPlante, Arlene; Stearns, Roman – ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2010
This rubric was created to help pathway teams as they work together to develop and improve a comprehensive program of study. Specifically, the rubric can serve as a tool for: (1) Visioning; (2) Self-assessment; (3) Planning; and (4) Quality review. ConnectEd designed this rubric to be used in coordination with the Certification Criteria for Linked…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Comprehensive Programs, Information Technology, Certification
Hoachlander, Gary; Stearns, Roman J.; Studier, Carol – ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2008
The multiple pathways approach holds significant promise for engaging California high school students and improving their ability to achieve their dreams. While hundreds of schools have already adopted the multiple pathways approach, much remains to be done to put more students on the path to success. Pathways must be designed around rigorous…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Pupil Personnel Services
Studier, Carol, Ed. – ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2008
Some of the recent and relevant evidence supporting Linked Learning comes from the substantial amount of data available on California Partnership Academies. These Academies, which have operated in the state for more than two decades, are one of the most well developed models using the Linked Learning approach. A March 2007 study conducted…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, High Schools, Economic Status, Universities
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2008
Successful Linked Learning pathways depend on curricula and instruction that challenge students to reach high academic standards through relevant and engaging content. These pathways offer an "integrated curriculum" that connects challenging, college-preparatory material to career-based technical concepts and applications. Teachers in…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Science Programs, Academic Standards, Biomedicine
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2008
State leaders in business, labor, public policy, education and community development are invited to come together around multiple pathways and build a new agenda for high school improvement in California. This group can become a powerful force for transforming high school education by examining and forming consensus around the multiple pathways…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, High Schools, Educational Change, Public Policy
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, 2007
State legislation launched the California Partnership Academies (CPAs) in 1984. Now operating in more than 200 comprehensive high schools, CPAs have been used as a model for high school reform in California and elsewhere. Academies typically feature multi-age learning groups, team teaching and career-based instruction. Teachers help students…
Descriptors: High Schools, Industry, State Legislation, Career Academies