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A First Look at Gold Certification

October 4, 2019 | Dan Storz

Linked Learning integrates academics aligned to college-ready requirements with sequenced, high-quality career-technical education, work-based learning, and comprehensive student supports. Pathways gain Silver certification when they establish the core components of Linked Learning, and achieve Gold certification when they demonstrate proficiency with instruction, curriculum, and assessment aligned with these components.

Certification is a solution for the Linked Learning field ensuring that the massive increase in scale of pathways is accompanied by a commitment to pathway quality. Together these web-based tools support the Linked Learning field’s commitment to pathway quality, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

With 12 Gold pathways in California and hundreds of Silver-certified pathways striving for Gold, the launch of the new standards will help drive continuous improvement across the Linked Learning field.

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In Case You Missed It

Last month, we launched our newly refined process and standards for Gold certification, the highest quality marker for Linked Learning. If you missed it, you can view the full webinar to learn more about how Linked Learning Certification helps you improve your pathway over time, unlocks benefits for students, and gives schools and districts the recognition you deserve.

We also partnered with Pivot Learning on for the Pathways to Success: Connecting Learning to College and Careers webinar on how to implement Linked Learning principles. It featured the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), a district that has adopted Linked Learning as a way to create real-world learning experiences for its students that prepare them for a range of options after high school, including 2- and 4-year colleges, apprenticeships and the workforce. Watch the full webinar.