You’re demonstrating the power of Linked Learning: college and career preparation anchored in the belief that every student has unlimited potential. Join your peers to work on taking this approach to the next level in your community, and in communities across the U.S.

March 16–17 | Long Beach, CA

about the institute

The Linked Learning Institute gathers education leaders and practitioners who share a commitment to college and career preparation of the highest quality. It’s about taking bold steps that lead to better outcomes for more students through Linked Learning.

Ten years of independent research shows that Linked Learning works, and together we will build on that success. In working sessions led by experienced educators and capacity builders, Institute participants will have the opportunity to dig into priority topics, reflect on successes, discuss common challenges, and learn from others deeply engaged in the work.

You’ll be invited to share your vision for your students and how you’re making it a reality in the communities you serve while contributing to a collective action plan for reaching our audacious goal: One million students in high-quality Linked Learning pathways by 2030. This action-oriented conference will provide meaningful opportunities for networking, sharing, and learning ways to create change together.


agenda: Day 1


Optional Site Visit to Gold Certified Pathway: Bringing Learning to Life in Long Beach

Join us as we visit pioneering pathways in Long Beach that are at the forefront of driving excellence and equity in preparing students for both college and career. See Linked Learning’s integrated approach in action as you observe pathway classes and engage in a Q&A with district administrators, pathway teachers, and students about their journey to bring higher education, industry, and community partners together around a shared goal of preparing students for success.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the core elements of a high-quality college and career readiness experience, and gain insight into the integrated district systems and structures that enable these experiences. Following the site visit, practitioners and district leaders will have the opportunity to reflect together and apply learnings to their own efforts to integrate college and career preparation. Register early, as space is limited. A boxed lunch will be provided.


Registration Opens


General Arrival


Welcome and Opening: Exploring the Power and Potential of Plus by Combining College AND Career Preparation


Networking/Sharing Session 1


Evening Reception and Celebration of New Silver and Gold Certified Pathways


Dinner on own

agenda: Day 2




Opening/Reflections on Day 1


Networking/Sharing Session 2


Networking/Sharing Session 3


Networking Lunch


Networking/Sharing Session 4


Moving Forward Together: Sharing Action Plans and Identifying Opportunities for Advancing the Linked Learning Movement Together


The Linked Learning Institute will be held at the beautiful Hotel Maya in Long Beach, California.

Hotel accommodations are not included in your Institute registration and must be made separately. Discounted rates are available to registered attendees.

Space is limited to 300 attendees at the Institute. Register and reserve your spot today!

Questions? Suggestions? Contact the Alliance.