Practitioner Development

Educators are amazing problem solvers, especially when given the opportunity to innovate together. That’s why the Linked Learning Alliance is cultivating this opportunity for teachers, school and district leaders, and community partners who share a commitment to engaging students through Linked Learning. Building on 10+ years of experience, research, and relationships across systems and sectors, the Alliance offers training, tools, and connections to help educators take practice to the next level.

Right now, educators everywhere are working hard to navigate the disruption caused by COVID-19, as well as serious inequities of opportunity that have become increasingly clear. There has never been greater urgency for Linked Learning practitioners to connect, learn together, and act courageously. With the right tools and insights, we can provide high-quality learning experiences—whether in-person or virtual—for all students.

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Linked Learning is a movement—and a journey.

We are advancing equity—giving more young people a genuine chance to determine their own future through high-quality college and career preparation infused with real work experiences.

As a whole-systems, whole-communities approach, Linked Learning seeks to ensure students are meaningfully engaged from ages 14 to 24, a period of profound social, emotional, and intellectual development.

This bold work takes time. And it takes partnership at every level to create a strong and supportive coalition of educators, employers, and community organizations all working together to light the path forward for students.

Your partners are here to help.

We work with a wide spectrum of people who share a commitment to the next generation: instructors and administrators at the K–12 and postsecondary levels, civic and industry leaders, and community-based organizations and researchers.

Our practice opportunities build on these relationships, fostering connection and collaboration across conventional bounds to erase conventional limits on student success.

These resources get results.

Resources available through the Alliance have been developed in close collaboration with longtime Linked Learning practitioners and draw on more than a decade of experience and research.

The goal is to help practitioners everywhere bring the Linked Learning approach to life for their students in a way that works for their local context.

Each resource is grounded in Linked Learning principles as well as Linked Learning Certification, which sets standards for the high-quality implementation proven to help more students stay in school, graduate on time, and be ready for college and career.

Learn more

Contact Robert Curtis, Senior Director, Networks and Practice Development, to learn more about the Linked Learning Alliance practice offerings.