professional learning series

The Linked Learning Professional Learning Series presents structured, interactive, multi-day workshops that delve deep into proven education practices and systems centered on a belief in the unlimited potential of young people.

The series helps participants understand, integrate, and adapt Linked Learning approaches to launch and deliver powerful and relevant learning experiences to their students. Featuring educators, experts, students, and postsecondary and industry partners from across Linked Learning communities, each session builds on collective insights.

Participants engage in knowledge sharing, candid dialogue, co-creation, and action planning—all grounded in Linked Learning principles and real world applications. It’s an opportunity to learn from diverse perspectives and examples of high-quality Linked Learning in action.

Series topics

Each workshop is distinct and designed to offer participants the opportunity to dive deeply into a topic of high relevance to their Linked Learning work. Because this series emphasizes collaboration, we encourage pathway, school, district, and community-wide teams to participate together.

Session cost is based on per-person pricing, with pricing breaks for early registration and team participation.

Linked Learning 101

This foundational workshop is for educators—including district, school, and pathway leaders and teams—who are considering or adapting new approaches to integrated college and career preparation. Participants will experience candid dialogue, learning, and planning, grounded in Linked Learning principles and delivered in a supportive setting. Virtual site visits will be a part of this action-oriented experience.

Available April 2021


Pathway Design Fundamentals is a two-day virtual workshop bringing together pathway design teams that are interested in designing or developing a Linked Learning pathway. The workshop will focus on the structures and practices that underpin the design of equitable Linked Learning pathways. Participants will use the National Equity Project’s Liberatory Design Framework and the Linked Learning Silver Standards to design, develop, and improve their pathway program of study with a focus on equity and impact. This series is for newer pathway teams, including site administrator, pathway lead, counselor, work-based learning coordinator, and core academic and CTE teachers, who are interested in designing and improving integrated college and career pathways using the Linked Learning Silver Standards or are currently pursuing Linked Learning Silver Certification.

Available April 2021


Pathway Continuous Improvement is a two-day virtual workshop bringing together existing pathway teams who are interested in learning together and using the Linked Learning Gold Standards to improve their pathway or become Gold Certified. This workshop series is for established college and career pathways that are interested in working and learning together to deepen their work or are currently pursuing Linked Learning Gold Certification. Participants will use the National Equity Project’s Liberatory Design Framework and the Gold Standards to identify and test strategies to improve pathway student outcomes.

Available May 2021


This workshop series is designed for Linked Learning educators to develop and adapt student-centered instructional practices, with a focus on designing high-quality, interdisciplinary projects and performance-based assessments that integrate academic and career technical content and skills. Participants will explore how these types of instructional practices can provide equitable opportunities for students to address compelling and authentic real-world problems, engage in self-reflection, practice acquired skills, demonstrate complex understanding of integrated content, and share their learning with peers, teachers, industry partners, and community members.

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Learn more

Contact Robert Curtis, Senior Director, Networks and Practice Development, to learn more about the professional learning series, or to sign up for the next opportunity.