As a hub for the Linked Learning movement, the Alliance offers research, stories, and tools that help people understand the impact of Linked Learning and implement this approach at high levels of quality.
With an influx of highly flexible federal and state COVID relief resources, school districts and youth-serving organizations can increase the number and types of paid learning experiences they offer to students.
New funds for educational recovery from the pandemic present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get student learning on track and our educational systems in shape to better serve all students. To be effective, steps forward must start this summer.
This policy guide, created in partnership with the College in High School Alliance, Everyone Graduates Center, Linked Learning Alliance, and National College Attainment Network, encourages state and district leaders to use federal coronavirus relief funds to improve college access and success, especially for students who are historically underserved and under-represented in higher education.
Teachers, school and district leaders, and their community partners
are amazing problem solvers, especially when they can innovate together. The Alliance is actively cultivating that opportunity with our professional development portfolio. Building on 10+ years of experience, research, and relationships across systems and sectors, the Alliance offers training, tools, and connections to help K–12 educators take practice to the next level.
Establish or strengthen a pathway at your school that is guided by the standards that define Linked Learning at its most effective.
In this Getting Started with Linked Learning guide for pathways, you’ll find information and resources to build alignment and leadership, then develop and integrate a rigorous program of study, work-based learning, and student supports—for a powerful student experience that connects learning to purpose.
Prepare your district with a framework of the systems and capacities essential to the Linked Learning approach, plus a roadmap for getting there.
In this Getting Started with Linked Learning guide for school districts, you’ll find information and resources to help you lay the groundwork for change, develop a robust plan for action, build capacity, implement the plan, continuously improve, and sustain momentum—no matter your starting point.
This action planning template is interned to be used after completing the Pathway Self-Study Tool. This template will help you synthesize, prioritize, and agree on key next steps to improve your pathway.
Pathway Improvement, Career-Technical Education, Certification, Equity, Outcomes, Rigorous Academics, Student Supports, Workforce Development, Work-Based Learning, Getting Started, Steps to Silver, Going for Gold, Continuous Improvement