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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.

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October 2020

Linked Learning pathways should provide students with multiple interdisciplinary learning opportunities throughout the pathway experience,
which also includes a continuum of work-based learning opportunities. Use this template to plan, design, and improve your pathway within your context.

Pathway Improvement, Career-Technical Education, Certification, College & Career Readiness, Equity, Rigorous Academics, Getting Started, Steps to Silver, Going for Gold, Continuous Improvement

October 2020

The Pathway Improvement Toolkit is designed for pathway teams at all levels looking to improve the opportunities to engage youth, transform systems, and advance equity. The toolkit includes the following resources:

  1. This User Guide, which offers detailed support for using the toolkit.
  2. A Self-Study Tool, with step-by-step guidance and questions to help you capture a meaningful picture of your pathway’s successes and areas for improvement.
  3. An Action Planning Template, designed to support your team’s analysis of the Self-Study Tool results and to plan for improvement.

Pathway Improvement, Career-Technical Education, Certification, Equity, Outcomes, Rigorous Academics, Student Supports, Work-Based Learning, Getting Started, Steps to Silver, Going for Gold, Continuous Improvement

September 2020

Check in on your pathway development progress using our Linked Learning Pathway Self-Study Tool. Your answers will help you visualize what you've accomplished, note areas you're making strides, and create an action plan to continue strengthening your program. This tool is intended to help you understand how you’re doing in relation to several important Linked Learning concepts. It is not a formal evaluation of your program’s certification progress.

Curriculum & Instruction, Pathway Improvement, Career-Technical Education, Certification, College & Career Readiness, Equity, Outcomes, Rigorous Academics, Student Supports, Work-Based Learning, Getting Started, Steps to Silver, Going for Gold, Continuous Improvement

May 2020

Remarks from Arroyo Valley High School Business and Logistics Academy student Beautifull Shields on her experience in this Gold Certified pathway from the May 28, 2020 Virtual Gold Celebration.

Stories, Webinars, Certification, General, Outcomes, Rigorous Academics, Student Supports

October 2019 | Pivot Learning

Hear from leaders at the Critical Design and Gaming School at Agustus Hawkins in Los Angeles, who share their journey to implement Linked Learning and become one of the first Gold certified pathways in the country.

Communications, Webinars, Certification

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September 2019 | Linked Learning Alliance

This overview document provides a snapshot of Linked Learning in California.

Communications, Certification, Getting Started

Going for Gold Webinar

A New Standard for Excellence in Education
September 2019 | Linked Learning Alliance

Learn more about the Gold certification standards, and hear two of the first Gold certified pathways speak about the value of the certification process.

Communications, Webinars, Certification, Going for Gold

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September 2019 | Linked Learning Alliance

Gold certification is the highest standard for college and career preparation, based on evidence of excellence in integrating the core components of Linked Learning. These standards were piloted in 2017–19 and enhanced through field inputs in 2019 to better emphasize pathway instruction, curriculum, and assessment.

Communications, Certification, Equity, Going for Gold

September 2019

Gold certification is the highest standard for college and career preparation, based on evidence of excellence in integrating the core components of Linked Learning. These standards were piloted in 2017–19 and enhanced through field inputs in 2019 to better emphasize pathway instruction, curriculum, and assessment.

Communications, Certification, Equity, Going for Gold

September 2019 | Linked Learning Alliance

This overview document provides a snapshot of the Linked Learning Gold Certification standards.

Communications, Certification, Going for Gold

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