Linked Learning Networks
The Linked Learning Alliance believes that practitioners can solve their problems if provided the opportunity and support. Educators rarely get opportunities for reflection and collaboration with others outside their department, pathway, school, or district. Our networks of Linked Learning practitioners vary in size and stakeholder composition based on the interests and needs of the Linked Learning field. The networks are all designed to facilitate learning together, collaborating to solve shared problems of practice, and reflecting on our Linked Learning work.
Linked Learning Networks bring educators together several times each year over a period of one or two years to advance a shared agenda. Working as a community of practice, participants innovate, scale and improve Linked Learning and its results. They motivate and inspire each other, share ideas and resources, and develop and spotlight tools and solutions to common challenges.
The Alliance connects Network participants to the field’s top experts and resources, and curates and shares Linked Learning tools, strategies, lessons, stories, and results with the broader field. We encourage teams of educators—district administrators, principals and assistant principals, pathway leads, academic and CTE teachers, counselors, work-based learning coordinators—to participate in networks together. Participants set their agenda, establish goals, and define metrics of success as they learn, grow, and connect.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all convenings during the 2021–22 school year will be conducted virtually, with opportunities for in-person convenings when the situation stabilizes.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NETWORK
The Linked Learning Middle School Network brings together middle school educators in Linked Learning districts to expand and deepen college and career learning opportunities for their students. Using the Linked Learning Gold standards as a framework, this community of practice explores experiential, integrated college and career instructional design in middle school settings aligned with high school Linked Learning college and career pathways. | Join the Middle School Network
Counselors are vital members of a pathway team. They are critical in developing a supportive master schedule, integrating college and career readiness, and assisting students who enter high school behind academically or need additional support. The Linked Learning Counselors Network brings together counselors as a community of practice to share promising strategies, learn from one another, and address shared challenges related to the role of counselors in Linked Learning pathways. | Join the Counselor Network
CERTIFICATION SUPPORT NETWORK
Research shows quality is key to Linked Learning experiences that prepare students to succeed in college and career. Linked Learning Certification establishes clear standards for implementing the approach with fidelity. Schools with certified pathways show their dedication to continual improvement, unlock real benefits for all students, and are recognized for their commitment to excellence and equity in education. This is why the Linked Learning Alliance is committed to supporting pathways working towards and through certification with the launch of the Linked Learning Certification Support Network. Members will have the opportunity to come together and share best practices, ask questions, receive technical support, and gain insight into the certification process. Monthly meetings will alternate between focusing on specific topics related to certification and general “office hours” where educators will be able to drop in and receive support. | Join the Certification Support Network
A Team of Teams
We encourage teams of educators—district administrators, principals and assistant principals, pathway leads, academic and CTE teachers, counselors, work-based learning coordinators—to participate in networks together. Specific team composition may be determined by the focus of a given network.
Network participants set their agenda, establish goals, and define metrics of success as they learn, grow, and connect. Network meetings happen several times per year and involve an investment in learning and growth.
Contact Dan, Senior Director, K–12 Engagement, to learn more about Linked Learning Networks or to register to participate.