This Handbook is the collective work of many dedicated people who have been in the forefront of Linked Learning implementation in the schools and its articulation with higher education. It erves as a guide for schools and universities who seek to collaborate on Linked Learning projects by preparing both pre-service and in-service teachers for work in Linked Learning settings, those seeking to develop deeper school-university partnerships, and those blending Linked Learning and the new state standards.
Through Rigorous academics, real-world technical skills, workbased learning, and personalized support The James Irvine Foundation and Linked Learning help California's youth gain the capacities and opportunities needed for postsecondary education and high-wage employment.
Linked Learning is a high school improvement approach that makes learning exciting and challenging. It connects strong academics with real-world experience in a wide range of feilds, such as engineering, arts and media, and biomedical and health sciences--helping students gain an advantage in high school, college and career.
Linked Learning is a perfect approach that is transforming education for California students by integrating rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences.
"The teachers, administrators, and staff of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) believe in the equal worth and dignity of all the students and are committed to educate all students and are commitedd to educate all students to their maximum potential throught the Linked Learning approach."
"Smaller Learning Communities (SLC's) / Pathways connects learning with students' interests and job preparation, lead to higher graduation rates, increased postsecondary enrollments, higher earning potential and greater civic engagement to prepare students for career and a full range of postsecondary options: 2- and 4-year colleges/universities, apprenticeships, the military, and formal job training."
"Oakland Unified School District offers a variety of Career Pathways to offer students strong academic experiences that will prepare them for both college and career."
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