ConnectEd partners with communities to transform education through Linked Learning, ensuring that all students, regardless of background, graduate ready for college, career, and life.
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career is dedicated to advancing practice, policy, and research aimed at helping young people prepare for both college and career through Linked Learning — a high school improvement approach.
Linked Learning engages students by making education relevant. Linked Learning combines rigorous academics, demanding technical education, personalized student supports and real-world experience. It is delivered within career pathways, which are organized around 21st century themes such as digital media arts, engineering, green energy, health sciences and law and justice.
ConnectEd played a key role in developing and launching Linked Learning as a pilot project with nine California school districts that serve primarily low-income students. In addition, ConnectEd has partnered with educators in Houston, Rochester and Detroit to expand Linked Learning to those cities.
As the national hub for Linked Learning practice, we provide planning for school district administrators, coaching and training for teachers, resources and curriculum development for teachers and students, powerful new technology to support Linked Learning pathway certification, tools and quality checkpoints.
To explore bringing Linked Learning to your school district, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
ConnectEd was founded in 2006 with a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.