Designing a Multidisciplinary Integrated Curriculum (PDF, 2.89 MB)
A roadmap for teachers to plan and implement a multidisciplinary, career-focused and integrated high school curriculum.
Curriculum Guide (PDF, 245 KB)
The College and Career Academy Support Network’s resource guide of internet sites is helpful for developing lesson plans.
Buck Institute for Education (Project Based Learning)
The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is a non-profit research and development organization working to make schools more effective through the use of problem and project based learning. BIE hosts project based learning workshops for teachers.
Curriculum Organizer (CTE Online)
An online tool for teachers to easily identify key skills within their curriculum and connect them to the content in the state and national assessment tests.
Integrated Biomedical and Health Science Curriculum (PDF, 483 KB)
A set of integrated, problem-based curriculum units developed by ConnectEd in partnership with the National Consortium on Health Science and Technical Education.
Ford PAS Curriculum (Ford PAS)
An interdisciplinary curriculum that teaches students business, economic, and technology skills that link the classroom to real world challenges. This program was developed by the Ford Motor Company and partners with local schools and businesses to transform secondary education.
Engineering and Biomedical Science Curriculum (Project Lead the Way)
A non-profit organization that promotes pre-engineering and biomedical science courses for middle and high school students. PLTW’s goal is to increase not only the number but the quality of students entering these two fields after graduation.
Curriculum Resource Database (CCASN)
The curriculum resources in this database were specifically chosen for Career Academies, Linked Learning, and other college & career pathways. The database includes curriculum for academic courses connected to career and industry themes, as well as curriculum for CTE courses. Many resources are interdisciplinary and project-based.
Work Based Learning in Linked Learning: Definitions, Outcomes, and Quality Criteria (PDF, 450 KB)
The primary purpose of this document are to: 1) Provide clarity for teachers, partners, and others implementing Linked Learning concerning the definition of high-quality, outcomes-drive work-based learning, and 2) Increase alignment among Linked Learning partners and technical assistant providers so that support for Linked Learning practitioners around work-based learning can be more coherent, coordinated, and effective.
Work-Based Learning in California: Opportunities and Models for Expansion (PDF, 427 KB)
This WestEd report examines work-based learning in California, detailing implementation strategies and opportunities for expanding the approach to engage more students.
Internship Handbook (PDF, 657 KB)
A resource developed by the Career Academy Support Network for work-based learning coordinators.
Mentor Handbook (PDF, 742 KB)
A resource developed for mentorship coordinators and mentors for developing quality mentorship programs.
The Work Based Learning Center
A resource developed by the National Academy Foundation for creating quality internship programs developed by the National Academy Foundation.
Internship Specific tools
National Academy Foundation has provided several sources you might consider to find appropriate internship providers.
LaunchPath Employer Toolkit
LaunchPath is a new online tool developed in partnership by the Linked Learning Alliance and the Foundation for California Community Colleges with funding from JPMorganChase. LaunchPath’s goal is to improve the quality and scale of work-based learning by using a comprehensive data system to seamlessly match students and employers based on students’ fields of study and employers’ availability.