Linked Learning includes a demanding technical component that delivers concrete knowledge and skills with an emphasis on real-world applications, bringing their academic and technical learning to life. The focus is on preparing youth for high-skill, high-wage employment through courses in cutting-edge areas of study such as biotechnology, green building and design, and animation.
Integrating technical and academic content allows students (and teachers) to explore connections in depth—and ultimately deepens student understanding and makes learning more exciting and relevant.
Students in pathways are expected to take a three- or four-year sequence that begins with a foundation course in 9th or 10th grade, and adds increasingly advanced and challenging content in upper-level courses as they progress through high school. This technical core often culminates in a capstone senior project that demonstrates mastery in their chosen area of study—and in some cases, leads to certification for students. In addition, all technical courses should align with state content standards, and stay current with the latest developments in the industry.
ConnectEd has partnered with EDC, Inc. to develop technical curricula in the fields of Arts, Media, and Entertainment, and Law and Justice, and is working with the National Academy Foundation to create curricula for a Health Science Program of Study.
To inquire about ConnectEd's technical curriculum, email firstname.lastname@example.org