We are thrilled to welcome three new members to ConnectED’s Board. Clare Bertrand leads Best Bet Services at JFF Labs, working with communities, networks, and districts to identify and leverage career pathways for young people. Alexandra (“Alex”) Kennedy is the Global Head of Partnership Strategy and Operations at Twitter, where she is also an executive advisor to Twitter Women, a business resource group focused on building community for women at Twitter. Marques McCammon is President of Ricardo North America and is responsible for operations in the Automotive and Industrial market sectors across the American continent. We are so grateful to them and the rest of our Board for helping ConnectED navigate these challenging times!
In the turmoil and chaos created by the COVID-19 pandemic, it would have been easy for districts aggressively pursuing school reform to put aside those initiatives and focus exclusively on the current crisis. In most of the communities where we’re working, that has not happened. Perhaps because the pandemic has exposed more starkly than […]
Nationwide, schools—from K-12 all the way through postsecondary institutions—are shuttering their doors. Government officials predict that schools are likely to remain closed for the next three to six months, through summer break. As parents, teachers, and students absorb the shocks and challenges of this new reality, many are wrestling with whether and how to sustain learning and teaching during these tumultuous times. In most respects, this is unprecedented. But in some respects, it is not.
The City of Long Beach needs to measure pedestrian traffic in the northwest quarter of the city. To assist the city, a team of seniors in the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing, Construction, and Engineering at Jordon High School are designing a device integrating infrared sensors, an electronic controller, and wireless communication.
#GivingTuesday is here! We’re excited to participate in this inspiring day of giving back and hope that you’ll join in supporting the important work we are doing, work that prepares youth for successful lives in college and career via academically aligned Linked Learning pathways.
Since 2013, ConnectED, in partnership with NAF and the United Way of Southeastern Michigan, has supported a transformational approach to preparing students for college and career in Detroit. This work has been dynamic, complex, and collaborative. It has incorporated all levels of linked learning, from professional development, to coaching; instructional design, to work-based learning…
This new report tracks the groundbreaking work in the Great Lakes, and why it’s a model for other communities.
Colleagues, Last month’s Linked Learning Convention in Palm Springs offered many opportunities to see and hear about so much good work in the growing number of districts around the country embracing the Linked Learning approach. On Tuesday morning, I had the opportunity to tour Indio High School, home to several strong pathways. In particular, The […]