Colleagues,
On October 13, ConnectED hosted two visitors from Japan who were eager to learn more about Linked Learning and how districts throughout California have implemented college and career pathways. Mr. Norihiro Miyako from the National Institute of Educational Policy Research and Mr. Takao Mimura, Professor in the Graduate School of Teacher Education at Waseda University, were particularly interested in the commitment to both college and career readiness.
In Japan, the high school focus remains overwhelmingly academic, with very little attention to career and technical education or emphasis on real-world application in academic subjects. They are looking forward to returning to California in the spring to attend the Linked Learning Alliance Convening and to visit schools that have embraced college and career pathways.

 

ConnectED Hosts Japanese Educators

Colleagues, On October 13, ConnectED hosted two visitors from Japan who were eager to learn more about Linked Learning and how districts throughout California have implemented college and career pathways. Mr. Norihiro Miyako from the National Institute of Educational Policy Research and Mr. Takao Mimura, Professor in the Graduate School of Teacher Education at Waseda […]

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Giving Tuesday: November 22

Over the last year we saw a 100 percent increase in website traffic. More than 800,000 people viewed a video in our Day at Work series…

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ConnectED Annual Report

ConnectED is thrilled to release our Annual Report 2021. During the past fifteen years, ConnectED has worked in 12 states serving more than 40 school districts, over 300 high schools, more than 1,000 pathways, and over 85,000 students. Our Annual Report spotlights three of those communities: Porterville, North Kansas City, and Gallup. As in all […]

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Grateful For Our Teachers

Colleagues, A week ago, my wife was sitting quietly on the back porch of her daughter’s duplex. There is a high school just down the street. She could hear the celebratory sounds of graduation, and she began to cry. In a normal year, these would have been tears of joy, but this night she could […]

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Interdisciplinary Education: Literature Review and Landscape Analysis

Ideas around interdisciplinary education have been in play for longer than some of us might realize. If you are interested in learning more about what the literature has to say about interdisciplinary education, and curious about the landscape of this work, give this report a read! Related to project-based learning, interdisciplinary education can create more […]

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Virtual Den for Deeper Learning 2022

Based on the work that ConnectED and Envision Learning Partners are doing to support mathematics initiatives in several districts we were invited to host a Virtual Den talk for Deeper Learning 2022. We gathered a group of passionate and knowledgeable educators with diverse perspectives and experience to tackle some big ideas in the field of […]

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Notes from the Field – Challenger Middle School

At ConnectED we recognize that there is a well-documented and persistent relationship between success in 9thgrade mathematics, Algebra I or equivalent, and success accessing and persisting in post-secondary learning. Meaning also that those students who struggle in Algebra I are less likely to graduate high school, less likely to enter post-secondary learning, and less likely […]

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ConnectED Revises Key Resources for Undertaking Systemic Change

Implementing a cross-district system of high-quality college and career pathways requires across-the-board participation and support. ConnectED’s approach to pathway implementation recognizes and facilitates the interdependent connections between the levels of the education ecosystem: Community, District, Site, Pathway, and Classroom. The Graduate Profile provides a through line helping to align and clarify the outcomes across all […]

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JD Hoye Joins ConnectED’s Board

We are thrilled to announce that JD Hoye has joined ConnectED’s Board. JD is the former Chief Executive Officer of NAF and a current member of the NAF Board of Directors. With a deep commitment to preparing students for college and meaningful careers, JD has worked at both the grassroots and the highest levels of […]

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 Story Telling Through Animation

  Recently a former ConnectED Board member introduced us to Ron Diamond, CEO of The Animation Show of Shows, Inc. Through this non-profit, Ron curates and releases some of the best animated short films created by students and professionals around the world. The films appear in his annual programs at universities and colleges from Harvard […]

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