Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was one of the original nine participating districts in the Linked Learning District Initiative. Since that time, the district has expanded its Linked Learning pathways, adding a new cohort of schools each year (there are now 72 pathways in the district).
ConnectED has partnered with LAUSD since the beginning of the Linked Learning District Initiative, helping the district develop a system of pathways and a Graduate Profile, as well as training a cadre of coaches. LAUSD, in partnership with Envision Learning Partners, is now implementing a senior defense model aligned to its Graduate Profile, where all seniors in pathways present a portfolio of work and defend it in front of a panel of teachers and industry panelists. ConnectED is also working with the Linked Learning office to develop a series of blended learning modules to support high quality instructional practices in pathways.