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  1. 1. Linked Learning Presentation
  2. 2. Introduction Linked learning refers to an educational approach, which aims at advancing high school education. This approach links academics, technical education, with various fields such as engineering, health or others. Linked learning is beneficial to students, educators, parents and policymakers.  Importantly, the approach serves to prepare high school students for college education and career readiness (Richmond, 2010).
  3. 3. Problem Statement California faces challenges in educational attainment for its youth. In California, only 34% of the youth complete the minimum qualifications to access college education. There has been no change in reading for eighth grades since 1998. Schools in California receive inadequate learning resources for quality education Drop-outs are not prepared for college success, career and life (Richmond, 2010).
  4. 4. Purpose This presentation provides relevant information concerning the linked learning approach. The purpose is to show that the approach will prepare students to cope with the dynamic US, and California economy This presentation aims to provide an approach, which will work well in preparing students for careers, college success, and overall life (Richmond, 2010).
  5. 5. Literature Evidence Construction Tech Academy CTA, a school in San Diego executed the linked learning approach in 2004. The approach allowed the school to develop project-based classes called advisories. The advisory classes main objective was to instill academics and work skills in real world applications (Richmond, 2010). A typical example is one advisory project, was to construct a theme park, where students worked in teams, and built a physical model of the park.
  6. 6. (contd.) Using the approach, the school realized that students could apply academic and technical concepts in real life cases. In addition, students gained capacities to work together, distribute tasks to match the skills of different students. After one year, the teams presented ideas to experts and got feedback, which helped in preparing them for future careers. Most importantly, the linked learning approach transformed results from the school with much success (Richmond, 2010).
  7. 7. (contd.)(contd.) In addition, students from the school were able to enroll for post-secondary training, including college, and military. Integrating academic content with practical skills, and workplace exposure are the core concepts of linked learning, which have given students the nest education (Richmond, 2010).
  8. 8. Importance of the Approach Applied learning: the approach provides applied concepts, which can improve success for English learning. Academic-technical integration; the model provides for integration, where students can apply classroom concepts in practice Engagement and real-world context; coursework provided by the model motivates students to their future careers. In addition, studies suggest that the approach can eliminate habits of dropping out of school (Richmond, 2010).
  9. 9. Challenges to implement the Linked Learning Approach Human Capital; schools may face difficulties when hiring, training the staff; hence it is hard to create a capable staff. System and policy alignment; the schools are likely to face challenges owing to the separate funding from the state and federal policies. Funding; the approach will cost money for training, district support and costs associated with the approach can be hard to manage during economic crisis (Richmond, 2010).
  10. 10. Recommendations The Linked Learning approach is strategic preparation tool, which other states should integrate into their education system. Policy-makers should support the approach and allocate appropriate funding (Richmond, 2010). The different education stakeholders, including the government should support the integration of the approach in schools The Linked Learning approach will help in eliminating the educational crisis in California.
  11. 11. Federal Implications The schools aiming to implement Linked Learning approach must comply with the No Child Left Behind Act. Linked Learning approach will be influenced by the Higher Education Act. Most importantly, the federal policy must be reformed to accommodate innovations that seek to improve education outcomes. In addition, federal policy should support the approach as it shows success in college, life for every student (Richmond, 2010).
  12. 12. Conclusion The Linked Learning Approach has shown great success in integrating academic concepts and technical concepts. The approach will work well to transform the educational system in California. Although the approach will have substantial implications on the current federal policies, it has shown to provide positive results. The federal laws should accommodate such approaches that aim at improving the education status.
  13. 13. References Richmond, E. (2010). Preparing Students for College and Career: Linked Learning in California. Connecticut, NW: Alliance for Excellent Education.
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Editor's Notes

  • Linked learning originates from what was popularly known as “multiple pathways” in California. This is because it engaged other disciplinary fields integrated in the high school education system. Nevertheless, the approach is beneficial to students, educators, parents and policymakers. In addition, some areas of the United States have employed this approach; meaning that schools are having further objectives, rather than educate the students. The approach serves as a preparation tool for high school students to merge in colleges and prepare them for future careers.
  • California faces challenges in its education system whereby high school students do not attain the required educational attainment. In the state, only 34% of high school students complete the minimum required achievements to access college education. Most importantly, the situation dates back to the year 1998, when only 21% of students showed proficiency in reading. Another contributor to the educational challenges in California is the under preparedness of teachers. Owing to this, white students show eligibility for college education. On the other hand, students who drop-out from school face earning $10,000 and less because they lack preparedness for college, career and overall life.
  • Owing to the educational crisis faced in the Californian state, this presentation will provide substantial relevant information, mainly on the success of the linked learning approach, in an attempt to provide an alternative approach, which will help eliminate the educational crisis. In addition, the provided article shows that students who dropout, face individual costs challenges, where they earn $10,000 or less. Therefore, this presentation will aim to provide relevant information that it can help students cope with the dynamic economy of California. Nevertheless, the presentation will aim to provide the linked learning approach as a preparation tool for high school students, for college success and comfortable living.
  • Literature suggests that the California Linked Learning approach is a tool, which will work well to transform the educational crisis faced in any other school in the United States. This is because the approach integrates academic, technical concepts in real world experience to provide an educational system, which prepares students for college education and life. Most importantly, one school in San Diego, Construction Tech Academy, implemented the program, and showed promising results. Students had gained the capacity to collaborate, select a leader, and work practically to develop practical things. For instance, the students worked on a project to build a theme park, which they did appropriately. In addition, most students after the education could join post-secondary education, including colleges and military training.
  • The Linked Learning approach transformed the school because the school leaders realized that after implementing the program, students were able to apply academic concepts, which integrated with technical concepts, they were able to develop practical skills. Furthermore, after only one year, the Linked Learning approach had transformed the students for the better. In addition, the students could present ideas to professionals, in the field of their future choice careers, and the feedback they got from the professionals prepared them for future careers.
  • After implementing the approach, Construction Tech Academy students were now able to enroll for post-secondary training, which consists of a variety of learning courses in the military or colleges, or any other institution that offered post-secondary education. Therefore, we see the Linked Learning approach delivering or achieving the postulated benefits to students. Improving student’s performance by integrating academic concetnt with practical skills, and workplace exposure.
  • Evidence from literature suggests that the Linked Learning approach is the best way to engage students and prepare them for future careers, or prepare them for college life, and success in life. The core concept core in the approach is the integration classroom concepts in real life cases. The CTA school students were able to develop a business plan, and finally build a physical model of the theme park. Some of the provisions of the model include applied learning, academic-technical integration and engagement, and real-world context. Most importantly, research suggests that the approach could help in improving the level of English, and could even minimize the cases of dropping out from school.
  • The Linked Learning approach has the capacity to meet the high school needs in this 21st century. Nevertheless, there are several significant challenges, which can hinder the implementation of the approach. For instance, schools may find it difficult to train or hire a staff, which will work exclusively to sustain the Linked Learning approach. In addition, academic and technical teachers have different qualifications, hence they are widely isolated an aspect that will provide difficulties when training such a staff. In addition, the approach will incur considerable costs for training, and many other costs associated with the approach, which schools can find it difficult to manage during economic crisis.
  • Owing to the benefits and the positive results, which the Linked Learning approach brings, it is apparent that many states will implement the approach to boost their performance. Therefore, policymakers should support the approach and lobby for the funding of the approach by the state or the US government. Most importantly, various stakeholders associated with education should support the approach.
  • The Linked Learning approach seeks to incorporate academic concepts with technical concepts, aligned to college success and preparation for future careers. Owing to this, it is apparent that various federal laws, and policies will influence the programs, or the program might influence some policies to enable accommodation. Most importantly, the schools that aim to implement the approach will need to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Higher Education Act. In addition, federal policymakers should address the current structures for schools aiming to implement the approach. However, the federal laws should accommodate such approaches that aim at improving the education system.
  • The Linked Learning approach is a typical example of innovations, which have a positive influence on the education system. The Construction Tech Academy implemented the approach, and the school realized substantial positive results because students gained the capabilities to utilize academic concepts in real life situations. Most importantly, the implementation of the approach has several barriers, and funding is the most significant challenge. However, funding by the government will enhance the implementation process a success. Nevertheless, it is apparent that the approach will have substantial implications on the federal law and policies. Therefore, owing to the benefits of the approach, policymakers should support its integration into the current education system.

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