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Linked Learning Convention 2017 PresentationsPosted on January 17, 2017 at 8:41pm by Ted Aquino

We are pleased to be a part of the 2017 Linked Learning Convention. It is a great way to connect with emerging and veteran Linked Learning practitioners. Below are a list of sessions that our team will be leading or co-presenting with other experienced colleagues.

Monday, January 23
Session A, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location Title and Description Presenter
Grand Ballroom F

Providing Coordinated Meaningful Support for Leaders Implementing and Sustaining Pathways

Leading change in entrenched and resistant systems takes courage, skill, determination and resilience. We want to share what we have learned about supporting district-wide secondary transformation and the common issues that surfaced across multiple district systems and schools.

Materials:

Presentation
1 - Linked Learning Lessons Learned
2 - SCOPE Brief: District Linked Learning Principal Network Grows Leadership Capacity
3 - Coaching Clients Graphic

Daphannie Stephens, Kathy Harris
Grand Ballroom C

Time for Learning & Leading, In and Beyond the Classroom!

During this interactive learning opportunity, join school practitioners and community leaders to discuss how they have found ways to use time creatively, strategies they’ve found to be effective and actionable steps that you can use that are relevant to your learning community.

Dr. Tameka McGlawn, Mara Benitez, Lisa Jimenez, Tom Skjerheim
OCC 208

Work-based Learning: Offering a Continuum and Tracking Student Progress

As a key component of a Linked Learning approach, Work-based Learning is not as easy as it seems. To make it effective, it needs to be an integral part of the program of study and intentionally aligned to the student learning outcomes. In this interactive session, participants will explore the benefits for students, the student learning outcomes expected aligned to a continuum, and how to track their progress in your student information system.

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Work-Based Learning: Offering a Continuum and Tracking Student Progress (presentation)
1 - ConnectEd Info Sheets
2 - WBL Continuum
3 - Planning Chart and Sample

Rob Atterbury, Cynthia Brown

Monday, January 23
Session B, 3:45pm to 5:00pm

Location Title and Description Presenter
Grand Ballroom GH

What is Linked Learning Anyways? Myths & Reality

What is Linked Learning anyways? Professionals across constituencies have different notions of what Linked Learning is and is not. Come get your questions answered by leading Linked Learning practitioners, providers, and policymakers. We will dispel myths and share tips and lessons learned from almost 10 years of implementation. We will offer explanations from different perspectives to help you work more effectively in your community to transform education, meet workforce needs, and improve economic vitality.

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Presentation

Brad Stam, Esther Soliman
Grand Ballroom F

What to Do When Teams Get Stuck

In this presentation, Jenn Lutzenberger Phillips will share strategies from organizational psychology and social policy that will help you identify the specific conflict your team is facing and create a strategy to address the conflict.

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Presentation

Jenn Lutzenberger Phillips

Tuesday, January 24
Session 2, 11:15am to 12:30pm

Location Title and Description Presenter
OCC 201

Excellence + Equity by Design: Lessons Gained from Action Research

This session elevates evidence and results from the Linked Learning field’s research so that you gain actionable strategies for understanding the Linked Learning approach, implementing Linked Learning, and institutionalizing a culture of quality assurance and continuous improvement. You will have an opportunity to engage with one another, and explore ways to build implementation coherence and promote initiative alignment (ex. Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP), UC/CSU “A-G” Requirements) by design.

Dr. Tameka McGlawn
OCC 210-211

How Do We Support Our English Learners in Linked Learning?

Come ready to engage in instructional activities and approaches piloted in San Bernardino County to ensure English Learners are increasing the quality and quantity of their academic discourse in order to succeed in Linked Learning. ConnectEd, in partnership with Stanford's Understanding Language, provided training to math teachers, instructional coaches, and EL specialists, in a focused, targeted pilot project to increase access and success of English Learners within Linked Learning.

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Presentation

Kentaro Iwasaki, Debra Mustain

Tuesday, January 24
Session 3, 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Location Title and Description Presenter
OCC 201

Tools for Tuning an Integrated Project

Integrated projects are often a hallmark and a highlight of the Linked Learning approach, but designing great projects can be tricky! In this session, participants try out several different tools designed to help teachers self-assess their projects, as well as provide feedback and guidance on how to make your project designs more rigorous, more engaging, and more relevant. This session will be most helpful to those who already have a project they would like to revise.

Materials:

Presentation
1 - CCCR Sorting Chart
2 - Integrated Project Quality Design Rubric
3 - Project Qualities by Type

Pier Sun Ho

Tuesday, January 24
Session 4, 3:45pm to 5:00pm

Location Title and Description Presenter
Grand Ballroom C

Pathway Mapping: What’s Next? Designing & Implementing Quality 9-14 Pathways

In this workshop, we will focus on the integration of counseling within 9-14 pathway design, explore evidence for the role of support services in equitable student success, and discuss emerging and promising practices with an interactive panel of K12 and community college practitioners from California Career Pathways Trust and guided pathway sites.

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Presentation

Robert Curtis, Maeve Katherine Bergman
Grand Ballroom F

Quality Is Our Aim: Practitioner Panel Discussing Pathway Quality

How are quality Linked Learning Pathways created? How are they supported? Can technology enhance the experience of creating, implementing, and supporting pathways towards high quality? We think so. Our panel of district leaders will share their experiences with OPTIC, an online tool on the ConnectEd Studios platform. Hear different perspectives on how OPTIC is leveraged to ensure pathways are designed, monitored, and supported in achieving high quality implementation and continuous improvement.

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Presentation

Ben Crosby, Joy Vierra

Wednesday, January 25
Session 5, 9:30am to 10:45am

Location Title and Description Presenter
Grand Ballroom F

Site Leader Communities of Practice: Project Findings from Year One

Districts are learning the importance of re-defining the site leadership role, particularly as it pertains to the challenging enrollment, programming, and instruction that will ensure college and career success for all students in Linked Learning pathways. In conjunction with site leaders, ConnectEd developed a Site Leader Framework with five domains to help clarify the ways in which leaders can support the work. We want to share how the framework was developed and what we’ve learned about the five domains and how they can guide this work.

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Presentation

Daphannie Stephens, Michael Moore, Louise Santiago

Wednesday, January 25
Session 6, 11:15am to 12:30pm

Location Title and Description Presenter
Exhibit Hall East 1

Powering a Regional Approach to Work-based Learning: One year later

Last year, we previewed designs for a groundbreaking ePortal developed to power work-based learning throughout the San Diego region. Launched this school year, the ePortal helps 15 high school districts and 8 community colleges to develop and manage work-based learning connections throughout the region

The session will provide a look into the functions that allow for student learning at every level of the work-based learning continuum. We’ll also share the behind-the-scenes story of early challenges, emerging victories, and future sights and implications for the platform and the region.

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Presentation

Dave Yanofsky, Brian Butler
Grand Ballroom F

The Benefits of Implementing Communities of Practice for Site Leaders

Many districts have acknowledged challenges around providing the training and collegial support necessary to successfully prepare site leaders for the redefined leadership role required to be successful in the Link Learning context. This session will allow you to hear directly from participants about how the first year of the project impacted their work as well as the benefits and challenges of launching Communities of Practice for Site Leaders.

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Presentation

Daphannie Stephens, Michael Moore, Louise Santiago

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