ConnectEd works with more than thirty school districts in California, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and New York.
ConnectEd helps leaders and educators envision and chart a course of action for building systemic, sustainable and equitable college and career pathways. In our work, we apply insights and lessons learned from our experience with Linked Learning, a powerful educational approach that combines college-focused academics, rigorous technical education, work-based learning and personalized student supports. See a list of services here. ConnectEd works with more than thirty school districts in California, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and New York.
Leaders play a pivotal role in creating and sustaining conditions that can either support or inhibit equitable student success.
Equity- and learning-focused leaders are needed at all levels in order to prepare students to succeed in college, career, community, and life.
1. Clarify what all students need to know and be able to succeed in college, career and life. We help district and community leaders to develop a graduate profile and aligned pathway outcomes, and to use them to guide and align teaching, assessment, and accountability across their pathways and system.
2. Design and Implement High Quality College and Career Pathways. We support district and site leaders through coaching and digital tools to help pathway teacher teams establish the structures and conditions for equitable student success, through rigorous college-ready academics integrated with sequenced career and technical education, work-based learning, and integrated supports in middle and high school, and into post-secondary.
3. Strengthen Capacity for Effective Learning, Teaching and Leading: We partner with site and district leadership teams to design, support, and sustain impactful professional learning through communities of practice that use evidence-based cycles of inquiry, analyses of student and adult work, protocols for effective collaboration, and a variety of online tools, resources, and exemplars.
4. Construct Equitable and Sustainable District and Regional Systems: We help leadership teams to examine current conditions, develop and implement equitable policies, systems, and structures that support sustaining, expanding, and continuously improving pathways in middle and high school, and into post-secondary.