ConnectEd and the Center for Powerful Public Schools invite you to explore the rewards of becoming a Linked Learning coach. Click on the registration links below to join us for our upcoming trainings.
Upcoming Coach Trainings
If these dates don’t accommodate your schedule or the registration availability has filled, you can inquire about alternate coach trainings for the 2015-2016 school year by completing our Linked Learning Coach Training Inquiry Form.
To read learning outcomes for the coach training modules: click here
About the Training
Many districts and schools across the country are adopting the Linked Learning approach as the strategy for transforming high schools and preparing students for success in college, career, and community. Linked Learning offers students personally relevant, wholly engaging, rigorous academic and technical curricula combined with exposure to real-world experiences and expectations. Linked Learning pathways create supportive, personalized learning environments that incentivize learning through industry themes and close partnerships with business and industry. Pathways are designed to provide the supports needed for all students to succeed.
Implementing high-quality, equitably accessible pathways is challenging work since significant changes are required at every level of professional practice. Certified Linked Learning coaches can provide highly valued support through the planning and implementation process.
ConnectEd and the Center for Powerful Public Schools have worked with a robust community of coaches over several years to develop and refine a coaching model and approach for providing support to leaders and practitioners at district, site, and pathway levels. Linked Learning coach training and certification is now available to those who wish to support this promising secondary approach.
More than 45 districts of over 250 participants have successfully engaged in Linked Learning Coach Training. Coaches help to ensure that Linked Learning is implemented with the benefit of the full support of ConnectEd resources, expertise and multiple years of experience.
The cost for ConnectEd Coach Training is $2,500 per person.
This includes multiple days of in-person training, mentoring, and access to ConnectEd studios, a web-based Linked Learning professional development center that includes an extensive collection of tools, resources, and supports. Continental breakfast and catered lunch are provided. The cohort model of the training allows participants to become part of an ongoing network of Linked Learning colleagues. Upon completion of the training, qualified participants can become certified Linked Learning coaches. Certified coaches build the capacity of the district, school site, and pathway leadership to implement and sustain a system of high quality Linked Learning Pathways.
Coaching is a proven support model. SRI is an external evaluator that has been assessing ConnectEd and the implementation of Linked Learning across multiple districts for several years. Their findings list coaching as an essential support for implementing Linked Learning, stating that it helped to:
Provide guidance tailored to a pathway’s specific needs
Provide technical assistance on specific implementation issues such as the development of integrated projects
Spread the foundational knowledge of Linked Learning
Help to get key leaders on board
Help district staff examine and confront traditional leadership structures and district practices that were barriers
Develop partnerships and engage a broad-based coalition of support
Increase networking opportunities within and across districts.