CCASN Presentations at the 2018 Linked Learning Convention,

Scaling Strategies for Success

February 12-14 in Anaheim CA


GLOBE Mission EARTH – Using NASA Assets and the GLOBE Program to Connect Learning to STEM Careers

Tuesday, February 13th at 9:15 am -10:30 am

This session highlights the GLOBE Mission EARTH program as a connection to STEM career opportunities through authentic engagement in real science. The GLOBE Program is an international science and education program that provides students with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. The intent of the session is to introduce participants to the program as a solution to the challenge of work-based learning in Linked Learning classrooms, and to invite teachers to join the GLOBE community.

Tracy Ostrom and Svetlana Darche


Master Schedule Solutions: Finding Solutions to some of the Biggest Challenges in the effective Scheduling of Pathways 

Tuesday, February 13th at 9:15-10:30 am.

A master schedule can make or break Linked Learning pathway implementation.  How might we best develop a master schedule that supports pathway student cohorts and pathway teacher collaboration? How might a master schedule best support pathway learning and teaching, including curriculum integration, deeper learning, and opportunities for work-based learning? Working collaboratively, participants will explore solutions to some of the most common challenges in effective pathway scheduling.

Patricia Clark and Phil Saroyan


Policies to Strengthen the Pathway Teacher Workforce in a Teacher Shortage Crisis

Tuesday, February 13th at 9:15-10:30 am

Overview of key local and state policy challenges facing the LL pathway teacher workforce as we strengthen college and career pathways in a time of teacher shortages. Discussion with Linked Learning leaders on local and state policy options for addressing specific aspects of policy: teacher shortages, dual credentialing, CTE teacher parity, teacher professional development, and dual enrollment

Annie Johnston, Donna Wyatt, Jay Fiene, Jillian Johnson Sharp, Wendy Dillingham


Developing a College and Career Success Culture 

Tuesday, February 13th  at 1:45 – 3:00 pm   

We can work on pathway structure; we can work on pathway instruction; but if we don’t also work on pathway culture, culture pulls us back.

In this session, participants will explore research-based strategies for developing a strong college and career success culture within a pathway, school, and community and ways to support all our students in becoming college and career ready.

Patricia Clark and Theresa McEwen


Aligning Education Partners to Grow our Own Linked Learning Future Educators

Tuesday, February 13th at 1:45-3:00 pm

While the teacher shortage is at crisis level, education pathways partners in different systems –CSU, Community College, and K12 – are all working to redefine high quality teaching and learning while diversifying and expanding access to teaching professions. This interactive workshop invites educators to set the agenda for regional education pathway communities of practice that can infuse teacher pathways across Linked Learning, community college and CSU teacher preparation programs. Participants will discuss key cross-segmental areas of work, including labor market data, work-based learning opportunities, dual enrollment and articulation best practices, MOUs, student outreach, faculty mentoring, counseling and integrated student supports.

Annie Johnston, Colleen McKinley, Cheryl Ney, Laura Rheaume


Career and College Readiness System Alignment Framework for Supporting Student Transitions

Tuesday, February 13th at 3:30-4:45 pm

Participants will take a deep dive into a new Framework delineating the work roles and responsibilities that support student transitions across K12 and community college systems. In role-alike teams, district and site leaders, pathway teachers, counselors and staff will explore five key areas of new work expectations: PoS Development Infrastructure, Curricular Alignment, Student Support, Industry Engagement and Professional Development.

Annie Johnston, Janine Kaiser, Rebecca Lacocque


Developing High Quality Linked Learning A-G Course Descriptions: Signature Elements of a Linked Learning Course   

Wednesday, February 14th at 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

What are the elements of high quality CTE courses and course descriptions? What are best practice strategies for developing CTE course descriptions for a-g approval? This session explores the signature elements of a great Linked Learning course and provides practical strategies for developing CTE course descriptions for a-g approval. Participants will also explore strategies for embedding work-based learning in Linked Learning courses, increasing partnership engagement in support of student learning, and providing opportunities for student voice, choice, and efficacy. In addition, participants will learn about the Linked Learning a-g program list and how they can both adopt Linked Learning courses and contribute to ongoing work to expand the number of Linked Learning courses and course sequences.

Patricia Clark


CTE credentialing in Linked Learning Programs of Study

Wednesday, February 14th at 9:15-10:30 am

Impact of pathway development on CTE credentialing, advantages of and options for dual credentialing; bridges between Single Subject and Designated Subject credentials, Single Subject credentials that authorize CTE, and specific credentialing issues related to building dual enrollment courses into Linked Learning pathways.

Annie Johnston, Diane Walker, Joseph Scarcella, Diane Carnahan