Remaking High School
Since 1998 CCASN has been working to increase educational opportunities that offer each young person support and guidance, productive engagement in the world outside of school, and preparation for both college and careers. This research-based strategy has been effective for hundreds of thousands of teenagers, including low-income students of color.
CCASN offers professional development, coaching, resource materials, and technical assistance for secondary educators, schools, and districts. CCASN also conducts research to document and improve practice, and advises policy makers at all levels.
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High school teachers eager to increase college-going rates at their schools may want to visit a companion website, College Tools.
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Teaching & Learning
A searchable database of curriculum to meet the special needs of academy teachers, links to organizations dedicated to strengthening the instructional programs of career academies, and the CPA a-g program list.
Gateways to useful resources: a collection of implementation guides and articles; a toolbox of templates and forms you can tailor to your own needs; Video Vignettes that spotlight exemplary CPAs; a list of Career Academy Support Organizations; archives of our web-based news publications, and more.
Separate directories for California Partnership Academies and Academies Nationwide that can be searched by state, high school, academy theme, and location. Each listing includes contact information.
Professional support for high school reform based on broad experience and in-depth research, ranging from system redesign to curriculum and learning structures—all designed to improve both college-going and career success.
California Partnership Academies (CPA)
Announcements of particular relevance to California Partnership Academy coordinators, and short videos that spotlight selected CPAs.
You may also wish to visit College Tools, a website focused on college-going culture in high schools, and created by CCASN: http://collegetools.berkeley.edu
Academy News Clips
A convenient way to stay informed about opportunities and policies that affect career academies.
The Pathways to Prosperity team is excited to announce a new three-part webinar series exploring work-based learning (WBL). We hope you will join us and share your insights and questions with state and regional members from across the Network!
Conceptualizing and Designing WBL
Wednesday, April 26, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Charlotte Cahill and Kyle Hartung
This live webinar will provide an introduction to WBL and the benefits of high-quality WBL for young people and employers alike. The webinar will explore how JFF's principles for effective WBL can be used to guide the design of a WBL continuum that incorporates career awareness, exploration, and preparation. Participants in the webinar will also learn about strategies for meaningfully integrating a WBL continuum into pathways design. The webinar will highlight examples of high-quality WBL from across the Network.
University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI) is an initiative of Student Affairs, Admissions (High School Articulation) at the UC Office of the President, with funding administered by the California Department of Education. The UCCI program is dedicated to supporting California high schools as they work to prepare students for success in college and in life. The next UCCI conference on integrated curriculum will be held at San Diego State University on April 28th and 29th. Click HERE to register.
CCASN at UC Berkeley co-presented with the University of Toledo, Boston University and Tennessee State University on March 31st in Los Angeles at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference. This presentation focused on the GLOBE Mission EARTH program, which integrates student data collection, field investigation and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
California Partnership Academy Google Maps – LIVE
Maps with school, industry and contact information for all high schools that are participating in the California Partnership Academy model. Quick reference point to all CPA’s through industry sector, Lighthouse Academies, as well as Special Projects that include our partners from Cal LAW, California Labor Federation, and PG&E. See all maps here.
Policy Brief from the Pathway Teachers Network - February 2017
Policy initiatives that prioritize innovative approaches to California's College and Career Pathway Teacher shortages should produce a surge in innovative, industry-involved programs incorporating CTE teacher education and professional development for both new and in- service teachers. Click here for more.
New courses added to CPA Program List
New courses have been added to the CPA program list for adoption by CPA funded Academies. Courses on the CPA Program List may be adopted for use by any appropriate California Partnership Academy once they’re added to your district’s a-g list. To view the complete list of CPA Program courses, go here.