Resources

We are always looking for resources and tools that can help the broader Linked Learning field of educators, employers, policymakers, parents, and students. Collaboration and innovation are essential parts of the success of Linked Learning. If you have tools, lesson plans, curricula, or other materials that can help expand and improve Linked Learning opportunities for students, please email it to info@linkedllinkedlearning.org.

To get you started, we have developed numerous materials to help foster the implementation and expansion of the Linked Learning approach. Below are resources that have been created through the collaboration of Linked Learning Alliance members, as well as links to member organizations with extensive resources of their own.

For policy-related information and resources, please visit our policy page.

infoNew! The infographic, based on a four-year study of the Linked Learning District Initiative and additional research studies, shows the impact Linked Learning makes in students’ lives.

 

Communications Toolkit: Engaging educators, students, & parents

This toolkit contains resources and tools to help you reach educators, students, and parents. Communicating with these three audiences will be essential to transforming learning in schools through establishing new Linked Learning pathways and expanding existing ones. To help you with your outreach to these audiences, this toolkit contains a variety of information, tips, and template materials.

Download the complete toolkit: Engaging educators, students and parents [PDF]

To download individual documents contained in the toolkit for printing or editing, use the links below:

Communications Toolkit: Engaging businesses, policymakers, & community partners

The success of Linked Learning will require the efforts of everyone, not just those most closely involved in schools. That is why we have provided this toolkit to help with outreach to external groups, including business leaders, policymakers, and other potential community partners. The materials and resources in this toolkit will help you conduct outreach to these audiences who can support Linked Learning pathways in both policy and practice.

Download the complete toolkit: Engaging business leaders, policymakers, and community partners [PDF]

To download individual documents contained in the toolkit for printing or editing, use the links below:

Communications Toolkit: Engaging Traditional & Social Media

To reach Linked Learning’s audiences effectively, outreach efforts must include earned and social media outlets—newspapers, television, radio, blogs, Facebook and Twitter. This toolkit is specially designed to help you effectively use these media channels to support and expand Linked Learning. It contains step-by-step instructions and template materials that can help you leverage earned and social media to reach target audiences.

Download the complete toolkit: Engaging the media [PDF]

To download individual documents contained in the toolkit for printing or editing, use the links below:

Communications Toolkit: Guide to Hosting Visitors

This toolkit is specially designed to help prepare you to host influential community members for a visit that is as enjoyable and productive as possible. Ultimately, the visit should be focused on helping professionals feel comfortable in a school environment. Much like Linked Learning is about helping students feel comfortable in professional environments, school visits help professionals engage with schools in a way that they may not be used to doing. Use school visits as an opportunity to show not tell—the great work that is happening in Linked Learning pathways.

Download the complete toolkit: Guide for Hosting Visitors [PDF]

To download individual documents contained in the toolkit for printing or editing, use the links below:

Linked Learning Logo & Style Guide

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Resources Available via Member Organizations

The Career Academy Support Network has a collection of resources on career academies, which are a common delivery model for Linked Learning.

ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career has compiled a collection of helpful Linked Learning resources.

NAF Network of Academies A national network of over 500 high school career academies supported by the National Academy Foundation.

Case Studies

Sacramento City Unified School District

Pasadena Unified School District

Porterville Unified School District

Photo Library

These photos are available to use through 2015 for Linked Learning-related outreach. To save photos, right click each photo and select “Save As.” To request high-resolution images, please send a detailed email to LinkedLearning@gmmb.com. These images are copyrighted and we reserve the right to deny usage of these photos for any non-Linked Learning purpose.