Two Districts Share How They're Preparing Students for Success in College, Careers and Life

Watch these informative webinars to learn from educators with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Oceanside High School (OHS) how they’re building college and career preparation into the high school experience.

Pathways to Success: Connecting Learning to College and Careers

With just 38% of ACT-tested grads meeting at least 3 of 4 core College Readiness Benchmarks and only 11% of business leaders agreeing that college grads have skills their businesses need, high schools face an increasing challenge to prepare students for college, careers and life.

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and many others across the country, have adopted Linked Learning as a way to create real-world learning experiences that interest, challenge and inspire students, as well as prepare them for a range of options after high school, including 2- and 4-year colleges, apprenticeships and military service.

Watch this hour-long webinar with LAUSD, Linked Learning Alliance and Pivot Learning as they share:

  • How the four principles of Linked Learning — rigorous academics, demanding career and technical education, real-world experience, and integrated student supports — work together to turn the high school experience into a relevant and engaging experience that opens doors post-graduation
  • The process of implementing Linked Learning
  • The benefits of Linked Learning Certification to students, educators and communities

Whether you’re familiar with Linked Learning or interested in ways to improve the college and career readiness of your students, this webinar will provide insight into an innovative approach to education that research has shown leads to higher graduation rates.

The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2018, ACT.
Higher Education’s Work Preparation Paradox, GALLUP, February 2014.

Improving College & Career Readiness for All Students

Oceanside High School (OHS) 40 miles north of San Diego is building college and career preparation into the learning experience so that every student, regardless of race, gender, income, or disability, graduates with the academic knowledge and social-emotional skills to be successful in whichever educational or career choices they pursue after high school.

Watch this hour-long webinar to learn about the four-year plan that OHS began implementing during the 2018-19 school year to support college and career pathways. OHS and Pivot Learning will share:

  • How the entire school community, including parents and students, were involved to design and implement three equity-focused, career-aligned learning pathways that support stakeholders’ visions for students.
  • How they’re building the capacity of pathway teachers to use project-based learning as a key instructional practice.
  • The gains the school has seen in college and career preparedness in just one year and their plans for the next three years.