Anne Stanton reflects on her May 17 trip to Washington D.C. -  As others contemplated a much-publicized union in the British Empire, I was privileged to spend time in the company of our Linked Learning leaders and partners in Oakland and Alameda County, who are nurturing the growth of young African-American Kings and Queens on a daily basis

Read Anne's full blog post here .
Four student from the Public Health Academy talked about their experience as part of a Linked Learning pathway. Click here to see more photos from the convening.
Employers now have a new way of finding out whether students have met industry standards to succeed in both college and career. The Linked Learning Alliance officially launched its industry-backed digital badges within Linked Learning Certification. Pathways can earn badges to provide evidence that students are gaining specific skills and qualifications needed to be successful at an entry level in a particular industry.

The Alliance, in partnership with Sutter Health, convened a number of industry and education leaders at Oakland High School's Public Health Academy this week to learn more about Linked Learning and showcased for health system employers the newly launched industry badges. They are now available for health pathways that have achieved Linked Learning Silver level certification or above on Linked Learning Certification.

Full press release | Photos from Oakland visit | Health badge video

The Alliance wants to expand the number of courses that incorporate Linked Learning signature elements, and meet the requirements to be approved as both both a-g and CTE.   Courses that meet the criteria will be submitted for approval to  the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) as a Linked Learning course, which would be publicly available on the Linked Learning Course List website for any Linked Learning pathway to use.

Click here to learn more.
The Linked Learning Alliance is proud to award five $1,000 scholarship awards to deserving students who are graduating from eligible Linked Learning pathways. Two winners are featured below. The three additional scholarship winners will be highlighted in next month's newsletter.

Congratulations to two Linked Learning Scholarship winners:

Cindy Carrillo-Quezada is a senior from the Educational Careers Academy Pathway at Fresno Unified's McLane High School. On May 23, Cindy was recognized at her school's senior awards banquet as a Linked Learning Scholarship winner. She plans to major in Liberal Studies and minor in Psychology at Fresno State.






Benjamin Davis is a senior graduating from the Academy of Engineering and Agricultural Manufacturing at Visalia Unified's Golden West High School. He plans to study engineering at the University of Oklahoma in the fall.

Since the last newsletter, the bills flagged as relevant for the Linked Learning field have been amended and some have even advanced through the legislative process!  We've updated our legislation page to provide you with the latest update. As always, we are available to respond to any questions. (Contact Anna Fontus on the Alliance policy team at anna@linkedlearning.org )


Funding Opportunity for STEM related Linked Learning Pathways!

A new grant program, "Pathways to STEM Apprenticeships for High School CTE Students" was announced by the US Department of Education May 18. To find more information about the grants, including a webinar for prospective applicants and deadlines for submissions, visit the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network website.



Assessment for New World of Work 's 21st Century Skills badges on #LaunchPath is changing from 80% to 70% May 18. Follow these steps if you want your student to re-take an assessment in LaunchPath/CareerXP: Courses > Course Assessments > Graded assessments > Actions > Reset Assessment.



As a New World of Work Community of Practice member, did you know that you and your students across your campus have access to the entire Lynda.com video library for FREE up to August 2018? Simply sign up with a school email address at https://www.lynda.com/email-signup
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