Discounted tickets to Disneyland are available for purchase once you register!
Have professional new year's  resolutions?  Jump-start  them  at the 2018 Linked Learning Convention on February 12-14 in Anaheim, Ca. Attend breakout session topics that interest you and best meet your professional growth needs.  Come network and learn with others in the field who are committed to ensuring all students are well prepared for college and career. Attendees will be able to hear from dynamic speakers, participate in interactive breakout sessions, learn through experiential site visits, and interact with Linked Learning students. 

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity and check out current and new features we've added to the Convention!
For any questions, please e-mail info@linkedlearning.org.
internsLinked Learning Student Interns and Exhibits
Thirty students from pathways in Orange Unified School District will be interns at the Convention to gain authentic work-based learning experience and help us make this event an unforgettable experience for you! The students will be joining us  from hospitality, digital media and arts pathways and will get the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to their internship at the Convention.

Be sure to attend the new Student Project Exhibition at the Convention Kick-Off reception on the afternoon of Monday, February 12 (3:30 - 5:30PM). This year's Student Exhibition will highlight student's work from 15 pathways from around Orange County. Linked Learning students and teachers will be on site to talk about pathway projects and provide demonstrations of hands-on learning.
preconferenceJump Start Your Convention Experience by Attending the Pre-Conference or a Site Visit
Pre-Conference
Monday, February 12; 10:00AM - 3:30PM

New to Linked Learning? Register and attend the Pre-Conference created specifically to support new practitioners. This year's Pre-Conference includes an interactive site visit hosted on-site at the hotel, breakout sessions tailored to help you address challenges to implementing Linked Learning, and networking opportunities with experienced Linked Learning practitioners.

Site Visits
Monday, February 12; 9:00AM - 3:30PM

Choose from one of four site visits to spend your morning at. You'll get the opportunity to engage with and learn from Linked Learning students, teachers, administrators, postsecondary programs, and employer partners in Orange County.  View all site visits >>
makerspaceExpanded Maker's Space to Spark Hands on Learning
Monday, February 12 - Wednesday, February 14

A maker space to spark creative hands-on learning that can be integrated with academic instruction was a big hit at last year's convention. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the California State University, the maker space will be back again at this Convention and will be bigger, providing more opportunities learn about how to set-up makerspaces and incorporate maker activities across academic disciplines and grade levels.
pathwaytoprosperityHave Lunch with Authors of "Learning for Careers: The Pathway to Prosperity Network"
Tuesday, February 13; 12:00 - 1:30PM

In 2012, Jobs for the Future (JFF) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), in partnership with states and regions across the nation, launched the Pathways to Prosperity Network to reimagine the K-12 through post-secondary educational experience. The newly released book, Learning for Careers: The Pathways to Prosperity Network, summarizes this growing multi-state initiative. 

Enjoy your lunch while hearing from authors and network co-founders Nancy Hoffman of JFF and Robert Schwartz of HGSE about their experience watching the proliferation of the pathway movement.
roundtableResearch Round Table hosted by The California State University 
Wednesday, February 14; 12:00 - 2PM

Curious about research questions in the Linked Learning field? Join us at our research roundtable sponsored by The California State University, which will bring together practitioners and researchers to dive into questions facing the Linked Learning field. Keep your eyes peeled for registration, which only lasted 36 hours last year!!!
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