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The Linked Learning Graduate Certificate What is it? Why participate?. Nancy Farnan, San Diego State University, nfarnan@mail.sdsu.edu Penni Hudis, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, phudis@connectedcalifornia.org. Introductions. Who’s in the room?.

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The linked learning graduate certificate what is it why participate

The Linked Learning Graduate CertificateWhat is it? Why participate?

Nancy Farnan, San Diego State University, nfarnan@mail.sdsu.edu

Penni Hudis, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, phudis@connectedcalifornia.org


Introductions

Introductions

  • Who’s in the room?


Session learning outcomes

Session Learning Outcomes

  • Describe a rationale for the certificate in Linked Learning

  • Describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are unique to successful teaching in the Linked Learning field

  • Articulate the ways the certificate program models key Linked Learning instructional strategies

  • Communicate to colleagues the content and value of completing the Linked Learning Certificate


Starting the conversation

Starting the Conversation

  • What skills and knowledge of Linked Learning teacher are missing from the Teacher Performance Expectations and traditional credential programs?


Certificate program courses

Certificate Program Courses

  • Foundations of Linked Learning

  • Linked Learning Pathway Design and Delivery

  • Integrated Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Assessment

  • Work-based Learning: Core Linked Learning Instructional Strategy

  • Rethinking Teacher Roles in Linked Learning Pathways


Collaborative discussion

Collaborative Discussion

  • In a high functioning Linked Learning pathway, instruction is collaborative, student directed, outcome focused, relevant, and rigorous and integrated.

    • Which of these instructional features are the most difficult to achieve, and why?

    • Where do you think you, or pathways you have observed, have made the greatest strides toward implementing these features of teaching and learning?


Important to note

Important to Note…

  • Mutually supportive connections between Linked Learning and the Common Core State Standards

    • Student learning outcomes, with an emphasis on higher order thinking skills

      • E.g., Problem solving, critical and creative thinking processes, and innovation

    • Compatible approaches to interdisciplinary curriculum, instruction, and performance-based assessment


Linked learning and ccss cont

Linked Learning and CCSS, cont.

  • Real-world integration and application of academic and technical skills and knowledge

  • Student assessment through authentic demonstrations of learning

    • E.g., portfolios, project defenses, exhibitions

  • Authentic communication and literacy skills

    * See Rustique, E., & Stam, B., (2013) The Linked Learning advantage: Using Linked Learning to implement the Common Core State Standards. Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education


Your thoughts

Your Thoughts….

  • What is the value of the Linked Learning Certificate?

  • What questions do you have?


Getting involved

Getting Involved

  • All five courses fully online

  • Offered through the College of Extended Studies at San Diego State University

  • Fully approved by SDSU Graduate Division

  • Cost approximately $300 for 3 graduate units

  • Next courses begin April 28, 2014

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT nfarnan@mail.sdsu.edu


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