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1 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver Linked Learning Job-Alike Presentation August 2014 Adam Stephens Assistant Superintendent of Linked Learning HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

2 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver 2

3 FIST-to-FIVE FIST Linked Learning? Is that like LinkedIn? Lincoln Logs? What in the world is Linked Learning????? to FIVE I am leading Linked Learning work at my campus and could teach this session. Right now. Really. 3

4 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver By the end of this session, you will be able to: Explain the Linked Learning approach: why Linked Learning? why now? how it fits into the bigger picture of high school transformation its key components Identify your own role within Linked Learning Session Outcomes 4

5 21 st CENTURY LEARNING 5 By 2020: 90% of new jobs in growing industries with high wages will require some postsecondary education. (Carnevale, Smith, & Strohl, 2010).

6 This job may not have required post-high school education … 6

7 7 … but this one will.

8 21 st CENTURY LEARNING In Harris County, 1 in 4 adults 25 and over did not finish high school – twice the national average. ttp:// 8




12 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver 12 SOURCE: Alliance for Excellent Education, “The High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate High Schools,” (Washington, DC: 2008). 1 in 10

13 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver Yes … and … College and career are no longer an either-or proposition. 13

14 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver A NEW GOAL: graduate  enroll  persist  complete 14

15 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver More of the same won’t engage today’s students 15

16 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver Moving from English to Algebra to World Geography to French to Principles of Engineering to Biology can feel like traveling six different countries – each with its own language, rules, and culture. Tower of Babel 16

17 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver Linked Learning provides a new approach 17

18 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver RIGOR & ACCOUNTABILITY Linked Learning is an approach to education that transforms the traditional high school experience by bringing together strong academics, a demanding technical education, and real-world experience to help students gain an advantage in high school, postsecondary education, and careers. Students can choose among industry- themed pathways in fields such as engineering, arts and media, and biomedicine and health. What is Linked Learning? 18

19 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver 21 st CENTURY LEARNING LINKED LEARNING rigorous academics real-world technical skills work-based learning personalized supports 19

20 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver 21 st CENTURY LEARNING What is Linked Learning? 20

21 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver 21 st CENTURY LEARNING A comprehensive four-year program of study: 1.rigorous academics: Students enroll in college- prep core courses emphasizing industry-themed real-world applications. 2.real-world technical skills: Students proceed through a CTE program of study (three or more courses meeting industry standards and offering certification) learning: all pathway students engage in meaningful, rigorous, relevant WBL. 4.personalized supports: Students receive the academic, social-emotional, college/career guidance, and transportation support they need. 21 Four Pathway Components

22 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver Open and equity-driven enrollment A diverse, voluntary student cohort Small school feel 250 – 500 students (9 – 12) Industry theme unifies instruction Personalized supports Work-based learning Personalized, relevant learning Student voice and choice Common features STUDENT COHORT 22

23 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver A pathway teacher team: core and CTE/elective Common set of pathway outcomes Intentional course of study A pathway lead teacher and dedicated administrator Common planning time Collegial data-driven planning Trans-disciplinary projects Common features PATHWAY TEAM 23

24 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver Linked Learning students: attend high school more consistently (2-4% improvement) and accrue credits at faster rates are more likely to graduate; less likely to drop out (57% vs. 36% statewide in CA) enroll and persist in postsecondary programs at higher rates (10+%) earn as much as $2,500 more annually in the eight years after high school graduation 24 The research is in …

25 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver RIGOR & ACCOUNTABILITY Race to the Top (RTTT-D): Funding The $30 million federal grant funds our district-wide Linked Learning implementation By 2018, 27 high schools will offer at least 1 pathway Feeder elementary and middle schools will provide career awareness and exploration 25

26 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver 21 st CENTURY LEARNING RTTT-D Success Measures SHORT-TERM (2 years): 95% LL teachers trained in differentiated instruction 6%  LL students aspiring to pursue college education BY THE END OF THE GRANT PERIOD: 75% of LL teachers will use differentiated instruction at least 40% of the time 25%  LL students on track to CCR (SAT CRS) 60% of all LL cohort students will go on to attain a postsecondary degree within 6 years. 26

27 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver ConnectEd: has supported the design and implementation of the Linked Learning approach in California, Florida, and Texas. provides technical assistance and coaching support ConnectEd: Partner 27

28 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver Health Science, Fire/EMTIndustrial Engineering, Cyber Defense Renewable Energy, Environmental Communication, Energy Efficiency Building and Construction Design MADE IT – Milby Academy for Design Engineering & Industrial Technology Health Science Aviation Eng. & Design, Aviation Operations & Marketing, Global Trade & Logistics Digital Media & Design (DMD) Cohort 1 ( ) Chavez Eastwood Furr Lee Milby Reagan Sterling Westside 28

29 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver Cohort 2 ( ) Austin Davis Houston Lamar Scarborough Washington Westbury Wheatley Worthing Yates Cohort 3 ( ) Bellaire Jones Kashmere Long Acad Madison North Forest Cohort 4 ( ) LECJ Sharpstown Waltrip 29 Future Cohorts

30 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver 21 st CENTURY LEARNING Engaging, hands-on learning with real-world connections Personalized college and career exploration Intensive college and career prep Summer Bridge programs AP and dual-credit opportunities College visits Industry visits and internships Family supports (e.g., Super Saturdays) Benefits for students 30

31 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver 21 st CENTURY LEARNING Continuation/expansion of effective practices and programs (e.g., AVID, CTE) Professional development and coaching Additional technology, funds, and supplies Benefits for campuses: 31

32 HISD Becoming #GreatAllOver 21 st CENTURY LEARNING Full-time pathway counselor Intensive professional development and coaching Collegial planning time Cohorted students Benefits for pathways 32

33 21 st CENTURY LEARNING For more information 33 Adam Stephens Assistant Superintendent, Linked Learning Monica Sedelmeier Manager, College and Career Guidance Gwen Tompkins Director, Internal Pathways Lisa Sullivan Grant Manager, RTTT-D

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