The California State University has received a $1 million grant from the James Irvine Foundation to prepare teachers skilled in Linked Learning, a teaching approach that blends academics with career-based learning and real-world experience.
The grant will fund a project that aims to prepare and certify teachers in Linked Learning — thereby enhancing high school students’ college and career success.
Research shows that Linked Learning contributes to academic achievement, improved attendance and graduation rates in both high school and college, and greater career and life skills. Students participate in cross-disciplinary projects, and many graduate high school with college credits and recognized industrial certifications. Continue reading.