Collective Impact

Cradle to Career Roadmap I PDF I 621k

The "Cradle to Career Roadmap" identifies key milestones in a child's academic/career and personal/social readiness, encouraging partnerships with all sectors of the community to support the goal of meeting the educational needs of all students from cradle to career.

Countywide Vision and Goals I PDF I 1.8MB

Adopted by San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and San Bernardino Associated Governments Board of Directors.

♦ San Bernardino County Community Transformation Plan 2015-2020 I PDF I 7MB

The Community Transformation Plan serves as a guide to transform San Bernardino County into a healthier place to live,work, learn and play. The development of this plan achieves a major milestone for the county in collectively taking action to address the needs of the community in a strategic manner. 

♦ San Bernardino County Community Transformation Plan 2015-2020 (At-A-Glance) I PDF I 4.1MB

Brochure highlighting key points and information of the Community Transformation Plan.

 

Community Resources

♦ Promoting Resilience in African American Children (PRAAC) I URL  Brochure I PDF 178K

A program providing services to African-American children ages 5-11 and their families in the San Bernardino City Unified School and communites. This program builds upon community members' strengths and experience to provide mental health, education, and mentoring.

 

Linked Learning

Curriculum Sources

Integrated Biomedical and Health Science Curriculum I PDF I 484k

A set of integrated, problem-based curriculum units developed by ConnectEd in partnership with the National  Consortium on Health Science and Technical Education.

Engineering and Biomedical Science Curriculum (PLTW: Project Lead the Way) I URL

A non-profit organization that promotes pre-engineering and biomedical science courses for middle and high school students. PLTW's goal is to increase not only the number but the quality of students entering these two fields after graduation.

Ford PAS Curriculum (Ford PAS) I URL

An interdisciplinary curriculum that teachers students business, economic, and technology skills that link the classroom to real world challenges. This program was developed by the Ford Motor Company and partners with local schools and businesses to transform secondary education.

 

Development Guides

Buck Institute for Education (Project Based Learning) I URL 

The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is a non-profit research and development organization working to make schools more effective through the use of the problem and project-based learning. BIE hosts project-based learning workshops for teachers.

Curriculum Guide I PDF I 423k

The College and Career Academy Support Network's resource guide of internet sites is helpful for developing lesson plans.

Curriculum Organizer (CTE Online) I URL

An online tool for teachers to easily identify key skills within their curriculum and connect them to the content in the state and national assessment tests.

Designing a Multidisciplinary Integrated Curriculum I PDF I 2.9MB

A roadmap for teachers to plan and implement a multidisciplinary, career-focused and integrated high school curriculum.

A Missing Link for California's Pathway Movement: CTE Instructional Staff I PDF I 2.9MB

         Research on the challenges of credentialing and recruiting CTE Instructional staff.  

 

Work-Based Learning (WBL)

Internship Handbook I PDF I 367k

A resource developed by the Career Academy Support Network for work-based learning coordinators.

Internship Specific Tools I URL

National Academy Foundation has provided several sources you might consider to find appropriate internship providers.

LaunchPath Employer Toolkit I URL

LaunchPath is a new online tool developed in partnership by the Linked Learning Alliance and the Foundation for California Community Colleges with funding from JPMorgran Chase. LaunchPath's goal is to improve the quality and scale of work-based learning by using a comprehensive data system to seamlessly match students and employers based on students' fields of study and employers' availability.

Mentor Handbook I PDF I 650k

A resource developed for mentorship coordinators and mentors for developing quality mentorship programs.

The Work-Based Learning Center I URL

A resource developed by the National Academy Foundation for creating quality internship programs.

♦ Work-Based Learning in California: Opportunities and Models for Expansion I PDF I 428k

The WestEd report examines work-based learning in California, detailing implementation strategies and opportunities for expanding the approach to engage more students.

Work-Based Learning in Linked Learning: Definitions, Outcomes and Quality Criteria I PDF I 412k

The primary purpose of this document are to: 1) Provide clarity for teachers, partners, and others implementing Linked Learning concerning the definition of high-quality, outcome-driven work-based learning, and 2) Increase alignment among Linked Learning partners and technical assistant providers so that support for Linked Learning practitioners around work-based learning can be more coherent, coordinated, and effective.

 

English Language Learners in Linked Learning

2014 English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework |URL

The 2014 ELA/ELD Framework has been developed to support and incorporate the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards). 

Making Meaning of California Mathematics and ELA/ELD Framework|URL

           Links to helpful tools for every audience on the implementation of California's standards through the ELA/ELD framework. 

The Linked Learning Advantage: Using Linked Learning to Implement the Common Core State Standards

This brief examines how Linked Learning, an innovative approach to high school reform, offers an advantage to teachers, schools, and districts implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Both the CCSS and Linked Learning seek to prepare students for college and career by connecting learning in the classroom with real-world applications outside the school. Practitioners, administrators, parents, policymakers, and others can use this brief as a guide to understanding the parallels between the CCSS and Linked Learning and to discover strategic approaches for combining the CCSS and Linked Learning to design high-quality, relevant, 21st century instruction for all students. 

Quality Teaching of English Learners (QTEL) Impact Study |URL|

ELL face a double task in school: learning both the grade-level content and literacy competencies that all students must learn, and doing so in a language they are still acquiring.  As a result, their teachers must develop the knowledge and expertise to integrate language and literacy instruction into rigorous subject matter instruction.  This study highlights the need for on-site collaboration, coaching, and time as essential conditions for widespread changes in teachers' across a school or district. 

Educational Outcomes for English Learners in the Middle Grades|PDF|

Using common curricular approaches and instructional strategies across content areas and grade levels will improve students’ content knowledge and academic language development, reduce classroom management issues, and create common objectives for a professional learning community. To undertake such a shared approach, teachers need district support in the form of planning time, professional development focusing on language development across the content areas, curricula with a dual focus on content and language, coaching from a specialist, and strong communication between administrators and teachers.

 Improving the Opportunities and Outcomes of California’s Students Learning English: Findings from School District–University Collaborative Partnerships | PDF| 

The implementation of new state standards including new English Language Development standards will require major changes in teaching and learning for all students including ELs, while the Local Control Funding Formula gives districts that educate large numbers of ELs additional resources to improve the services that they provide. To take full advantage of these opportunities policymakers and educators should rely on the best available evidence to shape state and district policies and to inform classroom instructional practice for EL students.

 Mapping the Development of Conditions for Collaborative Learning in School Communities of Practice |URL|

This map depicts the features inherent in communities of practice where practitioners continuously improve their teaching.

 

Improvement Science 

 Carnegie Foundation |URL|

Landing page for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ideas on Improvement Science including the six core principles of improvement.

 Getting Ideas into Action: Building Networked Improvement Communities in Education |PDF|

In this Carnegie essay by Anthony Bryk, Louis Gomez, and Alicia Grunow, the authors argue that the social organization of the research enterprise is badly broken and a very different alternative is needed. They instead support a science of improvement research and introduce the idea of a networked improvement community that creates the purposeful collective action needed to solve complex educational problems. The essay builds off an earlier essay by Bryk and Gomez, “Ruminations on Reinventing an R&D Capacity for Educational Improvement,” prepared for a 2007 American Enterprise Institute Conference.