Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Linked Learning Conference features students, SD Unified Superintendent

Reporters and editors: The following event next week involves our students and schools. Your coverage is invited. If you have any questions, please contact the Linked Learning Alliance, Hilary McLean, Executive Vice President, 916-203-7274,

Not listed on this conference schedule is a visit to Clairemont High School from noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. Conference attendees will see the Linked Learning concept in action at the school, located at 4150 Ute Drive (92117). The school is showcasing students and teachers in its four academies — Academy of Business, Academy of Information Technology, Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and Academy of Engineering Design. Students and teachers can be made available for interviews. Your coverage is invited; should you have any questions, contact Ms. McLean or myself.

Linked Learning takes students areas of interest -- such as technology or health sciences -- and uses it as a basis for teaching all subjects. It's a very interesting option for many young adults and has been very successful.

Linda Zintz
Communications Director
San Diego Unified School District
619-725-5578 office
619-847-6637 mobile

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February 2, 2016

Media Contact: Hilary McLean, Executive Vice President, 916-203-7274 |

Linked Learning Convention Speaker Lineup - UPDATED

SAN DIEGO, CA - Political and educational leaders from San Diego will headline the second annual Linked Learning Convention February 4-5. Nearly 1,000 participants from California and eight other states are convening in San Diego for professional learning, networking, and planning to support and expand high quality Linked Learning opportunities for many more young people. Featured speakers include San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten, and Congressmember Susan Davis.

Where: Paradise Point Resort and Spa, 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA

When: February 4-5

This event is open to members of the media.

Linked Learning is an approach that integrates high quality, sequenced career-technical education with college preparatory academics, work-based learning, and supports for students to help prepare them for college, career, and life. The Linked Learning movement has been inspired by trailblazers like the Construction Tech Academy and Digital Media Arts Academy at Kearny High School in San Diego Unified.

This year's featured speakers at the Linked Learning Convention 2016 are:

Thursday Opening Plenary, Feb 4th (8:00AM - 9:30AM)

-- Karla Rodriguez, Senior at Clairemont High School, Academy of Business (approx. 8:34AM)

-- Superintendent Cindy Marten of San Diego Unified (approx. 8:45AM)

-- Tia Anzellotti, Director of Partnerships at the United Way of San Diego (approx. 8:53AM)

-- Mayor Kevin Faulconer (approx. 9:00AM)

Friday Breakfast Plenary, Feb 5th (8:00AM - 9:30AM)

-- Simon Tran, Junior at Kearny High School, School of Digital Media and Design (approx. 8:33AM)

-- Senator Marty Block (approx. 8:40AM)

-- Assemblymember Shirley Weber (approx. 8:49AM)

Friday Closing Plenary, Feb 5th (12:30PM - 1:45PM)

-- Congresswoman Susan Davis (approx. 1:10PM)

The convention theme is Unlocking the Promise of Linked Learning with Quality, Fidelity, and Innovation.

The Linked Learning Alliance is a statewide coalition of education, industry, and community organizations dedicated to improving California's high schools and preparing students for success in college, career, and life.

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