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Linked Learning Grant Established at CSULB

The California State University (CSU) in partnership with the CSU Collaborative for the Advancement of Linked Learning at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has received a grant from the James Irvine Foundation to further develop, scale up, and institutionalize CSU strategies for educator preparation and professional development for Linked Learning. In the past five years, the James Irvine Foundation has provided funding totaling more than $2.5 million for a range of CSU and CSULB collaborative educator development initiatives. This new grant will fund projects to further develop, scale up, and institutionalize CSU strategies for educator preparation and professional development for Linked Learning. The project builds on three basic approaches. The first is integrating Linked Learning with the educator professional development (PD) priorities and areas of primary focus of the CSU system. The second is supporting distributed leadership for Linked Learning through innovations in preparation of educators. The third is advancing practice-based knowledge in Linked Learning through CSU faculty-led research partnerships with school districts that focus on the questions, challenges, and success factors identified by practitioners. The project builds on the CSU work of nearly a decade and makes Linked Learning prominent on CSU general-purpose campuses.