Here at CVUHSD, we encourage our Linked Learning Pathways to integrate courses and create learning experiences for pathway students where instruction centers around a concept, issue, problem, topic, or experience in a career-themed context. During an integrated unit, pathway students explore a set of topics in several standards-based academic disciplines connected by a unifying concept that reinforces learning and brings the curriculum to life in a meaningful way. Integration and making courses relevant to students is a vital component of Linked Learning’s Behaviors of Learning & Teaching (see BLT continuum below).
Why Integrate Courses?
To make course material more engaging, encourage once reluctant learners to succeed in higher-level academic courses, and give students a running start at planning for college and their future careers.
It looks like the real, thorny, and exciting problem solving that engages professionals in their daily work lives.
It brings authenticity to students’ schoolwork, homework, and work-based learning situations.
Integrated Unit Resources
Below you will find the following resources for planning integrated units: