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Linked Learning Blog Contest: Students Share Their Stories

Posted by Rebecca Hopkins at 2/26/2013 10:30:00 AM

Written By: Diana Kampa, College & Career Readiness Office


Linked Learning LogoThe OUSD College & Career Readiness Office recently held a Linked Learning Blog Contest for OUSD Linked Learning pathway and academy students.  All students enrolled in an academy or a pathway were invited to enter the contest and to share their experiences with work-based learning. Students were asked to share where they participated in their work-based learning, with whom they worked, and the skills they developed as a result of their work.

Twenty-seven students submitted blogs entires to be considered. These are some of our favorite quotes from their submissions:

“I got really comfortable with speaking to underclassmen… I spoke clearly for the first time because I knew the information I was saying was really helpful.”

 “One of the skills that I developed during this work-based learning experience was exhibiting maturity, confidence, flexibility, and self-control.”

“As a result of my participation, I have developed communication skills with peers and gained knowledge for making informed decisions of my own.”

“In the past few months, I have acquired new techniques that will help me in the future, like considering other people’s opinions, thinking of creative solutions, and I have gotten better at my public speaking. Lunchtime mentoring helped me become a better person.”

The academy or pathway with the winning submissions will be awarded $500 for the first place winner, $250 for the second place winner, and $100 for the third place winner. The funds will go to provide additional funding for marketing and recruitment efforts of the winning programs. Thank you to all who participated in the contest!

The winners will be announced on Thursday, February 28, 2013.