Webinar on the Benefits of Dual Enrollment
Sep 28, 2012
Vince Stewart was a Senior Program Officer for the Youth program at The James Ir
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Our recent webinar on the benefits of career-focused dual enrollment drew nearly 200 attendees from around the country, including college and high school administrators and faculty, as well as federal, state and local policymakers. For those who were unable to attend, we’re pleased to make available a recording of the Sept. 10 webinar.
Panelists discussed findings and recommendations from our recent report, Broadening the Benefits of Dual Enrollment. Based on the results of an Irvine initiative, the report showed that dual enrollment, while historically geared toward high-achieving students, can also benefit underachieving students and those underrepresented in college, especially when combined with a career focus. Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to take college courses and earn college credit.
I would like to thank our panelist for participating and sharing their insights: Katherine Hughes, principal investigator for the Concurrent Courses initiative; Christopher Cabaldon, executive director of the Linked Learning Alliance; Linda Collins, executive director of the Career Ladders Project; and Melissa Brookman, director of the ACE Academy of Long Beach at Jordan High School, a participant in the initiative.
The webinar has particular relevance to educators and policymakers in California involved in Linked Learning. Results from the Concurrent Courses initiative significantly influenced the development of our recent expansion of Linked Learning into the California community colleges. Given the promise of dual enrollment, these results will likely inform the design of future postsecondary initiatives as well as our program strategy going forward.
View a recording of the Sept. 10 webinar.
Read the full report on Broadening the Benefits of Dual Enrollment.
Read the recommendations for policymakers.
Read the recommendations for educators and administrators.