Career Pathways PBL Leadership Academy

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We are excited to announce that the California Department of Education has partnered with High Tech High to deliver a unique professional development opportunity exclusively designed for California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) Round Two Grantees: the Career Pathways Project Based Learning (PBL) Leadership Academy.



About the Career Pathways PBL Leadership Academy

With support from state funding designated for technical assistance services for CCPT grantees, the Career Pathways PBL Leadership Academy features fall and spring Leadership Institutes at High Tech High (HTH), opportunities to develop collegial partnerships with current HTH teachers, and online collaboration with colleagues from throughout California. Regional and local CCPT consortia teams will soon be invited to enroll in the Career Pathways Trust PBL Leadership Academy that will bring together cohorts of Career Technical Education (CTE) and content-area faculty, administrators, and other educational leaders involved in the implementation of CCPT-funded career pathways.

The CDE and HTH have designed the Career Pathways PBL Leadership Academy to enable participants to:

Work alongside CTE thought-leaders from across the state in fall and spring Leadership Institutes at HTH:

  • Observe a variety of PBL and CTE classrooms and meet with practicing educators and students;

  • Develop best practices and new programming for career and college readiness; and

  • Learn how to integrate internships with classroom-based PBL.

Partner with HTH teachers in San Diego, online, and at your site:

  • Collaborate on grant-supported leadership projects, cross-curricular work, and career and college readiness strategies throughout the year;

  • Co-design a two-day professional development session facilitated at your site with your HTH teacher-mentor.

  • Engage in thoughtful dialogue with reflective practitioners online and face-to-face.

Transform your practice:

  • Develop and complete an original leadership project with colleagues at your site.

  • Expand the use of PBL practices that emphasize deeper learning competencies.

  • Improve the delivery of career pathway programs that blend academic and CTE content.

Save the dates:

The Fall Leadership Institutes is October 19–21.

The Spring Leadership Institutes is March 15–17.

All Leadership Institutes are held in the new HTH Forum, located at 2150 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA. The Forum is part of the Pt. Loma HTH Village of schools, as well as a short walk from hotels, restaurants and shops.


About High Tech High

High Tech High began in 2000 as a single charter high school launched by a coalition of San Diego business leaders and educators. HTH evolved into an integrated network of schools spanning grades K-12, housing a comprehensive teacher certification program and a new, innovative Graduate School of Education. HTH is a global leader in providing PBL professional development to educators from throughout the country and internationally. To learn more about HTH, go to

More Information

To learn more about the Career Pathways PBL Leadership Academy, please contact Randy Scherer at High Tech High.

More information about the Career Pathways PBL Leadership Academy, including the cohort selection and registration processes, will soon be distributed to CCPT grantee fiscal agents and posted here.


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