"Stakeholders want an educational experience that is rigorous, relevant, and engaging for all students; they see the need to personalize and individualize a students’ learning so they can acquire new knowledge and real-world skills."

- Salam Noor, Deputy Superintendent
Oregon Department of Education

Student-Centered Teaching & Learning

The BEC has been guiding Oregon schools in new educational practices for more than 15 years. We have trained more than 7,000 Oregon educators and impacted nearly a half million students since 2005. Our work is based on the belief that student learning can occur any time or place—it is not confined to a classroom or to the traditional hours school is in session—and that achievement must be measured through student-centered practices.

BEC’s expertise in student-centered teaching and learning practices is recognized at the national level with organizations such as ACHIEVE, Inc., CompetencyWorks, KnowledgeWorks and iNACOL. We bring our expertise to each school we work with and have outlined teaching strategies in our It’s About Time workbook.