The BEC is leading a statewide initiative to transform K-12 education in Oregon and dramatically improve student achievement outcomes through Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning (PBTL).
With a focus on the professional development needs of teachers, statewide workshops and clinics are changing the way educators engage students and inspire lifelong learning. This Initiative is playing a critical role in helping teachers, administrators and school districts implement the new Oregon diploma standards by 2012.
We are driven by a vision in which:
Every student is excited about, fully engaged in, and owns their learning – clearly understanding academic expectations and challenging themselves to become proficient in all subjects; and
Every student earns a high school diploma that is a meaningful predictor of post-secondary success; they will have the knowledge and skills to think critically, to communicate effectively, to innovate and to adapt in an ever-changing world.
Since 2005, well over 2,000 teachers have participated in this Initiative, impacting an estimated 75,000 Oregon students.
Diane Smith, Teaching & Learning Initiative Director, email@example.com, 503-646-0242 x28
Tamra Busch-Johnsen, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-646-0242 x24