Secondary and post-secondary educators advance the educational goals of information technology (IT) students and programs through close collaboration with industry partners.BATEC provides extensive professional development to faculty, including specific workshops and training in curriculum development.
Using 21st century tools and teaching methods, BATEC engages faculty, industry and community partners in the joint development of authentic tasks, problems and projects –and the metrics used to evaluate student projects and performances for the workplace.
BATEC’s innovative process of developing curricula that is regionally connected, advanced in pedagogy and industry-linked, integrates aspects of change management within a Cycle of Professional Development.
Through a cycle of inquiry, educators enhance curricula and advance teaching practices to better reflect and address the needs of the 21st Century workplace. Secondary and post-secondary educators gain insight into new and emerging trends in IT by advancing their knowledge and skills.