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Welcome to the Biddle Center

The Biddle Center for Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement is the public outreach and applied research arm of Coastal Carolina University for grades K-16 students, families, community and related agencies. The Center seeks to promote a community of academically successful and supported grades K-16 students. The Biddle Center for Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement seeks to strengthen the community through education and to strengthen education through the support of the community.

Value Statement

The underlying belief of the Biddle Center for Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement is based in systems theory, in the knowledge that we are connected, and that we cannot improve or change education or better potential opportunities for children without also supporting, improving and changing the community.

Goals

  • To raise awareness of education as a prevention tool. (Goals II-A, IV-B, VII-A, VIII-A & C)
  • To foster understanding that education is not only about learning to learn – but also learning to serve. A knowledgeable citizen is not enough to move our democracy forward; we need knowledgeable citizens who are invested in our neighborhoods, our communities, our nation. (Goals II-A, III-C, VII-B & C, VIII-A & C)
  • To positively affect K-16 student academic success, progression through school, and graduation rate. (Goals I-B, VI-A, VII-A)
  • To develop and implement programs and services to enrich the lives of K-16 students and the community. (Goals II-A,IV-A, VI-A, B & C, VII-A & C, VIII-A & C)
  • To provide knowledge and resources that will support parent(s)/guardian(s) in the guidance and development of K-12 students. (Goals II-A, VI-A & C, VII-A, VIII-A & C)