High School Pathways Co-Op

 What is the difference between the High School Pathways Hub and Co-Op?

Where the High School Pathways Hub can be seen as a birds-eye view of the goals to enhance biotechnology technician education and engage underserved populations to address workforce needs and drive innovation in the biotechnology field.  The  High School Co-Op focuses more on the day-to-day operational aspect of these goals.  

The Co-Op program aims to enhance student engagement by facilitating deeper interactions with both high school (HS) teachers and college infrastructure, particularly counselors and Career and Technical Education (CTE) administrators. By fostering this connection, the program seeks to build awareness of opportunities available through dual enrollment at the community college (CC) level, thereby bridging the gap between HS and CC and providing students with clear educational pathways.

Additionally, the program explores the effectiveness of providing work-based learning experiences in biotechnology during the summer to keep HS students engaged. This includes career-focused activities such as company visits and career exploration during the co-op experience. As part of the Co-Op program, HS students engage in a woven bioscope project to further enrich their learning experience.

Furthermore, the program aims to deepen the hub of experience by having students participate directly at the college, offering them a firsthand understanding of the college environment.

What is the High School Pathways Hub?

The Pathway Tube Graphic on the right shows an example of how biotech pathways can begin at the high school level and branch off into community college programs and/or university.

You may download this example and edit it for your own use.

How do teachers and faculty participate in implementation?

Counselors can attend our ‘Lunch and Learn’ series  – link; descriptions

 Students – BTEC

READY to implement a High School Pathways Hub? Please click on the button to the right to fill out the survey and get access to the Canvas link for Co-Op 670 Canvas Course.

Contact Michael Fuller [email protected] or Linnea Fletcher [email protected].

Amanda Cherry
Paradise Valley HS
Phoenix, AZ

The curriculum materials are beautifully prepared and easy to understand-thanks for preparing such great resources that are easy to use.

Byron Gougoumis
Burton HS
San Francisco, CA

All Babec labs are well organised and modelled effectively with clear, helpful procedural instructions, easily transposed to the classroom.

Gianne Souza
Lincoln HS
San Francisco, CA

The online resources are SO well done! The best I have ever had. Very little modification to make them clear and easy to follow. I have done two BABEC lessons and they are so well made that they made teaching online fun again.

Heather Johnson
Burlingame HS
Burlingame, CA

When doing the BABEC labs I consistently hear students say they feel like "real scientists."

Marianne Gudmundsson
Glenbrook South HS
Glenview, IL

Well organized and scaffolded; flexible structure and can be used partially or as a whole. This unit can be used as is...superbly written and thought out...incorporates many skills and allows student collaboration and student choice/voice.

Rocky Ng
South San Francisco HS
South San Francisco, CA

Thank you for creating these curriculum materials. I am beyond grateful for the quality lessons, on-the-point figures/videos, and easy-to-navigate biotechnology curriculum.

Thi Ngo
Capuchino HS
San Bruno, CA

The level of support really made the whole process easier and encouraged me to continue incorporating biotech into my curriculum. Thank you for the live assistance during the labs and for responding to inquiries so promptly and with such urgency.

Anonymous Teacher

Really well thought out curricula. Great to see "old" activities that have been re-imagined with lots of consideration to NGSS.

Anonymous Teacher

This was the best educational workshop I have had the honor of attending, and I am so thankful.

Anonymous Teacher

Wonderfully executed. Strengthened my skills. Thank you!!

Anonymous Teacher

BABEC has such a strong positive impact on teachers and students - thank you for your amazing work!