Making Learning Visible: Celebrations of Teaching & Learning

The Making Learning Visible banner includes an image of BC alumna Justine Villaneuva standing in front of her research poster and a team of four students exhibiting a robot they built
The RISE Learning Institute hosts an event, Making Learning Visible, every quarter to celebrate teaching and learning. The Spring event, the largest of the year, will span over multiple days and also include other celebrations occurring across campus. Please come out and support BC’s awesome students and faculty. The schedule of events includes:

June 13, 2019
9:30am to 12:20pm in the Collaboratory (located in the LMC)
Poster Presentations

June 17, 2019
8:30am to 12:20pm in L100
Poster Presentations, Session 1
1:30am to 3:20pm in L100
Poster Presentations, Session 2
11:30am to 3:20pm in L120
Oral Presentations

Why are we Making Learning Visible? This event makes it possible for the BC community to check out the impressive teaching and learning happening on every part of campus. It is also meaningful for students. Students often engage more fully when they have to “stand and deliver” at the end of the year: the same exact assignment can have more impact with a broader audience. Besides, here at RISE, we know that BC students and faculty do cool stuff . . . and it never hurts to celebrate cool stuff!

It’s not too late if you would like your class, club, or program to participate. Just send a quick email to, and we’ll be sure to save a spot for you.


In addition, many courses and departments have also end-of-the-year celebrations that feature impressive works of student scholarship and creativity.  Check them out!  All of them showcase the fantastic work being done at BC—and make learning visible. (This list is inevitably a partial one. If you have an event that you would like added to this list, please notify Sapan Parekh.)

Beyond the Break
May 23-25, May 30-June 1

Theatre Arts Beyond the Break and Pride Festival, May 23-25, May 30-June 1, E Building

STEM to Stern Demo Day
June 12, 2:30-4:00pm

STEM to Stern Demo Day, Wednesday June 12, 2:30 to 4:00pm, BC Library Collaboratory

ISIT Business Intelligence Capstone Showcase
June 19, 5:30-7:30pm

Information Systems & Technology Capstone Presentations, Wednesday June 19, 5:30 to 7:30pm, B253

Interior Design
Senior Capstone Exhibit

June 20, 5:30-7:30pm

Interior Design Senior Capstone Exhibit, Opening Reception, Thursday June 20, 5:30 to 7:30pm, L124

Other End-of-the-Year and Graduation Celebrations

Lavender Graduation
June 14, 1:30pm

LGBTQIA+ Task Force & Welcome Center, Lavender Graduation, Thursday June 14, 1:30pm-3:30pm, Residence Hall, Building H 2nd Floor

Graduation Celebration for

June 20, 7:00pm

Department of Basic and Transitional Studies, Graduation Celebration for IBEST, ESL, and GED/HS21+ students, Thursday June 14, 7:00pm-8:30pm, BC Gym

Bellevue College
Commencement Ceremonies

June 21, 4:00pm and 7:30pm

Bellevue College Commencement Ceremonies, Friday, June 21, 4:00pm and 7:30pm, BC Gym

Last Updated June 11, 2019