In recent months, the BC Ministry of Education, SET-BC, and its stakeholder groups have been planning to evolve the SET-BC service delivery model to be supportive of the new initiatives in BC education and more flexible for BC school districts.
The new service delivery model, set to roll out in September 2014, is designed to support the Response to Intervention (RTI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) initiatives that are happening in school districts around the province. The model includes three tiers of service – Tier 1 services will help districts build the capacity of all teachers to support the diverse needs in their classrooms. Tier 2 services will offer more targeted services to classrooms in the districts by providing learning technology support and training to classroom teachers and school teams. Tier 3 services will provide intensive, ongoing technology and implementation support for students identified by the district as having significant needs that cannot be accommodated by their own Tier 1 and 2 interventions. BC school districts, through a district planning process, will be able to identify what SET-BC services are required in all three tiers each year.
This fall, SET-BC consultants will be discussing the new service delivery model and helping school district teams plan for the next school year. SET-BC District Partners will be invited to join in the discussions to help ensure the new model is flexible enough to meet the differing needs of districts around the province. Opportunities to learn about the new service delivery model will be available throughout the coming months. Online informational meetings have been scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. on September 30th, October 7th, 21st, 28th, November 4th, 18th, 25th, December 2nd, and 9th. Those interested in joining any of these meetings can register by emailing Kerry Randle at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information on the new model change, please view this presentation.
It will be a busy year as we prepare for this service delivery model change – we look forward to working with our school districts to help ensure a successful transition!