Each BC school district (and Independent School group) has a district designated SET-BC District Partner who acts as a liaison between SET-BC and the school district. The District Partner is familiar with the SET-BC mandate and services as well as the procedures for requesting classroom-based or student-based technology loans. SET-BC recognizes the importance of our District Partners and the experience and expertise of the district professionals in that role.

Lower mainland District Partners attending meetingEach BC school district (and Independent School group) has a district designated SET-BC District Partner who acts as a liaison between SET-BC and the school district. The District Partner is familiar with the SET-BC mandate and services as well as the procedures for requesting classroom-based or student-based technology loans. SET-BC recognizes the importance of our District Partners and the experience and expertise of the district professionals in that role.

District Partners support SET-BC service delivery to district and school teams. As a District Partner, their roles include:

  • acting as a liaison between the school district, school teams and SET-BC
  • providing a clear understanding of the SET-BC mandate and available services to district and school based staff
  • working with the District’s SET-BC Planning committee to complete the annual District Request for Services in which Professional Development, technology training, classroom-based technology requests, and individual student-based technology requests are identified

Three people sitting at table looking at papersDistrict Partners include representatives of a wide range of disciplines including teachers, vision specialists, Speech Language Pathologists, and administrators. SET-BC District Partners are:

  • district based
  • familiar with SET-BC services and initiatives
  • supportive of a community-based, collaborative approach
  • supportive of the use of technology to support student with diverse needs
  • active in their district’s SET-BC Tier 2 and Tier 3 screening committees
  • active in their district’s annual SET-BC District Request for Service planning
  • experienced in supporting school teams using technology

District Partners meet with SET-BC at least once per year – either face-to-face or virtually. District Partners develop their individual roles through discussions with their district teams and based on SET-BC provincial direction and annual initiatives. SET-BC Service Coordinators responsible for specific district service coordination work closely with District Partners to share information and resources, provide support through online training, provide short term loans of technology for demonstration and assessment, and provide access to current SET-BC projects and initiatives.

SET-BC District Partner Network

People working on laptops using SOLO 6SET-BC is committed to actively supporting our District Partners in their roles throughout the school year. All District Partners are asked to join the https://www.yammer.com/setbcpartnersnetwork. This online discussion area connects our partner community and provides a place for the SET-BC provincial team for District Partners to ask questions, discuss SET-BC services and share resources. The SET-BC provincial team uses this network to post information and service delivery updates as well as to elicit feedback on various service delivery issues. SET-BC District Partners should contact us at servicedelivery@setbc.org for instructions on how to access the network.

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SET-BC’s secure database service for District Partners is temporarily unavailable while we update our online services to align with the changes in our service delivery model. District Partners requiring access to the information contained in the database, should contact their SET-BC Service Coordinator who can provide whatever information is needed on SET-BC services in their districts.

District Partner Resource Binder

Group of people watching vendor demonstration at eye gaze workshopThe SET-BC District Partner Resource Binder has been compiled to assist District Partners in coordinating SET-BC services in their districts. It contains important information on how SET-BC delivers its services to BC school districts and Group I and II Independent Schools. District Partners are encouraged to download this document and keep it in a binder format to facilitate the inclusion of current district and SET-BC forms and information circulars.

Information that is updated regularly (e.g. service delivery timelines) can be obtained from the website or obtained from your SET-BC Service Coordinator. The binder organization and content will reflect the unique needs of each school district. District Partners are asked to keep the resource binder current and, most importantly, to please inform us at servicedelivery@setbc.org if there has been a change of assignment and a new district staff member has assumed the District Partner role.