What is the purpose of Provincial Classroom Based Projects?
To support classroom teachers, school based or district teams in supporting students in literacy development that employ personalized learning strategies and resources that utilize technologies to meaningfully include all students in the classroom environment and provide access to their curriculum.
We invite classroom teachers, school based teams and district groups to apply for consultation, training, technology support for curricular based projects that explore the use of assistive technologies to realize students’ learning goals. Funding for these projects is limited and those considering applying for support should consider the following guidelines when completing the SET-BC project proposal form.
As we move into our new service delivery model, priority consideration will be given to smaller school districts that did not receive a Tier 2 Classroom Based Solution.
What’s the focus this year?
We invite applications that will focus on one or more of the following:
- Digital portfolios that encourage students to meaningfully reflect on their learning and allow them to expand their knowledge base and skill set
- Promote the writing process and/or reading comprehension using Reading Power and Writing Power by Adrienne Gear
- Inquiry based learning
What are the guidelines for the projects?
- Be lead by/driven by classroom teacher with support from school based team members.
- Be based on student curricular goals, activities and/or outcomes that can be met, for the most part, in the classroom environment and during this school year.
- Include a description of the final curricular project outcome(s).
- Include permission to freely share project outcome(s) including student photos/videos, examples of work, staff interviews and so on depending on project.
- Include a description of the general support and technology needed to complete the project. SET-BC is interested in working in partnership with the district or school and can only approve projects that have school or district support as well.
- Provide evidence that by completing the project, school and district capacity for using technology to support personalized learning is developed.
- Be supported by district Special Education Administration, District IT department, and school administration.
Who are potential team members for a Classroom Based Project?
The key player in a Classroom Based Project is the classroom teacher. Other team members may include the school support teachers (e.g. resource teacher, learning assistance), special education assistants, district support teachers (e.g. helping teachers, inclusion specialists, vision resource teachers, speech and language pathologists, etc.), and school and district IT.
What is the timeline for Classroom Based Projects?
|June 25, 2015:||Deadline for submission is 3pm (PST)|
|October 2015 – May 2016||Teams complete a Class Review/profileClassroom Projects initiate and run throughout the school year.
|June 2015:||Final report is submitted|
How many projects does SET-BC support?
The number of projects that we are able to support is limited and varies from year to year. On average, we are able to support 12-15 projects around the province in a school year.
Who is the contact for the projects?
Flo Wong is the Provincial Projects Coordinator.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 604.269.2231
What are some examples of completed projects?
- Differentiated Instruction in Science – 6 iPads and 1 MacBook
Students in Grade 6 class integrated math, science and technology into learning.
- Kindergarten Learning and RTI – 9 iPad Minis and 3 iPads
All three kindergarten teachers collaborate and experiment with using iPads to enhance student access to learning.
- Transitions with Clicker 6 – 6 Macbook Airs with Clicker 6
A middle school and secondary school work together to ease transition for students using Clicker 6.
How do I submit my completed application form?
Applications are to be sent to SET-BC attention Flo Wong
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: 604-261-2256
- Mail: #105-1750 West 75th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6P 6G2
When are applications due?
Applications for this year’s projects are due 3pm (PST), Thursday, June 25, 2015. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.
What happens after I submit my proposal?
You will receive an email confirmation that your project proposal has been received and will be screened by our Provincial Projects Team. Proposals will be reviewed during the first two weeks of June at the SET-BC Provincial Centre. After which time, you will be contacted as to whether or not SET-BC is able to support your project.
If SET-BC is able to support your project for the coming school year, you will be sent a Signature Support Form to be signed by you, your school administrator, District Special Education Administrator, and District IT Administrator. If you are unable to obtain the support signatures of the aforementioned individuals, we will be unable to proceed with your project. After the completed signature form has been submitted, a teleconference will be arranged in September 2015 with your team to complete a Project Collaborative Action Plan. The teleconference will help us to determine the specific support that we are able to provide for your project.
If you have any questions about SET-BC projects, please contact Flo Wong – firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-269-2231.
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