SET-BC Tier 1 services are designed to help districts provide Professional Development opportunities on how technology can be used to support diverse student needs in the classroom. This document provides a more detailed description of Tier 1 services and offers some suggested topics for professional development type topics and activities.
Tier 2 services are designed to help districts in two ways: by providing technology specific training and by loaning and supporting classroom-based technology solutions. Tier 2 training services target those technologies currently available in the district, regardless of source, that are being underutilized. Tier 2 training activities differ from Tier 1 Professional Development activities as Tier 2 training is designed to teach participants how to use specific pieces of hardware and software. Tier 2 classroom-based solutions offer classroom teachers the opportunity to implement specific technologies to support diverse learning needs by providing consultation, training, implementation support and hardware and/or software loans. Each year, school districts will identify the specific classrooms that will receive Tier 2 classroom-based solution services.
Tier 3 student-based solutions are intended to build the capacity of some school teams and district itinerant staff to use specific technologies successfully in the classroom to support complex student needs. Tier 3 services could include SET-BC consultant consultation, technology solution planning, coordination of device trials, student-based technology loans, training, implementation follow up and technical support. This document provides a more detailed description of Tier 3 services with examples of the types of students for whom teams might consider requesting services.