SET-BC Virtual District Partners Conference 2018This resource contains the recorded presentations from the Virtual District Partner Conference (VDPC) held on February 20 and 21, 2018. The recordings have been organized by strand: Inclusion, Technology, Complex Needs, Literacy, and SET BC.

Keynote Address

SET BC and Diversity Awareness

SET-BC has evolved over the years from a Provincial Outreach Program that supports students with specific designated disabilities to one that supports the diverse needs of ALL students in a universally designed educational system.  Through our Ministry of Education mission and mandate, SET-BC consultants partner with district and school teams to encourage, to support, to identify and implement effective technology solutions, and to help their students reach their maximum potential.

During this keynote presentation, you will be introduced to a new unit from our lending library that celebrates diversity and ability, providing teachers and students with an opportunity to explore tools to support learning needs, helping to develop understanding of individual learning differences, promoting self-advocacy and celebrating students as unique and gifted individuals.

Keynote Speaker Background: Charlotte Friend has been a SET-BC consultant for seven years.  Her work history spans 30 years as a high school French teacher, a brief stint as a teacher-librarian followed by elementary resource support for many years.  Charlotte has the unique perspective of being a SET-BC consultant, a teacher and a parent to children who received SET-BC support while in school.  She brings the richness of her unique perspective to every presentation she facilitates and is passionate about how students with complex or learning needs are supported in our K-12 school system. View available Presentation Materials.

Strand One – Inclusion

Tools to Support Inclusion

Strand Two – Technology

Office 365 to Support UDL
Read and Write for Google Chrome

Strand Three – Complex Needs

Assisitive Technology Assessment and Considerations
Beginner Implementation of AAC

Strand Four – Literacy

Chrome Extensions that Support Struggling Readers and Writers
iPad Apps for Literacy
iPad Apps for Social Stories and Digital Storytelling
Technology Resources for the French Classroom

Strand Five – SET-BC

resourceSET and learningSET

Presentation Materials n/a

DRFS Planning and Preparation