On September 24th, SET-BC had the wonderful opportunity to partner with SD60 in Fort St. John to support their district initiative to equip teachers with training and strategies to address literacy and numeracy needs. The participants who attended the facilitated professional learning sessions were engaged and ready to learn, and the hands-on experience gave teachers a chance to hone their skills using iPads to support their students. Fort St. John has already begun to utilize digital technologies, like the iPad, to support creative writing, so this workshop dovetailed nicely with what the district was already doing in classrooms.
The morning began with participants exploring the built-in accessibility features that can be found on the iPad. This was followed up with a discussion focusing on how some of these features could be used to support all students. Guided access was a particularly popular feature, and the participants investigated implementation strategies that they could immediately use in their classrooms.
The afternoon session was centered around apps and strategies to support numeracy. Participants looked at how the Universal Design for Learning framework could inform their planning process for math and how specific apps could be used to help students develop their numeracy skills.
Thanks SD60, for a fun-filled day of learning!
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