The purpose of the Complex Needs Technology Project is to assist BC school districts in building their capacity to support students with complex needs. A third year of this project was made possible through the support of the BC Ministry of Education and was designed to help districts acquire the specialized technologies needed to address the assessment and trial needs of their most complex students.
This project is not intended to provide long term technology solutions for individual student use (i.e. increase Tier 3 allocations). The goal is to help district teams screen more effectively for district-based and SET-BC based support and to continue to support the development of district-based complex needs technology loan banks.
The focus of the 2017-2018 Complex Needs Technology Project was on building capacity to support one or more of the following student groups:
- Students with complex communication needs
- Students with complex physical access needs
- Students with complex vision needs
During December 2017, the SET-BC Provincial team reviewed the applications from districts all over the province and began acquiring and compiling the approved technology bundles. The bundles were then shipped out to teams in January with information on how to access on demand and facilitated training.
The technologies sent to school district teams are on long term loan to the district, transitioning to Equipment Only Support (EOS) at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
We hope district teams continue to find the complex needs technologies and the training resources located in this area of our website helpful in building their capacity to support complex needs students in BC schools.