Complex Needs Technology Project 2016-2017
District teams were invited to apply for the Complex Needs Technology Project during the month of November. This project is designed to build district capacity to trial and assess technology solutions for complex needs students. The project application deadline has passed. If you would like more information on the technology bundles offered in this project, please refer to the Project and Bundle Descriptions document below.
Beginning in October, SET-BC is providing technology kits that will support and promote the social inclusion of students with complex needs. Each SET-BC District Partner received an email invitation to apply for an allocated number of simple technology kits. Applications for SETdirect can be submitted at any time during the year up to January 30th, 2017. For more information on SETdirect, visit our SETdirect area.
SD#8 Kootenay Lake – SOLO Support for Secondary Students
School teams at LV Rogers Secondary in Nelson are building on successful SOLO implementation at Trafalgar Middle School by moving the use of the reading and writing support software into the secondary setting. Students who have used it successfully at the middle school continued access with the installation of a school license at LV Rogers. Secondary teachers received in service training on the use of the SOLO suite for students who struggle with reading and writing and the district team will also explore training for existing student users to provide school level support, mentoring and troubleshooting. Students who are already ‘expert’ users may gain volunteer hour credits by teaching and supporting other students in the school.