This collection of presentations and materials supports the sessions presented at the SET-BC Provincial District Partner conference held in Vancouver, February 19th and 20th, 2013. Thanks to all presenters for making these resources available!


Milestones on a UDL Journey (Dr. Dave Edyburn)

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a concept that has been around for slightly more than a decade. However, much remains to be done in terms of implementation that will allow the potential benefits of UDL to be achieved at a scale that benefits students in every classroom. In this provocative presentation, Dr. Edyburn will sort through the confusion surrounding UDL and outline an action agenda that addresses the overlooked components of accessibility, instructional design and digital learning materials.
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Considerations for the Future of Special Education in BC (Bill Standeven)

  • As the Director of the Learning Division in the Diversity, Equity and Early Learning branch of the Ministry of Education, Bill will be highlighting the key points in how we can work together to reshape how we provide an education for students with special needs. He has been working on a new vision of Learning Services in our province that, in the next year, will focus on effective early intervention, the development of a continuum of instructional support based on the UDL framework and the development of strategies to better support secondary students transitioning to life beyond Grade 12. Bill will also be discussing the evolving roles of resource teachers, district support staff and Provincial Resource programs in supporting diversity in the classroom.
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Future Directions for SET-BC (Kerry Randle)

  • In keeping with the Ministry of Education’s new direction in Special Education or Learning Services, SET-BC is looking to evolve its service delivery model to meet the changing needs of districts, classrooms, and students. In this presentation, the program review process will be shared with the key indicators for a new service model highlighted. The new service delivery model, supporting district services in three tiers is described with a summary of the types of services in each tier outlined.
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Accessibility in iOS 6 (Paul Hamilton)

Using Speech Recognition Software for Exam Accommodation (Mike Sheane and Doug Bowes)

  • This presentation will look at the use of Speech Recognition software for use in Provincial Exams.  There will be a focus on the potential need for adapting training techniques for students requiring voice recognition software for exam accommodation.  Equipment standards and environmental considerations will also be discussed.
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Including Students in the Curriculum (Daphne Mercier)

  • This hands on presentation will explore the student resources available in curriculumSET and pictureSET that are ready for immediate download.  See some of the amazing work that is available to support students in your district to be meaningfully engaged in the classroom curriculum.
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Provincial Software Acquisition Plan (John Drescher)

  • The Provincial Software Acquisition Plan (PSAP) was created over 10 years ago to give British Columbia school districts the opportunity to join the SET-BC provincial site licenses for software titles designed to help students with special needs improve their literacy, numeracy, and communication skills. As part of the SET-BC provincial software site licenses, BC school districts have been able to acquire software and software upgrades at preferential prices. This session will provide information about PSAP and will invite discussion about possible expansion, changes and service improvements to PSAP.
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A Blueprint for Successful AAC Technology (Lorraine Kamp and Sharon O’Dornan)

  • This session will focus on work that needs to be done pre-referral and then will follow with a discussion with AAC SLP District Partners on how to create the most successful plans.
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SET-BC Student Activity Days (Janet Watts)

  • This session will look at planning and implementing SET-BC Student Activity Days (e.g. Kurzweil Camp, Clicker Camp, Open Book Camp). Discussions will revolve around planning, scope of the day, and successes.
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Channeling Your Inner Nerd (Mallory Burton)

  • This presentation describes a Kurzweil workshop which was created using Backwards Design. In this inquiry-based workshop, participants role-play teams of software designers beginning with student need and collaborating to “create” and evaluate the Kurzweil software. In this presentation, you will learn about the Backwards Design process, experience one of the workshop inquiry activities, and receive all the materials for conducting this workshop.
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Transition (Virginia MacKinnon)

  • Secondary transition to the adult world – this presentation will be a brief overview of current transitions practices – multi-ministry commitments, focus of the secondary transition IEP, types of community involvement and how to become part of this process.
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Strategies to Promote Writing in AAC Users (Kathy Ryan and Sue Rampone)

  • In this session we will demonstrate how to configure a variety of AAC solutions to support literacy. Dedicated communication devices, integrated devices and iDevices  will be used to create messages which can be exported to variety of software applications.This allows students using AAC a way to write independently.
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A New “Look” at Vision Technology (Flo Wong)

  • This session will provide an overview of vision technology considerations for teams supporting students with visual impairments. We will take a look at student profiles and environmental considerations for selecting technology solutions. SET-BC resources for supporting students with visual impairments will also be highlighted.
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Augmentative/Alternative Communication Services for Adults in BC (Lois Turner)

  • CAYA (Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults) is a Provincial Resource Program that supports British Columbians 19 years and older whose speech does not meet their daily needs. The goal of CAYA is to ensure that eligible individuals have access to the communication tools and professional support to enable them to create an adult life.
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Clicker – Click- Guide-Learn (Maureen LaFleche)

  • The Click-Guide-Learn resource includes a number of narrated screen demonstrations which provide prerequisite skills for using the software.  Seven print lesson plans accompany these screen demonstrations which offer visual step-by-step instructions.
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Adapted Novel Studies Resources and Classroom Projects (Jane Rondow)

  • We will look at various adapted novel studies resources available on the SET-BC and ARC-BC websites, discuss how these resources can be implemented to include all students and will also hear how one district succeeded in working with whole classes to create engaging Adapted Novels at various levels using multiple software titles.
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