Welcome to the Project!
Thank you for joining us on this collaborative venture, to bring inclusion to the forefront of B.C. classrooms! This project is centred around how inclusion can bring meaningful engagement to all students in our classrooms.
Welcome to this collaborative project! Teachers all around the province are doing amazing work in realm of inclusive education, and this project is designed to highlight success stories, and to provide research frameworks to support best-practices.
This project is broken up into 3 segments. An introduction and three modules. The modules are based on frameworks that support inclusion.
Construct knowledge on your terms
Professional networking and learning can be difficult due to a scarcity of time. This collaborative project is designed for users to be able to connect, use and share information according to their schedule. Research has shown that working in small groups can foster active engagement, and collaboration – with this in mind, please feel free to bring your colleagues in on this project!
Join the conversation!
Twitter has proven to be an excellent platform to developing a professional learning community, and has been selected as a tool to crowd-source contributions for this course. Twitter as a platform for learning is excellent at establishing connections between users. Since the objective of this course is to inspire, collect and share success stories of inclusion around the province, using twitter an additional means of communication can help augment the communication between members of this community.
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SUPPORT & FAQ
Our team is here to answer any questions you may have regarding this project. Here are some of the frequently asked questions; if you don’t find what you are looking for, please reach out via the ‘contact us’ link below.
What is this project about?
This project is centered around prototpying a new way to do professional development. SETBC has long offered online modules with information and strategies, but is looking for new ways to bring relevant content to educators around the province.
Who is this project for?
This project has K-12 educators in mind. Regardless of where you are in your teaching career, we are looking to partner with passionate educators around B.C to tell the stories and strategies of successes of meaningful inclusion.
Can I use this project material?
Yes! This collaborative venture is designed for educators to use in their professional practice. If you find the material help, don’t forget to let us know!
How can I get involved?
Whether you are using the material from this course to inform your professional practice, or actively contributing to the creation of content for this project, you are still involved. We would love to hear back from you, in how you would like to participate in bringing this resource to life.
Prior to my current role with SET-BC, I was a secondary school teacher for eleven years, primarily teaching Social Studies and English. I completed my Master of Education in Media and Technology Studies Education from the University of British Columbia to formally examine digital learning and curriculum. I am excited to collaborate with colleagues throughout the province to explore how technology may be meaningfully implemented in the classroom to support the diverse needs of our students.
Yik Wah Penner
Before joining SET-BC as Tier 1 Consultant, I had the pleasure of teaching 8th grade at a middle school in Richmond, B.C. After being a classroom teacher for six years, I completed a Masters in Educational Technology at the University of British Columbia. I firmly believe that the best projects are collaborative ones, and i’m excited to see how this project can evolve over time!
After graduating from Simon Fraser University I had the opportunity to teach at both the elementary and secondary level in the classroom, as a learning support teacher, and as a resource teacher. Upon completion of my Masters of Education in Special Education from the University of British Columbia I worked as a District Inclusion Support Teacher, and most recently held the position of District Coordinator for Diversity Education with the Kamloops-Thompson School District.