T.E.L.P. information

Frequently Asked Questions

 What is TELP?

Technology Engagement and Learning Project (T.E.L.P.)

 

The Technology Engagement Learning Project is a partnership between our school,

community businesses and organizations, families and their students, and the South Shore

Regional School Board. Simply stated, the goal of this program is for every student in our school to have access to an iPad to increase their engagement, learning and achievement.

The following have been identified as essential skills for students entering post-secondary

education and the ever-evolving workforce of the 21st century: written, oral and digital

communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and a sense of global

connectedness and citizenship. In today’s world, accessing technology, combined with

mastery of the above skills results in innovation, increased productivity and a deeper sense of

intellectual engagement.

The reality is that web-based tools and resources have changed the landscape of learning.

Students now have at their fingertips unlimited access to digital content, resources, experts,

databases and communities of interest. By effectively leveraging such resources, we not only

have the opportunity to deepen student learning, but they can also develop digital literacy,

fluency and citizenship that will prepare them for the high tech world in which they will live,

learn and work.

This technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher. Effective teaching

includes strategies that engage students in relevant and meaningful learning experiences.

Today’s students expect to be connected and need to understand the responsibilities that

come with the increased use of technology. Mobile technology is a powerful learning tool for

our students.

The South Shore Regional School Board, along with other progressive and innovative

educational jurisdictions, are leading the province in achieving one-to-one technology. All of

the students, participating in T.E.L.P. in their particular school and grade level(s), have access

to an iPad 24/7, which they manage effectively with their families.

The South Shore Regional School Board will provide a monthly payment plan (over 24 months)

that would allow parent(s) and / or guardian(s) the ability to purchase an Apple iPad for their

child through an automatic payment plan system. The student would then own a powerful

educational tool for use at home and at school.

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand,

because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick

 

This description is adapted from the South Shore Regional School Board website: https://webmail.ssrsb.ca/home/btidd@ssrsb.ca/TELP/TELP%20Summary-%20Oct%202013%20update%20.pdf?ver=1

 

  1. How was the TELP rollout at BJSHS determined?

We relied on student, parent, and staff feedback to determine which groups would participate in the initial rollout of the TELP program.  We determined that the three groups that would initially participate in the program are grade 7, the O2 program, and a section of English 10 which runs in second semester.

  1. When were the TELP iPads ordered?

TELP iPads were ordered during the last week of November

  1. When will the TELP iPads be delivered?

The anticipated arrival date for TELP iPads prior to the school holiday break.

  1. When will the TELP iPads be distributed?

When the iPads are delivered to the school board, BJSHS staff will arrange a distribution time and location.  We anticipate that this will occur prior to the school holiday break.  Information will be posted on the BJSHS website or you may call the school at 541-8260.

  1. Will there be another TELP order this school year?

There is no current plan for a second round of TELP orders at this time.  School staff will be reviewing our TELP implementation plan in the Spring of 2014.  The next round of implementation will be started before the end of this current school year.