The Connected Classrooms Program is intended to meet the unique needs and circumstances of students in First Nations schools, by helping those schools that offer grades 10-12 use technology to cooperatively offer senior high school courses.
The program is an innovative opportunity for collectives of First Nations schools to jointly offer high school courses. It uses a combination of technologies to create an integrated, interactive classroom environment for students in various locations. Students participate in a real time virtual classroom with a qualified educator who has the subject matter expertise needed to instruct the course, who co-teaches with a certified educator who supports students on-site.
The program is jointly delivered by the First Nations Schools Association and First Nations Education Steering Committee.
BCTEA-funded First Nations schools in British Columbia offering grades 10-12 are eligible for the program.