Coding, UDL in Play: Bridges Presents 3 sessions at ISTE 2021!

Coding, UDL in Play:  Bridges Presents 3 sessions at ISTE 2021!


We’re excited to announce that Bridges, has again been invited to present at the biggest education technology conference in North America -- ISTE Live 2021. This is the 4th year we’ve been invited to lead presentations at this prestigious conference and this year we’re doing 3! Details for each session are below.

The ISTE annual conference is an internationally renowned forum for exploring and exchanging ideas about education technology with educators from around the world. In a typical year, attendance of 20,000 or more is not unusual.

This year Susie Blackstien-Adler, Leanne Husk and Christy McDonald will represent our team of inclusive education experts, hosting virtual presentations on coding and universal design for learning in play.

Running from June 26 to the 30th online, you can register for this year’s virtual ISTE, here

Coding to Learn and Create: Design that Includes ALL Students

Wednesday, June 30, 5:30 - 6:15 PM EST


Debugd Coding Bridges Canada

All students benefit from coding opportunities, but the design of current applications limits meaningful participation of students with complex needs. Using a UDL approach, lessons, materials, and a software application were designed to ensure all students actively participate in coding experiences. Join us to explore new resources and provide your input.

Debug'd: It's Time to Include ALL Students in Coding!

STEM Playground - Tuesday, June 29, 4:50 – 5:10 PM EST


Debugd Coding Curriculum Bridges Canada

With the right supports, it is possible for ALL students to learn to code and code to learn! This session will provide a demonstration and hands-on opportunities to explore a UDL approach to including ALL students in coding. Come and explore Debug'd - Inclusive Coding Kits. Learn about the approach, scaffolded lessons, adapted materials and strategies, plus an accessible coding interface, to support educators and ALL students in coding to learn and create!

Imagining Inclusive Play - A UDL Approach to Ensuring ALL Students Have FUN!

Early Learning Playground - - Tuesday, June 29, 3:25 to 3:50 PM EST


Incorporating symbols within play
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Incorporating symbols (with text) within play can support the development of early language skills and play a fundamental role in ensuring ALL children are actively involved and successful during playtime. Participants will be introduced to materials - developed through a UDL lens - that support early language, communication, and self regulation.

Get in touch with our team and we’d be happy to provide you with more info about our participation at ISTE Live 21.

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