Free PD Opportunities - Perfect for Summer Time!

Free PD Opportunities - Perfect for Summer Time!

Summer is finally here, bringing time for relaxation and a chance to catch up on some professional development. Learn all about the latest practices in the field of Assistive Technology, for free! Here's a list of some PD that you can take advantage of at your own pace over the next few weeks.


educATe Classroom Online Course for Educators - Free Sampler 

Our new online course for educators offers a series of quick lessons that have been designed from the ground up for educators. In educATe Classroom, you’ll learn strategies that you can use to help your students with reading and writing to learn – using their Assistive Technology! You’ll be able to apply the educATe Classroom lessons to whatever tech tools your students use, on any device.

Courses are $99, but you can try our sampler course for free. Sign up here


educATe Classroom online course for educators


Recorded Webinars

Over the past school year, we’ve covered a lot of topics in our webinars; from symbols, to GAFE literacy supports, to eye gaze, and a new reading curriculum for high school students with complex learning needs. All of these webinars have been recorded and are at your fingertips on our webinar page.

Some of our most popular webinars that you might want to check out include:

Exclusive Introduction to Readtopia - Is Your Special Education Instruction Experiential? Presented by Don Johnston and Dr. Karen Erickson

Learn all about the brand new, experiential reading curriculum for middle and high school students with complex learning needs.

Led by Don Johnston, the founder/CEO of Don Johnston Inc, and Dr. Karen Erickson, Director of the Centre for Literacy and Disability Studies, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, this webinar explores how Readtopia delivers real, meaningful learning opportunities in English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science, while building students' reading skills.

CLICK HERE to view the recording. 


Readtopia experiential reading curriculum


Eye gaze in the classroom: "I have to completely rewrite the IEP”

For students with complex cognitive and sensory challenges, new, lower priced, easy to deploy eye gaze systems can deliver profound change in learning potential.

Teachers using eye gaze with students with an array of physical, sensory and intellectual needs have told us how this technology has resulted in them rethinking individual potential and teaching methods. Find out why you should be thinking about eye gaze for your classroom this year.

CLICK HERE to view the recording.


 Bridges eye gaze webinar


Thanks for learning with us throughout the year! Have a fantastic summer :) 

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  • Alanna Fontaine
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  • Bridges

    Hi Christine,

    Thanks for your comment! Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a robust speech recognition software, will let you type reports using your voice instead of your hands. We’ve contacted you via email with more information :)

  •  CHristine jOhnston
    CHristine jOhnston

    Hi there
    I am writing for your help and information . I teach in the gecdsb and had a workplace injury that has left me with very sore hands and the left undergoing ongoing treatment . Typing reports will be terrible for me and I am looking for a solutions that I can use to type reports without using my hands .i know our board had kyrswell for kids but need to get something g set up
    For myself this summer in order that I can make a successful return in the fall . I can come to Toronto if it needs training or whatever but need to get things in place .
    I look forward to your help
    Christine h
    Johnston grade 1/2 teacher

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