Adapted Curricula - Reframing Learning in the Special Needs Classroom

Adapted Curricula - Reframing Learning in the Special Needs Classroom

Two Toronto-Area school boards are rolling out over 130 MEville to WEville and 170 Equals Math adapted curricula kits from Bridges, for a ground-breaking adapted curricula initiative.

Made up of researched-based literacy and math lessons, Meville to Weville and Equals were developed specifically for students with complex learning needs. Over the past 4 years, as part of Literacy & Numeracy for All, over 300 (and growing) Equals and MEville to WEville kits were deployed in Alberta, province wide. 

As with Alberta, the initiative in Toronto area schools is accompanied by a professional learning program including in-class coaching, delivered by Bridges instructors.

The recent surge in interest in Equals in other Ontario school districts meant that Bridges had to reprint and assemble the Canadian version with new manipulatives and Canadianized content (money, measurement, Canadian pictures, et cetera).


Equals Math kits

Getting the Equals kits ready to ship from our warehouse


Equals – Setting a new standard for math in the special needs classroom

“(Equals) is engaging and relates to real life, is broken down into levels, allows all students to be successful (and), has a great problem solving section.”
-Alberta teacher from a Numeracy for All presentation

Equals is the only math curriculum of its kind. Unlike other curricula that focus solely on functional math (like money skills), Equals connects functional math to abstract ideas by basing each lesson in themes of home, community, and/or school. And, all topics have been adapted for the Canadian classroom!

Equals comes complete with over 100 manipulatives, adapted tools, vocab cards, worksheets and other materials; ideal for a contained classroom or resource room.

MEville to WEville – Promoting reading and a sense of belonging

Designed to build a classroom community that promotes a sense of belonging, each unit offers students a new and different perspective on themselves, their families, and their school. Included in the program is an extended curriculum (Extending MeVille to WeVille), which is designed to enhance literacy and skills development as students mature with the program. 

Rounding out special needs instruction with new cirrucla

Other adapted curricula have been released since the launch of Equals and MEville to WEville, revolutionaizing the classroom for students with the most complex needs. These include the brand new Readtopia curriculum for middle/ high school students, and First Author Writing Curriculum

Contact us for more information on our adapted curricula.

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