Bridges News — Curriculum

Reflex Booster Pilot:  Just in time for Provincial Testing

Reflex Booster Pilot: Just in time for Provincial Testing 0

In preparation for province wide testing, Bridges and Explore Learning are offering educators a Reflex Math Booster pilot program. For 4 weeks schools will have access to Reflex for free, including all student games/activities, and progress reporting and analytics for teachers. Register now.

Readtopia: New Special Needs Reading Curriculum Coming

Readtopia: New Special Needs Reading Curriculum Coming 1

Preview new reading curriculum for middle to high school students with special needs called Readtopia. Combines documentary videos, texts, literature, graphic novels and direct instruction on decoding and comprehension, created by a team including Karen Erickson, Caroline Musselwhite and Jerry Stemach.

6 + 1 Super Cool AT stories from 2016 ATIA conference 0

This year's Assistive Technology Industry Association's conference in Orlando turned out to be a really exciting few days. We got to attend sessions, meet with our manufacturing partners and prowl the massive exhibit hall hunting for cool stuff.

This year, the weather was unseasonably hot outside (peaking at 27C. Most years, the weather is more like Vancouver in November, than Toronto in June) and freezing in the halls with the air conditioning on max.

Despite the contradictory conditions we layered-up and tracked down what we think are the neatest AT developments at this year's ATIA. Here they are.

New Study Says Equals Curriculum Generates Significant Gains 0

Recently posted research results on Equals, adds to the substantial body of evidence on the efficacy of the adapted numeracy curriculum for students with special needs. Published on the Ablenet website is an update to their now four year case study on Equals conducted by a suburban school district in the US mid-west. The researchers…