Bridges News — Events

ECT Course Coming to Ontario

Environmental Communication Teaching Training Coming to Canada The focus of Environmental Communication Teaching (ECT) training is functional communication in natural environments. These sessions are taught by renown AT consultant and instructor Kelly Fonner. For this series of training we are focusing on the use of AAC strategies and tools in the school environment. The full ECT training is a 5 day intensive, school year process. The training dates occur across the school year. Participants are expected to attend as teams that choose two students to apply the ECT strategies with during school activities between the trainings. The research findings recommend that the primary team consist of an AAC user's teacher, SLP and teaching assistant. All other staff for the chosen students are welcome including family members. This course starts November 23rd in Winnipeg and November 24th in Mississauga. For more information visit the Bridges Professional Development page.

This blog is about assistive and educational technology in general and Bridges activities in Ontario, specifically. It’s by Bogdan Pospielovsky. My background is teaching but I’ve been training consulting and proselytizing about the power and possibility of technology to assist and enhance education, communication and daily life for just over a decade. If you would like a consult or an informational in service for your team you can see where I'll be under the Where Am I, Where Am I Going tab. If you want more detailed info about the blog and me follow the About TAB above.

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Bridges HQ New Digs

New address:  2550 Argentia Rd., Ste. 121 Mississauga, ON L5N 5R1 I neglected to mention the fact that we moved.  We have palatial new digs!  Well perhaps that's going a bit far but there is a koi pond in the lobby, (many sushi jokes floating around the office at the moment.) and we've got plenty of space for visitors, consults and professional development events. Update our contact info in your system for returns, payment, and stuff. So my extension has changed to 2178 from 234, but everything else stays the same. I'll post some pictures later.
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Bridges Live in Grande Prairie AB

I'll be doing a Bridge LIVE seminar with my colleagues Claire McLaren and Joyce Tschmier in Medicine Hat Alberta on October 26th.  This is great chance to see experience and learn about tech in person.  See more details under Prairie News.
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Bridges To Learning Intent to Submit Deadline Looming

The Bridges to Learning Conference 2010 is set for May 13 15, 2010. This year we're doing a two step process for submissions.  If you have an idea for a proposal, email a few sentences before October 1st, to That way you don't fill out a whole proposal only to find out that someone else is doing something similar.  The forms are up at the conference website.  As well as Keynote info and some of the other presenters we have.  We are setting up a conference blog, too.
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