Bridges News — Special Education

How and Why Accessible Coding for All Students

How and Why Accessible Coding for All Students

Coding is more and more a focus of many curriculum initiatives across Canada. Where team based problem solving, strategizing, logical thinking meets with technology, coding skills are essential in today’s world.

At ISTE 2018, Bridges’ Leanne Husk and Susie Blackstien-Adler presented on coding with special needs students.  Through coding students with physical and cognitive challenges can learn important life skills, and connect with the curriculum.  Bridges new Coding Kit and Accessible Coding Workshop makes teaching coding to students with challenges, easy.

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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.
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Readtopia: New Special Needs Reading Curriculum Coming

Readtopia: New Special Needs Reading Curriculum Coming

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.

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