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Brandon Readtopia implementation

Brandon Readtopia implementation 0

In 2019, supported by Bridges Professional Learning, 10 classes in Brandon Manitoba consisting of teams of 4 teachers each, implemented curricula for student with complex learning needs (i.e. AAC users, cognitive, sensory challenges, physical disabilities):

  • Readtopia, the comprehensive experiential instructional reading program.
  • Equals math curriculum that connects functional math to abstract ideas.
  • First Author comprehensive writing curriculum that teaches how to write and measures writing progress (introduced this year)


So far, despite the pandemic, the Brandon curriculum project has been a wonderful experience and a great success
Hygiene, Sanitizing Strategies in the special Needs Classroom

Hygiene, Sanitizing Strategies in the special Needs Classroom 0

Keeping classrooms clean and hygienic has always been vital in order to avoid immune system comorbidities in the special need’s classroom. The advent of the COVID 19 pandemic means even more effort must be taken to keep children with complex needs safe.

Here are some tips and strategies we’ve heard from teachers of how they are enhancing hygiene standards in special needs classrooms and resource rooms. 


Free PD Opportunities - Perfect for Summer Time!

Free PD Opportunities - Perfect for Summer Time! 2

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.
We're Presenting at ISTE 2017

We're Presenting at ISTE 2017 0

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be showcasing our Assistive Technology Camps in a poster presentation at one of the biggest education conferences in North America -- ISTE 2017!