Bridges takes deep research based knowledge of good teaching, applies it to technology, and delivers professional learning that is engaging, relevant and doable in your classrooms.
Our professional learning packages build on research that supports multiple learning opportunities delivered in a variety of ways to meet the needs of different learning styles.
Based on a blended model of learning, this option delivers multiple learning opportunities in a variety of modes for different learning styles:
Sometimes face-to-face training is just not practicable.
We’ve been delivering e-learning to remote locations across Canada for close to a decade, pioneering online AT training. Bridges’ Remote Learning option makes the most of online tools to deliver an effective e-learning experience.
5 X 1 hour webinars, delivered over a 10 week period
A mix of set themes for initial webinars. Topics for final webinars can be selected to specific preference
1 year subscription to our exclusive online self-directed learning service, educATe.
Have a group of 50 participants or more? Contact Bridges for pricing.
The face-to-face workshop is structured but has room for practice and adaptation to your team’s needs.
Following a model of gradual release, we build confidence, balancing modelling, guided practice and individual attention.
Our instructors make sure that each participant, after their session, has something to implement with the technology as soon as they are back in their classrooms.
We follow-up each session with surveys to improve our content as well as subsequent coaching.
We also make available any handouts, materials, websites, presentations, etc. through electronic download after the training.
Often, it is when you are back in the classroom and are trying to put the technology to action that you forget some critical piece. Or you want to have a quick guide to refer to so you can feel confident in putting new learning into action.
Every participant receives free access to our exclusive web based support service. educATe. Bridges educATe has quick reference guides, print tutorials and videos that are there when you need them most.
You can learn step-by-step, building knowledge sequentially with quizzes to test you learning, or just explore and jump from topic to topic. View a video, follow a print tutorial or explore using one of our desk reference posters.
In addition, our instructors always make themselves available for follow-up support and share their direct contact information. And as a Bridges Professional Learning customer, you get priority access to our 1-800 technology support line.
Each package includes two webinars of your choice. Choose a webinar for a specialized topic you want to explore further from our prepared list or customize your webinar for your needs.
Webinars are interactive and are focused to build on the core learning from your face to face training and practice.You can chose from specific applications of the tool for different student populations or learning goals and specific curriculum areas.The webinars go beyond the basics, delving deeper in applying key functions.
Bridges also archives all webinars. They remain accessible for the entire school year to all registered course participants.
The Bridges team is recognized as experts in assistive and educational technology both nationally and internationally. All Bridges instructors have undergone intensive professional development with Bridges in addition to their professional experience/background, in the areas of:
Bridges instructors have:
Closing the Gap, Minneapolis
Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference, Orlando
Council for Exception Children, Ontario and Manitoba
California State University National AT Conference, Los Angeles and San Diago
ISAAC, Barcelona, Spain
Alberta Teachers Conference
Virtual School Society Conference B.C.
Manitoba Teachers Conferences
The Bridges team has had the opportunity to partner and train with some of the top experts in the field, including: