Any Bridges session/workshops I have been to have been excellent. Trainers and information have always been interesting and very worthwhile.
Learn with Bridges: whether it is for an adult, student, child, or entire community, Bridges has the expertise to bring your technology goals into measurable realities.
Learning with Bridges is:
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.
Choose between Blended Learning and Remote Learning packages.
Both packages include:
Select a training package or contact us to discuss a customized offering to suit your needs.
Learn more about Professional Learning Packages.
Bridges is the unchallenged leader in Canada in working with individuals with complex physical access and cognitive challenges.
Over two decades ago we began training in schools on the first speech output (SDPro), alternative access (Discover, Intellikeys) and symbol (Boardmaker, Writing with Symbols) and curriculum adaptation (IntelliTalk, Clicker, Classroom Suite) softwares.
More recently, we pioneered the use of interactive white boards, such as SMART™ Boards, as an access and inclusion tool for students with profound challenges.
With experts with years of clinical and educational experience on hand, we can help with mounting, positioning and software customization and other consulting.
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Bridges was the first company to bring to schools word prediction, talking word processors and text to speech software to Canada.
We have trained in English and French in every province on:
AT success plans can include a train-the-trainer model, teacher training, co-teaching and direct student coaching.
Our instructors train individual students, and with CAST-certified UDL instructors on staff, we also train teachers on using software for whole class instruction.
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Assistive and Educational Technology Training
Choose your goals:
Contact Bridges for a free Phase One Consultation to start down the path of creating a learning plan that builds capacity and fulfils goals.
Bridges Learning Plans Are:
We bring together professionals with front line experience from:
Our team regularly presents at conferences nationally and internationally. Recent examples have included:
We work towards teachers considering computers as just another tool in a toolbox -- no more intimidating than a pencil or a pair of scissors. We use relevant examples, tackle existing challenges, and work within the curricula.
Bridges is recognized as an innovator in effective implementation of technology for students of all abilities. We believe scaffolding curricula for all learners not only creates a social good, but is also good teaching.
Bridges works directly with researchers, consultants, and manufacturers in North America, Britain, and Europe. We base what we teach and how we teach it on solid research and proven best practice. We have been at the forefront in implementing Universal Design for Learning, the Participation Model, and Differentiated Instruction in both official languages across Canada.
Research supports a training approach that mixes multiple learning opportunities delivered through ways for all your learning styles. With Bridges, you can build a flexible and diverse plan.
Our AT Kids Camps build self-esteem, empowerment and solidify technology skills during the summer or spring break. Not to mention find some new friends.
School districts contract Bridges to deliver AT camps programs for school boards looking to offer free technology training to their students with AT equipment, apps and software: laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and/or Live Scribe pens.
These week-long camps are hosted in classrooms across the school board, and are facilitated by qualified Bridges instructors.
Bridges has ready-made tools and processes proven over many years with servicing hundreds of campers for:
We’ve even arranged guest speakers and other special days.
Meeting with your school leaders we’ll agree on a theme for that year’s camps. Some of our past theme’s have included:
Kids work together in small groups on projects that take them from concept mapping, to research, to presentation.
Being the one kid with AT in the classroom can be hard. Kids get self-conscious no matter how new or cutting edge the technology is. These realities can create whole new barriers to success.
The Bridges’ AT Kids Camps give students who need to use AT a chance to connect in a fun environment. Not only do they learn more about technology but they learn more about each other, make friends and discover what’s possible.
Contact us if your school board would be interested in hosting an Assistive Technology Summer Camp
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: