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All of Bridges webinars are presented in English unless noted in the description. 

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Upcoming Webinars

Assimilate Ideas for your Student’s STEM/Biology Education

Join APH’s Science & Health Product Manager, Dr. Rosanne Hoffmann, to learn about three APH (American Printing House for the Blind) STEM kits:

  • Build-A-Cell,
  • the DNA-RNA Kit,
  • and the Protein Synthesis Kit.

See how these rich curricular resources will enhance the STEM education of blind or visually impaired students.

Date: Wednesday, December 7th

Time: 3:00 pm ET | 2:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm PT

Duration: 25 mins

Presenter: Victor Lajeunesse, Dr. Rosanne Hoffmann (Science and Health Product Manager, APH)

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Luminea: A Multisensory Space in Minutes

Ready to go in minutes – seriously! You don’t need an engineering degree to get started with Luminea! Quick to assemble and connect, Luminea is ready to enjoy just minutes after you take it out of the box.

Join us to explore quick and easy activities that will get you started right away. Fully accessible, fun and engaging, Luminea will have your users enjoying all the benefits that multisensory rooms have to offer, in minutes!

Date: Thursday, February 16th

Time: 3:00 pm ET | 2:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm PT

Duration: 25 mins

Presenter: Leanne Husk

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Eye Learn – Breakthroughs with Students with Complex Needs

Eye gaze can deliver access and engagement for students with the most profound and complex challenges. Combining unique easy positioning, the latest eye tracking technology, the Eye Learn system from Bridges. In 25 minutes you’ll learn how:

  • You can adapt to different students with a wide range of abilities, on the fly
  • A range of ready activities can build access and early learning skills
  • To gain profound new insights into the potential of students with complex communication and cognitive challenges

Plus tips and tricks, success stories, reporting and lots of fun apps.

Date: Thursday, February 23rd

Time: 3:00 pm ET | 2:00 pm CT | 12:00 pm PT

Duration: 25 mins

Presenter: Kim Mitchell, Nada Jorna

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Guest Speakers

Susie Blackstein-Adler

Susie Blackstein-Adler

Professional Development Leader @Bridges

Susie leads the professional learning team at Bridges. She has backgrounds in occupational therapy and education and has over thirty years of experience working in the field of augmentative and alternative communication and consulting to classroom teams concerning access to curriculum. She has done research on computer access, the inclusion of students who have complex learning challenges, and accessible coding. Susie provides professional learning on educational and assistive technology both nationally and internationally.

Christy McDonald

Christy McDonald

Christy McDonald is an educator, and curricular and assistive technology consultant, supporting people with diverse learning needs and those supporting them. She leads the curriculum support team at Bridges Canada and delivers professional development for educators who are implementing educational curricula for students with complex needs. She has developed a series of on-line courses to support teachers and parents in supporting the use of AT features in reading and writing. Christy is part of the Bridges coding team, developing accessible coding experiences for ALL students, using a UDL approach.

Leanne Husk

Leanne Husk

Lead instructor for Bridges

Leanne Husk has a background as an educator for students who have complex needs and has certification as a Learning Disabilities Specialist. As a lead instructor for Bridges, she designs and leads workshops and works directly with students and teachers to help them create and implement dynamic and inclusive learning experiences with technology across the curriculum. Leanne first experienced the need for scaffolded instruction and adapted materials when introducing coding to normally developing students. These experiences have been invaluable as she works, in collaboration with OCAD University, supporting Bridges' current initiative - creating inclusive and accessible coding experiences for ALL.

Kim Mitchell

Kim Mitchell

Kim has been in the field of assistive technology for 30+ years supporting people with diverse needs using tools such as eye gaze access, augmentative communication systems, tools to support blind and low vision and more. She is certified in many of these tools. Kim has presented in person and virtually to groups nationally and internationally. She is passionate about helping people meet their full potential using technology, both high and low tech, to communicate and participate in all aspects of life.