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Professional Learning Series:
Maximize Your Boardmaker Investment

New to Boardmaker 7? Needing to broaden skills and increase capacity? Or maybe your team could use a refresh?

Our practical focused sessions can ensure your entire education community gets the most out of its Boardmaker investment.

Bridges first started training and supporting Boardmaker over 25 years ago. Since then, our professional development has gained an unmatched reputation for experience, expertise and quality.

With an instructional team that draws from decades of work in education, speech language pathology, assistive technology and occupational therapy, our Boardmaker sessions will deliver:

• Diverse, practical knowledge informed by the latest research.
• Classroom best-practice
• Individualized solutions

This series of workshops is delivered online. If your school district or organization is interested in a face-to-face or hybrid model, please contact us. We can design a professional learning program that works best for your team.


Who should attend

  • Special Education Resource Teachers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Primary classroom teachers
  • Communication Disorder Assistants
  • Educational Assistants
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Consultants/Coaches/support staff for students on the autism spectrum, using AAC, and/or complex learning needs.

Organizational Benefits

  • The creation of activities and resources in Boardmaker that can be shared across your schools
  • Equip educators with skills and strategies to continue expanding the benefit of Boardmaker
  • Improve the lives of students with high instructional needs
  • Maximize the investment in the Boardmaker license
  • Increase capacity of staff

Personal Benefits

  • Development of a personal toolkit of classroom ready skills and resource
  • Gain learnings ready for immediate application
  • Increase confidence in using Boardmaker
  • Network with other Boardmaker users to develop a learning community


Length: 2 x 90 min sessions

Boardmaker 7 is a multi-faceted platform with diverse supports and activities for students with communication, access, social and learning needs. From readymade activities and curricula to powerful authoring tools, Boardmaker 7's vast array of possibilities can overwhelm a new user.

This session will demystify Boardmaker 7. Participants will learn to navigate Boardmaker to get started with activities they need, to immediately benefit the students they support.

Content - What will participants learn?

  • Each of the 3 components that make up Boardmaker 7:
  • IEditor
  • Online
  • Student Center
  • The workflow across all 3 components.
  • How to access and manage student accounts and activities
  • Practice finding and organizing pre-made resources
  • The essentials to quickly create custom activities.