Online Courses and Training

Online Courses and Training

   Courses designed in bite-sized chunks to support ongoing learning in a convenient time and place. 

educATe - On-demand Implementation Resources 

educATe is Bridges' web-based, Canadian AT support service. educATe was built to tap the unrealized potential of AT for individual student achievement, as well as whole class instruction.

Through educATe, access on-demand web-based training and support related to a variety of AT software, from Kurzweil to Boardmaker and more. Via your own customized portal, Bridges offers sequentially linked tutorials with quizzes and reporting that build the skills your students and instructors need, related to the AT tool(s) you're using. 

educATe Family - Online Course for Parents 

Learn to help your child with reading and writing, using their Assistive Technology! 

educATe Family is an online course with a series of short video lessons. Our mission? To give parents strategies to help their child with reading and writing, right away! Video lessons can be accessed whenever, wherever! Parents can take the course at their own pace.

The educATe Family lessons can be applied to whatever tech tools a child uses to learn, on any device!

With educATe Family, parents will have access to all the video lessons in our Reading and Writing Modules. These are the 2 main topics of the course. In each module, or topic, we teach the basic theory of reading and writing (how does reading work? What kind of thought process happens when we write?), and then we build on that with strategies parents can use with their child. We examine how different technology tools will support each strategy, and help children in reading and writing to learn!

educATe Classroom - Online Courses for Educators

Your students are depending on your ability to integrate assistive technology into your instruction so they can be successful learners in a 21st Century Classroom. educATe Classroom will get you started in learning new skills or expanding on existing ones.

educATe Classroom consists of: 

  • Online, on demand learning  considerate of teachers' busy schedules
  • Reading and Writing Modules

educATe Classroom: 

  • Will reinforce the components of reading comprehension and of the writing process with the principles of UDL in mind
  • Provide evidence based instructional strategies using specific technology features
  • Emphasize the benefit of using technology tools to model the use of specific strategies for students
  • Makes use of built-in quizzes to support understanding and questions for reflection to support classroom implementation
  • Can be used by individuals or by professional learning communities

Keys to Literacy - Partner Courses 

Developed and delivered by Joan Sedita, educator, author and founder of Keys to Literacy, this 13.5 hour course is designed for teachers of students from grade 4-12. 

Topics covered include:  

  • Introduction to comprehension instruction
  • Critical thinking
  • Text structure
  • Main idea skills
  • Top down topic webs
  • Two column notes
  • Summarizing
  • Question generation

Keys to Literacy Includes: 

  • Interactive activities 
  • Reading assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Video clips from live training

Registration for the course includes the training book for The Key Comprehension Routine: Grades 4-12 

Successful completion of the course provides a certificate of completion.