The Bridges instructional team provides training in G Suite, Apple products and Microsoft applications. As Google certified educators, Microsoft Partners in Education and as instructors with expertise in a wide range of assistive technology, the Bridges team is able to support the implementation of educational technology that includes ALL students.
Help us design your training experience - choose from a range of models that include:
- Large group workshops
- Student training
- Co-planning and co-teaching with individual classrooms
Help us to understand your current initiatives - we'll design training to incorporate and support them.
School communities that have adopted use of G Suite have opportunities to support 21st century learning. Applications support individual, small group and whole class instruction and provide tools for communication, collaboration and creativity. School communities are excited by these opportunities but are often overwhelmed with the task of building capacity. The Bridges team of instructors is able to break the learning into manageable chunks that support the curricular activity of the classroom and the classroom profile. They have experience with integrating use of Google applications across desktop, Chromebook and mobile devices.
Training is customized and can include:
- Chrome browser, apps, and extensions
- Google Drive
- Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets
- Google Draw
- Google Forms
- Google Sites
- Google Calendar and Google Keep
- Google Classroom
This training is paired with the assistive technology, supportive extensions and other applications (e.g. Mindomo) used by the school. Bridges instructors provide training that integrates the curriculum areas and activities of the classroom by providing demonstration of classroom applications, guided hands on training, and resources to support you following training. Teachers and students will be collaborating, sharing and creating within the classroom and beyond, and with the addition of assistive technology, no student is left behind.
Apple: iPad and Apple TV Training
How are you using iPads in the classroom - as an individual device for a specific student, as a small set of devices to support classroom instruction, or as 1:1 Device Program for all students in the classroom? Are you using the iPad as a tool for augmentative communication and/or as tool to support different areas of the curriculum? The Bridges instructional team has experience with all of these scenarios.
- The basics - iPad hardware and setup
- App management
- Setting up the iPad to support access and differentiated learning
- Use of specific apps to support literacy, numeracy, and other areas of the curriculum
- Apps to support organization and self-regulation
- Sharing and collaboration
- Use of Apple TV/ other applications for class instruction (setup and use with a variety of applications)
Our instructors start with your goals and support use of the iPad to meet specific student and classroom goals. Training is geared to the experience and comfort level of participants and can include co-planning and co-teaching.
Is your school using Microsoft devices and/or Microsoft applications? Learning how to incorporate various applications into classroom learning and syncing desktop and online applications can be overwhelming. The Bridges team of instructors can help you break this down into manageable chunks and support integration of these exciting applications with your curriculum. This training in a variety of Microsoft applications will help you to truly engage students and encourage collaboration and creativity. Knowledge about Microsoft applications and a range of assistive technologies allow the Bridges team to provide training that includes ALL students, whether the task is simple word processing or coding.
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office 365
- Introduction to Office Mix
- Skype in the classroom
This training is paired with the assistive technology and other applications (e.g. Mindomo) used by the school. Bridges instructors provide training that integrates the curriculum areas and activities of the classroom by providing demonstration of classroom applications, guided hands on training, and resources to support you following training. Teachers and students will be collaborating, sharing and creating within the classroom and beyond, and with the addition of assistive technology, no student is left behind.