Bridges in Mathematics

Announcing Bridges in Mathematics Third Edition!

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Professional Development

CONCEPT QUESTS FOR BRIDGES IN MATHEMATICS SECOND EDITION

Concept Quests is a supplemental resource aligned with Bridges in Mathematics Second Edition Grades 2–5. Intended to provide enrichment for all students, Concept Quests:

  • Extends student learning with concepts from the Bridges curriculum 
  • Reinforces and extends grade-level learning
  • Provides opportunities to work both independently and collaboratively

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn about the Concept Quests materials and the (free) professional development resource that accompanies the program. Experience some of the tasks firsthand. At the end, we’ll answer all your questions, including how to preview, purchase, and implement Concept Quests in your classroom.

Building Effective Unit Planning Structures

Effective planning plays an important role in the implementation of Bridges in Mathematics, and establishing a vision of effective planning is a critical step instructional leaders can take during the first months of an implementation. To support leaders with this work, The Math Learning Center is pleased to offer Building Effective Unit Planning Structures: An Overview for Instructional Leaders. In this ​3.5-hour open enrollment virtual workshop, administrators and instructional leaders examine planning practices and resources that support teachers as they prepare to teach upcoming Bridges units. In order to enroll in this workshop, registrants must have previously attended the Preparing to Lead a Bridges Implementation workshop

Cost: $75 per participant.

Bridges in Mathematics Getting Started Facilitator Training

This face-to-face workshop is appropriate for districts after their first year of implementing Bridges in Mathematics. This three-day workshop is designed to equip instructional leaders to lead their own Bridges in Mathematics: Getting Started Workshops in-district for new hires or new-to-grade-level teachers. Participants will experience a condensed Bridges in Mathematics: Getting Started Workshop covering both K–2 and 3–5 grade bands. They'll leave with the knowledge and materials necessary to offer these workshops in their own district. Planning time is provided on day 3.

Cost: $250 per participant.

  • May 2-4, 2023, 8:00-3:00 PM CT each day (Anoka, MN) - Register now
  • May 16-18, 2023, 8:00-3:00 PM ET each day (Essington, PA) - Register now
  • May 22-24, 2023, 8:00-3:00 PM MT each day (Aurora, CO) - Register now

BRIDGES IN MATHEMATICS GETTING STARTED REMOTE WORKSHOPS

The Bridges in Mathematics remote open enrollment Getting Started Workshop gives teachers hired after a school or district’s initial adoption an opportunity to participate in a standard remote Getting Started experience. Participants engage in a series of self-study modules to prepare for a focused, real-time experience with leaders from The Math Learning Center. Then participants engage with a series of grade band-specific self-study modules that complete their Getting Started experience. Educators select the grade level, days and times that work best for their needs.

Cost: $75 per participant.

  • May 25, 2023, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PT one day (Grade PK) — Register now
  • June 26-27, 2023, 9:00-11:30 am PT each day (Grades K-2) — Register now
  • June 26-27, 2023, 9:00-11:30 am PT each day (Grades 3-5) — Register now
  • June 28-29, 2023, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PT each day (Grades K-2) — Register now
  • June 28-29, 2023, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PT each day (Grades 3-5) — Register now
  • June 29, 2023, 9:00-11:30 am PT one day (Grade PK) — Register now
  • July 17-18, 2023, 9:00-11:30 am PT each day (Grades K-2) — Register now
  • July 17-18, 2023, 9:00-11:30 am PT each day (Grades 3-5) — Register now
  • August 10-11, 2023, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PT each day (Grades K-2) — Register now
  • August 10-11, 2023, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PT each day (Grades 3-5) — Register now
  • September 14-15, 2023, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PT each day (Grades K-2) — Register now
  • September 14-15, 2023, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm PT each day (Grades 3-5) — Register now

PREPARING TO LEAD A BRIDGES IMPLEMENTATION

This 3.5-hour virtual workshop, designed specifically for administrators new to Bridges, introduces instructional leaders to the design features of the curriculum, master schedules and planning protocols that support implementation, and practices for observation in the Bridges classroom.

Cost: $75 per participant

BRIDGES INTERVENTION WORKSHOPS

The Bridges Intervention Workshop is intended for interventionists. Classroom teachers, support staff, coaches, and administrators may attend as space allows. This one-day virtual workshop offers guidance for an effective implementation of Bridges Intervention. We'll discuss best practices, placement assessments, progress monitoring, and more through one meeting on live Zoom, as well as some hours of self-study. 

Cost: $75 per participant.

Webinar Replays

At the Math Learning Center, we believe that all students can make sense of mathematics. Some students just need more time, more opportunities, and more support than others. Our approach emphasizes problem solving, the use of faithful visual models, and a focus on developing fluency. Consequently, we’ve revised Bridges Intervention to reflect those beliefs and build on the strengths of all students and teachers by:
An hour long introduction to the approach, structure and components of the Bridges in Mathematics program, a clearly articulated PK–5 curriculum offering a unique blend of problem solving and skill building.
In this 60-minute webinar, Math Learning Center curriculum consultants led a guided exploration of the Bridges Intervention Resources created for the 2020–2021 school year. Participants experienced a Volume 2 Intervention Session that uses apps, Google Docs, and Work Places.
During this 45-minute webinar, Math Learning Center Curriculum Consultants led a guided exploration of the Bridges Intervention Resources created for the 2020-21 school year. Participants experienced a Volume 5 Intervention Session and will have the opportunity to utilize apps, Google Docs, and Work Places as outlined in the 2020-21 resources.
An introduction to Bridges Intervention, an elementary intervention program using visual models to promote student thinking and accelerate learning. Targeted instruction and assessment for essential K–5 mathematics skills within a tiered system of support are core to Bridges Intervention.
In this 90-minute webinar, our curriculum consultants introduced the Tech-Enhanced Activities, Math at Home resources, and Digital Work Places and went over how they are meant to be used in conjunction with the guidance documents.
The Getting (Re)Started series of three webinars was designed to support teachers as they transition from remote to in-person learning. Our curriculum consultants LaKeshia Cooper and Jennifer Christensen led an engaging review and discussion of the instructional practices that create the Bridges classroom experience. Each 45-minute webinar focuses on one of the three core components of the Bridges curriculum: Problems & Investigations, Work Places, and Number Corner.
Bridges Breakout: Number Rack helps students learn addition and subtraction math facts using the number rack, a math tool that builds conceptual understanding and fluency through seeing and understanding number relationships. In this webinar, The Math Learning Center’s Nicole Rigelman and Shelly Scheafer walk you through Bridges Breakout: Number Rack with a focus on the underlying pedagogy, classroom use cases, and example lessons from the kit.
Tech-Enhanced Activities, are available on the Seesaw platform for grades K–2 and are linked from the Bridges Educator Site (login required). The webinar provided an overview of the resources, previewed a sample activity, and answered questions about using TEAs for synchronous, asynchronous, and blended learning environments.
In these 60-minute webinars, our curriculum consultants unpack the mathematics in Unit 2, introduced corresponding Tech-Enhanced Activities and other resources, and highlight ways they can be used in conjunction with the guidance documents.
In these 60-minute webinars, our curriculum consultants introduce Unit 3 and the corresponding Tech-Enhanced Activities, Math at Home resources, and Digital Work Places and go over how they are meant to be used in conjunction with the guidance documents.
In these 60-minute webinars, our curriculum consultants continued exploring the mathematics in Unit 3, highlighting multiple strategies for implementing Bridges in synchronous and asynchronous environments.
In these 60-minute webinars, Math Learning Center curriculum consultants explored the mathematics in Unit 4, highlighting multiple strategies for implementing Bridges in synchronous and asynchronous environments.
Teachers, students, and families are increasingly turning to The Math Learning Center apps to support understanding of visual mathematics in remote, hybrid, and socially distant learning environments. This 35-minute webinar explores the apps, as well as strategies to engage students.

I enjoyed connecting with other math coaches from other parts of the country and hearing about their schools. The readings were helpful because I could directly apply them to the work I have been doing.

Course attendee – fall 2015 session

Even though I had been using Bridges for over a year, I was not aware of the many resources available to me. I am excited to dive into them and now feel like I can fully support teachers with their needs.

School administrator – Napa, CA

I enjoyed and learned something from each presenter. I left feeling enthusiastic and excited as we head into our second year of using Bridges. It’s great to hear what people in other districts are doing and to learn from it.

Institute attendee – July 2015 session

What a fabulous workshop! I came away feeling so much more confident in the curriculum and ready to share what I learned with colleagues who will be new to Bridges this next year!

Lead teacher – Snohomish, WA

We enjoyed having you set such a wonderful tone for our group. Thank you for sharing your expertise, bringing laughter to the room, and cultivating confidence for teachers.

Math coordinator – Avon, IN