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Professional Development

Summer Leadership Institute

Registration is now open for our 2022 Summer Leadership Institute (SLI). The 2022 SLI will offer coaches, administrators, curriculum specialists, and teacher-leaders the tools for initiating and sustaining a successful implementation of Bridges® in Mathematics. Engaging speakers, presentations focused on equitable practice and high-leverage implementation strategies, and opportunities to network with other Bridges educators are just some of what you’ll find in the SLI. Educators have in-person and virtual options for attending. 
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INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER WORKSHOPS

This three-hour remote 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.

  • May 25, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time - Register now
  • June 17, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time - Register now

Cost: $75 per individual

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 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.

  • April 22, 2022, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time
  • May 18, 2022, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
  • September 16, 2022, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time - Register now
  • October 13, 2022, 7:30-10:30 am Pacific Time - Register now
  • November 4, 2022, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time - Register now

Cost: $75 per individual

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.

This workshop stretched the thinking of our team and deepened our understanding of the models and strategies taught in Bridges. We came away prepared to provide ongoing professional development for our current teachers, and train new hires for successfully teaching with Bridges curriculum.

Lead teacher – Snohomish, WA

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 thoroughly enjoyed this training! Not only did I gain a better understanding of the program, but I also created a plan for my new teacher training. I highly recommend this training for all math leaders using Bridges in Mathematics.

Dean of instruction – Houston, TX

Our site truly benefited from having an MLC curriculum specialist on-site for targeted and individualized support for our staff having an expert answer our questions, share resources, and experience.

Kindergarten teacher – Napa, CA

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