Virtual Summer Leadership Institute

July 7–9, 2021

The 2021 Virtual Summer Leadership Institute (VSLI) will offer coaches, administrators, curriculum specialists, and teacher-leaders the tools for initiating and sustaining a successful implementation of Bridges in Mathematics. Powerful keynotes, tips from educators who have successfully implemented, and opportunities to network with other Bridges educators are just some of what you’ll find at the VSLI.


July 7–9, 2021
July 7: 8:00–1:30 PT
July 8: 8:00–2:30 PT
July 9: 8:00–11:30 PT


$195 per individual (A 10% discount is available for schools or districts that register five or more participants.)


Online. Participants will attend live sessions, network with other Bridges educators, and access video-on-demand sessions.

Keynote Presenters

We’re pleased to have lined up outstanding keynote speakers for 2021—Fawn Nguyen, Jon Orr, and Kyle Pearce.

Fawn Nguyen

Fawn Nguyen

Fawn is a first-year teacher on special assignment (TOSA) with Rio School District in Oxnard, California. She garnered several awards and accolades during her 30-year career as a middle school teacher, including 2014 Ventura County Teacher of the Year and 2009 Math Teacher Hero from Raytheon. In 2005, she was awarded the Sarah D. Barder Fellowship from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

In 2012, Fawn co-founded the Math Teachers' Circle in Thousand Oaks, California. She served a three-year term as a committee member of NCTM's Professional Development Services Committee (PDSC) during 2015–2018.

Jon Orr

Jon Orr

Jon is a math teacher at John McGregor Secondary School in the Lambton-Kent District School Board in Ontario, Canada. When not teaching his students and spending time with family, he leads workshops and presentations on teaching pedagogy in the math classroom. As an Apple Distinguished Educator and Desmos Fellow, he frequently addresses implementing technology in his classroom. Lately he’s excited about the benefits of appropriate struggle and talking math with primary-age kids while creating math prompts for You can follow his classroom lessons, routines, and educational thoughts at  and also on Twitter: @MrOrr_Geek.

Kyle Pearce

Kyle Pearce

Kyle is the K–12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board in Ontario, Canada. His passion for mathematics leads him to uncover creative ways to spark curiosity and fuel sense making through the inquiry process by using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete. He shares his most recent noticings, wonderings, and reflections in mathematics pedagogy and effective uses of technology by delivering workshops across North America and blogging on,, on the Making Math Moments That Matter Podcast, and @MathletePearce on Twitter

Participate in One of Two Tracks

Track 1: Launching a Successful Year 1 of Bridges Implementation

Track 1 is designed for schools or districts preparing to implement Bridges in Mathematics during the 2021-22 school year. It is also appropriate for coaches, administrators, curriculum specialists, or teacher-leaders who have joined a Bridges school or district already in the implementation process.

Track 2: Sustaining a Successful Bridges Implementation

Track 2 is designed for coaches, administrators, curriculum specialists, and teacher-leaders from districts who have implemented Bridges for at least one year.

Registration is now open. Sign up early, as participation is limited and we expect this fantastic event to fill up fast!

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Daily Agenda

Day 1 Agenda

8:00-8:30  Networking Rooms Open

8:30-9:00  Opening Remarks/Transition To Sessions

9:00-12:00  Sessions (Networking Rooms open at 10:15)

12:00-12:15  Session Break

12:15-1:00  Curriculum Specialist Panel Discussion

1:00-1:30  Networking Rooms Open

Day 2 Agenda

8:00-8:30 Networking Rooms Open

8:30-9:30 Keynote

9:30-9:40 Session Break

9:40-12:45 Sessions (Networking Rooms open at 10:55)

12:45-1:00 Session break

1:00-1:45 Coaches Panel Discussion

1:45-2:30 Networking Rooms Open

Day 3 Agenda

8:00-8:30 Networking Rooms Open

8:30-9:30 Keynote

9:30-9:40 Session Break

9:40-11:15 Sessions

11:15-11:30 Closing Remarks