Professional Learning

Bridges Leadership Institute 2024

 

Bridges Summer Leadership Institute

Explore ways to expand access, enhance understanding, and cultivate belonging in Bridges classrooms.

Join us in person in Denver, Colorado or during our virtual event as we engage with presentations focused on deepening students’ understanding of mathematics and fostering classroom communities where all students feel a sense of belonging.

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Bridges Third Edition Webinars

Over the course of the 2023-24 school year, we dove into the aspects of what differentiates Bridges in Mathematics Third Edition from its predecessor, and gave educators real-world examples and practice opportunities to implement the curriculum in their classrooms.

“Equity in Mathematics: Bridges Third Edition Insights”

September Webinar

Learn about the equity-based practices of Bridges Third Edition through connecting directly with the curriculum, watching real-life classroom examples, and reflecting on how these practices can be used in your classroom context.

 

"Implementing Bridges Third Edition with an Asset-Based Lens"

October Webinar

Come to understand the core principles of Bridges Third Edition, learn practical classroom strategies, and gain valuable insights from real-world analysis to see how the curriculum deepens mathematical understanding and fosters a positive math identity by focusing on the unique strengths and lived experiences of every student.

 

“Affirming Mathematics Learners' Identities with Bridges Third Edition”

November Webinar

Explore how Bridges Third Edition uses experiential learning, equity-based practices, and strategic planning to shapes meaningful and equitable math experiences for all students.

 

"Progressions of Fractions Models and Concepts in Bridges 3rd Edition">

December Webinar

Examine and understand our fraction models more deeply so you can support all students in making sense of fraction concepts.

 

"The Development of Computational Fluency in Bridges Third Edition”

January Webinar

You already know that Bridges Third Edition uses visual models to support the development of computational fluency. Learn more about how our approach to fluency works.

 

”Progressions of Area Models and Concepts in Bridges Third Edition”

February Webinar

Learn more about how progression of arrays and area models across grades supports the development of multiplicative thinking.

 

”Engaging Multilingual Learners Using Bridges Third Edition”

March Webinar

Bridges’ asset-based approach leverages students’ use of language to enhance learning and the development of positive mathematics identities. We examine the resources in the Bridges Third Edition curriculum, hear from two experienced dual-language educators, and observe multilingual learners using Bridges Third Edition to show how the curriculum engages multilingual learners in deep mathematics.

 

”Supporting Neurodiverse Learners with Bridges Third Edition”

April Webinar

Bridges’ asset-based approach recognizes neurodiversity as a strength. We examine the resources in the Bridges Third Edition curriculum, Concept Quests, and Bridges Intervention to show how Bridges builds on students’ multiple approaches to help them make sense of mathematics and communicate their understanding.

 

”Supporting Each and Every Learner with Bridges Third Edition”

May Webinar

Responsive teaching practices support the full range of students as they participate and learn. We focus on practices and resources for using Bridges Third Edition to engage each and every learner in deep mathematics.

Getting Started Workshops 

The Remote Bridges in Mathematics Getting Started workshops are designed for teachers getting ready to implement the Bridges curriculum. The workshops will overview the curriculum with an emphasis on September. Participants will explore the concepts and strategies introduced in Work Places to provide both challenge and support options for young learners. We’ll also examine authentic assessment opportunities through research-based learning progressions and an asset lens.

Requirements:

  • Access to the Bridges Educator Site
  • Your school/district has purchased the Bridges curriculum grade that correlates with the particular workshop registration link

Cost: $75 per participant

The Remote Bridges in Mathematics Second Edition Getting Started workshop is designed for teachers getting ready to implement the Bridges Second Edition curriculum. The workshops will overview the curriculum with an emphasis on September. Participants will explore the concepts and strategies introduced in Work Places to provide both challenge and support options for young learners. We’ll also examine authentic assessment opportunities through research-based learning progressions and an asset lens. The workshop includes self-study modules and two 2.5-hour facilitated Zoom sessions. Completing about 2-hours of pre-work before the first session is necessary.

  • July 15th-16th, 2024 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time - Bridges Second Edition Grades K-2 Register Now
  • July 15th-16th, 2024 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time - Bridges Second Edition Grades 3-5 Register Now
  • August 14th-15th, 2024 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time - Bridges Second Edition Grades K-2 Register Now
  • August 14th-15th, 2024 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time - Bridges Second Edition Grades 3-5 Register Now

The Remote Number Corner Third Edition Getting Started workshop is for teachers getting ready to implement the Bridges Number Corner Third Edition. The workshop answers questions like "What is Number Corner?" "How does implementation support all students as learners and doers of mathematics?" and "Why is it a valuable part of my daily instruction?"

  • June 25th, 2024 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time - Number Corner Third Edition Grades K-2 Register Now
  • June 25th, 2024 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time - Number Corner Third Edition Grades 3-5 Register Now
  • September 4th, 2024 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time - Number Corner Third Edition Grades K-2 Register Now
  • September 4th, 2024 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time - Number Corner Third Edition Grades 3-5 Register Now

The Remote Bridges in Mathematics Second Edition Getting Started PreK workshop is designed for teachers getting ready to implement the Bridges Second Edition PreK curriculum. The workshops will overview the curriculum with an emphasis on September. Participants will explore the concepts and strategies introduced in Work Places to provide both challenge and support options for young learners. We’ll also examine authentic assessment opportunities through research-based learning progressions and an asset lens.

  • July 31st, 2024 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time - Bridges Second Edition PreK Register Now
  • August 29th, 2024 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time - Bridges Second Edition PreK Register Now
  • September 6th, 2024 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time - Bridges Second Edition PreK Register Now

Bridges Intervention Workshops

Bridges Intervention provides targeted instruction and assessment for essential K–5 mathematics skills and concepts. A strengths-based approach builds on each student’s abilities—starting with manipulatives, then moving to two-dimensional representations and mental images.

Requirements: 

  • In order to enroll in this workshop, registrants must fulfill the following course requirements:
  • Your school or district has purchased and is implementing Bridges Intervention. 
  • You can access the Bridges Educator Site. Please contact the BES administrator at your school or district for login information.

Cost: $75 per participant

Bridges Intervention ORIGINAL

If your school or district purchased Bridges Intervention materials before June 2022, you are likely to have Bridges Intervention ORIGINAL. If you are not sure, please email mlcinfo@mathlearningcenter.org.

  • September 11, 2024, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
  • November 18, 2024, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
  • January 14, 2025, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
  • March 13, 2025, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

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Bridges Intervention REVISED with Bridges in Mathematics as Core

If your school or district purchased Bridges Intervention materials after June 2022, you are likely to have Bridges Intervention REVISED. 

This workshop is for schools and districts that use Bridges in Mathematics as a core curriculum.

If you are not sure, please email mlcinfo@mathlearningcenter.org.

  • September 11, 2024, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
  • October 8, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
  • November 18, 2024, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
  • January 14, 2025, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
  • February 6, 2025, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
  • March 13, 2025, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

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Bridges Intervention REVISED with Other Curriculum as Core

If your school or district purchased Bridges Intervention materials after June 2022, you are likely to have Bridges Intervention REVISED. 

This workshop is for schools and districts that use a core curriculum other than Bridges in Mathematics.

If you are not sure, please email mlcinfo@mathlearningcenter.org.

  • September 11, 2024, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
  • October 8, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
  • November 18, 2024, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
  • January 14, 2025, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
  • February 6, 2025, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
  • March 13, 2025, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

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Webinar Replays

We understand that some students may need more time, more opportunities, and more support than others. During this interactive session, you'll see how our revised Bridges Intervention emphasizes problem solving, uses faithful visual models, and focused on developing fluency to help all students make sense of mathematics.
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.
Concept Quests supplements Bridges in Mathematics Second Edition Grades 2–5 to extend learning and provide enrichment for all students. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the materials and the accompanying (free) professional development resource, as well as experience some of the tasks firsthand.
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.

Literature Base for Bridges Third Edition

For your reference, here’s the literature our Education Team referenced when developing Bridges in Mathematics Third Edition.

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