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 will dive into the aspects of what differentiates Bridges in Mathematics Third Edition from its predecessor, and give educators real-world examples and practice opportunities to implement the curriculum in their classrooms.


Upcoming Bridges Third Edition Webinars

September Webinar

“Equity in Mathematics: Bridges Third Edition Insights”

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.


October Webinar

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

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.


November Webinar

“Affirming Mathematics Learners' Identities with Bridges Third Edition

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


December Webinar

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

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


January Webinar

"The Development of Computational Fluency in Bridges Third Edition”

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.


February Webinar

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

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

Bridges Intervention Workshop

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. 

Cost: $75 per participant.

  • May 8th, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention ORIGINAL Register Now
  • May 8th, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention REVISED Register Now
  • June 20th, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention REVISED Register Now
  • July 24th, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention ORIGINAL Register Now
  • July 24th, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time - Intervention REVISED Register Now

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.

Requirements: Full year of experience with Bridges in Mathematics Second Edition.

Cost: $250 per participant.

  • May 6-8, 2024, 8:00-3:00 PM CT each day (Anoka, MN) - Register now

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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