Engaging Young Learners: Providing the Tools to Success at DeSoto Parish School System

Justin Fogarty, VP Communications

DeSoto Parish School System in Louisiana adopted Bridges in 2013. With Bridges, educators and district leaders alike have witnessed the transformation of classroom environments. Students are engaged, working together, checking one another’s work and truly understanding concepts. Bridges is engaging students in math and teaching them to become creative problem solvers.

“Bridges creates that environment where they’re not afraid to be wrong and they’re not afraid to help a friend if they are wrong. Because they know, ‘If I am wrong then someone is going to help me and tell me why and I’m going to learn from that,’” said Lindsay Burford, kindergarten teacher at North DeSoto Elementary School.