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Mike Wallus, Vice President for Educator Support

Given the past year’s unique circumstances, we know many teachers are thinking about how Bridges will look and sound once when they return to in-person learning. The Math Learning Center is pleased to introduce Getting (Re)Started; a series of three webinars, designed to support teachers as they transition from remote to in-person learning. 

Our curriculum consultants LaKeshia Cooper and Jennifer Christensen will lead an engaging review and discussion of the instructional practices that create the Bridges classroom experience. Each 45-minute webinar will focus on one of the three

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Rosalyn Miller, Teacher in Residence at MLC

Raise your hand if you’ve heard a parent or guardian ask how they can help with home learning. Providing guidance to families can play a critical role in establishing a growth mindset in children.

We know that a large body of research has confirmed the impact of parents’ beliefs about math on their children’s achievement. (See this article from You Cubed to learn more.) As Bridges educators, we also understand the importance of valuing a child’s process in problem-

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Mike Wallus, Vice President for Educator Support

In a 1-hour webinar this week, our curriculum consultants led a guided exploration of the Bridges Intervention Resources created for the 2020–2021 school year.

Mike Wallus, Vice President for Educator Support

Below you will find the full replay of the TEAs for Seesaw webinar we hosted earlier this week with Seesaw’s Kris Szajner. These TEAs, short for 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.

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Vi Tamargo, Curriculum Developer, Professional Learning

To support educators delivering instruction in synchronous, asynchronous, and blended learning environments, last summer The Math Learning Center began releasing Tech-Enhanced Activities (TEAs). These are activities designed for, and adapted from, Bridges in Mathematics and created with the Google suite of apps. Now, we’re excited to announce the release of TEAs for Seesaw for grades K–2! 

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Kim Markworth, Director of Content Development

At MLC, we’ve put our hearts into supporting teachers in various ways throughout this school year.

One of our most popular offerings, for Bridges and non-Bridges educators, is our collection of Free Math Apps, based on the visual models featured in Bridges in Mathematics. In December 2020, the number of visits to MLC’s Math Apps were more than ten times higher than visits in December 2019. If these free Math Apps are supporting your instruction this year, we’re glad to hear it!

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Remote Learning: Christina Diaz, fourth/fifth grade teacher, Illinois
Vi Tamargo, Curriculum Developer, Professional Learning

In this series of blog posts, we highlight educators in the field who are using remote learning resources intentionally to build classroom community, collaboration, and student sense-making.

With the shift in 2020–21 to hybrid and remote environments, collecting authentic formative and summative assessment data presents a challenge. NCTM describes the role assessments play for student learning in Principles to Action : “Effective teaching of mathematics uses