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Vi Tamargo, Curriculum Developer, Professional Learning

Editor's note: 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.

Educators share with us that one of the aspects of the Bridges classroom they miss the most this year is their turn-and-talk routine. Teachers wish they could hear the voices of their students sharing their thinking, and many students wish they had the opportunity to process their thinking before discussion with the larger group

Mike Wallus, Director of Educator Support

UPDATE (11/30/20): Unit 3 Part B webinar replays are available here.


UPDATE (10/29/20): Grade 4 and Grade 5 replays have been added below.


Last week, we began the Unit 3 grade-level webinars, which introduced the unit, corresponding Tech-Enhanced Activities, Math at Home resources and Digital Work Places. We also fielded questions from Bridges teachers.

As with the Unit 2 webinar replayswe’re including the Unit 3 replay for each grade level below on a single page to facilitate sharing with your peers. 

Since we cover resources created to support Bridges educators during the 2020–21 school year, you may find the definitions and links on this reference document helpful.

Please watch and share.

K–5 Bridges Intervention Remote Workshop
Mike Wallus, Director of Educator Support

On Friday, November 13, The Math Learning Center will be offering an open enrollment remote Bridges Intervention workshop. This one-day workshop offers guidance for an effective implementation of Bridges Intervention. 

Participants will discuss best practices, placement assessments, progress monitoring, and more. The workshop will begin at 7:30 am Pacific Time and is intended primarily for interventionists, although classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators are welcome to attend as space allows.  Registration information

Number Pieces App with share code
Mike Wallus, Director of Educator Support

In a remote environment, how can Bridges educators provide appropriate scaffolds and be responsive to student thinking? Sharing MLC apps with students can be a powerful approach, particularly when working with students in an asynchronous setting. 

What does it mean to share with an MLC app? Put simply, Bridges educators can build a “saved state” task that they share with their students by way of an 8-character share code or link. After completing the task, students can share their thinking with their teachers and classmates. 

For example, in the

Mike Wallus, Director of Educator Support

UPDATE (10/1/20): Grade 4 and Grade 5 replays have been added below.


Grade-level webinars began last week when we took a deep dive into Bridges in Mathematics Unit 2 for Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5. For your convenience and to facilitate sharing with your peers, we’ve included the replays for each of those grade levels below. Since we cover resources that were created to support Bridges educators during the 2020-21 school year, you may find the definitions and links on this reference document helpful.

Please watch and share.

the bridges classroom
Mike Wallus, Director of Educator Support

This week The Math Learning Center began what will become a regular series of  support webinars for Bridges Educators in grades K–5. We will be hosting these webinars throughout the 2020–2021 school year. The intent is to provide teachers support to explore the resources that MLC has created and guidance for how they might use them to support students. The grade-level support webinars will be one hour long, with 45 minutes devoted to unpacking the upcoming unit of study and 15 minutes reserved for addressing frequently asked questions.

Zoom Academy: Moving Math from the Classroom to the Living Room
Patrick Vennebush, Chief Learning Officer
In this recorded session from the Zoom Academy, Bridges educators Kimberly Kelly and Mary Duden shared strategies, activities, and technologies for engaging elementary students in synchronous learning. The Bridges in Mathematics curriculum was designed for hands-on learning and student discourse. Moving that approach online required creative use of technology, modified materials, and professional development.