Professional Development Opportunities
We believe effective math education requires sound instructional methods, a solid grasp of the subject, and expertise with well-designed materials. Our professional development opportunities strive to provide teachers with the ability to enhance their capacity in all three areas.
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Bridges in Mathematics: Facilitator Workshop
This face-to-face workshop is appropriate for districts after their first year of implementing Bridges in Mathematics, 2nd Edition.
This three-day workshop is designed to equip instructional leaders to lead their own Getting Started Workshops in-district for new hires or new-to-grade-level teachers. Participants will experience a condensed Getting Started Workshop covering both K–2 and 3–5 grade bands. They'll leave with the knowledge necessary to offer these workshops in their own district.
Plymouth, MN May 6–8
Aurora, CO May 20–22
Bridges Intervention Workshop
The Bridges Intervention Workshop is a face-to-face workshop and is intended for interventionists. Classroom teachers, support staff, coaches, and administrators may attend as space allows.
This two-day workshop offers guidance for an effective implementation of Bridges Intervention. We'll discuss best practices, placement assessments, progress monitoring, and more. Attendees will spend time with Set 1 materials on day 1, and explore Set 2 materials on day 2.
Plymouth, MN May 9–10
Aurora, CO May 16–17
The annual Leadership Institute offers lead teachers, coaches, and curriculum specialists the tools for developing and sustaining a successful implementation of Bridges in Mathematics, Number Corner, and Bridges Intervention.
2019 Keynote Speakers
Jennifer Bay Williams
Effective Coaching for Bridges Implementation
This 12-week online course is offered in both fall and winter. It is designed to support math coaches and instructional leaders working to increase student achievement and teacher content knowledge during a Bridges in Mathematics Second Edition implementation.
Bridges Intervention Online Course
This 12-week online course is offered in both fall and winter. It is intended for those using or supporting Bridges Intervention. Participants will walk through the structure of Bridges Intervention, placement assessments, progress monitoring, and the resources available on the Bridges Educator Site.
Working with Highly Capable Students
This 12-week online course offers support to classroom teachers, gifted/talented specialists, and instructional coaches (who work with teachers in classrooms) to provide challenge and depth for highly capable students. Course assignments coincide with Bridges instruction in your school or classroom.
Facilitating Successful Math Forums
Recorded November 14, 2018
Math Forums are opportunities for students in grades 3–5 to formally share their strategies and their thinking. In this webinar, we’ll explore tips and tools to help teachers facilitate a successful Math Forum.
Successfully Pacing a Bridges Session
Recorded Nov 7, 2018
In this webinar, we will explore one Bridges session and think about how a teacher might approach pacing during planning, implementation, and post-lesson reflection.
10 Tips for Connecting Families to the Bridges Classroom
Recorded October 24, 2018
This webinar will focus on 10 recommendations and resources for partnering with families. Tips will include district, school, and classroom activities that establish effective two-way communication and encourage a growth mindset.
Bridges Intervention Volume 3: Addition & Subtraction with Multi-Digit Numbers
Recorded Oct 10, 2018
Students need a conceptual understanding of place and value before they can develop procedural fluency. This webinar will unpack the learning progressions for Bridges Intervention Volume 3 and show how to help support fluency development.
Fractions: Understanding Equivalency, Addition, and Subtraction
Recorded October 3, 2018
The standards for fifth grade explicitly call for students "to use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions." This webinar will investigate models that empower students in finding equivalency: money, clocks, and the number line.
Organizing and Managing Materials
Recorded May 23, 2018
Your Bridges Pre-K classroom package has arrived and now you're wondering how best to unpack and put everything in order. This webinar offers guidance on organizing and managing materials for both teachers and students. We will also explore how the thoughtful planning of spaces ensure the learning environment is engaging, nurturing, and inviting. This webinar is best suited for teachers using Bridges Pre-K, but all educators are welcome to register.