PD Opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

Workshops

The Math Learning Center offers open enrollment workshops each year at various locations across the country. The Leadership Institute is the only open enrollment opportunity available at this time. See below for more information.

Leadership Institute—Registration is now full

July 10–12, 2018  |  Denver, Colorado

If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Lizzie Caulley at LizzieC@mathlearningcenter.org.  

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.

This Year's Keynote Speakers


Jo Boaler

Jo Boaler


Alisa Simeral

Alisa Simeral


Jennifer Bay Williams

Jennifer Bay Williams


Graham Fletcher

Graham Fletcher


Marian Small

Marian Small

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Upcoming Webinars

PLEASE NOTE: All of our webinars are recorded and available to watch afterwards. Those that register receive an email with a link to the recording. Only the most recent recordings are on this page. To watch all of our PD webinars, sign into the Bridges Educator Site.
Bridges Pre-K Webinar

Bridges Pre-K:
Organizing and Managing Materials

May 23, 2018, 2–2:30 pm PST

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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.


Past Webinars

Work Places:
Authentic Assessment & Differentiation

Recorded May 2, 2018

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Are you using Work Places for authentic assessment? Work Places provide a window into student thinking that is not easily assessible in a written test. In this webinar, we will examine how Work Places are used for assessment as well as elicit and foster the Standards for Mathematical Practices.

Bridges Intervention Volume 7:
Multiplication & Division Word Problems

Recorded April 18, 2018

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Word problems are no longer being taught through key words. The National Standards are challenging educators to teach word problems by looking at the structure. In this webinar, we will examine multiplication and division problem types, graphic organizers, and student work. Tip and tools will be shared.

Basic Fact Fluency:
Multiplication & Division

Recorded April 11, 2018

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Fluency is not about how fast a problem can be solved but rather about efficiency, accuracy, flexibility, and the use of appropriate strategies. This webinar will look at models and strategies in Bridges and Number Corner used to support multiplication and division fact fluency development. We will explore research-based methods of assessing fluency.

Bridges Intervention Volume 4: Addition & Subtraction Word Problems

Bridges Intervention Volume 4:
Addition & Subtraction Word Problems

Recorded April 4, 2018

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Word problems are no longer being taught through key words. The National Standards are challenging educators to teach word problems by looking at the structure. In this webinar, we will examine addition and subtraction problem types, graphic organizers, and student work. Tip and tools will be shared.

Basic Fact Fluency:
Addition & Subtraction

Recorded on March 28, 2018

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Fluency is not about how fast a problem can be solved but rather about efficiency, accuracy, flexibility, and the use of appropriate strategies. This webinar will look at models and strategies in Bridges and Number Corner used to support addition and subtraction fact fluency development. We will explore research-based methods of assessing fluency.

Highly Capable Students:
Meeting their needs & providing a challenge

Recorded March 14, 2018

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Highly capable students must have opportunities to explore mathematics deeply enough to become true mathematicians. In this webinar, we will identify teaching strategies for differentiation to meet the needs of highly capable students. We will also explore Bridges components and resources that engage students in complex open-ended problems that encourage them to be original, creative, and flexible thinkers.

Computer displaying the Bridges Educator Site.

Bridges Educator Site: Digging Deeper

Recorded February 28, 2018

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Interested in learning about some of the changes to the Bridges Educator Site? Join this webinar for a tour of these exciting new features. We'll discuss pragmatic ways to utilize the BES so you can save time and make it more applicable to your daily Bridges lessons.

Young girl drawing problem strings in notebook.

Bridges Implementation: Problem Strings

Recorded February 14, 2018

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Problem Strings are new to many third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers. It’s not unusual to experience early challenges with this routine. In this webinar, we’ll define Problem Strings and their purpose and consider tips, ideas, and tools that will help you to implement them effectively.