Professional Development Opportunities
Teaching math effectively requires sound instructional methods, a solid grasp of the subject, and expertise with well-designed materials. Our professional development offerings give teachers opportunity to enhance their capacity in all three areas. Subscribe to the MLC Newsletter to stay informed.
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 Unit 2 Grade-Level Webinars
In these 60-minute webinars, our curriculum consultants will introduce Unit 2 and the corresponding Tech-Enhanced Activities, Math at Home resources, and Digital Work Places and go over how they are meant to be used in conjunction with the guidance documents.
Grade K - Sept 21, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 1 - Sept 22, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 2 - Sept 23, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 3 - Sept 24, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 4 - Sept 28, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 5 - Sept 29, 2020 4:00 PM PST
Bridges Unit 3 Grade-Level Webinars (Part A)
In these 60-minute webinars, our curriculum consultants will introduce Unit 3 and the corresponding Tech-Enhanced Activities, Math at Home resources, and Digital Work Places and go over how they are meant to be used in conjunction with the guidance documents.
Grade K - Oct 19, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 1 - Oct 20, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 2 - Oct 21, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 3 - Oct 22, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 4 - Oct 26, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 5 - Oct 27, 2020 4:00 PM PST
Bridges Unit 3 Grade-Level Webinars (Part B)
In these 60-minute webinars, our curriculum consultants will continue to explore the mathematics in Unit 3, highlighting multiple strategies for implementing Tech-Enhanced Activities in synchronous and asynchronous environments.
Grade K - Nov 16, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 1 - Nov 17, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 2 - Nov 18, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 3 - Nov 19, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 4 - Nov 23, 2020 4:00 PM PST Grade 5 - Nov 24, 2020 4:00 PM PST
Building a Successful Bridges Classroom in 2020-21
In this 90-minute webinar, our curriculum consultants introduced the Tech-Enhanced Activities, Math at Home resources, and Digital Work Places and went over how they are meant to be used in conjunction with the guidance documents.
Guidance Documents for the 2020–21 School Year
Guidance Documents include a revised scope and sequence for the year along with revised unit planners, unit screeners and an implementation guide for each unit.
Utilizing MLC Apps to Enrich Learning
Teachers, students, and families are increasingly turning to The Math Learning Center apps to support understanding of visual mathematics in remote, hybrid, and socially distant learning environments. This 35-minute webinar explores the apps, as well as strategies to engage students.
Facilitating Successful Math Forums
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Bridges in Mathematics: Getting Started Workshop (Remote)
MLC will offer two K–2 and 3–5 open enrollment remote Getting Started workshops in the fall of 2020. The open enrollment workshops give teachers hired after a school or district’s initial adoption an opportunity to participate in a standard remote Getting Started experience.
The workshops will take place on September 25–26 and October 9–10. Participants engage in a series of self-study modules prior to Days 1 and 2 to prepare for a focused, real-time experience with leaders from The Math Learning Center. After completing Days 1 and 2, participants engage with a series of grade band-specific self-study modules that complete their Getting Started experience. Both will follow a Friday afternoon, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM PT and Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM PT format.
Bridges Intervention Workshop (Remote)
The Bridges Intervention Workshop is intended for interventionists. Classroom teachers, support staff, coaches, and administrators may attend as space allows. This one-day workshop offers guidance for an effective implementation of Bridges Intervention. We'll discuss best practices, placement assessments, progress monitoring, and more.
Before enrolling, it is important to understand that this workshop will not provide guidance using Bridges Intervention in a remote environment.
The annual Leadership Institute offers teacher-leaders, coaches, principals, and curriculum specialists the tools for developing and sustaining a successful implementation of Bridges in Mathematics, Number Corner, and Bridges Intervention. Participants have the option of choosing from two cities: Denver or Chicago. The program will be the same for both institutes. Check this page for updated schedules, availability, and registration. Or subscribe to the MLC Newsletter, which we will use to update educators on the Leadership Institutes.