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.
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 Getting (Re)Started series of three webinars is 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 core components of the Bridges curriculum: Problems & Investigations, Work Places, and Number Corner.
Using Bridges Intervention in a Remote Setting (Part 2)
During this 45-minute webinar, Math Learning Center Curriculum Consultants led a guided exploration of the Bridges Intervention Resources created for the 2020-21 school year. Participants experienced a Volume 5 Intervention Session and will have the opportunity to utilize apps, Google Docs, and Work Places as outlined in the 2020-21 resources.
Using the Bridges Writable PDFs App
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In this webinar, Bridges educators learned how to use the new Bridges Writable PDFs App. The app, which gives students access to all the student pages and assessments within Bridges in Mathematics Second Edition, provides a new tool for student assessment. Topics covered included how teachers and students annotate with the app, as well as sharing work and feedback via Share Codes or an LMS, such as Google Classroom.
Bridges Intervention in a Remote Setting
In this 60-minute webinar, Math Learning Center curriculum consultants led a guided exploration of the Bridges Intervention Resources created for the 2020–2021 school year. Participants experienced a Volume 2 Intervention Session that uses apps, Google Docs, and Work Places.
TEAs for Seesaw Webinar
In this 60-minute webinar, The Math Learning Center and Seesaw unpacked the new K–2 Tech-Enhanced Activities (TEAs) for Seesaw. Topics include using TEAs to elicit student thinking, increase active learning, and inform teaching in a variety of settings.
Unit 4 Grade-Level Webinars
In these 60-minute webinars, Math Learning Center curriculum consultants explored the mathematics in Unit 4, highlighting multiple strategies for implementing Bridges in synchronous and asynchronous environments.
Unit 3 (Part B) Grade-Level Webinars
In these 60-minute webinars, our curriculum consultants continued exploring the mathematics in Unit 3, highlighting multiple strategies for implementing Bridges in synchronous and asynchronous environments.
Unit 3 (Part A) Grade-Level Webinars
In these 60-minute webinars, our curriculum consultants introduced Unit 3 and the corresponding 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.
Unit 2 Grade-Level Webinars
In these 60-minute webinars, our curriculum consultants unpacked the mathematics in Unit 2, introduced corresponding Tech-Enhanced Activities and other resources, and highlighted ways they can be used in conjunction with the guidance documents.
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 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 you enroll in this online workshop, it’s important to understand that the workshop will not provide guidance on how to use Bridges Intervention for remote learning.
Virtual Summer Leadership Institute
The 2021 Virtual Summer Leadership Institute (VSLI) will offer coaches, administrators, curriculum specialists, and teacher-leaders the tools for initiating and sustaining a successful implementation of Bridges in Mathematics. Powerful keynotes, tips from educators who have successfully implemented, and opportunities to network with other Bridges educators are just some of what you’ll find at the VSLI.