Professional Development Opportunities
Bridges Pre-K: Learning Progressions in Counting
September 19, 2018, 2:00–2:30 pm PST
Students typically follow a set of recognizable stages or progressions when learning to count. This webinar will explore how to Bridges Pre-K helps develop learning experiences and move students to higher levels of thinking.
Fractions: Understanding Equivalency, Addition, and Subtraction
October 3, 2018, 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST
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.
Bridges Intervention Volume 3: Addition & Subtraction with Multi-Digit Numbers
Oct 10, 2018, 2:00–2:30 pm PST
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.
10 Tips for Connecting Families to the Bridges Classroom
October 24, 2018, 2:00–2:30 pm PST
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.
Successfully Pacing a Bridges Session
Nov 7, 2018, 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST
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.
Facilitating Successful Math Forums
November 14, 2018, 2:00–2:30 pm PST
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.
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.
Authentic Assessment & Differentiation
Recorded May 2, 2018
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
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
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
Recorded April 4, 2018
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
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
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.