PD Opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

Workshops

The Math Learning Center offers open enrollment workshops each year at various locations across the country. More workshop will be available soon.

Upcoming Webinars

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.
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Bridges Pre-K:
Work Places & Differentiation

July 25, 2018, 2–2:30 pm PST

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Work Places in Pre-K provide an opportunity for inquiry and play. They also provide teachers with an authentic window into student understanding. In this webinar, we will examine how Pre-K Work Places can accommodate many developmental variations.

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Bridges Pre-K:
Learning Progressions in Counting

September 19, 2018, 2–2:30 pm PST

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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.

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Bridges Intervention Volume 3: Addition & Subtraction with Multi-Digit Numbers

Oct 10, 2018, 2–2:30 pm PST

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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.

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10 Tips for Connecting Families to the Bridges Classroom

October 24, 2018, 2–2:30 pm PST

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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.

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Facilitating Successful Math Forums

November 14, 2018, 2–2:30 pm PST

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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.


Past Webinars

Bridges Pre-K Webinar

Bridges Pre-K:
Organizing and Managing Materials

Recorded May 23, 2018

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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.

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.

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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.