PD Opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

We believe effective math education requires sound instructional methods, a solid grasp of the subject, and expertise with well-designed materials. Our professional development opportunities strive to provide teachers with the ability to enhance their capacity in all three areas.

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Online Courses

Educators using our programs are invited to register for any applicable online courses listed below. These 12-week courses are offered in the fall and winter. Fees are paid per person. Space is limited.

Effective Coaching for Bridges Implementation

This 12-week online course is offered in both fall and winter. It is designed to support math coaches and instructional leaders working to increase student achievement and teacher content knowledge during a Bridges in Mathematics implementation.

During these 12 weeks, participants will have 2 weeks to complete each session.

January 14–April 7

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Bridges Intervention Online Course

This 12-week online course is offered in both fall and winter. It is intended for those using or supporting Bridges Intervention. Participants will walk through the structure of Bridges Intervention, placement assessments, progress monitoring, and the resources available on the Bridges Educator Site.

During these 12 weeks, participants will have 2 weeks to complete each session.

January 14–April 7

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Working with Highly Capable Students

This 12-week online course offers support to classroom teachers, gifted/talented specialists, and instructional coaches (who work with teachers in classrooms) to provide appropriate challenge and depth for highly capable students during a Bridges in Mathematics 2nd Edition implementation. Course assignments coincide with Bridges instruction in your school or classroom.

During these 12 weeks, participants will have 2 weeks to complete each session.

January 14–April 7

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Open Workshops

Educators using our programs are invited to register for any applicable workshops listed below. Fees are paid per person. Space is limited.

Bridges in Mathematics: Facilitator Workshop

This face-to-face workshop is appropriate for districts after their first year of implementing Bridges in Mathematics, 2nd Edition.

This three-day workshop is designed to equip instructional leaders to lead their own Getting Started Workshops in-district for new hires or new-to-grade-level teachers. Participants will experience a condensed Getting Started Workshop covering both K–2 and 3–5 grade bands. They'll leave with the knowledge necessary to offer these workshops in their own district.

Plymouth, MN   May 6–8
Aurora, CO   May 20–22

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Bridges Intervention Workshop

The Bridges Intervention Workshop is a face-to-face workshop and is intended for interventionists. Classroom teachers, support staff, coaches, and administrators may attend as space allows.

This two-day workshop offers guidance for an effective implementation of Bridges Intervention. We'll discuss best practices, placement assessments, progress monitoring, and more. Attendees will spend time with Set 1 materials on day 1, and explore Set 2 materials on day 2.

Plymouth, MN   May 9–10
Aurora, CO   May 16–17

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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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Successfully Pacing a Bridges Session

Nov 7, 2018, 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST

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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.

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Facilitating Successful Math Forums

November 14, 2018, 2:00–2:30 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

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10 Tips for Connecting Families to the Bridges Classroom

Recorded October 24, 2018

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

Recorded Oct 10, 2018

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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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Fractions: Understanding Equivalency, Addition, and Subtraction

Recorded October 3, 2018

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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 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.