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Bridges Intervention Online Course

Bridges Intervention Online Course
  • SKU:  /WS-2019-043
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This course is now full. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please contact Elena Piexoto at elenap@mathlearningcenter.org.

This 12-week online course (1 session every 2 weeks) 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.

This course begins September 9, 2019 and ends December 8, 2019. During these 12 weeks, participants will have 2 weeks to complete each session. An additional week has been allowed for Session 4 due to the amount of time needed to complete the activities. If all course requirements are met, a letter of completion for 30 contact hours may be provided. This course does not offer college credit.

Register early as space is limited to 40 participants. Registration ends either on September 4, 2019 or when this course is full.

For more information, please call 1-800-575-8130 or email Elena Piexoto at elenap@mathlearningcenter.org

This course will help you:

  • Experience and understand the components and structure of Bridges Intervention volumes
  • Understand the research behind the development of Bridges Intervention
  • Practice ways to implement best practices such as wait time, questioning, and visualization, and to elicit eight Standards for Mathematical Practices
  • Examine the Placement Assessments, Progress Monitoring, and Scoring Guides
  • Learn about online resources available from The Math Learning Center

Course Requirements

  • You are currently an educator providing intervention support to students using the Bridges Intervention materials.
  • You can access the Bridges Educator Site. 

 

 

Required Readings

  • "Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention for Elementary and Middle Schools" by IES Research. Download here.
  • "Listening to and Learning from Student Thinking" published by NCTM. Available to view here.

Participants read, reflect, and respond to prompts for each session as well as complete activities using Intervention materials. This course consists of the following 6 sessions.

  • Session 1  The Structure of Bridges Intervention
  • Session 2  The Organization & Research
  • Session 3  Pick a Volume & Placement Assessment
  • Session 4  Giving Placement Assessments & Teaching a Module
  • Session 5  Word Problem Types
  • Session 6  Connecting & Reflecting

Download Syllabus

Is this the right course for me?

This course is intended for educators who are using Bridges Intervention with students at the Tier 2 or 3 level. If you do not have access to Bridges Intervention, this is not the course for you.

 

How much time do I need to successfully complete this course?

A new session is introduced every two weeks. During each session, you will read education industry articles, learn about the research behind the materials, watch videos, participate in the online forums, and complete on-the-job assignments. Some of the activities in this course include:
  • Prepare, plan, and teach one module (five sessions) to a small group of students
  • Video record and reflect on a teaching session
  • Assess student progress and record data
  • Observe and compare teaching patterns in short video clips
If these activities are not possible in the context of your current job, you may want to reconsider taking this course.

 

How familiar should I be with Bridges Intervention before registering for this course?

Although no previous experience with Bridges Intervention is required, you will need access to its materials. This course is designed to help you understand the structure of Bridges Intervention, familiarize yourself with the materials, apply the data generated to guide further instruction, and much more.

 

How can I get more information about this course?

Download and carefully read the course syllabus. If you still have questions, please contact Elena Piexoto at elenap@mathlearningcenter.org