Bridges Implementation Guides – Grade 4

The Math Learning Center provides guides for two different kinds of meetings that help support the successful implementation of the Bridges curriculum. The Teacher-Led Implementation Guides help teachers conduct bi-monthly (or monthly) meetings in grade-level teams at their own schools. In each meeting, teachers prepare for the upcoming Bridges unit or month of Number Corner. Alternatively the Facilitator-Led Implementation Guides help facilitators, such as district math specialists, conduct monthly meetings for groups of about 10 to 45 teachers at a single grade level.

Teacher-Led Implementation Guides

Use these guides if you are a teacher conducting your own meetings with your colleagues. You may find it helpful to begin by reading over the short Introduction.

Support Materials
Introduction
Yearlong Meeting Schedule
Handout 1: Challenges & Solutions
Handout 2: Organizing Your Photocopies

Number Corner Meetings
Meeting 1: Preparing to Teach October Number Corner
Meeting 2: Preparing to Teach November Number Corner
Meeting 3: Preparing to Teach December & January Number Corner
Meeting 4: Preparing to Teach February Number Corner

Unit Meetings
Meeting 1: Preparing to Teach Unit Two
Meeting 2: Preparing to Teach Unit Three
Meeting 3: Preparing to Teach Unit Four
Meeting 3: Preparing to Teach Unit Four in OR and WA
Meeting 4: Preparing to Teach Unit Five

Note: All teachers should use the same meeting plans whether or not they are using supplemental materials to meet state standards, except in the case of Unit Meeting 3. Teachers in Oregon and Washington should use Meeting 3: Preparing to Teach Unit Four in OR and WA.

The rest of the guides for this year will include plans for preparing to teach both Number Corner and the upcoming unit.  These guides will follow an abbreviated format. Please read  this letter, which includes a generic agenda that you can use to plan and conduct these meetings.

Unit and Number Corner Meetings
Meeting 5: Preparing to Teach March & Unit Six
Meeting 6: Preparing to Teach April & Unit Sevenl
Meeting 7: Preparing to Teach May-June & Unit Eight

Facilitator-Led Implementation Guides

Use these guides if you are a facilitator working with a large group of teachers at the same grade level.

Note: All facilitators should use the same meeting plans whether or not they are using supplemental materials to meet state standards, except in the case of Meeting 3. Teachers in Oregon and Washington should use Meeting 3: Preparing to Teach December, January, and Unit Four in OR and WA.