Professional Development for Educators

Bridges professional development is “blended,” combining face-to-face sessions with online learning. We use the Teaching Channel, an online platform, to maintain contact with and support a community of learners in between our face-to-face sessions. This support includes live and recorded webinars,  troubleshooting challenges, reflecting on practice, and sharing resources. All Bridges professional development sessions are eligible for CTLE credit.

We offer a series of four sessions for teachers implementing Bridges Stand-alone ENL. These sessions are designed to train teachers to target language and literacy instruction and practice in a centers-based learning model:

  • Orientation to Stand-alone ENL
  • Leveling Readers
  • Small Group Reading & Writing Instruction
  • Conferencing & Progress Monitoring

These four sessions support teachers to implement our language arts-based curriculum, Integrated ENL/ELA, designed to build academic thinking, language, and literacy for SIFE with Developing Literacy:

  • Overview of Curriculum & Resources
  • Developing Active Readers
  • Writing Instruction & Evidence-Based Feedback
  • Targeted Language Instruction

We offer professional development to bilingual administrators at the school, district, and regional level in order to strategize and plan around:

  • Intake and assessment procedures for SIFE with Developing Literacy

  • Support in implementation of the curriculum alongside teachers

Participants walk away with resources – and a community of practitioners to contact when setting up systems for their schools.

Offered in Spring 2020, this two-day course, led by Lisa Auslander, provides an overview of three key areas of teacher training to enable successful SIFE learners in sheltered, inclusion content area, or emerging/transitioning ENL classrooms. We will focus on instructional protocols, socio-emotional learning strategies, and collaborative team teaching tools to build capacity of teachers and teams. CTLE credit available. For more information, please see the course flyer.

Professional Development Videos

Stand-alone ELA Professional Development 2019

Integrated ELA Professional Development 2019

Administrator Professional Development 2019

Administrator Professional Development 2018

Integrated ENL/ELA Professional Development 2018