Orientation to Bridges Programs

The Orientation to Bridges Programs series is designed to introduce new teachers and administrators to Bridges curricular offerings, resources, and courses, and help guide questions around implementation. View the videos and handouts below for an in-depth tour of the program.  If you are interested in earning 2 hours of CTLE credit for the formal orientation process please contact [email protected].

The next live webinar with Q&A will be held on May 23rd, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

The orientation is open to teachers and administrators of SIFE and Newcomer learners in New York State schools; register here.
Please note that we require that new schools attend the orientation as a teacher-administrator team.
Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Orientation Resource Guide

Click for orientation handouts that provide guidance and materials for program implementation

Through profiles of six students, this video provides an in-depth look at SIFE learners. It explores the unique learning challenges that SIFE face, the strengths they bring to their schools and communities, and considers the supports they may need. Time codes for the various sections are provided below.

The Curricular Resources & Programs video provides an introduction to Bridges courses and curricular offerings.

Examining real case scenarios, this video provides a deeper look at the intake and assessment process and offers guiding questions to help schools develop strategies for programming.