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 admin@bridges-sifeproject.com.

The next live webinar with Q&A will be Tuesday, September 21, 2021: 2:30 – 3:30pm.

Contact admin@bridges-sifeproject.com if you are interested in attending and earning CTLE credit. Please note that we require that new schools attend the orientation as a teacher-administrator team.

 

Click on the flyer to see the 2021-2022 Q&A calendar.

WEBINAR VIDEOS & CTLE COURSE

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.

  • Introduction to Bridges | 0:00-1:50
  • Understanding the Learner | 1:50-5:17
  • A Closer Look at the Learner: SIFE with home language literacy at 3rd grade or below | 5:17-12:30
  • A Closer Look at the Learner: SIFE with home language literacy at 4th-6th grade level  | 12:30-15:35
  • Summary of program goals | 15:35-16:32

HANDOUTS

The Curricular Resources & Programs video provides an introduction to Bridges courses and curricular offerings. Time codes for the various sections are provided below.

  • Introduction to Curriculum and Programs Overview | 0:00-2:45
  • Sheltered ENL/ELA curriculum for SDL | 2:45-6:57
  • Sheltered HLA curriculum for SIFE | 6:57-8:30
  • Guided Math curricular mini-units for SIFE & Newcomers | 8:30-9:28
  • Developing Responsive Classroom Communities for SIFE & Newcomers: An Online Course for Teacher Teams | 9:30-12:51
  • Summary of Program Offerings | 12.51-13:58

HANDOUTS

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.

HANDOUTS

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS