Online Professional Development Schedule

Registration is limited to K-5 teachers who provide direct instruction to students and are currently employed by a public elementary school or accredited private school in the U.S. If you don't meet these criteria, unfortunately you are not eligible for these professional development sessions and your registration will be cancelled. For more information, please email funfactor@bedtimemath.org.

Summer series for teachers of rising 1st-3rd graders
A 6-week summer PD series for teachers of rising 1st-3rd graders. Each activity is presented on Wednesdays and Saturdays, you may attend either one each week.
Sticky Twists + Rocket to Mars
Sticky Twists + Rocket to Mars
In Sticky Twists, students twist colorful wax sticks into spirals, then break down numbers by place value in this tactile exercise. In Rocket to Mars, students “fly” from Earth to Mars by adding the number of rockets to make the correct sum.
Wednesday, April 14 @ 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Saturday, April 17 @ 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT
Epic Air Traffic Control + Beach Ball Party + Rock 'n' Roll Hops
Epic Air Traffic Control + Beach Ball Party + Rock 'n' Roll Hops
In Epic Air Traffic Control, students build on their counting skills from last week, turning the ordinary number line into a glowing runway and rolling dice to count and land their airplanes! In Beach Ball Party and Rock 'n' Hops, students learn two games to build math fluency. Younger students have fun practicing addition and skip-counting, while older students explore multiples and partial products.
Wednesday, April 21 @ 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Saturday, April 24 @ 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT
Snack Match + Funny Money
Snack Match + Funny Money
Snack Match expands learning beyond single digits by illustrating place value through visuals and using them in the classic Memory Game. Funny Money applies this newfound knowledge to our currency system, giving students a chance to add and subtract coins to reach target values.
Wednesday, April 28 @ 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Saturday, May 1 @ 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT
Scruffy's Snack Shack
Scruffy's Snack Shack
Students explore the mechanics of multi-digit subtraction through a trilogy of dog adventures. It's like Lord of the Rings, except shorter, and about math, and starring a dog named Scruffy. Strips of snacks show students exactly what happens when we “carry the 1” back and forth in addition and subtraction.
Wednesday, May 5 @ 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Saturday, May 8 @ 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT
Factor Forts + Pixel-palooza
Factor Forts + Pixel-palooza
In Factor Forts, students stack popsicle sticks in polygonal towers to see how addition, subtraction, multiplication and division all relate. Students build on these learnings in Pixel-palooza, where they create arrays of colored squares to scale up pictures and demonstrate multiplication through art.
Wednesday, May 12 @ 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Saturday, May 15 @ 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT
Measure Up + Off the Charts
Measure Up + Off the Charts
In Measure Up, students discover that toys and household items can become units to measure and compare just about anything. In Off the Charts, students line up favorite toys to make giant bar graphs on the floor, connecting data with real-life objects.
Wednesday, May 19 @ 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Saturday, May 22 @ 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT
Summer series for teachers of rising 4th-5th graders
A 6-week summer PD series for teachers of rising 4th-5th graders. Each activity is presented on Wednesdays and Saturdays, you may attend either one each week.
Factor Forts + Cowabunga!
Factor Forts + Cowabunga!
In Factor Forts, students stack popsicle sticks in polygonal towers to see how addition, subtraction, multiplication and division all relate in a tangible way. In Cowabunga!, students explore area and perimeter by making hands-on “farms” using paper cows and wax-stick fences.
Wednesday, April 14 @ 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Saturday, April 17 @ 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT
Scruffy's Tic Tac Snacks
Scruffy's Tic Tac Snacks
After building their basic understanding of multiplication, students explore the mechanics of multiplying one- and two-digit numbers in order to reward Scruffy, a street performer dog who earns snacks for his stunts.
Wednesday, April 21 @ 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Saturday, April 24 @ 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT
Prime Time + Rock 'n' Roll Hops
Prime Time + Rock 'n' Roll Hops
In Prime Time, students create a colorful chart using prime factors, creating an intriguing code and reinforcing their understanding of multiples all the way to 100 to lay groundwork for painless long division. In Rock ‘n’ Roll Hops, students get up and moving to build fluency with multiples and other math facts!
Wednesday, April 28 @ 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Saturday, May 1 @ 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT
Divide and Conquer
Divide and Conquer
Empowered by their automaticity of factors for numbers 1-100, students fill colorful grids alongside the standard long division algorithm to de-mystify the steps, then solve problems to crack a secret code!
Wednesday, May 5 @ 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Saturday, May 8 @ 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT
Face-Off
Face-Off
In this introduction to fractions, students make fractions and decimals come to life by swapping pieces of colorful faces they draw themselves. They'll learn to convert comfortably from fractions to decimals and back, and gain true comprehension of the mechanics behind adding vs. multiplying fractions.
Wednesday, May 12 @ 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Saturday, May 15 @ 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT
Fraction Action
Fraction Action
This follow-up fraction exercise takes fractions to the hundredths, using playing cards showing a grid filled with sea creatures. Students line up fractions from smallest to largest, developing the often elusive skill of comparing fractional values.
Wednesday, May 19 @ 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Saturday, May 22 @ 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT