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Nuts & Bolts Webinar: Cultural reciprocity: Leaning Forward, Not Bending Over Backwards

For: Community Based Organization, Educational Policy Maker, Higher Education Administrator, Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator, PK-12 Teacher, Teacher Candidate

Cultural reciprocity is an approach that goes beyond the concept of cultural competence. By seeking to learn about the beliefs of family members and reciprocally explaining professional assumptions and beliefs, mutual respect can be established. This process results in genuine collaboration.


Nuts & Bolts Webinar: Looking Back, Looking Around, Looking Forward: The Ecosystem Approach to Education

For: Community Based Organization, Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator, PK-12 Teacher, Teacher Candidate

This engages a panel of three extraordinary educational leaders: Dr. Ira Murray, Mr. Jermar Rountree, and Mr. Kurt Russell who discuss history of schools, the current landscape, and the future of classrooms. They also highlight an ecosystem approach focusing on communities.


Promotora Project Book List

For: Community Based Organization, Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator, PK-12 Teacher, Teacher Candidate

The Promotora Project is a family engagement project that seeks to empower a group of Teacher Candidates and community liaisons, or what we call Early Literacy Promotoras, to support the early literacy development of Spanish speaking children. The following is a list of books that each team used.


Brief: Intersectional Content

For: Higher Education Administrator, Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator

In this brief we highlight the design principle titled: Intersectional Content, as defined by BranchED. We believe quality educator preparation is grounded in intersectional content where teacher candidates and graduates demonstrate mastery of content related to learners.

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Nuts & Bolts Framework Series--Putting it into Practice: Using Experience and Critical Reflection for Impact

For: Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator, PK-12 Teacher

In this webinar, learn how to purposefully engage candidates in direct experience of teaching (practice) and focused reflection to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop the capacity to contribute to diverse communities.


Nuts & Bolts Webinar on Successful Learning: A Deep Dive into Inclusive Pedagogy

For: Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Teacher

Inclusive pedagogy minimizes or removes barriers to learning or assessment and supports the success of all learners, while ensuring that academic standards are not diminished. Such pedagogy integrates culturally and linguistically sustaining practices, social and emotional learning, and more.


BranchED seeks to support individual educator preparation programs (EPPs) and the field at large in reimagining and redefining “quality” preparation programs such that attention to issues of diversity and equity are explicit, embedded, and inextricably linked to high-quality performance.

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