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Nuts & Bolts Webinar: The Final Destination: Our CommUNITY's Outlook on Our Educational Ecosystem Series

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

During the 2023-24 academic year, BranchED’s Nuts and Bolts webinar series has enhanced our community’s understanding of our educational ecosystem. This webinar is a panel conversation with teacher educators and teacher candidates discussing their takeaways from this webinar series.

Nuts & Bolts Webinar: A Fathers Place: The Important Role Fathers and Families Have in their Child's Education

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

When fathers are involved in their child’s life, research shows they are more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, and exhibit positive social behaviors. This webinar will showcase how participants can effectively engage fathers and families to positively impact student outcomes.

 Introduction to Translanguaging in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

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

Language acquisition allows for cultural understanding and cultural mindset. This asynchronous module walks you through translanguaging theory, using self-reflection, multicultural children's literature, and other resources to show how to apply your knowledge with equity at the forefront.

Nuts & Bolts Webinar: Family Engagement: Enhance, Unify, and Amplify

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

The National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement shared their highly anticipated Family Engagement Core Competencies. Based on over 3 years of research, these competencies bring together the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that family facing professionals can utilize.

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.

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.

The Resource Portal was created to support our community by providing resources such as instructional materials, online modules, podcasts, practice-based learning opportunities, research briefs, teaching video library, tool/toolkit, and webinars.

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