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Universal Screeners: An Introduction to Universal Screeners for Literacy

For: Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator

This research brief focuses on universal screeners for literacy, what the research says about universal screeners, and what the best practices are for using them in grade PK-2nd grade.

Brief: Inclusive Instruction

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

In this brief we highlight the design principle titled: Inclusive Instruction, as defined by BranchED. We believe inclusive instruction minimizes or removes barriers to learning or assessment and supports the success of all learners, while ensuring that academic standards are not diminished.

Brief: Data Empowerment

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

In this brief, we highlight the design principle titled: Data Empowered, as defined by BranchED. We believe quality educator preparation is predicated on an active culture of inquiry in which stakeholders and education partners engage in authentic and ongoing cycles of evidence-based improvement.

Student Data Privacy and Data Ethics Scenarios

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

These materials aim to help pre-service and in-service educators understand privacy risks and ethical concerns that arise in school-based situations and to provide guidance on how to mitigate risk and harm by discussing the legal obligations and best practices for protecting student data privacy.

Nuts & Bolts Framework Series--Empowered by Data: Fostering a Culture of Inquiry

For: Higher Education Administrator, Higher Education Faculty

In this webinar, learn how educator preparation providers (EPPs) have transitioned from a culture of compliance to an active culture of inquiry, utilizing an authentic and ongoing cycle of evidence-based improvement.

Teacher Candidate Dispositions Toolkit

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

This toolkit is intended for EPPs to support the development of teacher candidates and inform program improvement efforts. The toolkit contains both a self-assessment for teacher candidates as well as an observational tool for EPP and district level teacher educators.

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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