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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.


Shared Reading for All: A Sample Lesson

For: Higher Education Faculty

In this toolkit, the Shared Reading strategy is described including ways to support all learners using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. An example assignment with a sample Shared Reading lesson plan is provided for instructors and trainers to use to support early childhood educators.


Brief: Equitable Experiences

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

In this brief we highlight the design principle titled: Equitable Experiences, as defined by BranchED. We believe quality educator preparation provides a system of candidate-specific research-based supports, just-in-time interventions, and enrichment experiences informed by candidate-specific needs

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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.

Research Brief

Nuts & Bolts Webinar Ready Day 1: The Intersection of Content, Pedagogy and the Learner

For: Higher Education Administrator, Higher Education Faculty

Program completion includes mastery of content related to learners, learning, subject matter, pedagogical knowledge, assessment, and engagement with families and communities. Such knowledge is dynamic, constructed and overlapping. This webinar and research brief illuminate Intersectional Content.


Just Like Me: Teachers of Color in Action Workshop Video

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

In this workshop, we discuss the use of videos as instructional tools within coursework/professional development with pre- and in-service teachers to promote evidence-based practices modeled by highly effective Teachers of Color. Presenters include the process of creating the video library and more.

Practice-Based Learning Opportunities

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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