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Teacher Attrition Infographic

For: Educational Policy Maker, Higher Education Administrator, Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator

This infographic illustrates the cost of teacher attrition and the role of quality professional development in supporting retention.

Introduction to Translanguaging in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

For: Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Teacher

This instructional material provides detailed guidance of introductory activities to translanguaging in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.

Centering Art to Understand the World Around Us

For: Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Teacher

The purpose of this instructional material is to explore ways to use art in the classroom and in school settings, to connect with the lives and communities of students and to enhance students’ understanding of ideas and to display of ideas through art.

Picture Books with a Mathematical Focus: An Annotated Bibliography

For: Higher Education Faculty

This instructional material is an annotated bibliography of picture books focusing on math. It includes multicultural offerings for ages 3-11.

Concepts of Print: Practice-Based Instruction and Assessment

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

The concept of print is one of the first literacy skills children develop. Print awareness is a child's realization that print carries meaning. Families and teachers can prompt awareness by creating a “print rich” environment. This toolkit includes various strategies to create such an environment.

Accessible Storybooks: Making Books Come Alive for all Learners

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

This resource focuses on the need for accessibility and provides ways in which storybooks can be used for all children.

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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