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The BranchED portal is designed to support both teacher educators and PK-12 partners in their professional development. Whether you’re seeking information on a particular topic, looking to take an online course, or to stay current with our evolving library of resources, we’ve got something for you.

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Teacher Residency Design and Implementation Playbook

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

This playbook outlines the journey of planning and executing effective and sustainable Teacher Residency Programs at scale in a strategic and comprehensive way.

Dialogic Reading Toolkit: Building Early Literacy One Storybook at a Time

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

This toolkit is intended to help individuals recognize the value of a child’s ability, their family, and their community, while collectively working together to develop early literacy skills. The toolkit is offered in both English and Spanish.

Teacher Candidate Sense of Efficacy in Teaching Diverse Learners - Toolkit

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

This toolkit is intended for use by EPPs as well as Districts as a self-assessment tool for teacher candidates and an in-service teachers' sense of self-efficacy for teaching diverse learners. Results may inform program improvement efforts, candidate/in-service teacher supports and more.

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.

Teaching Syllable Types For Decoding and Encoding: Practice Based Instruction and Assessment for Phonics

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

Explicit instruction of syllable types is a crucial component of phonics instruction. Syllable type instruction plays a critical role in teaching students to decode (read) and encode (spell) words. This toolkit provides strategies for instruction for decoding and encoding different syllable types.

Teaching Phonological and Phonemic Awareness: Practice-Based Instruction and Assessment

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

This instructional material will provide practice-based models for instruction and assessment of phonological and phonemic awareness skills. The materials will serve as a template that can be adjusted by faculty, teacher leaders, and teacher candidates.

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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