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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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Vacancy Data Toolkit for EPPs and Partner Districts

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

This toolkit offers EPPs and District Partners a common vision of high-quality educator preparation and an approach to implementing evidence-based practices. The corresponding tool (excel workbook) is designed to look at three consecutive years of data and to generate data visualizations.

Vacancy Data Tool for EPPs and Partner Districts

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

The vacancy data tool (excel workbook) is designed for EPPS and their District Partners to look at three years of data. EPP and district data are entered directly into the workbook which automatically generates visualizations that highlight gaps and surpluses in selected concentration areas.

Promoting Literacy Through Hip-Hop Play/Pedagogy

For: Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Teacher

In this toolkit, early childhood educators will explore Hip-Hop Play/Pedagogy as an approach for promoting literacy. An overview of Hip-Hop and Hip-Hop Play/Pedagogy is provided, as are sample activities. Resources and reflective questions are also provided to support early childhood educators.

Interactive Read Aloud: Effective Components & Rehearsals with Teacher Candidates

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

This toolkit provides basic background information on the interactive read aloud (IRA) and essential components of the IRA. This toolkit can be utilized by teacher educators and teacher candidates for rehearsals information.

Exploring African Diaspora Literacy as a Model for Empowering Children: Fostering Literacy Skills

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

In this toolkit, early childhood educators will explore African Diaspora Literacy as an approach for empowering children. Resources and reflective questions are provided to support early childhood educators.

Alphabet Knowledge

For: Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Teacher

This toolkit focuses on alphabetic knowledge and the importance of the alphabetic principle. Strategies for developing an alphabetic principle are provided as well as picture books that can be used in the classroom.

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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