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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.

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.

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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