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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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Atkins ARCS Model for Learner-Centered Support

For: Higher Education Administrator, Higher Education Faculty

The ARCS Model* is a theoretical model that helps shift thinking from program-centered to learner-centered. *The Atkins’ model is not to be confused with the Keller ARCS model of motivational design.

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: A Primer

For: Higher Education Faculty

This toolkit includes a PowerPoint and assignment which educator preparation faculty can use to consider the relationship between culture, representation, and learning.

Data ToolKit: Data Empowerment for Continuous Improvement

For: Higher Education Administrator, Higher Education Faculty

This toolkit focuses on the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to support data informed decision-making for continuous program improvement.

BranchED Tool for Reflective, Culturally Sustaining Practice for Teacher Educators

For: Higher Education Administrator, Higher Education Faculty

Adopting a critically reflective practice is a responsible way to practice education, allowing us to move forward with hope and make change.

Funds of Knowledge

For: Higher Education Faculty

These instructional materials define and unpack "funds of knowledge" as well as "dark funds of knowledge". In addition, the instructional materials provide opportunities for identifying and practicing these types of knowledge, both through a personal perspective and an educator perspective.

Complexities in the Classroom: Vignettes for Teacher Candidates

For: Higher Education Faculty

This handbook, developed by a team of teacher educators and their PK-12 partners, consists of a series of vignettes and accompanying protocols to engage teacher candidates in exploring classroom complexities.

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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