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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.

Hegemonies of English and Ways for Teacher Educators to Counter Them in School Settings

For: Higher Education Faculty

Almost unanimously, hegemons in education insist that Standard Edited English should be the oral and written language of schooling in the US. This is problematic considering the many languages and varieties of languages students speak, both historically and today.

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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