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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.
Concepts of Print: Practice-Based Instruction and Assessment
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
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
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.
Interactive Read Aloud: Effective Components & Rehearsals with Teacher Candidates
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
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.
Teaching and Learning Mathematics from an Ethnomathematics Perspective
Ethnomathematics is broadly defined as the study of the relationship between culture and mathematics. This module is designed to help participants understand the importance of the ways they can integrate ethnomathematics activities in their teaching and learning of school mathematics.
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.