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Nuts & Bolts Webinar: Cultural Reciprocity: Leaning Forward, Not Bending Over Backwards

For: Community Based Organization, Educational Policy Maker, Higher Education Administrator, Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator, PK-12 Teacher, Teacher Candidate

Cultural reciprocity is an approach that goes beyond the concept of cultural competence. By seeking to learn about the beliefs of family members and reciprocally explaining professional assumptions and beliefs, mutual respect can be established. This process results in genuine collaboration.

Nuts & Bolts Webinar: Community Learning Exchange: The Alchemy of Building the Nuts and Bolts of Engagement

For: Community Based Organization, Educational Policy Maker, Higher Education Administrator, Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator, PK-12 Teacher, Teacher Candidate

This plática/conversation is grounded in assets-based development and will highlight the values, tools, and processes for transforming communities from within. This webinar uses a dynamic-critical pedagogy to disrupt the status quo and mobilize a sustainable, pedagogy, inquiry, and change process.

Nuts & Bolts Webinar: Looking Back, Looking Around, Looking Forward: The Ecosystem Approach to Education

For: Community Based Organization, Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator, PK-12 Teacher, Teacher Candidate

This engages a panel of three extraordinary educational leaders: Dr. Ira Murray, Mr. Jermar Rountree, and Mr. Kurt Russell who discuss history of schools, the current landscape, and the future of classrooms. They also highlight an ecosystem approach focusing on communities.

Promotora Project Book List

For: Community Based Organization, Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator, PK-12 Teacher, Teacher Candidate

The Promotora Project is a family engagement project that seeks to empower a group of Teacher Candidates and community liaisons, or what we call Early Literacy Promotoras, to support the early literacy development of Spanish speaking children. The following is a list of books that each team used.

Reading Fluency: Evidence Based Practices for Teaching Reading Fluency

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

This toolkit provides basic background information on reading fluency and practice-based strategies. It includes a definition for reading fluency and discusses the importance of reading fluency. Evidence-based strategies for teaching reading fluency and excerpts from fluency lessons are included.

Utilizing the GeoGebra Software for Teaching Geometry

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

This research brief examines the potential effectiveness of GeoGebra software, in teaching geometry to young students. By reviewing studies, highlighting key findings, and offering implementation recommendations, this brief provides insights into how GeoGebra can be integrated into 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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