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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.

Universal Screeners: An Introduction to Universal Screeners for Literacy

For: Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator

This research brief focuses on universal screeners for literacy, what the research says about universal screeners, and what the best practices are for using them in grade PK-2nd grade.

Shared Reading for All: A Sample Lesson

For: Higher Education Faculty

In this toolkit, the Shared Reading strategy is described including ways to support all learners using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. An example assignment with a sample Shared Reading lesson plan is provided for instructors and trainers to use to support early childhood educators.

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.

Brief: Equitable Experiences

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

In this brief we highlight the design principle titled: Equitable Experiences, as defined by BranchED. We believe quality educator preparation provides a system of candidate-specific research-based supports, just-in-time interventions, and enrichment experiences informed by candidate-specific needs

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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