Explore our Resource Portal
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.
This tool is designed as a self-assessment for an existing partnership. It offers a set of characteristics and actions of a quality partnership. EPPs and school districts can utilize this tool to surface their current reality, determine next steps, and strengthen the work of their partnership.
Strategies for Sustaining a Teacher Residency
Sustaining a teacher residency requires planning for how to compensate residents long-term. This tool provides strategies and discussion questions that Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) and school district partners can consider to sustain their residency over time given their individual context.
Thinking Through Curriculum: Incorporating the PK-12 Context into the Candidate Experience
This tool can be utilized to identify opportunities for integrating PK-12 context into EPP curriculum and coursework. By integrating the EPP curriculum and coursework with the PK-12 reality, the candidate experience becomes more impactful and the transition from candidate to teacher more seamless.
Residency Readiness: A Self-assessment for Educator Preparation Programs and School District Partnerships
This tool is intended to be used by an Educator Preparation Program (EPP) and a district partner to determine the readiness level to engage in the development of a sustainable residency model.
Building a Teacher Residency: Stages of Work and Critical Moves
This handbook is intended for an EPP and school district partnership working together to build and sustain a teacher residency. It outlines steps for designing and implementing a teacher residency that centers the needs of the partnership and lays the groundwork for sustainability of the program.
BranchED Framework for the Quality Preparation of Educators: A Diagnostic Tool Focused on Early Literacy
This asset-based early literacy diagnostic tool allows for Educator Preparation Providers to evaluate and reflect on their current level of literacy performance. It aligns to the BranchED Framework for Quality of Preparation of Educators and essential early literacy research, concepts, and skills.
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.