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Shared Governance Toolkit

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

This toolkit is intended for an EPP and school district partnership working together to build shared governance. It includes a summary of six primary components of effective shared governance. Each section summarizes the foundational principle of the component and references available resources.

Shared Governance Topics for Consideration

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

This tool provides a starting point for EPP and district partnerships as they outline their agendas. While not exhaustive, it gives a list of topics for consideration. These focus areas encourage reflection, discussion, and action around frequently identified partnership initiatives.

The 4 As: Governance Meeting Planning Guidelines

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

This tool is designed to help plan shared governance partnership meetings that facilitate active, efficient, and equitable conversation and provide opportunities to share, gather feedback, and make decisions.

Quality Partnership

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

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

For: Educational Policy Maker, Higher Education Administrator, Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Administrator

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

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

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.

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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