Nuts & Bolts Webinar – The Road Map to Quality Preparation: An Introduction to BranchED’s Signature Framework
The purpose of the 2022-2023 Nuts & Bolts series is to highlight and promulgate the application of BranchED’s Framework for the Quality Preparation of Educators, which outlines a roadmap to create teacher preparation programs that meet the needs of our increasingly diverse student body. It seeks to build equity-oriented educator preparation programs that prepare educators to reflect, respect, and reify the value of the diversity of America’s PK12 school children.
This Nuts & Bolts webinar will introduce the 6 principles of BranchED’s Framework for the Quality Preparation of Educators. This Framework offers educator preparation providers (EPPs) a common vision of what high quality, culturally sustaining educator preparation is and “a coherent and sustained approach” to implementing evidence-based high leverage preparation practices that accomplish vitally important educational equity work.
Dr. Patricia Alvarez McHattonSenior Vice President
Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Ph.D. is BranchED’s Senior Vice President. As Senior VP, Dr. Alvarez McHatton oversees all MSI Educator Preparation Program faculty and leader facing programming, including capacity building and professional learning initiatives. Most notably, she overseas BranchED’s National Teacher Preparation Transformation Center and BranchED’s Inclusive Rigorous Content Hub & Professional Learning Center (aka The Birch Center). Dr. Alvarez McHatton brings to BranchED a wide range of experience in higher education. She previously served as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Success, and P-16 Integration at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) where she also served as the founding Dean of the College of Education and P16 Integration. As Dean, she led multiple initiatives to enhance educator preparation programs within the college, expand the educator pipeline, and cultivate and maintain strong, collaborative partnerships with districts and community members. She is the author and contributor of over fifty reports and publications and has presented at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally. Dr. Alvarez McHatton earned a bachelor’s degree in Special Education Behavior Disorders and Learning Disabilities, a master’s in Special Education Varying Exceptionalities, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Special Education and Urban Education, from the University of South Florida.