Resources for Educators

Resources

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What Types of Questions Can Administrators Answer Using Find What Works?
February 1, 2020

Our new infographic explains how you can use the Find What Works tool to explore research evidence and identify practices or programs that might improve outcomes in your context.
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What Are WWC Intervention Reports?
May 1, 2019

Check out our new infographic to learn how Intervention Reports can help you choose evidence-based practices.
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Using the WWC Standards for Postsecondary Research Methods Courses
April 23, 2019

On April 23, 2019, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) hosted a free webinar on WWC resources that can serve as instructional tools for postsecondary research methods courses. The slide deck and archiv...
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Video: How Schools Use the WWC
April 2, 2019

How can principals, teachers, and other school staff use resources from the What Works Clearinghouse, or WWC, to make evidence-based decisions? This video provides real-world examples from the Clevela...
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Video: Using the WWC: How One School District Uses Education Research for Improvement
February 19, 2019

How can superintendents and other district administrators use the What Works Clearinghouse, or WWC, to guide improvement? This video provides a real-world example from the Cleveland Metropolitan Schoo...
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How Administrators Can Communicate the Need for Evidence-Based Decision Making
December 12, 2018

On December 12, 2018, the What Works Clearinghouse hosted a webinar on how WWC resources can support use of high-quality research evidence in decision making. The slide deck and archived Q&A responses...
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New Topic Area on the Effectiveness of Charter Schools: A Webinar for Decision-makers
February 6, 2018

On February 6, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) delivered a webinar on the new topic area focused on the effectiveness of charter schools. This webinar was intended to help policymakers, funders, an...
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Understanding the New WWC Intervention Reports in Special Education: A Webinar for Educators
April 17, 2017

On April 17, The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) delivered a webinar on findings from the newly-released WWC intervention reports on Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)-based Interventions and Pivot...
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What Works Clearinghouse Resources You Can Use: A Webinar for Faculty of Principal and Teacher Preparation Programs
October 21, 2014

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education sponsored a What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) webinar designed specifically for faculty of preservice...
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Selecting Math Instructional Materials
August 1, 2014

Educators want mathematics instructional materials that work. But whether it's for textbooks, software, or other branded products, the vast research on these materials can overwhelm any decision maker...

About Practice Guides

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Guides to Evidence-Based Practices for Educators in Secondary Schools
March 1, 2020

The WWC practice guides provide recommendations that can help teachers, administrators, and other educators improve student outcomes. This infographic maps the practice guide recommendations for secon...
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Guides to Evidence-Based Practices for Educators in Elementary Schools
March 1, 2020

The WWC practice guides provide recommendations that can help teachers, administrators, and other educators improve student outcomes. This infographic maps the practice guide recommendations for eleme...
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How Teachers Can Use the WWC Practice Guides
April 16, 2019

On April 16, the What Works Clearinghouse hosted a free webinar to learn about how teachers can use the WWC Practice Guides to support their practice and answer their questions. The slide deck and arc...
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How Can the WWC Practice Guides Help Teachers
April 1, 2019

This infographic provides a brief overview of how practice guides can support teachers in their work and the types of questions teachers can answer by using the practice guides.
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WWC Practice Guide for Educators Development Guidelines
August 1, 2012

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Practice Guides for Educators are designed to provide practical, evidence-based recommendations to teachers and administrators about how to address current challenges in...
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Early Childhood Math: Number and Operations
January 28, 2020

This REL Central video focuses on actionable strategies to increase the quality of math instruction in children's early years. Dr. Douglas Clements presents this brief discussion delving into the key ...
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Two Strategies to Help Your Child Learn to Love Math
April 22, 2019

When families cultivate children's natural curiosity about numbers and shapes, they can help them develop a lifelong love of math-which can lay the foundation for academic success. This short video by...
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Early Childhood Math: Questioning Strategies
October 26, 2018

This REL Central video focuses on actionable strategies to increase the quality of math instruction in the early years and to improve general language and broad cognitive competencies for learners. Dr...
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Language, Discussion, and Questions in Early Math
May 9, 2018

This recorded webinar presents research-based strategies that support early childhood language development and mathematical thinking through posing rich mathematical questions. Douglas H. Clements, Ke...
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Teaching Math to Young Children - Introduction
August 28, 2015

This bridge event webinar, "Teaching Math to Young Children," was hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest on April 15, 2015. The webinar presents an overview of the What Works Cl...
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Teaching Math to Young Children - Main Presentation
August 28, 2015

This bridge event webinar, "Teaching Math to Young Children," was hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest on April 15, 2015. The webinar presents an overview of the What Works Cl...
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Teaching Math to Young Children - Reflections
August 28, 2015

This bridge event webinar, "Teaching Math to Young Children," was hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest on April 15, 2015. The webinar presents an overview of the What Works Cl...
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By the Numbers: Five Recommendations for Teaching Math to Young Children
November 1, 2013

New to the WWC practice guides? This six-pager provides an overview of essential features. Take a quick look at the recommendations. Review action steps, examples, and teaching tools.
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Kindergarten Teacher's Guide to Supporting Family Involvement in Foundational Reading Skills
January 1, 2020

This Kindergarten Teacher's Guide provides information for kindergarten teachers on how to support families as they practice foundational reading skills at home. It serves as a companion to the What W...
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Overview of the Foundational Reading Skills Practice Guide and PLC Webinar
June 1, 2018

This webinar introduces participants to the Regional Educational Laboratory and IES literacy practice guides and familiarizes participants with the Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understan...
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Tips for Supporting Reading Skills at Home
July 1, 2016

This six-page set of tips highlights evidence-based practices from classroom settings that could help parents or caregivers develop their children's reading at home.
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Evidence Summary of Tips for Supporting Reading Skills at Home
July 1, 2016

This summary of evidence describes the research evidence that supports the use of the tips for supporting reading skills at home.
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Professional Learning Communities Participant's Activities
July 1, 2016

This supplement to the Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide includes reflection questions, lesson plan examples and templates, and viewing guides.
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Teaching Newcomer English Learners: Four Powerful Vocabulary Practices
May 6, 2019

Newcomer English learner students must navigate new social structures, school systems, and cultural dynamics-while learning new content in English. One way schools can support them is by building teac...
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Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide
April 1, 2019

This guide is designed to assist teams of educators in applying the evidence-based strategies presented in the Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle Schoo...
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Early Reading Outcomes in the Pacific Region: A Focus on English Learners
February 7, 2019

Using the What Works Clearinghouse guide on Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School, this archived webinar focuses on foundational reading skills for...
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Improving Language Acquisition Among English Learners: Four Powerful Evidence-Based Activities
February 1, 2018

How can teachers help English learners build their language skills while they learn complex grade-level content? This REL Northwest instructional video illustrates four evidence-based practices teache...
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Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School, Part 1
March 25, 2015

This bridge event webinar, Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School, was hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest on November 10,...
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Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School, Part 2
March 25, 2015

This bridge event webinar, Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School, was hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest on November 10,...
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Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School, Part 3
March 25, 2015

This bridge event webinar, Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School, was hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest on November 10,...
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Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School, Part 4
March 25, 2015

This bridge event webinar, Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to EnglishLearners in Elementary and Middle School, was hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest on November 10, ...
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Overview of the Practice Guide
May 1, 2014

The presenters cover key recommendations in the areas of academic vocabulary, content-area material, written language, and small-group instructional intervention. The slide deck is available along wit...
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Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School Students: Practice Guide Overview Video (3:58 minutes)
January 1, 2019

Play an interview with Josh Furgeson on the Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School Students Practice Guide.
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About the Levels of Evidence
April 11, 2017

This practice guide provides three recommendations for teaching algebra to students in middle school and high school. Each recommendation includes implementation steps and solutions for common roadblo...
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Instructional Tips Based on the Educator's Practice Guide Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers
October 1, 2018

This eight-page set of instructional tips translates practice guide recommendations into actionable approaches that educators can try in their classrooms.
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Inteview with Panel Chair Steve Graham on Writing as a Thinking Activity
April 10, 2017

Play an interview of Panel Chair, Steve Graham: Writing as a Thinking Activity (6:09 minutes)
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Instructional Tips Based on the Educator's Practice Guide Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8
October 1, 2018

This eight-page set of instructional tips translates practice guide recommendations into actionable approaches that educators can try in their classrooms.
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Summary of Evidence for Instructional Tips Based on the Educator's Practice Guide
October 1, 2018

This summary of evidence describes the research evidence that supports the use of the instructional tips in classrooms.
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Interview with Panel Chair, John Woodward
April 11, 2017

Play an interview of Panel Chair, John Woodward: The Components of Problem Solving (5:47 minutes)
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Supporting Emotion Regulation in Early Childhood
September 20, 2018

This recorded webinar presents strategies for creating supportive environments and using specific teaching strategies to foster the development of emotion regulation skills in early childhood settings...
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Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Dropout in Secondary Schools
March 23, 2018

This recording of the webinar, Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Dropout in Secondary Schools, offers an overview of the What Works Clearinghouse practice guides, on dropout preven...
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Webinar: Assisting Struggling Students with Mathematics
November 8, 2017

This webinar presents research-based approaches to assisting students who are struggling in math. It focuses on recommendations from the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide Assisting Students Stru...
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Interview with Panel Chair Russel Gersten
April 17, 2015

Play an interview of Panel Chair, Russell Gersten, and Sharon Vaughn: RtI and Special Education (7:13 minutes)
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Identifying and Assisting Elementary and Middle School Students Struggling with Mathematics
January 22, 2015

REL Appalachia hosted a webinar focused on equipping elementary and middle school mathematics teachers and curriculum coaches with: 1) research-based recommendations (approved by the U.S. Department o...
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Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade-- Pt. 6
April 11, 2017

Play an interview of Panel Chair, Timothy Shanahan: Reading for Meaning (5:34 minutes)
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Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade-- Pt. 6
April 11, 2017

Play an interview of Panel Chair, Robert S. Siegler: The Importance of Fractions Instruction (5:36 minutes)
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Interview with Panel Chair Russel Gersten
April 11, 2017

Play an interview of Panel Chair, Russell Gersten, and Sharon Vaughn: Evolution of Response to Intervention (7:04 minutes)
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Strategies to Improve Secondary Students' Writing Skills: Lessons from a WWC Practice Guide
November 1, 2016

The presenters cover key recommendations for improving the writing of secondary school students and describe how to overcome challenges when implementing the recommended practices.
Webinar
Strategies for Improving Secondary Students Writing Skills: Lessons from the Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively Practice Guide
November 1, 2016

The presenters cover key recommendations for improving the writing of secondary school students and describe how to overcome challenges when implementing the recommended practices.

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