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Phonological Awareness and Phonics Instruction Rubric
October 12, 2021

The rubric focuses on two of the four recommendations (recommendations 2 and 3) from the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide, Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergart...
Webinar
What Works Clearinghouse Webinar on Evidence-Based Practices and Programs in STEM
August 1, 2021

What Works Clearinghouse released a webinar for educators on evidence-based resources to improve STEM skills for students in elementary, middle, and high school. Experts and educators discussed exampl...
Webinar
What Works: Evidence-Based Math, Reading & Writing Tips for In-Person & Remote Instruction
July 1, 2021

What Works Clearinghouse released a webinar for educators on evidence-based practices to support math, reading, and writing instruction, as well as instructional resources to share with parents and ca...
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What Works: Evidence-Based Math, Reading & Writing Tips for In-Person & Remote Instruction
July 1, 2021

What Works Clearinghouse released a webinar for educators on evidence-based practices to support math, reading, and writing instruction, as well as instructional resources to share with parents and ca...
Video
Using the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) to Find What Works
June 6, 2021

This short video highlights several ways to identify evidence-based programs and practices in education.
Infographic
Using the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) to Find What Works
June 3, 2021

This resource highlights several ways to identify evidence-based programs and practices in education.
Video
Foundational skills to support reading for understanding in kindergarten through 3rd grade
April 1, 2021

This video from Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest discusses the most effective evidence-based practices for teaching decoding to early readers. Strategies in this video are based on the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade.
Video
Integrating play into literacy instruction: Strategies for your classroom
July 16, 2020

This REL Midwest video features an extended interview with Tim Shanahan, Ph.D., from the University of Illinois at Chicago. This interview includes research-based WWC recommendations about how to teac...
Video
Interactive Readalouds: Learning from books together
July 15, 2020

This REL West video demonstrates how to facilitate an interactive readaloud of a story with young students in a face-to-face or distance learning environment.
Video
A Teaching Routine for Academic Vocabulary in Grades PreK-1
June 30, 2020

This Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) West video walks through a routine for teaching academic vocabulary, which is aligned with evidence-based recommendations from two What Works Clearinghouse P...
Infographic
Strategies for Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively
April 1, 2020

This Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest infographic features tips to support students in grades 6–12 from the WWC practice guide Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively.
Video
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...
Video
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...
Video
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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