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Doing What Works: Research-Based Practices for Secondary Schools

Produced by WestEd for the U.S. Department of Education


This “one-stop” package contains all the materials you need to conduct six topic-specific workshops on implementing research-based practices in secondary schools.

Produced by the Doing What Works (DWW) project at WestEd, the package contains six modules that each equate to a one- to three-hour professional development workshop:

  • Module 1 – An Overview of DWW
  • Module 2 – Four Effective Adolescent Literacy Practices
  • Module 3 – Implementing Effective Dropout Prevention Practices
  • Module 4 – Helping Students Navigate the Path to College
  • Module 5 – Integrated Topics: Using Data and Implementing Interventions in Secondary Schools
  • Module 6 – National High School Early Warning System Tool 2.0

These six modules are appropriate for a range of audiences:

  • Professional development and technical assistance providers
  • Principals
  • Reading specialists
  • Teacher leaders and coaches
  • Classroom teachers, including middle school and high school content area teachers

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Product Information

Product #: IN-11-04
Copyright: 2011
Format: Multimedia
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education