Subject: Doing What Works Website
Source: Angie Nickell, Supervisor, Effective Practices
Intended Audience: All Educators
Date: December 13, 2007
Doing What Works (DWW) found at
http://dww.ed.gov/ is a new website sponsored by the U. S. Department of
Education. DWW is dedicated to helping educators identify and make use of
effective teaching practices.
Much of the DWW content is based on the Institution of Educational Science's
What Works Clearinghouse (WWC). The WWC evaluates research on practices and
interventions to let the education community know what is likely to work.
For each practice, it issues a guide and/or an intervention report that
describes what the practice involves and what the research says. Then, DWW
provides examples of possible ways educators might apply those research
findings, but these are not necessarily the only ways to carry out these
The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Office of English
Language Acquisition, and other U. S. Department of Education offices help
to disseminate the tools and resources so that research-based practices can
be implemented in our nation's classrooms.
Please become familiar with this valuable resource.