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Implementation Guides

Find a learning sciences implementation guide to help address the problem of practice in schools and districts with tangible real-world solutions.

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Access to Varied and Customizable Content, Curriculum and Assessments

Provide teachers with access to resources for curriculum, assessments, and professional learning to support strong content knowledge and pedagogy.

Classroom Observation and Teacher Reflection

Create observation tools for principals and peers that offer teachers collaborative reflection opportunities for continuous improvement.

Empowering Teacher Voice and Choice

Model effective professional learning by offering choice and voice when leading teachers and empower teachers to lead throughout the process.

Engagement through Communities of Practice

Encourage engagement across schools and districts through traditional networking, social media, and professional learning communities.

Ensuring Time for Professional Learning within the School Schedule

Provide opportunities for teachers and students to show agency by leading activities, sharing needs, and providing input into school modernization practices.

Implicit Bias and Cultural Sensitivity Training

Prioritize implicit bias (toward colleagues and students) training to ensure cultural sensitivity.

Peer Review and Constructive Feedback

Create peer review and feedback loops.

Professional Growth Plans for Educators

Set clear expectations for each teacher’s and administrator’s professional growth plan; seek feedback from teachers and use data to show impact.

Relevant, Job-Embedded Professional Learning

Embed professional learning needs into the school schedule and each teacher’s every day work.

Staff Collaboration and Team Teaching

Create peer review and feedback loops.