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  • Analyze current practice in light of research findings about learning and work to enable more research-based practices in schools and classrooms.

  • Support additional research along the lines proposed in Chapter 11 of How People Learn, forming teams that combine the expertise of researchers and the wisdom of practitioners. This research should focus on curriculum materials, formative assessment, the use of technology, and on the alignment and effectiveness of professional development programs.

  • Analyze, and adjust the curriculum, instructional practices, and assessments that are used, in light of the evidence presented throughout Adding It Up.

  • Create study groups and other professional development opportunities that bring together teachers, administrators, and teacher educators; use selected chapters from How People Learn and Adding It Up as catalysts for discussion and for planning improvements.



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