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Supporting STEM Success

Explore our new and ongoing STEM education initiatives

EDC helps educators foster the next generation of STEM innovators. Our STEM instructional designers, researchers, professional developers, and systems change specialists are advancing the field’s knowledge of effective STEM education, from preschool through college and in out-of-school time programs as well as schools.

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Inspiring Educator

Maine’s News Center 6 aired an “Inspiring Educator” story that spotlights teacher Lisa Coburn, who is collaborating with EDC’s interactive STEM team to study new strategies to improve her students’ math outcomes. Lisa also appears in several of EDC’s Interactive STEM videos.

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Maine News Center 6

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Mon, 03/07/2016

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Implementing Quality Improvement to Achieve Breakthrough Change

Mon, 04/06/2015

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Mary Mackrain, Paul Dworkin, Brenda Jones Harden, Marycatherine Arbour

This paper describes the work of the Home Visiting Collaborative for Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN) and shares promising early evidence of achieving "breakthrough change" for the vulnerable young children and families served by the Federal Home Visiting Program.

Improving the health and well-being of young children and their families

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19 pp

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Adobe Youth Voices App

Tue, 02/02/2016

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Wendy Rivenburgh, with contributions from Tony Streit, Kate Goddard, and Adobe Foundation staff

Developed for Adobe by EDC, the AYV Story app provides a close-up view of the experiences of the youth media makers and educators who participated in the Adobe Foundation’s Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) initiative. Throughout AYV’s nine-year history,  EDC provided a range of support—including training design, community management, and materials development—to achieve Adobe’s vision to increase creativity in education and equip 13- to 19-year-old youth media makers to create social change through the power of digital storytelling.

Adobe Youth Voices youth media making

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Health Tips for Home Visitors to Prevent the Spread of Illness

Tue, 03/01/2016

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EDC Staff for the Head Start National Center on Health

In Head Start and Early Head Start, home visitors regularly meet with families to support them in enhancing their  children's healthy development, safety, well-being, and school readiness. Home visitors are required to have knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics.

Home visiting to prevent illness and promote school readiness

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11 pp

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MassCAN Strategic Plan 2015–2018

Thu, 12/31/2015

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Steve Vinter, Jim Stanton, Tripp Jones

The Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN), founded in 2013, is a public-private coalition of education, industry, nonprofit, and academic partners who share a common interest in transforming computer science education. MassCAN works to create and offer the highest quality K–12 computer science education to every student in the state. This strategic plan covers the coalition from 2015 through 2018.

computer science education

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31 pp.

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Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkits

Sat, 03/08/2008

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ELLCO Pre-K: Miriam W. Smith, Joanne P. Brady, Louisa Anastasopoulos
ELLCO K-3: Miriam W. Smith, Joanne P. Brady, Nancy Clark-Chiarelli

Published by Brookes, the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) Pre-K and K-3 toolkits are research-based instruments that enable teachers, leaders, and researchers to observe, assess, and enhance literacy instruction. Both toolkits support direct observation of classrooms and enable users to rate the quality of language and literacy instruction. In an era in which accountability is paramount, the ELLCO toolkits provide an effective way for all of those concerned with quality improvement to gauge progress and stay focused on improving literacy instruction.

Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkit

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RIC to Host First-Ever Computer Science Education Summit

This article spotlights Rhode Island's first Computer Science Education Summit, which features EDC computer science expert Kelly Powers: "Keynote speaker for the event is Kelly Powers, director of computer science teacher leadership at the Waltham-based Education Development Center. In her work, Powers has partnered with the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network to bring high-quality professional development and rigorous curricula to computer science classrooms in her district. Powers is a vocal advocate for empowering underrepresented groups, including women and minorities, in the computer science field...

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Rhode Island College News

Publication Date: 

Thu, 05/28/2015

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