Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Title Description Type Yearsort descending
Preparing Tomorrow's STEM Workforce Through Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers

From 2003 to 2012, EDC led the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Learning Resource Center (LRC) for the National Science Foundation (NSF), and EDC now leads the current ITEST...

Publication 2010
Computational Thinking for Youth White Paper

The authors describe what computational thinking (CT) looks like when practiced by youth in ITEST and other NSF-funded programs and explore how educators can support growth in computational thinking. The paper includes examples of CT as observed...

Publication 2010
Evolution of the Ford PAS Curriculum

"We wanted to ensure the investment we were making was going to really make a difference, so we teamed with a group called Education Development Center..." This video describes how Ford Motor Company Fund and EDC developed the Ford PAS curriculum...

Video 2011
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education: Teachers Developing the Next Generation of STEM Talent

Since 2003, EDC has served as the Learning Resource Center for the NSF's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. Edited by EDC staff, this special issue—Vol. 18, No. 2 (2010)—of the Journal of Technology...

Publication 2011
Integrating Technology with Student-Centered Learning

This report, prepared by EDC for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, points to concerns about the technology readiness of adolescent learners for college and work and identifies effective ways to use technology to personalize a student's...

Publication 2011
A Review of Conditions and Characteristics Leading to College and Career Readiness in Selected States: An Emphasis on STEM Education

This briefing paper addresses two questions: (1) What state-level policies and implementation strategies are proposed or currently in place that are intended to promote career and college readiness in STEM? (2) What are the critical...

Publication 2011
Computational Thinking-Enabled STEM Professional Profile

What does it mean to be a “computational thinking-enabled” (CT-E) STEM professional? With support from the National Science Foundation, and working closely with industry STEM professionals, the authors developed a profile that describes the work...

Publication 2011
WICS: A Model for College and University Admissions

EDC's Christina Bonney co-edited this special issue of Educational Psychologist (Vol. 47, No. 1) and coauthored an article in this issue. The article outlines shortcomings of currently used university admissions tests and discuss ways in...

Publication 2012
Data Brief: Summary of Project Findings from the 2011-2012 ITEST MIS

From 2003 to 2012, the ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC) at EDC was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide technical assistance and support to ITEST projects. The LRC’s approach to technical assistance focused on developing...

Publication 2012
Staking a Claim in the STEM Education Landscape: Opportunities for Business Education

The author discusses a useful model that makes sense of STEM for living, learning, and working, distinguishing between traditional STEM careers focused on science and engineering and the STEM-enabled or the STEM-capable workforce found in all...

Publication 2012
Law and Justice Program

The Law and Justice Program (L&J) includes a free, online high school curriculum and a professional development component. The curriculum comprises two yearlong courses: Foundations in Law and Foundations in Criminal Justice (a Teacher...

Publication 2012
Application of the Occupational Analysis of Computational Thinking-Enabled STEM Professionals as a Program Assessment Tool

Published in the Journal of Computational Science Education, this article describes the application of findings from an NSF project on Computational Thinking (CT) in America’s workplace to program assessment. The authors present the...

Publication 2012
Models of Contextualization in Developmental and Adult Basic Education

EDC staff developed this report as part of a first phase of work with the Massachusetts Community College Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA), funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. In this initiative, staff have been...

Publication 2012
SMARTR Virtual Learning Experiences

EDC led the development of SMARTR, a website of free, youth-focused math and science “virtual learning experiences” (VLEs) for middle-grades students. The SMARTR VLEs are highly interactive learning scenarios for youth that...

Publication 2012
Community College Pathways to STEM Education for Women: A Challenge to Gender Stereotypes?

This paper examines the question: Do community college systems of support for STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and occupations reproduce or challenge gender stereotypes? Drawing from interviews with administrators,...

Publication 2013
Development of the STEM College-Going Expectancy Scale for High School Students

This article describes the STEM College-Going Expectancy Scale (STEM CGES), a self-report instrument measuring college-going expectancy, specifically for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) domains.The authors describe two...

Publication 2013
REL-NEI Multi-Media Resources

The Regional Educational Laboratory-Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) led by EDC has created a new “one-stop viewing center” to share multi-media resources on key aspects of its work. Current features include:

  • A profile of new research...
Video 2013
New Jobs and New Skills for a Changing Workplace: STEM-Enabled Technicians and Professionals

In this chapter published in the Summer 2013 issue of Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, the authors discuss two new jobs that require strong science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills and knowledge whose...

Publication 2013
Can CTE Change the Brain?

In this article published in Techniques—the journal of the Association for Career & Technical Education—the authors discuss how children and youth’s long-term intensive use of technology might change the ways they think. They...

Publication 2013
TV411 Adult Education Resources

EDC’s TV411.ORG is a free, multimedia, interactive “self-service” hub of hundreds of educationally sound and engaging materials that build the reading, writing, science, and math skills of adults with low literacy and provide adult educators with...

Publication 2013