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 Typesort descending Year
Competency-Based Learning Video

This video presents a brief overview of the findings from a REL Northeast & Islands study of proficiency- or competency-based learning (P/CBL) in the Northeast. With support from the Northeast College and Career Readiness Alliance (NCCRA),...

Publication 2015
Engineering for Every K–12 Student: A Landscape Analysis of K–12 Engineering Education in the Greater Boston Region

This landscape study, funded by the National Science Foundation and developed collaboratively by EDC and Tufts University, takes a look at the state of K–12 engineering education in the Greater Boston region. Through targeted interviews with and...

Publication 2016
In Support of Educators: Strategies that Work

This collection of essays shares insights and strategies from EDC's work to support teachers' professional learning, as well as links to an array of EDC's resources for teachers. The authors' essays focus on: 1) Characteristics of EDC's...

Publication 2016
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
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
Achieving Educational Equity and Justice in Career Academies: Challenges and Promising Strategies

Career academies are a model of career and technical education (CTE) that combines academic rigor, instruction that is relevant to students’ lives, and strong relationships between students and adults. Shown to have positive impacts on high...

Publication 2017
Youth Media Stories

This series of 17 features published on the Adobe Education Exchange website spotlights the powerful role that media making can play in the lives of youth around the world. The author provides a vivid, close-up view of the experiences, insights,...

Publication 2016
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
Profile of the Big-Data-Enabled Specialist

In this profile, developed for K-12 educators and policymakers, higher education administrators, and professionals in big-data-enabled fields, the authors identify what someone needs to know and be able to do in order to be successful in the...

Publication 2014
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
The EDC/NMEF Student-Centered Learning Questionnaire for Students

EDC, with funding from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF), developed this questionnaire for schools and districts to support student-centered learning (SCL) approaches. The questionnaire is designed to collect data on the Foundation’s...

Publication 2017
Girls Communicating Career Connections

In Summer 2016, the American Library Association selected this website as a "Great Website for Kids." The site presents the Girls Communicating Career Connections (GC3) media series—short...

Publication 2016
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
Quick-Click Tour of LTD FY15 Resources

This "Quick-Click Tour" presents some of the online and print resources that the Learning and Teaching Division at EDC produced from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

Publication 2015
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
The EDC/NMEF Student-Centered Learning Questionnaire for Teachers

This questionnaire was created by EDC, with funding from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, for schools and districts to monitor support for student-centered learning (SCL). The questionnaire collects data on the Foundation’s four tenets of SCL...

Publication 2017
Contextualized Curriculum for Adult Learners

EDC is working with developmental education and adult basic education faculty, instructors, program leaders and industry advisors from across Massachusetts through a grant from the MCCWDTA to provide and share contextualized curriculum modules...

Publication 2016
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
Broadening Participation—Making STEM Learning Relevant and Rigorous for All Students

This brief reviews findings from a number of recent studies, including NAEP and ACT, along with a series of reports, which reveal critical STEM learning opportunity gaps for students from underrepresented groups and a need to strengthen STEM...

Publication 2015
STEM Smart Brief Series

EDC is the National Science Foundation's partner in disseminating the findings of the National Research Council's Successful K-12 STEM Education and ...

Publication 2014