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 Year
Adobe Youth Voices App

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...

Publication 2016
MassCAN Strategic Plan 2015–2018

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...

Publication 2015
MassCAN Briefing Book

Founded in 2013, the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) is a partnership of organizations collaborating to inspire and educate students in the field of computer science and prepare them to lead and innovate in a future economy...

Publication 2016
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
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
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
What is Effective Science Curriculum?

An effective curriculum helps you support students' science learning, understanding, and achievement. But what does "effective" mean? This lively, animated video gives you the inside scoop on what makes a curriculum effective and flags some...

Video 2016
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
Harvesting A Sea of Data

This article provides a close-up look at EDC's and Stanford University's innnovative Ocean Tracks program. Ocean Tracks is a Web interface that provides students with free...

Publication 2015
Mentoring for the Postdoctoral/Early Career Researcher

This brief presents findings from a 2014 CADRE study of early career STEM education researchers and veteran principal investigators and their experiences with early career mentoring, either of themselves or of others. The findings describe...

Publication 2015
LTDFlix on YouTube

View videos related to our work to improve the effectiveness of education from preschool through college on the LTDFlix YouTube channel.

Video 2015
Competency-Based Learning: Definitions, Policies, and Implementation

This REL Northeast and Islands report presents findings from the first study of how states in New England are implementing competency-based learning reforms that seek to increase graduation rates and ensure that students have the skills and...

Publication 2015
New CTE Model Is a Plus for Schools and Students

This article in the March 2015 issue of Phi Delta Kappan provides a close-up view of what learning and teaching looks like in the Academy of Information Technology and Robotics (AITR), part of the Ford Next Generation Learning initiative...

Publication 2015
Project Strategies to Engage Underrepresented Populations

This STELAR Data Brief describes NSF's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program's focus on engaging underrepresented youth populations in its funded projects. In a 2012 Data Brief, 70% of responding ITEST...

Publication 2015
Externships and Beyond

This white paper, "Externships and Beyond: Work-Based Learning as a Promising Strategy for Increasing the Relevance of Secondary Education," is the second in a series (...

Publication 2014
Opportunities and Challenges in Secondary CTE

This white paper draws upon the results of a survey of 850 career and technical education (CTE) educators nationwide, 11 interviews with CTE state leaders, and recent literature to provide a panoramic view of CTE's strengths, needs, and...

Publication 2014
Adobe Youth Voices Program Guide

This guide is intended to both orient and support educators in creating, planning, and implementing innovative media projects with young people. The guide offers a road map for these learning experiences and provides educators with planning tools...

Publication 2014
Infographic: Key Findings from Opportunities and Challenges in Secondary Career and Technical Education

This infographic presents findings from EDC's white paper on career and technical education (CTE) strengths, needs, and possibilities. The findings are drawn from a survey of 850 CTE educators nationwide and 11 interviews with CTE state leaders...

Publication 2014
Survey of CTE Trends and Challenges: Executive Summary

In fall 2013, EDC, a leader in bridging career and technical education (CTE) and academic education, conducted a survey to explore the experiences and interests of 850 CTE educators nationwide. This executive summary presents an overview of key...

Publication 2014
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