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
Partnership Building As a Broadening Participation Strategy: Helping Researchers and Developers Bridge the Gaps in STEM Education

This brief examines the continued underrepresentation of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds in STEM fields; explains the benefits of collaboration around broadening participation; and...

Publication 2016
A Learner-Centered Design Method for Educational Technology

Since 2003, EDC has implemented projects that work directly with middle school aged youth from underserved populations to develop digital resources aimed at encouraging young people to pursue STEM education and careers. It is through this work...

Publication 2014
Early STEM Learning and the Roles of Technologies

In this EDC white paper, the authors discuss how the thoughtful use of technology by early childhood teachers and families can enhance the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning of children from birth to age eight and...

Publication 2016
DEbT-M Project Newsletter

In this debut issue of the DEbT-M Project Newsletter, there is a look back at the past year and a welcome to the incoming partners for the second year of the project. The NSF-funded MSP partnerships have two specific goals: to support...

Publication 2016
The KC EMPOWER Project: Designing More Accessible STEM Activities

This paper, published in K–12 STEM Education, describes an effort to examine how STEM resources could be made more accessible for students, regardless of what abilities...

Publication 2016
Next Generation STEM Learning For All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research

This report presents important takeaways from a one-day National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Forum, “Next Generation STEM Learning for All,” organized by Education Development Center (EDC) and SRI International through the...

Publication 2016
Blended Instruction Report and Executive Summary

In this report and executive summary, the authors present findings from a study of the STEM21 (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering for the 21st Century) Academy blended instruction model. Today, although more and more schools are...

Publication 2015
Implementing Quality Improvement to Achieve Breakthrough Change

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...

Publication 2015
PowerUp What Works

AIR, CAST, and EDC developed this interactive professional learning environment that builds the capacity of teachersand leaders to use evidence-based practices, universal design for learning (UDL) principles, and technology to improve student...

Publication 2015
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
The Benefits of Undergraduate Research Fellowships for Students with Disabilities

In this article, the authors present finds from EDC’s evaluation of the university of Southern Maine’s Eastern Alliance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (EAST) program—one of 10 alliances across the country with the mission of...

Publication 2014
Supporting English Learners in Preschool Classrooms

The number of children in pre-K to twelfth grade U.S. classrooms who speak languages other than English at home has risen by 60% over the past ten years. This article details the implementation and evaluation of a professional development...

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
Screening Dual Language Learners in Early Head Start and Head Start

Developed in collaboration with staff from the National Head Start Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, this guide provides program leaders with the tools they need to plan, implement, and evaluate their screening processes for dual language...

Publication 2014
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
Decreasing Dropout Rates for Minority Male Youth with Disabilities from Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Backgrounds

EDC’s Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative has shared a productive, 11-year partnership with The National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD) at Clemson University. Riley and Collaborative staff...

Publication 2014
Characteristics and Academic Outcomes of English Language Learners in a New England District

In this report, the authors present findings from a study that examined the relationships among English language learner students, programs, and academic performance, in order to support decisionmaking that meets the diverse needs of English...

Publication 2014
Supporting English Learners: Lessons Learned from Research

In this article published in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, the authors provide a detailed description of a lesson that helps teachers engage English learners in mathematical thinking that is aligned with the eight Standards...

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