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
Early Literacy Learning at EDC

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of some of EDC's work to ensure that all young children—and especially young children who live in low-income communities and are members of underrepresented groups—can access high-quality early literacy...

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
Summer 2016 Quick-Click Tour: New Resources

This "quick-click" tour offers a fast way to explore some of our many new 2016 resources including books, chapters, reports, briefs, instructional resources, and multimedia. Bookmark the link and check back: More will be added.

Publication 2016
Breaking Down Silos, Joining Forces in Education

This article, published in Language Magazine, describes the availability of programs to help young English learners become proficient in both the English language and in the content of...

Publication 2016
The Impact of America’s Largest Classroom on Learning

This report highlights three recent investigations into how PBS content influences learning, the effectiveness of PBS content in improving student achievement, and the readiness of PBS to connect with the next generation of educators and learners...

Publication 2016
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
Success at the Core

Launched by EDC and Vulcan Productions in 2010 and now available on The Teaching Channel, Success at the Core (SaC) is a free professional development toolkit designed to help teams and teachers understand, embrace, and implement a...

Video 2015
Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkits

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...

Publication 2008
EDC's Interdisciplinary Science and Literacy Resources

EDC designs curricula and instructional resources that help teachers weave effective literacy instruction into rich science explorations and investigations. Our literacy-infused science materials have been published by Redleaf Press, LAB-AIDS,...

Publication 2017
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
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
Zoom In

Zoom In is a free, research-based online tool that helps students learn U.S. history while strengthening their literacy skills. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Zoom In was developed by EDC in collaboration with history...

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
Students' Voices: The Relationship Between Attitudes and Writing Outcomes for Fourth and Fifth Graders

This article presents selected findings from a four-year EDC study of a writing curriculum for fourth- and fifth-grade students and discusses implications for future research. As part of the study, the authors measured students’ writing ability...

Publication 2014
A First Step Toward Digital Literacy

This article describes EDC's work to develop a new online version of Intel Easy Steps curriculum. The five Easy Steps modules progressively build novice users' digital literacy skills and support them in learning how to begin harnessing...

Publication 2014
Cutting to the Common Core: The Positive Side of the Digital Divide

In this article published in Language magazine, the authors suggest that teachers draw upon digital text, also known as "etext," to differentiate language instruction to meet students' diverse needs. They discuss four clear benefits to...

Publication 2014
Developing a Writing Instruction Observation Protocol: Implications for Practice, Research, and Policy

This article describes EDC researchers' development of a Writing Instruction Observation Protocol that captures the details of writing lessons; the components of effective writing instruction, as indicated by research; the practices that teachers...

Publication 2014
Research Brief: Implementing LEEP in West Virginia's PreK System

This research brief highlights the results from the first two years of a four-year, U. S. Department of Education-funded study, Examining the Efficacy of Two Models of Preschool Professional Development in Language and Literacy. The...

Publication 2008
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
Common Core ELA and English Language Learners: Instructional Strategies for Middle School Teachers

This series of short videos was created through a partnership between the New England Comprehensive Center, with whom EDC was a subcontractor from 2005 through 2012, and the Connecticut Department of Education’s Bilingual and English language...

Video 2013