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
Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Language Arts

The authors present a framework for decision-making, provide an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and offer detailed information on a variety of language arts curricula and curriculum resources. They pose a set of critical...

Publication 2001
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
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
Supported Literacy for Adolescents: Transforming Teaching and Content Learning for the 21st Century

Written by nationally recognized experts from EDC, this book offers a proven method for developing high-level literacy skills in under-performing secondary students. Introducing the ‘Supported Literacy’ framework, a model extensively pilot tested...

Publication 2008
The Essentials of Science and Literacy: A Guide for Teachers

This highly readable and insightful book lays out the natural fit between inquiry science and balanced literacy instruction. It contains three straightforward sections: (a) Essentials, from the nature of scientific inquiry to the importance of...

Publication 2009
Impact of the Thinking Reader Software Program on Grade 6 Reading Vocabulary, Comprehension, Strategies, and Motivation

The Thinking Reader® software is designed to improve middle school students’ reading vocabulary and comprehension. This report describes findings from a randomized controlled trial that AIR and EDC researchers conducted to determine the...

Publication 2011
Supplementing Literacy Instruction with a Media-Rich Intervention: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial

EDC's Lauren Bates, Shelley Pasnik, Eve Townsend, and Naomi Hupert coauthored an article published by the Early Childhood Research Quarterly. “Supplementing Literacy Instruction with a Media-rich Intervention" reports the evaluation of a...

Publication 2012
Portable Wordplay Final Report

This report presents findings from the conceptualization, design, development, and field-testing of Portable Wordplay, two digital games and related curricular materials...

Publication 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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