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
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
Findings from the Ready to Learn Summative Evaluation

This website features a wide range of reports from EDC's and our partner SRI's 10 years of conducting a summative evaluation of Ready to Learn, a public media initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Education. This research has...

Publication 2016
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
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
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
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
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