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
The Early Years

This article, published in Science and Children, provides resources and conversation for teachers on experiencing science inquiry in the early years (Prek-2).   

Publication 2017
Quick-Click Tour: EDC's New Resources

This "Quick-Click Tour" tour offers a fast way to explore over 100 of the new resources—including videos, articles, toolkits, online resources, books, reports, and briefs—that EDC produced in FY17. Videos can be viewed within this issuu document...

Publication 2017
Early STEM 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 STEM...

Publication 2017
Engineering for Every K–12 Student: A Landscape Analysis of K–12 Engineering Education in the Greater Boston Region

This landscape study, funded by the National Science Foundation and developed collaboratively by EDC and Tufts University, takes a look at the state of K–12 engineering education in the Greater Boston region. Through targeted interviews with and...

Publication 2016
When Do Students in Low-SES Schools Perform Better-Than-Expected on a High-Stakes Test

This empirical study, published in Urban Education, analyzed data from 638 teachers and 11,800 students in low-socioeconomic status (SES) urban schools (and schools with urban characteristics) exploring associations of school, teacher,...

Publication 2016
Foundations of Science Literacy

This study, published in Early Education and Development,  presents the results of efficacy research on Foundations of Science Literacy (FSL), a comprehensive...

Publication 2017
Caught in the Balance: An Organizational Analysis of Science Teaching in Schools With Elementary Science Specialists

Elementary schools are under increasing pressure to teach science and teach it well; yet, research documents that classroom teachers must overcome numerous personal and school-based challenges to teach science effectively at this level, such as...

Publication 2016
Promising Approaches to Engaging Families in the Mediation of Science and Art Activities with Preschoolers

This brief presents findings on promising practices for family engagement from EDC’s evaluation of PNC Financial Services Group’s Grow Up Great® multi-year, bilingual initiative. Grow Up Great® is designed to help teachers and families prepare...

Publication 2016
Promising Approaches to Involving Teachers in the Mediation of Science and Art Activities with Preschoolers

This brief presents findings on promising practices for teachers from EDC’s evaluation of PNC Financial Services Group’s Grow Up Great® multi-year, bilingual initiative. Grow Up Great® is designed to help teachers and families prepare children—...

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
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
Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments

As acknowledged in the introduction to this National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, EDC contributed to the report by conducting a landscape study that provided the report Committee with key background on challenges and...

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
EDC STEM Fact Sheet

This fact sheet summarizes some of the challenges related to STEM education in the U.S. and provides an overview of EDC's work to support all students' successful STEM learning. Brief descriptions of some of our preschool through college STEM...

Publication 2017
Visualizing Oceans of Data: Ocean Tracks - A Case Study

In 2013, EDC's Oceans of Data Institute team published Visualizing Oceans of Data, which communicated the findings of a two-year NSF-funded study (Ocean Tracks) that gathered knowledge relevant to the design of educational interfaces to...

Publication 2015
The Power and Promise of a Digital Tool for Teaching Inquiry Science

This white paper, one in a series of three, focuses on EDC's National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG) project–an initiative to redesign a...

Publication 2016
Why a Digital Teacher Guide?

This white paper, one in a series of three, focuses on EDC's National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG) project–an initiative to redesign a...

Publication 2016
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
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