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.

Titlesort descending Description Type Year
A Walk in the Woods: A Home/School Collaboration to Support Young Children’s Science Learning

The Arnold Arboretum is a public “tree museum” that sits on more than 300 acres of parkland in Boston. Like many public parks, the arboretum uses a percentage of its funding to provide nature education for adults and schoolchildren, facilitated...

Publication 2010
Aligning Classroom-Based Assessment with High-Stakes Tests

Marian Pasquale and Marian Grogan's chapter "Aligning Classroom-Based Assessment with High-Stakes Tests" in the National Science Teacher Association publication Assessing Science Learning: Perspectives from Research and Practice is based...

Publication 2008
Biology/Biotechnology Curriculum Unit 1: Microbe Detectives: Solving a Medical Mystery

This high school curriculum integrates the conceptual, analytical learning of biology with the technical, applied learning of biotechnology. The curriculum enables academic students to relate the concepts they learn in the classroom to real uses...

Publication 2003
Biology/Biotechnology Curriculum Unit 2: A Genetic Puzzle: The Search for a Solution

This high school curriculum integrates the conceptual, analytical learning of biology with the technical, applied learning of biotechnology. The curriculum enables academic students to relate the concepts they learn in the classroom to real uses...

Publication 2003
Biology: Concepts & Practices

EDC's Biology: Concepts and Practices yearlong high school course curriculum fosters Grade 9-12 students' scientific and data literacy, builds their reading, writing, and oral communication skills, and challenges them to...

Publication 2015
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
Chemistry: Concepts & Practices

EDC's Chemistry: Concepts and Practices yearlong high school course curriculum fosters Grade 9-12 students' scientific and data literacy, builds their reading, writing, and oral communication skills, and challenges them to...

Publication 2015
Coherence in Science Instruction

"Content coherence"--ideas presented in a connected, sequential way--plays a big role in effective science instruction. Watch this video to find out how it works and how students benefit.

Video 2015
Design It! Engineering in After School Programs

A series of 14 design engineering booklets that include student and teacher guidance for implementing long-term activities such as designing a pinball game or building a trebuchet. The projects were developed for 8-12 year olds in after school...

Publication 2002
Documenting Opportunities for Students to Meet New Challenges: Understanding the Alignment Between the ISIOP and the NGSS

This paper presents findings from the authors' analysis of the degree to which the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and EDC's...

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
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
EDC Earth Science

Developed by EDC with support from the National Science Foundation and published by LAB-AIDS, EDC Earth Science is a full year, activity-driven high school Earth Science course that is fully aligned to the Next Generation Science...

Publication 2015
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
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
Education Week Commentary: For Science Standards, Begin at the Beginning

In this Education Week Commentary, the authors suggest that the wisest strategy to ensure effective implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is to phase the standards in slowly, starting with a school's earliest...

Publication 2014
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
Electronic Teacher Guide Prototype

This is a prototype electronic teacher's guide for a 12-week genetics unit in the National Science Foundation-funded curriculum titled Foundation Science: Biology. The guide, which is based on an existing print guide, has a flexible...

Publication 2014
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
Examining the Student Impact Following an Online Professional Development Course for High School Biology Teachers

This paper, presented at the 2011 National Association of Research on Science Teaching Conference, describes findings from a study that examined the relationship between a high-quality, online professional development program for high-school...

Publication 2011