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
Profile of the Big-Data-Enabled Specialist

In this profile, developed for K-12 educators and policymakers, higher education administrators, and professionals in big-data-enabled fields, the authors identify what someone needs to know and be able to do in order to be successful in the...

Publication 2014
Supporting Students' Science Success

An effective curriculum supports science teachers in enhancing students' learning, understanding, and achievement. This...

Video 2015
Modifying A Core Curriculum

No one science curriculum can meet the needs of all students and teachers. Using lively animations, this video describes why teachers might want to modify a curriculum and provides examples of the kinds of modifications that teachers might make...

Video 2015
What is Effective Science Curriculum?

An effective curriculum helps you support students' science learning, understanding, and achievement. But what does "effective" mean? This lively, animated video gives you the inside scoop on what makes a curriculum effective and flags some...

Video 2016
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
Gimme an E!

This article, published in Science and Children, reveals the successful strategies used by preschool teachers in Hartford, CT, that effectively supported young children’s physical science and engineering learning. Children naturally...

Publication 2015
Harvesting A Sea of Data

This article provides a close-up look at EDC's and Stanford University's innnovative Ocean Tracks program. Ocean Tracks is a Web interface that provides students with free...

Publication 2015
Re-imagining A Curriculum Guide for Teachers in Digital Format: A Collaboration Crossing Geographical, Disciplinary, and Cultural Boundaries

In this white paper, one in a series of three, the authors share lessons learned from EDC's National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG) project–...

Publication 2015
Tools of Science Inquiry that Support Life Science Investigations

This article, published in the National Science Teachers Association’s journal Science and Children, describes the important role that simple tools –such as trowels, hand lenses, terraria, measuring devices, and tools for recording and...

Publication 2015
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
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
Thinking Big

This article, published in The Science Teacher, is aimed at teachers already experienced with activities involving small, student-collected data sets and who are now ready to being working with large, online data sets collected by...

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
Profile of a Big Data-Enabled Specialist

Based on EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute’s August 2014 convening of a panel of experts from the scientific, education, business, and law enforcement fields, this profile details the skills and knowledge, equipment/tools/supplies, and behaviors...

Publication 2014
Participatory Professional Development: Geospatially Enhanced Urban Ecological Field Studies

This chapter is published in the book Teaching Science and Investigating Environmental Issues with Geospatial Technology: Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers (Springer Netherlands). The authors describe findings...

Publication 2014
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
Possible Worlds

This free website has been named a "Site of the Week" by eSchool News. The site offers free digital games and instructional resources targeted to help middle school science teachers address students' persistent misconceptions. The games...

Publication 2014
Science Fairs Under the 'Scope Study Flyer

This flyer describes EDC's four-year, National Science Foundation-funded national study of science fairs.  A study of science fairs of this scope has not been conducted in the U.S. before, and the findings have the potential to increase the...

Publication 2014
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
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