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
Why Computer Science Education? A Toolkit for Parents

This toolkit links parents to a wide array of resources—including “fast facts,” fun family activities, and scholarship info—to prepare children and youth to thrive in our wired world and its workplaces.

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
Young Learners and Technology

EDC has found that digital resources, such as interactive mobile apps, online games with built-in assessments, and videos that tell compelling stories with a rich set of characters, can play productive roles in early teaching, learning, and...

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
Computer Science for All...Teachers

In this blog post published on the R+P Collaboratory website, EDC's June Mark discusses the importance of providing intensive, effective professional development to all educators who are charged with teaching computer science classes. Noting that...

Publication 2017
CS Ed: Preparing Informed Decision-Makers and Innovators

In this blog post on the American Youth Policy Forum website, EDC's Jim Stanton discusses why computer science education is so important for all students--not just a few--as key preparation for our increasingly wired world and workplaces. Jim...

Publication 2017
Computational Thinking Skills from a Dispositions Perspective

This Google blog co-authored by Joyce Malyn-Smith explores the relationship between computational thinking as a problem solving model in K-12 computer science education, and the dispositions or habits of mind that it can build in students of all...

Publication 2017
Arguing for Computer Science in the School Curriculum

This article, published in the Journal of Educational Technology and Society, discusses how computer science has been a discipline for some years, and its position in the school curriculum...

Publication 2016
A K-6 Computational Thinking Curriculum Framework: Implications for Teacher Knowledge

Co-authored by EDC's Joyce Malyn-Smith, this article addresses the challenges of adding computer science as a separate school subject to the core K-6 curriculum. Two challenges discussed include : (1) the design of the curriculum based on a...

Publication 2016
Workforce Education Models for K-12 STEM Education Programs: Reflections on, and Implications for, the NSF ITEST Program

This article, published in the Journal of Science Education and Technology,  proposes a STEM workforce education logic model, tailored to the particular context of the National Science...

Publication 2016
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
iDESIGN: Designing and Implementing a Culturally Relevant Game-Based Curriculum

EDC's Jim Diamond co-authored chapter 10 ("iDESIGN: Designing and Implementing a Culturally Relevant Game-Based Curriculum") of the book Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practice. Published by Routledge, Culture,...

Publication 2017
Stories from ITEST: Inspiring Young People to Pursue STEM Careers

This special issue of Journal of Science Education and Technology spotlights findings from the trailblazing STEM education and workforce development efforts of National Science Foundation-funded Innovative Technology Experiences for...

Publication 2016
Contextualized Curriculum for Adult Learners

EDC is working with developmental education and adult basic education faculty, instructors, program leaders and industry advisors from across Massachusetts through a grant from the MCCWDTA to provide and share contextualized curriculum modules...

Publication 2016
Girls Communicating Career Connections

In Summer 2016, the American Library Association selected this website as a "Great Website for Kids." The site presents the Girls Communicating Career Connections (GC3) media series—short...

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
Partnership Building As a Broadening Participation Strategy: Helping Researchers and Developers Bridge the Gaps in STEM Education

This brief examines the continued underrepresentation of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds in STEM fields; explains the benefits of collaboration around broadening participation; and...

Publication 2016
Gimme an "E"

This chapter, first published as an article 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....

Publication 2016
A Learner-Centered Design Method for Educational Technology

Since 2003, EDC has implemented projects that work directly with middle school aged youth from underserved populations to develop digital resources aimed at encouraging young people to pursue STEM education and careers. It is through this work...

Publication 2014