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 Yearsort descending
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
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Program Implementation in Massachusetts

This paper is an initial effort to map the organizations involved in STEM education in Massachusetts, to describe what program leaders say are the major challenges involved in implementation, and to list some of their suggestions to bring a...

Publication 2007
The ITEST Learning Resource Center's Online Evaluation Database: Examples from the Collection

The ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC developed an online database of instruments developed by ITEST project evaluators and researchers from 2003 to 2007. Published in the International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning...

Publication 2007
Implementation Strategies for Improving STEM Education and Workforce Development in Massachusetts: A Survey of Key Policy Makers

This policy brief was developed in response to the Goddard Council’s need for a stronger strategic direction to inform its work. The report provides recommendations based on an analysis of national and state reports and interviews with the...

Publication 2009
Preparing Tomorrow's STEM Workforce Through Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers

From 2003 to 2012, EDC led the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Learning Resource Center (LRC) for the National Science Foundation (NSF), and EDC now leads the current ITEST...

Publication 2010
A Report on the NSF ITEST Convening: Defining an Afterschool Research Agenda

This report's STEM Workforce Development & Afterschool Learning research agenda is intended to inform researchers of critical questions and appropriate strategies to further describe STEM career exploration and pathways experiences in out-of-...

Publication 2010
Computational Thinking for Youth White Paper

The authors describe what computational thinking (CT) looks like when practiced by youth in ITEST and other NSF-funded programs and explore how educators can support growth in computational thinking. The paper includes examples of CT as observed...

Publication 2010
STEM Education in Maine: Briefing Paper

Addressing the issue of preparedness of Maine students for jobs in STEM areas has been a concern of the legislature, the Maine Department of Education, the Office of the Governor, and a number of business and research institutes across the state...

Publication 2010
STEM 4 All

The STEM for All website, toolkit of resources, and training were developed by the Center for Afterschool Education at Foundations, Inc., and YouthLearn at EDC. The goal of STEM 4 All is to expand the integration of science, technology,...

Publication 2011
A Review of Conditions and Characteristics Leading to College and Career Readiness in Selected States: An Emphasis on STEM Education

This briefing paper addresses two questions: (1) What state-level policies and implementation strategies are proposed or currently in place that are intended to promote career and college readiness in STEM? (2) What are the critical...

Publication 2011
Innovative Professional Development for STEM Workforce Development

In this editorial published in the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Journal, the author provides an overview of best practices for conducting effective professional development identified by researchers and teacher...

Publication 2011
Data Brief: Summary of Project Findings from the 2011-2012 ITEST MIS

From 2003 to 2012, the ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC) at EDC was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide technical assistance and support to ITEST projects. The LRC’s approach to technical assistance focused on developing...

Publication 2012
Staking a Claim in the STEM Education Landscape: Opportunities for Business Education

The author discusses a useful model that makes sense of STEM for living, learning, and working, distinguishing between traditional STEM careers focused on science and engineering and the STEM-enabled or the STEM-capable workforce found in all...

Publication 2012
Data Brief: Published Instruments Used by ITEST Projects to Measure Impact

This Data Brief explores findings reported in the 2011–2012 NSF ITEST Learning Resource Center Management Information System. The brief focuses on the topic of validated instruments, analyzing information reported by ITEST projects regarding...

Publication 2012
ITEST Engineering Model: Building a Better Future for STEM Engineering

For two years, the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Learning Resource Center at EDC and the ITEST community engaged in a collaborative exploration of evidence-based, replicable models emerging from the ITEST...

Publication 2012
Application of the Occupational Analysis of Computational Thinking-Enabled STEM Professionals as a Program Assessment Tool

Published in the Journal of Computational Science Education, this article describes the application of findings from an NSF project on Computational Thinking (CT) in America’s workplace to program assessment. The authors present the...

Publication 2012
Data Brief: ITEST Participants--Reaching Underserved and Underrepresented Groups

The National Science Foundation ITEST Program explicitly states its commitment to “projects that focus on students from groups underserved and underrepresented in STEM and ICT-intensive careers” in the 2011 program solicitation. The ITEST...

Publication 2012
Principal Investigator's Guide: Managing Evaluation in Informal STEM Education Projects

This Guide is designed to help principal investigators and other leaders of informal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education projects integrate evaluation into all phases of project design, development, and implementation....

Publication 2012
The Right Equation for Math Teaching

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice require a new method of teaching. In this article, the authors present educational leaders with advice on what to look for in classrooms.

Publication 2012
Math for All (K-2): Professional Development Resources for Facilitators

This comprehensive, multi-media professional development resource contains all the materials you need to conduct workshops that will show general and special education teachers how to collaborate to provide a high-quality, standards-based...

Publication 2013