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 Typesort descending Year
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
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
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
Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades 3-5: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

This book offers 25 research-based assessment probes designed specifically for Grades 3-5 and aligned to the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. The probes support teachers in asking the right questions to uncover where their students get...

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
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
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
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
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
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
Can CTE Change the Brain?

In this article published in Techniques—the journal of the Association for Career & Technical Education—the authors discuss how children and youth’s long-term intensive use of technology might change the ways they think. They...

Publication 2013
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
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
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
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
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
The Benefits of Undergraduate Research Fellowships for Students with Disabilities

In this article, the authors present finds from EDC’s evaluation of the university of Southern Maine’s Eastern Alliance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (EAST) program—one of 10 alliances across the country with the mission of...

Publication 2014
STEM Smart Brief Series

EDC is the National Science Foundation's partner in disseminating the findings of the National Research Council's Successful K-12 STEM Education and ...

Publication 2014
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
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