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
2016 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase

From May 17 to 23, 2016, nine videos by EDC researchers and instructional designers were featured in the National Science Foundation (NSF) 2016 online Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Video Showcase. The Showcase shared...

Video 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
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
A Program Director’s Guide to Evaluating STEM Education Programs: Lessons Learned from Local, State, and National Initiatives

Written for program directors/manager, educators, and others responsible for developing and implementing STEM programs in schools and community-based organizations, this guide seeks to reduce “evaluation anxiety” for those who are not...

Publication 2013
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
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
African American Mathematics Teachers as Agents in Their African American Students’ Mathematics Identity Formation

In this article published in Teachers College Record, the authors explore the work of two African American mathematics teachers and offer a framework through which the field might consider the work of all math teachers as they socialize...

Publication 2013
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
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
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
Blended Instruction Report and Executive Summary

In this report and executive summary, the authors present findings from a study of the STEM21 (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering for the 21st Century) Academy blended instruction model. Today, although more and more schools are...

Publication 2015
Broadening Participation in Computer Science Education

This brief describes the importance of expanding access to computer science (CS) learning and details EDC’s work to ensure all students have high-quality CS educations.

Publication 2017
Broadening Participation—Making STEM Learning Relevant and Rigorous for All Students

This brief reviews findings from a number of recent studies, including NAEP and ACT, along with a series of reports, which reveal critical STEM learning opportunity gaps for students from underrepresented groups and a need to strengthen STEM...

Publication 2015
Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue—Workshop Report

What does it mean to be data literate in the world of “big data”? What should we be teaching students to better prepare them to participate in today’s workforce and society? What steps need to be taken to develop critical data literacy skills in...

Publication 2016
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
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
Community College Pathways to STEM Education for Women: A Challenge to Gender Stereotypes?

This paper examines the question: Do community college systems of support for STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and occupations reproduce or challenge gender stereotypes? Drawing from interviews with administrators,...

Publication 2013
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
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
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