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
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
Early STEM Learning and the Roles of Technologies

In this EDC white paper, the authors discuss how the thoughtful use of technology by early childhood teachers and families can enhance the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning of children from birth to age eight and...

Publication 2016
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
The KC EMPOWER Project: Designing More Accessible STEM Activities

This paper, published in K–12 STEM Education, describes an effort to examine how STEM resources could be made more accessible for students, regardless of what abilities...

Publication 2016
Next Generation STEM Learning For All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research

This report presents important takeaways from a one-day National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Forum, “Next Generation STEM Learning for All,” organized by Education Development Center (EDC) and SRI International through the...

Publication 2016
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
EDC STEM Fact Sheet

This fact sheet summarizes some of the challenges related to STEM education in the U.S. and provides an overview of EDC's work to support all students' successful STEM learning. Brief descriptions of some of our preschool through college STEM...

Publication 2017
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
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
Why a Digital Teacher Guide?

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
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
MassCAN Strategic Plan 2015–2018

The Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN), founded in 2013, is a public-private coalition of education, industry, nonprofit, and academic partners who share a common interest in transforming computer science education. MassCAN...

Publication 2015
MassCAN Briefing Book

Founded in 2013, the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) is a partnership of organizations collaborating to inspire and educate students in the field of computer science and prepare them to lead and innovate in a future economy...

Publication 2016
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
Quick-Click Tour of LTD FY15 Resources

This "Quick-Click Tour" presents some of the online and print resources that the Learning and Teaching Division at EDC produced from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

Publication 2015
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
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