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
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
New Directions for Educational Media

This 2-page brief presents 8 new directions drawn from the authors' report Reflections on the Ready To Learn...

Publication 2017
Youth Media Stories

This series of 17 features published on the Adobe Education Exchange website spotlights the powerful role that media making can play in the lives of youth around the world. The author provides a vivid, close-up view of the experiences, insights,...

Publication 2016
Early Literacy 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 literacy...

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

The authors of this article propose a STEM workforce education logic model, tailored to the particular context of the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. This model aims to...

Publication 2016
Summer 2016 Quick-Click Tour: New Resources

This "quick-click" tour offers a fast way to explore some of our many new 2016 resources including books, chapters, reports, briefs, instructional resources, and multimedia. Bookmark the link and check back: More will be added.

Publication 2016
Dramatic Change, Persistent Challenges: A Five-Year View of Children’s Educational Media as Resources for Equity

EDC researchers and colleagues from SRI have published a new article in a special commemorative issue of Journal of Children and Media that celebrates the publication’s 10-year anniversary. The article provides a review of the...

Publication 2016
Digital Badges for Professional Development: Teachers’ Perceptions of the Value of a New Credentialing Currency

This chapter discusses findings from a 1-year exploratory study of an online teacher professional development (PD) program, and an accompanying digital badge system. Twenty-nine middle and high school history and social studies teachers from 13...

Publication 2016
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
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 2016
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
The Impact of America’s Largest Classroom on Learning

This report highlights three recent investigations into how PBS content influences learning, the effectiveness of PBS content in improving student achievement, and the readiness of PBS to connect with the next generation of educators and learners...

Publication 2016