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
Habits of Mind: An Organizing Principle for Mathematics Curriculum

This paper describes the "mathematical habits of mind"—ways of thinking, mental habits, and reserch techniques that mathematicians draw on—that form the core of EDC's Mathematical...

Publication 1996
Choosing a Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum

This guide describes a process for considering and reviewing standards-based mathematics programs and raises questions and issues for readers to consider in their own processes. The guide addresses curriculum selection and implementation and...

Publication 2001
Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Language Arts

The authors present a framework for decision-making, provide an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and offer detailed information on a variety of language arts curricula and curriculum resources. They pose a set of critical...

Publication 2001
Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Mathematics

The authors present a framework for decision-making, provide an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and offer detailed information on a variety of curricula and curriculum resources. The authors pose a set of critical questions...

Publication 2001
Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Science

Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Science presents a framework for decision making, provides an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and contains detailed information on a variety of science curricula and...

Publication 2002
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
Lenses on Learning

Our professional development materials, seminars, research, and outreach activities are designed to enhance the capacity of principals and other school and district leaders to support mathematics learning and teaching at their sites. Our research...

Publication 2003
Biology/Biotechnology Curriculum Unit 1: Microbe Detectives: Solving a Medical Mystery

This high school curriculum integrates the conceptual, analytical learning of biology with the technical, applied learning of biotechnology. The curriculum enables academic students to relate the concepts they learn in the classroom to real uses...

Publication 2003
Biology/Biotechnology Curriculum Unit 2: A Genetic Puzzle: The Search for a Solution

This high school curriculum integrates the conceptual, analytical learning of biology with the technical, applied learning of biotechnology. The curriculum enables academic students to relate the concepts they learn in the classroom to real uses...

Publication 2003
Worms, Shadows, and Whirlpools: Science in the Early Childhood Classroom

This book represents a new way to think about science education for young children. Based on the growing understanding that even the littlest learners are powerful thinkers and theory makers, it identifies important science inquiry skills and...

Publication 2003
Using the History of Science in the Chemistry Classroom

This site contains specific resources and suggestions for how the history of science might be integrated into an introductory chemistry classroom. Features include annotated lists of links to web resources on the history of chemistry, using the...

Publication 2005
The Young Scientist Series

Published by Redleaf Press, EDC’s three-volume Young Scientist Series helps teachers foster young children’s development of key science inquiry, language and literacy, and mathematics skills through a blend of play, science inquiry, and...

Publication 2005
The Changing Mathematics Curriculum: An Annotated Bibliography

This publication is an annotated bibliography of articles relevant to standards-based mathematics curriculum reform. It is intended for educators and communities considering the selection or implementation of standards-based mathematics...

Publication 2005
Explore It! Science Investigations in Out-of-School Programs

The investigations in Explore It! provide an experiential foundation for the development of concepts aligned with the national standards that are addressed in formal school curricula. Internet resources and visits by science museum educators will...

Publication 2006
Insights: An Inquiry-Based Elementary School Science Curriculum

Insights is an innovative, inquiry-based, hands-on science curriculum for elementary school students. The full curriculum consists of 21 modules that represent a balance of life, earth, and physical science. The modules also highlight...

Publication 2006
Using the History of Science in the Physics Classroom

This product contains specific resources and suggestions for how the history of science might be integrated into an introductory physics classroom. Features include annotated lists of links to Web resources on the history of physics, using the...

Publication 2006
Measuring the Efficacy of Big Math for Little Kids

This paper, presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, discusses research conducted on the Big Math for Little Kids mathematics curriculum for preK and kindergarten children. The authors...

Publication 2006
Insights in Biology: Journey of Discovery (Second Edition)

Insights in Biology is a comprehensive first-year high school biology curriculum that emphasizes cellular and molecular biology as well as genetics, ecology, and evolution. The curriculum represents an innovative approach to teaching and...

Publication 2007
Making Science Mentors: A 10-Session Guide for Middle Grades

Making Science Mentors prepares effective mentors of middle school science teachers using a long-term, inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning how to be a more effective science educator. Developed under a grant from the National...

Publication 2007
Think Math!

Developed by EDC, Think Math! is a unique, comprehensive curriculum that combines the best of traditional, research-based and competitive international approaches. Think Math! connects problem solving, skill building, and conceptual...

Publication 2008