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
Developing Mathematical Ideas

Developing Mathematical Ideas is a staff development and teacher education program designed to help educators think through the major ideas of K-8 mathematics and examine how children develop those ideas. The goal is to engage teachers in a...

Publication 1999
Fostering Algebraic Thinking

Drawing on his experiences with three professional development programs, the author outlines key "habits of thinking" that characterize the successful learning and use of algebra. He offers strategies teachers can use to cultivate these habits of...

Publication 1999
Mathematics for Teaching

For the past three decades, Al Cuoco has spent most of his time thinking about high school mathematics—teaching it, working with people who teach it or plan to teach it, and writing materials for it. In this article, Cuoco focuses on...

Publication 2001
A Latino-Based Framework for Early Childhood Educators

This Framework was developed to provide guidance to early childhood trainers and training institutions interested in building their capacity to respond to the Latino population. It is based on cultural values, principles, and best practices...

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
Teaching Mathematics in the United States

This paper sets the content for the complex situation of teaching mathematics in the United States and goes on to describe some of the ways in which teachers here are prepared.

Publication 2003
Supporting Early Childhood Professionals Through Content-Focused Mentoring: A Resource Guide

This guide shares lessons learned from EDC's experience with content-focused mentoring work. It highlights early literacy content knowledge and discusses five essential aspects of content-focused mentoring, and provides extensive lists of...

Publication 2003
Ways to Think About Mathematics

Ways to Think About Mathematics uses immersion experiences in algebra, geometry, and statistics to help mathematics teachers improve their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts. By experiencing the book’s open-ended...

Publication 2004
Facilitator's Guide to Ways to Think About Mathematics

This guide provides staff developers, preservice educators, and mathematics department chairs with all the necessary tools to provide high-quality staff development in secondary mathematics. The materials were funded by the National Science...

Publication 2004
Connections & Commitments: Reflecting Latino Values in Early Childhood Programs

This books helps you teach Latino students more responsively by focusing on four key values shared by many Latino cultures: Familia/Family: Forming true alliances with the family network; Pertenencia/Belonging: Creating a sense of family and...

Publication 2005
A Framework for the Strategic Use of Classroom Artifacts in Mathematics Professional Development

Analysis of “classroom artifacts”—videos of classroom discussions, audio transcripts of students working, samples of written student work—can help teachers reflect upon and refine their practice. Published in the Journal of Mathematics...

Publication 2006
Research Brief: Implementing LEEP in West Virginia's PreK System

This research brief highlights the results from the first two years of a four-year, U. S. Department of Education-funded study, Examining the Efficacy of Two Models of Preschool Professional Development in Language and Literacy. The...

Publication 2008
Aligning Classroom-Based Assessment with High-Stakes Tests

Marian Pasquale and Marian Grogan's chapter "Aligning Classroom-Based Assessment with High-Stakes Tests" in the National Science Teacher Association publication Assessing Science Learning: Perspectives from Research and Practice is based...

Publication 2008
Guide to Professional Development of Out-of-School Activity Leaders

This Web guide was designed to address the need for ongoing professional development of out-of-school activity leaders by offering specific training tools for those who may want to present workshops and provide ongoing training for this audience...

Publication 2008
The Effective Principal: Instructional Leadership for High-Quality Learning

This volume examines how effective instructional leadership by principals and other school administrators is affected by their own knowledge and beliefs about learning, teaching, and subject matter. Using mathematics as a subject focus, the...

Publication 2008
Recent Initiatives to Improve Alignment and Instructional Quality in Science Education in the States

This paper examines states that are addressing the issues of coherence, instructional quality, and student support for improving science education. To provide an up-to-date review of initiatives in progress, we conducted interviews with education...

Publication 2008
Secondary Lenses on Learning

The Secondary Lenses on Learning professional development program helps leaders from a range of administrative and instructional roles provide strategic and coherent leadership for mathematics programs. The authors provide a...

Publication 2009
The Essentials of Science and Literacy: A Guide for Teachers

This highly readable and insightful book lays out the natural fit between inquiry science and balanced literacy instruction. It contains three straightforward sections: (a) Essentials, from the nature of scientific inquiry to the importance of...

Publication 2009
Lesson Study in Practice: A Mathematics Staff Development Course

Through lesson study teachers develop a community for ongoing learning about mathematics and the craft of teaching. This course offers a structured introduction to lesson study in a learn-by-doing format. Participants develop the mathematical...

Publication 2010
The Algebra of Little Kids: A Mathematical-Habits-of-Mind Perspective on Elementary School

Treating algebra as an indivisible whole obscures the options. It’s more useful to ask what ideas, logic, techniques, and habits of mind algebra entails, and then, about each of these, ask when and to what extent that one item can be learned with...

Publication 2010