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 Typesort descending Year
Mobile Technology and Mathematics Learning in the Early Grades

This research brief describes the value of using mobile technologies in and out of elementary mathematics classrooms, and investigates the view that teachers may not be getting the guidance they need to best leverage those technologies. The...

Publication 2015
DEbT-M Project Newsletter

In this debut issue of the DEbT-M Project Newsletter, there is a look back at the past year and a welcome to the incoming partners for the second year of the project. The NSF-funded MSP partnerships have two specific goals: to support...

Publication 2016
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
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
Education Week Commentary: For Science Standards, Begin at the Beginning

In this Education Week Commentary, the authors suggest that the wisest strategy to ensure effective implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is to phase the standards in slowly, starting with a school's earliest...

Publication 2014
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
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
Contextualized Curriculum for Adult Learners

EDC is working with developmental education and adult basic education faculty, instructors, program leaders and industry advisors from across Massachusetts through a grant from the MCCWDTA to provide and share contextualized curriculum modules...

Publication 2016
Knowledge for Teaching English Language Learners Mathematics: A Dilemma

Mark Driscoll is coauthor of a chapter in Beyond Good Teaching: Advancing Mathematics Education for ELLs, an interactive resource published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Readers move back and forth between the book’...

Publication 2012
Supporting Mathematical Discourse in the Early Grades

This research brief discusses the benefits of teachers using mathematical discourse—allowing students to explain, justify, and debate their individual techniques for solving math problems—to enhance learning. Using this strategy requires...

Publication 2015
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
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
Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades 3-5: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

This book offers 25 research-based assessment probes designed specifically for Grades 3-5 and aligned to the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. The probes support teachers in asking the right questions to uncover where their students get...

Publication 2014
Making it Work! Connecting Cultural Learning Experiences in American Indian and Alaska Native Classrooms and Communities with the HSCDELF

Making It Work! is a planning process that supports American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start programs to teach their language and culture while meeting Head Start requirements. Programs can use this free, online suite of tools related...

Publication 2014
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
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
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
Examining the Student Impact Following an Online Professional Development Course for High School Biology Teachers

This paper, presented at the 2011 National Association of Research on Science Teaching Conference, describes findings from a study that examined the relationship between a high-quality, online professional development program for high-school...

Publication 2011
Zoom In

Zoom In is a free, research-based online tool that helps students learn U.S. history while strengthening their literacy skills. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Zoom In was developed by EDC in collaboration with history...

Publication 2015
Resilient Kids: 10 Effective Strategies to Build Young Children's Bounce

This EDC tip sheet focuses on resilience: the ability to bounce back from or cope with life’s difficulties. Resilient children seem to face difficulty with a sturdy disposition. Instead of fight, flight, or freeze, they seem to think, “How can I...

Publication 2016