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
Mathematical Thinking and Communication: Access for English Learners

The authors of this book, published by Heinemann, share four principles for designing mathematics instruction that provide access to all students through challenging tasks, multimodal representations, development of mathematical communication,...

Publication 2016
Early Childhood Teacher Education Policies: Research Review and State Trends

This paper provides policymakers with a review of published research on early care and education (ECE) workforce education and credentials, as well as research on the current status of ECE wages, recruitment and retention challenges, and...

Publication 2016
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
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
PowerUp What Works

AIR, CAST, and EDC developed this interactive professional learning environment that builds the capacity of teachersand leaders to use evidence-based practices, universal design for learning (UDL) principles, and technology to improve student...

Publication 2015
Success at the Core

Launched by EDC and Vulcan Productions in 2010 and now available on The Teaching Channel, Success at the Core (SaC) is a free professional development toolkit designed to help teams and teachers understand, embrace, and implement a...

Video 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
Center for Early Learning Professionals Tip Sheet Series

These nine tip sheets provide early childhood program leaders and educators with user-friendly information about strategies to improve the quality of care for young children. Topics include child assessment; family communication, involvement, and...

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
IAS/PCMI-The Teacher Program Series

Published by the American Mathematical Society, the "IAS/PCMI-The Teacher Program Series” includes three books that engage in-service and preservice secondary school teachers in deep explorations of mathematics and help them put the topics in...

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
Probability through Algebra

In this book for in-service and preservice secondary school teachers, the authors present a carefully sequenced collection of problem sets designed to develop several interconnected mathematical themes. The goals set forth are to introduce...

Publication 2015
Developing Essential Understanding of Geometry and Measurement for Teaching Mathematics in Pre-K-Grade 2

In this book for inservice and pre-service pre-K through grade-2 teachers, the authors focus on essential knowledge for teachers about geometry and measurement, two of the most challenging topics for students. Readers will learn to develop...

Publication 2014
Supporting Students' Science Success

An effective curriculum supports science teachers in enhancing students' learning, understanding, and achievement. This...

Video 2015
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
Mathematics in the Early Grades: Counting and Cardinality

In this research brief, the authors describe the key concepts and skills involved in meeting the standards within the Counting and Cardinality domain of the Common Core State Standards, and they provide excerpts from learning...

Publication 2015