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
Developing Algebraic Thinking in the Context of Arithmetic

EDC's Deborah Schifter and coauthors have identified four mathematical activities that underlie both arithmetic and algebra and, therefore, provide a bridge between the two. These are understanding the behavior of the operations, generalizing and...

Publication 2011
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
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
The Science of Professional Development

Data from a recent study show that investing in science teachers’ professional growth and teaching ability is a wise choice. However, the professional development must have the right content (the science discipline that teachers are actually...

Publication 2012
Implementation Strategies for Improving STEM Education and Workforce Development in Massachusetts: A Survey of Key Policy Makers

This policy brief was developed in response to the Goddard Council’s need for a stronger strategic direction to inform its work. The report provides recommendations based on an analysis of national and state reports and interviews with the...

Publication 2009
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Hattiesburg Public School District

The Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative (Cisco 21S Initiative) represents an intensive, four-year, $80 million investment in technology, training programs, and Cisco employee resources in Mississippi and Louisiana. This report presents findings...

Publication 2009
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
Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings

EDC Principal Research Scientist Leslie Goodyear is one of 13 experts who, as members of the Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning appointed by the National Research Council's Board on Education...

Publication 2015
Breaking Down Silos, Joining Forces in Education

This article, published in Language Magazine, describes the availability of programs to help young English learners become proficient in both the English language and in the content of...

Publication 2016
Computational Thinking Skills from a Dispositions Perspective

This Google blog co-authored by Joyce Malyn-Smith explores the relationship between computational thinking as a problem solving model in K-12 computer science education, and the dispositions or habits of mind that it can build in students of all...

Publication 2017
Serving Head Start's Diverse Children and Families: What Is the Law? What Are the Regulations?

Head Start has a long history of serving linguistically and culturally diverse children and families. More than 140 languages are spoken in the program nationwide and almost 300,000 children speak a language other than English. Specific...

Publication 2013
Mathematical Practice Institute

EDC's Mathematical Practice Institute (MPI) offers a variety of free online resources, including the Habits of Mind blog, as well as professional development, technical assistance, curriculum...

Publication 2014
Profile of the Big-Data-Enabled Specialist

In this profile, developed for K-12 educators and policymakers, higher education administrators, and professionals in big-data-enabled fields, the authors identify what someone needs to know and be able to do in order to be successful in the...

Publication 2014
Inquiry-Based Science Instruction—What Is It and Does It Matter?

Recipient of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching's 2011 Outstanding Paper Award, this article describes results from the Inquiry Synthesis Project. In the project, the authors analyzed findings from 138 studies conducted...

Publication 2010
State Strategies to Support Early Care and Education Partnerships

This research brief highlights actions states take to support the creation and continuation of partnerships. Includes a detailed bibliography and a list of organizations that provide state early care and education data.

Publication 2003
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
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
From Partnerships to Professional Learning Communities

These presentation slides are from a webinar featuring Cheryl King and hosted by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). The webinar highlighted how Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) can support educational leadership...

Publication 2014
Nurturing Mathematical Mindsets: Promoting Preschoolers’ Mastery Motivation and Mathematical Thinking

This presentation by Kristen Reed and Jessica Young discusses how early childhood educators can promote mathematical thinking, mastery motivation (or persistence at challenging tasks), and problem solving through the effective use of math games....

Publication 2017
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