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
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
Practice Guide: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8

Mark Driscoll is coauthor of this Practice Guide, published by the Institute of Education Sciences, that provides five recommendations for improving students’ mathematical problem solving in grades 4 through 8. The guide is geared toward teachers...

Publication 2012
Guide to the Competency-Based Learning Survey for Students

Many states are beginning to move away from policies that base student advancement on credits and "seat time" toward competency-based learning policies that provide schools with the flexibility to link advancement to a student's mastery of...

Publication 2016
Partnership Building As a Broadening Participation Strategy: Helping Researchers and Developers Bridge the Gaps in STEM Education

This brief examines the continued underrepresentation of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds in STEM fields; explains the benefits of collaboration around broadening participation; and...

Publication 2016
Instructional Coaching: Helping Preschool Teachers Meet Their Full Potential

The authors describe an instructional coaching model that EDC uses to support preschool teachers in applying new knowledge and evidence-based practices in their work with children. The model helps teachers cultivate the habit of using self-...

Publication 2011
The Role of Parent Social Capital and College-Aligned Action

Published in Teachers College Record, this article focuses on a nationally representative sample of Hispanic and White 10th graders in 2002 who completed high school expecting to complete a bachelor’s degree. The author examines whether...

Publication 2017
Six Questions for the EdTech Field to Think About When Designing for the 0 to 8 Set

In this blog post, EDC Vice President and Director of the Center for Children and Technology Shelley Pasnik discusses how important it is for researchers to keep equity at the forefront when studying media for early learning and poses six key...

Publication 2014
Research Brief: Blending Early Care and Education Funds: Issues, Opportunities, and Strategies

This research brief describes the study's finance-related findings. Profiles the sources of resources, strategies used to manage funds, and issues in managing funds from different sources.

Publication 2003
Habits of Mind: An Organizing Principle for Mathematics Curriculum

The mathematics developed in this century will be the basis for the technological and scientific innovations developed in the next one. The thought processes, the ways of looking at things, the habits of mind used by mathematicians, computer...

Publication 2010
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Forrest County 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 details...

Publication 2009
Supporting English Learners in Preschool Classrooms

The number of children in pre-K to twelfth grade U.S. classrooms who speak languages other than English at home has risen by 60% over the past ten years. This article details the implementation and evaluation of a professional development...

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
Bringing Math Students into the Formative Assessment Equation: Tools and Strategies for the Middle Grades

Published by Corwin, this book describes a process that teachers can use to engage students as partners in the formative assessment process—involving students in assessing their own learning and building the skills and knowledge they need to...

Publication 2015
Infographic: Key Findings from Opportunities and Challenges in Secondary Career and Technical Education

This infographic presents findings from EDC's white paper on career and technical education (CTE) strengths, needs, and possibilities. The findings are drawn from a survey of 850 CTE educators nationwide and 11 interviews with CTE state leaders...

Publication 2014
60 Minutes from Catalogue to Classroom

60 Minutes from Catalogue to Classroom (C2C) is a series of professional development training modules that highlight journal articles focused on culture, dual language learning, and best practices. This series of professional development...

Publication 2013
Immersive Learning for Teacher Professional Development

One of the most emergent and rapidly mutating forms of online and computer-based learning is "immersive environments." As its name suggests, an immersive environment allows learners to be totally "immersed" in a self-contained artificial or...

Publication 2012
Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning: Lessons from Early Implementation in a Large Urban District

This study, conducted by the REL Northeast & Islands in collaboration with the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance, looked closely at one large urban district’s educator...

Publication 2016
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
Principal Investigator's Guide: Managing Evaluation in Informal STEM Education Projects

This Guide is designed to help principal investigators and other leaders of informal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education projects integrate evaluation into all phases of project design, development, and implementation....

Publication 2012
The Development and Testing of an Instrument to Measure Youth Social Capital in the Domain of Postsecondary Transitions

This research article, published in Youth Society, discusses the development and field testing of an instrument designed to measure youth social capital in the context of postsecondary transitions, This research addresses the need for...

Publication 2016