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
New Measures of English Language Proficiency and Their Relationship to Performance on Large-Scale Content Assessments

Using assessment results for 5th and 8th grade English language learner students in three Northeast and Island Region states, the report finds that the English language domains of reading and writing (as measured by a proficiency assessment) are...

Publication 2009
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
Participatory Professional Development: Geospatially Enhanced Urban Ecological Field Studies

This chapter is published in the book Teaching Science and Investigating Environmental Issues with Geospatial Technology: Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers (Springer Netherlands). The authors describe findings...

Publication 2014
Mentoring for the Postdoctoral/Early Career Researcher

This brief presents findings from a 2014 CADRE study of early career STEM education researchers and veteran principal investigators and their experiences with early career mentoring, either of themselves or of others. The findings describe...

Publication 2015
EdTech Leaders Online: A Case Study of Scalable Online Professional Development Programs

This case study from the Clayton Christensen Institute focuses on EDC's EdTech Leaders Online program's capacity-building model. The case study found that, "online professional development delivered in what is essentially a train-the-trainer...

Publication 2013
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
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
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Harrison 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 presents findings...

Publication 2009
Remedial Education and Completing College: Exploring Differences by Credential and Institutional Level

This article, published in The Journal of Higher Education, reports on this study that compared the postsecondary outcomes of students who enrolled in remedial (sometimes called “developmental”) courses in college and their peers who did...

Publication 2016
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
Relationship Between School Professional Climate and Teachers’ Satisfaction with the Evaluation Process

This REL Northeast & Islands at EDC study examined associations between teachers’ perceptions of school professional climate and their satisfaction with the evaluation process. Given the...

Publication 2016
Talking Points: Head Start and Refugee Provider Communication Guide

This collaboration toolkit is designed to promote effective partnerships between Head Start and Refugee Resettlement agencies. It provides essential background information on Head Start and Refugee Resettlement agencies and suggests questions...

Publication 2013
Thinking (and Talking) About Technology in Math Classrooms

This paper explores the impact of new technologies on the teaching and learning of mathematics. The author advocates the use of good judgment in choosing educationally appropriate technology for the classroom—and in designing the use of that...

Publication 2000
Chemistry: Concepts & Practices

EDC's Chemistry: Concepts and Practices yearlong high school course curriculum fosters Grade 9-12 students' scientific and data literacy, builds their reading, writing, and oral communication skills, and challenges them to...

Publication 2015
Collaboration Is Key: How a Community of Practice Promotes Technology Integration

Published in the Journal of Special Education Technology, this article describes how one professional development program used communities of practice to help teachers help each other integrate technology tools into the curriculum to...

Publication 2005
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
Making the Link Between Health and School Readiness

This tool is designed to help programs better understand the link between their school readiness goals and their health service plans. It will help program leaders and managers design school readiness goals that integrate meaningful health...

Publication 2014
Supporting Parent-Child Experiences with PEG+CAT Early Math Concepts

In this study, EDC and SRI researchers addressed the question of how time spent viewing and playing with PBS KIDS educational, non-commercial media can benefit young children’s learning, especially those growing up in lower-income communities....

Publication 2015
Ohio Head Start Plus Study Final Report

This executive summary summarizes the findings of a survey research study of Ohio’s Title IV-A Head Start Plus Program examining differences in quality of care, teacher education/professional development, and access to services between...

Publication 2005
A Review of Conditions and Characteristics Leading to College and Career Readiness in Selected States: An Emphasis on STEM Education

This briefing paper addresses two questions: (1) What state-level policies and implementation strategies are proposed or currently in place that are intended to promote career and college readiness in STEM? (2) What are the critical...

Publication 2011