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
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
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
Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Mathematics

The authors present a framework for decision-making, provide an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and offer detailed information on a variety of curricula and curriculum resources. The authors pose a set of critical questions...

Publication 2001
Quick-Click Tour: EDC's New Resources

This "Quick-Click Tour" tour offers a fast way to explore over 100 of the new resources—including videos, articles, toolkits, online resources, books, reports, and briefs—that EDC produced in FY17. Videos can be viewed within this issuu document...

Publication 2017
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
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
Accountability in Early Childhood Education

This entry in the 2016 SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education provides an overview of accountability (monitoring, program evaluation, the use of data for continuous quality improvement, and collection of child...

Publication 2016
A Program Director’s Guide to Evaluating STEM Education Programs: Lessons Learned from Local, State, and National Initiatives

Written for program directors/manager, educators, and others responsible for developing and implementing STEM programs in schools and community-based organizations, this guide seeks to reduce “evaluation anxiety” for those who are not...

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
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
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
iDESIGN: Designing and Implementing a Culturally Relevant Game-Based Curriculum

EDC's Jim Diamond co-authored chapter 10 ("iDESIGN: Designing and Implementing a Culturally Relevant Game-Based Curriculum") of the book Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practice. Published by Routledge, Culture,...

Publication 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
State Policies and Practices Supporting Child Care for Infants and Toddlers

In this EDC Child Care Collaboration Study research brief, the authors present findings that highlight the relative importance of policies, practices, and regulations that state Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators use in their...

Publication 2015
Child Care/Head Start Partnership Snapshot: What the Research Says About Financial Arrangements and Resources

This one-page research snapshot summarizes findings from EDC’s extensive research on partnerships between child care centers and Head Start. Topics covered include what the research says about the relationship between partnership funding and...

Publication 2014