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.

Titlesort descending Description Type Year
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
"Early Childhood: What's Next?" September 19 Event

On September 19, 2017, EDC hosted "Early Childhood—What’s Next?” at its headquarters in Waltham, Mass. During the all-day event, over 100 New England early...

Publication 2017
10 Actions to Create a Culture of Safety

This tool, targeted toward parents of young children and the Head Start program staff who support them, introduces 10 actions that adults and programs should take to create a culture of safety, and then goes into detail about each of the...

Publication 2015
2016 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase

From May 17 to 23, 2016, nine videos by EDC researchers and instructional designers were featured in the National Science Foundation (NSF) 2016 online Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Video Showcase. The Showcase shared...

Video 2016
5 Key Practices and 10 Ideas for Educators to Assist with Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

This EDC tip sheet responds to research findings that show that students with engaged families are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher level academic programs, be promoted on time and earn more credits, adapt...

Publication 2016
5 Ways That Playing Games Helps Children Learn Math

Designed for early childhood teachers and families, this 1-pager describes five ways that playing games supports children in learning important mathematics ideas in fun ways, as well as promoting children's school readiness and success. The...

Publication 2017
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
A Closer Look Policy Report: Child Care, Head Start, PreK Collaboration

This report presents findings from a multi-phased study that investigated the nature and impacts of collaborations among early care and education providers. The authors present a series of recommendations to help federal and state policymakers...

Publication 2012
A Description of Foundation Skills Interventions for Struggling Middle-Grade Readers in Four Urban Northeast and Islands Region School Districts

This study describes how four midsize urban school districts in the Northeast and Islands Region were providing foundation skills assessments and programs to struggling middle-grade readers. Researchers found variations, but also some...

Publication 2008
A Descriptive Analysis of State-Supported Formative Assessment Initiatives in New York and Vermont

This Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands report describes strategies that state, district, and school leaders use to implement initiatives that promote a consensus definition of formative assessment endorsed by the Council of...

Publication 2011
A District’s Use of Data and Research to Inform Policy Formation and Implementation

How do school boards and districts better use research and data to inform policy decisions? This report describes how one mid-sized urban district in the Northeast & Islands Region formulated and implemented a new discipline policy using data...

Publication 2015
A First Step Toward Digital Literacy

This article describes EDC's work to develop a new online version of Intel Easy Steps curriculum. The five Easy Steps modules progressively build novice users' digital literacy skills and support them in learning how to begin harnessing...

Publication 2014
A Framework for the Strategic Use of Classroom Artifacts in Mathematics Professional Development

Analysis of “classroom artifacts”—videos of classroom discussions, audio transcripts of students working, samples of written student work—can help teachers reflect upon and refine their practice. Published in the Journal of Mathematics...

Publication 2006
A Guide to Calculating District Expenditure-to-Performance Ratios using Publicly Available Data

This guide shows how states and districts can use publicly available data on district expenditures and student academic performance to calculate six district-level expenditure-to performance ratios. The guide is based on a separate...

Publication 2017
A K-6 Computational Thinking Curriculum Framework: Implications for Teacher Knowledge

Co-authored by EDC's Joyce Malyn-Smith, this article addresses the challenges of adding computer science as a separate school subject to the core K-6 curriculum. Two challenges discussed include : (1) the design of the curriculum based on a...

Publication 2016
A Latino-Based Framework for Early Childhood Educators

This Framework was developed to provide guidance to early childhood trainers and training institutions interested in building their capacity to respond to the Latino population. It is based on cultural values, principles, and best practices...

Publication 2002
A Learner-Centered Design Method for Educational Technology

Since 2003, EDC has implemented projects that work directly with middle school aged youth from underserved populations to develop digital resources aimed at encouraging young people to pursue STEM education and careers. It is through this work...

Publication 2014
A Model for Differentiating Professional Learning

This article, published in the Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, describes an innovative model for differentiating professional development (PD) to address teachers’ wide range of content knowledge, experiences, and interests...

Publication 2016
A National Snapshot of State-Level Collaboration for Early Care and Education

In this EDC Child Care Collaboration Study research brief, the authors present findings from an online national survey of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators, Head Start State Collaboration Office Directors, and State...

Publication 2015
A Primer for Continuous Improvement in Schools and Districts

This brief orients educational practitioners to the continuous improvement process and how it can work in educational settings. The brief provides an overview and includes references and resources that school and district leaders may find helpful...

Publication 2017