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
Workforce Education Models for K-12 STEM Education Programs: Reflections on, and Implications for, the NSF ITEST Program

This article, published in the Journal of Science Education and Technology,  proposes a STEM workforce education logic model, tailored to the particular context of the National Science...

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
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
Redesigning Teacher Evaluation: Lessons from a Pilot Implementation

This REL-NEI report, published by the Institute of Education Sciences, presents findings and implications for future research from a study of teacher evaluation systems in the eight New Hampshire districts that received a School Improvement Grant...

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
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
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
Mobile Technology and Mathematics Learning in the Early Grades

This research brief describes the value of using mobile technologies in and out of elementary mathematics classrooms, and investigates the view that teachers may not be getting the guidance they need to best leverage those technologies. The...

Publication 2015
Building an Early Learning Nation

Ellen Galinsky (Bezos Family Foundation) was the keynote speaker at EDC's September 19, 2017 event, "Early Childhood: What's Next?" In her presentation, she focused on the importance of early childhood experiences in building the skills necessary...

Publication 2017
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
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
Survey of CTE Trends and Challenges: Executive Summary

In fall 2013, EDC, a leader in bridging career and technical education (CTE) and academic education, conducted a survey to explore the experiences and interests of 850 CTE educators nationwide. This executive summary presents an overview of key...

Publication 2014
Using Digital Games to Engage Students in Historical Thinking

Bill Tally and Jim Diamond discuss the ways in which digital history games can capture students' imaginations and engage them in historical thinking.

Publication 2011
Scaling Up Evidence-Based Practices: Strategies from Investing in Innovation (i3)

This brief provides strategies and best practices for successfully scaling up evidence-based programs based on shared reflections from nine U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant recipients. The four strategies described...

Publication 2017
Recent Initiatives to Improve Alignment and Instructional Quality in Science Education in the States

This paper examines states that are addressing the issues of coherence, instructional quality, and student support for improving science education. To provide an up-to-date review of initiatives in progress, we conducted interviews with education...

Publication 2008
Reducing Challenging Behavior

This flyer describes an EDC blended learning program that helps early childhood teachers, home visitors, mental health providers, Part C staff, and others draw on evidence-based practices that ensure children's resilience, wellness, and school...

Publication 2015
The Power and Promise of a Digital Tool for Teaching Inquiry Science

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
Insights in Biology: Journey of Discovery (Second Edition)

Insights in Biology is a comprehensive first-year high school biology curriculum that emphasizes cellular and molecular biology as well as genetics, ecology, and evolution. The curriculum represents an innovative approach to teaching and...

Publication 2007
Shifting from Reactive to Proactive: Promoting Executive Function and Social Emotional Learning in Early Childhood

This presentation by Karen Cairone and Jess Gropen provides a brief introduction to executive functions and social emotional learning, and discusses why they are important for learning and health in early childhood and beyond. Cairone and Gropen...

Publication 2017
Designing Innovations for Implementation at Scale: An Emerging Framework for Increasing System Capacity

The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU) is a national research and development center that focuses on identifying the combination of essential components and the programs, practices, processes and policies that make some high...

Publication 2012