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
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
Resilient Kids: 10 Effective Strategies to Build Young Children's Bounce

This EDC tip sheet focuses on resilience: the ability to bounce back from or cope with life’s difficulties. Resilient children seem to face difficulty with a sturdy disposition. Instead of fight, flight, or freeze, they seem to think, “How can I...

Publication 2016
Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings

EDC Principal Research Scientist Leslie Goodyear is one of 13 experts who, as members of the Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning appointed by the National Research Council's Board on Education...

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
Nurturing Mathematical Mindsets: Promoting Preschoolers’ Mastery Motivation and Mathematical Thinking

This presentation by Kristen Reed and Jessica Young discusses how early childhood educators can promote mathematical thinking, mastery motivation (or persistence at challenging tasks), and problem solving through the effective use of math games....

Publication 2017
Computational Thinking Skills from a Dispositions Perspective

This Google blog co-authored by Joyce Malyn-Smith explores the relationship between computational thinking as a problem solving model in K-12 computer science education, and the dispositions or habits of mind that it can build in students of all...

Publication 2017
Profile of the Big-Data-Enabled Specialist

In this profile, developed for K-12 educators and policymakers, higher education administrators, and professionals in big-data-enabled fields, the authors identify what someone needs to know and be able to do in order to be successful in the...

Publication 2014
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
State Strategies to Support Early Care and Education Partnerships

This research brief highlights actions states take to support the creation and continuation of partnerships. Includes a detailed bibliography and a list of organizations that provide state early care and education data.

Publication 2003
Aligning Classroom-Based Assessment with High-Stakes Tests

Marian Pasquale and Marian Grogan's chapter "Aligning Classroom-Based Assessment with High-Stakes Tests" in the National Science Teacher Association publication Assessing Science Learning: Perspectives from Research and Practice is based...

Publication 2008
Mathematics for Teaching

For the past three decades, Al Cuoco has spent most of his time thinking about high school mathematics—teaching it, working with people who teach it or plan to teach it, and writing materials for it. In this article, Cuoco focuses on...

Publication 2001
Oceans of Data Institute

EDC's Oceans of Data Institute is working to bring Big Data into the pre-college classroom. Its website offers an array of free resources, information about its current intiatives, and updates on its research, convenings of experts, and...

Publication 2014
Sharpening the Focus: State Policy to Promote Effective Teaching that Improves Learning

The BUILD Initiative (BUILD) and The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) support state policymakers with the implementation of early learning and development policies, programs, and practices that improve outcomes for all young...

Publication 2015
Building Capacity through an Early Education Leadership Academy

This policy brief was commissioned by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) as it begins designing an Early Education Leadership Academy for early learning and K–Grade 3 State Education Agency/Early Learning Agency (SEA/ELA)...

Publication 2014
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
Implementing the Mathematical Practice Standards

This website engages educators in learning more about the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice and how they can be connected to the content standards. Use the Illustrations, centered on student dialogues, to see the Mathematical...

Publication 2012
Technology Closes the Distance: Global Solutions Show the Variety, Equity, and Accessibility of Distance Learning Options

In this article published in JSD: The Learning Forward Journal, the author discusses five common elements of effective distance-based teacher professional learning in nearly 100 countries that demonstrate how technology can deliver the...

Publication 2013
New Directions for Educational Media

This 2-page brief presents 8 new directions drawn from the authors' report Reflections on the Ready To Learn...

Publication 2017
Making Sense of Algebra: Developing Students' Mathematical Habits of Mind

This book, published by Heinemann, supports grades 6–10 teachers in implementing the team’s Transition to Algebra curriculum and uses a “habits of mind” approach that helps teachers learn how to teach not just the results of mathematical...

Publication 2015
Five States' Efforts to Improve Adolescent Literacy

This report describes efforts by five states—Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Rhode Island—to improve adolescent literacy. Highlighting common challenges and lessons, the report examines how each state has engaged key stakeholders, set...

Publication 2009