Technical Assistance

Increased pressure on schools, early childhood and afterschool programs, districts, and states for stronger performance and greater accountability has magnified their need for smart and strategic technical assistance. To help our clients improve student learning and achievement, EDC draws upon our deep understanding of educational organizations as systems that must work smoothly together. Partnering with stakeholders, we consider their contexts—discerning strengths, challenges, and opportunities—and chart paths to move from the current reality to desired outcomes.

Interested? Contact us to learn how our technical assistance specialists can help you advance your goals for students, and explore some of our current work:

National and Regional Resource Centers and Initiatives
Programmatic Aid to Districts and Schools
Capacity-Building for Program Leaders
State Consultation and Support

National and Regional Resource Centers and Initiatives

EDC leads resource centers and initiatives that promote the transfer of research to practice in STEM education, early learning, special education, and many other dimensions of education. In all of this work, we draw upon strong, collaborative relationships with funding agencies (such as ED, HHS, and NSF), partners, practitioners, and policymakers. Featured projects:

Supporting Schools, Afterschool Programs, Districts, Career and Technical Education Programs, and Community Colleges

Partnering with a wide range of partners and formal and informal educational institutions, we help enhance the relevance and rigor of learning to ensure students are ready for college and careers. Our services include capacity building for educators, instructional design, analytic support, and formative and summative evaluation. Featured projects:

Capacity-Building for Program Leaders

Effective leaders are critical for education reform, and we bring knowledge, tools and resources to build the capacity of leaders to be successful in their work. We are thoughtful about instructional design to meet users’ needs, and we leverage the full range of new distance technologies to complement in-person services. Our goal is to build the capacity of our clients to carry out their own improvement agendas by all means possible. Featured projects:

State Consultation and Support

As a technical assistance provider to several national federally-funded initiatives, we contribute our expertise to supporting state grantees in achieving their goals and the funder's objectives. Nationwide, states also contract with us to advise and advance their policymaking. This can mean assembling the best available research to respond to the needs of staff facing multiple challenges or fostering a deep understanding of the importance of mandates. In all of our work, we demonstrate how proposed actions will contribute to the success of the system and its learners, ensuring that system reforms are cohesive, sustainable, and produce results. Featured projects:

We know that technical assistance in and of itself cannot meet all education reform goals. Learn about our complementary curriculum, professional development, and research and evaluation services.