EDC develops practitioner-informed professional development and resources that build professional and organizational capacities. We engage educators, health providers, and community agency staff in communities of practice that reflect current findings on effective strategies to support adult learning and systems improvements.

We develop and deliver training and technical assistance to frontline staff in classrooms, clinics, and communities that support their use of evidence-based practices to enhance services. We also build policymakers’ capacity to collect, analyze, and use data to guide decision-making.

Learn about EDC’s work to strengthen early childhood interventions with Continuous Quality Improvement.

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on capacity building for individuals, organizations, and systems. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Toolkits

Employ this tool to reflect on how your district currently identifies students who need additional SEL and mental health services beyond what is offered in the classroom, how you connect students w

Websites

EDC’s TV411.org is a free, multimedia, interactive hub of hundreds of engaging videos and materials that build the reading, writing, science, and math skills of adults with low literacy.

Reports

Using data collected in Massachusetts, this study examines the relationships between schoolwide instructional observation scores and schoolwide student academic achievement and growth in state-desi

Toolkits

The award-winning Success at the Core professional development toolkit helps to develop effective school leadership and teaching that prepares all students for success.

Websites

This website features a set of tools and resources from the STEPS to Care Program created to help individuals with HIV management.

Toolkits

This guide provides an overview of IRI as a methodology, and discusses its feasibility and applicability in a range of contexts.

Toolkits

Sneak preview of one section of our comprehensive 30-page self-assessment.

Websites

EDC led the development of this comprehensive toolbox during its leadership of the Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC). The toolbox offers a wide array of interactive planning tools, guides, videos, and other resources to support IECMHC efforts in states, tribes, and communities.

Toolkits

This guide supports educators in creating, planning, and implementing innovative media projects with young people as part of the Adobe Youth Voices program.

Studies

Measuring soft skills is challenging. How can one develop a reliable assessment that can be adapted across global contexts?