Not all students have a high-quality STEM education, which can limit their post-secondary learning and career options. EDC works to improve the quality, effectiveness, and equity of STEM learning and teaching, giving all students a solid foundation in computer science and creating pathways to STEM careers for students from underrepresented groups, students from low-income families, and English learners.

We develop STEM curricula, digital games, and apps that engage, excite, and challenge students, aiming to foster and use technology for robust STEM experiences. And through national resource centers and collaborative research, we guide STEM research and program design.

Learn about EDC’s work with Family STEM Communities.

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on STEM. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Curricula

The Exploring Trees & Ponds Fall, Winter, and Spring Activities feature engaging investigations that bring middle school youth outdoors each season to explore the natural world using observation, digital photography, drawing, activity challenges, and scientific experiments.

Toolkits

Parents with young children are facing an unprecedented demand to support their children’s learning at home—and technology can help.

Reports

EDC and SRI International conducted an independent study of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) KIDS Play & Learn Science app, which includes in-app and direct hands-on science explorations for children ages 3 to 6 and their parents.

Toolkits

This toolkit links parents to a wide array of resources—including “fast facts,” fun family activities, and scholarship info—to prepare children and youth to thrive in our wired world and its workplaces.

Reports

This report surveys state-level efforts to improve access to K–12 computer science education opportunities in the United States.

Reports

This report presents results of EDC’s Building State Capacity for Leadership in K–12 Computer Science Education Summit.

Websites

This website offers free resources to help teachers provide effective instruction and support to students who are struggling with mathematics.

Curricula

This three-part series, funded by the National Science Foundation, features engaging activities that bring middle school youth outdoors to explore the natural world using observation, digital photo

Reports

This resource is designed to help K–8 teachers prepare their students to succeed in STEM learning in high school and thrive in STEM careers.

Reports

What does it mean to be data literate in the world of “big data”? What should we teach students to better prepare them to participate in our workforce and society? This report answers these questions and shares takeaways from a three-day workshop led by EDC and IBM, "Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue."