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.
Igniting STEM Education in Rural Communities
Rural schools have struggled to deliver high-quality STEM opportunities for students. EDC is working to change that.
Tools to Support Preschool Learning
New resources support educators on integrating technology and working with emergent bilingual learners.
Artificial Intelligence Is Coming. What Does That Mean for Us?
“We’re entering a world where the human factor and the tech factor are much more convergent,” says Joyce Malyn-Smith.
A Voice for Elementary Science
To better prepare students, science learning should start in elementary school.
Reigniting Elementary Science Education
“For too long, students have been given too little time for science,” says Abigail Jurist Levy. “We can’t afford that any longer.”
Expanding the Boundaries in STEM
Improving access to STEM careers isn’t just a matter of social justice—it also drives innovation, says EDC’s Sarita Pillai.
Developed as part of the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) and published by the American Mathematical Society, the IAS/PCMI–The Teacher Program Series includes three professional development b
This brief describes the importance of expanding access to computer science (CS) learning and details EDC’s work to ensure all students have high-quality CS educations.
Transition to Algebra is a full-year curriculum designed by EDC to run concurrently with first-year algebra to raise the competence and confidence of students who may benefit from supports
This guide helps school districts choose the computer science (CS) curricula that best suit their communities’ needs.
This paper presents EDC’s findings from the case studies of three National Science Foundation-funded STEM projects involving successful youth co-design team activities.
In this briefing book, the leaders of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) describe the goals, key accomplishments, and future directions of the partnership.
The Possible Worlds website offers free digital games and instructional resources to help middle school science teachers address students’ persistent misconceptions.
This book, published by Heinemann, supports grades 6–10 teachers in implementing EDC’s Transition to Algebra curriculum.
Written for program directors, program managers, educators, and others responsible for developing and implementing STEM programs in schools and community-based organizations, this guide seeks to re
The proliferation of new technologies is changing the way we live, learn, and work. This white paper examines the complex and interconnected challenges related to workforce development, economics, education, equity, and ethics that our society must address to ensure our workforce is future-ready.