EDC’s collaborative process brings together scientists, researchers, educators, creative artists, media and technology specialists, and intended users—from young children to the elderly—to design, test, refine, and disseminate high-quality curricula, trainings, interventions, and other resources.

We create professional development and continuing education programs for busy practitioners, open-source online courses that reach hundreds of thousands of budding entrepreneurs around the world, and digital tools and applications that promote basic literacy and health.

Our work demonstrates that the best learning integrates knowledge and experience to empower individuals with critical skills and to achieve sustainable improvements in services and systems.

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

Projects

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on design and development. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Websites

This website contains information about the Out-of-School Youth Literacy Assessment (OLA), a reading assessment administered one-on-one to youth and adults that was developed by EDC.

White papers

The authors share the findings of an EDC study that investigated whether the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network framework could be applied in the field of injury and violence prevention to reduce fatalities, hospitalizations and emergency department visits among 0–19-year-olds.

Websites

English for Latin America (ELA) is an interactive audio instruction program created by EDC for use in schools in Latin America.

Reports

This report summarizes the lessons learned and methodology developed in establishing work-based learning (WBL) in Rwandan schools.

Reports

These stories from a faces behind the success of the Akazi Kanoze 2 work readiness program in Rwanda.

Websites

EDC is collaborating with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at the University of California, San Diego, to create this interactive, Web-based learning resource.

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

Curricula

These teachers’ guides supplement the Living: Skills for Life, Botswana’s Window of Hope curricula.

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.

White papers

This paper provides a resource for prospective DRK–12 grantees by identifying some of the theories that current and recent DRK–12 grantees are using in their research on broadening participation.