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.

 


Experts

Brenda Bell
Senior International Technical Advisor
EDC's Susan Bruckner staff portrait
Senior International Technical Advisor
Pam Buffington staff portrait
Co-Director, Science and Math Programs
A photo of EDC's Karen Cairone
Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Al Cuoco
Distinguished Scholar
Photo of EDC's Mark Driscoll
Managing Project Director
Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Chelsey Goddard
Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Paul Goldenberg staff photo
Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
EDC's Marion Goldstein staff portrait
Research Scientist
EDC's Julie Goldstein Grumet staff portrait
Director of Prevention and Practice
Photo of EDC's Cindy Hoisington
Science Educator
Naomi Hupert staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Cornelia Janke
Senior International Technical Advisor
EDC's Heidi Kar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Jennifer Kennedy
Deputy Chief of Party
Cheryl King staff profile photo
Distinguished Scholar
Randy Kochevar
Director, Oceans of Data Institute
Ruth Krumhansl staff portrait
Scientist
Rebecca Lewis staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Ashley Lewis Presser staff photo
Research Scientist
Mary Ann Mackrain staff portrait
Senior Project Director
June Mark staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Babette Moeller staff portrait
Distinguished Scholar
Athi Myint-U
Deputy Center Director
Dawn Nixon staff portait
Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Senior Fellow
Carol Oliver
Chief of Training and Technical Assistance
John Parris
Senior Research Scientist
Elizabeth Miller Pittman
International Curriculum and Training Specialist
EDC's Kristen Reed staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
EDC's Gisela Rots staff portrait
Project Director
Deborah Spencer
Managing Project Director
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Private Sector Partnerships
EDC's Ellyson Stout staff photo
Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Tony Streit
Senior Project Director
Bill Tally
Senior Research Scientist
Nancy Topping-Tailby
Project Director

Projects

Resources

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

This online tool provides guidance for applying the Strategic Prevention Framework process to the prevention of alcohol misuse and abuse.

Curricula

A series of 14 design engineering booklets that include student and teacher guidance for implementing long-term activities, such as designing a pinball game or building a trebuchet.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains programs and strategies for addressing school-based health and safety issues, including bullying, substance abuse, mental health, and school discipline.

Reports

This report offers research-backed guidelines to support designers of big data interfaces for education.

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.

Toolkits

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

Toolkits

This free workshop kit is designed to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and t

Websites

This website features assessments to diagnose whether students have specific misunderstandings or misconceptions about rational numbers, such as fractions and decimals.

Curricula

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

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.