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.


Experts

Kingsley Arkorful
Chief of Party
Maria-Paz Avery staff photo
Managing Project Director
Brenda Bell
Senior International Technical Advisor
Mary Burns
Senior Learning Technologist
Rebecca Carey staff portrait
Deputy Director
Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Photo of EDC's Mark Driscoll
Managing Project Director
Patricia Fahey
Director of Early Learning and Development
Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Chelsey Goddard
Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Bertha Gorham photo
Evaluator
Julie Goldstein Grumet
Director of Prevention and Practice
Lynne Hill
Senior International Technical Advisor
Ilene Kantrov
Director, Pathways to College and Careers
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
Cheryl King staff profile photo
Distinguished Scholar
Chuck Klevgaard
Public Health Specialist
Randy Kochevar
Director, Oceans of Data Institute
Deborah McLean Leow staff portrait
Project Director
Rebecca Lewis staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Ronnie Lovich, Technical Director, Health Programs
Technical Director, Health Programs
Mary Ann Mackrain
Project Director
June Mark
Managing Project Director
Jana Martella
Project Director
Kim Netter
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Director, Health and Human Development Division
Carol Oliver
Chief of Training and Technical Assistance
Kirsten Peterson
Senior Project Director
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
Gerald Reed
Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
Shari Kessel Schneider
Project Director II
Erin Smith
Project Director
Deborah Spencer
Managing Project Director
Jim Stanton staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
Ellyson Stout
Project Director
Tony Streit
Senior Project Director
Bill Tally
Senior Research Scientist
Nancy Topping-Tailby
Project Director
Maria Valenti
Community Psychologist
Jim Vetter
Associate Director
Jack Vondras
Certified Prevention Specialist
Jill Weber
Vice President | Director of Research, Evaluation, and Policy

Projects

Resources

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

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Designed by EDC and the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) initiative includes an interdisciplinary high school curriculum, professional development, and a successful

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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

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This document outlines the vision, mission, and three-year plan of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN), which is based at EDC.

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This website helps suicide prevention professionals—both individuals and organizations—develop messages about suicide that are strategic, safe, and positive.

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Staff from the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative contributed to the development of this monograph, which discusses the severely disproportionate high school drop-out rates among Amer

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This report describes how the Regional Education Laboratory Northeast & Islands at EDC supported the formulation and implementation of a new data- and research-based discipline policy in one mi

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This tool supports partnerships between school districts and principal training program providers in areas such as the quality of their communications and collaboration.

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

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This website helps educators understand the role that the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) play within the larger context of the Common Core Standards themselves.

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This report presents detailed descriptions of five guidelines for schools and districts to consider as they draw upon interactive mobile technologies to promote students’ mathematical thinking.