Success at the Core, a free online professional development resource for school-based leadership teams and teachers, has won a 2011 Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Award for “Best Professional Development Website.” EDC and Vulcan Productions created Success at the Core to help leadership teams and teachers prepare all students for success.
Several decades of civil conflict in Liberia have left teachers with languishing reading and math skills and little opportunity for improvement. To update their skills and help create a more effective teacher corps, more than 1,000 teachers and facilitators in six counties will receive three days of refresher in-service training. Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), will deliver the workshop as part of the Core Education Skills for Liberian Youth (CESLY) program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO), an instructional professional development project of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), has won an award for innovative online learning practice. The award was presented by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) at its annual meeting in Glendale, Arizona.
EDC has received more than $5.6 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research and develop programs to boost the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
The Boston Science Partnership, funded with $12.5 million from the National Science Foundation, has provided advanced science courses to teachers that enhance leadership opportunities, disseminate best teaching practices, and help to create a vibrant learning community.
With the goal of strengthening the preparation that new K-12 principals receive in schools of education around the country, EDC will host a forum to share strategies to improve these programs nationwide.
EDC has been awarded $10.8 million by the National Office of Head Start to establish early childhood education centers and offer training, support, and assistance to Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.