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

Jennifer Allison
Director, Children’s Safety Network
Brenda Bell
Senior International Technical Advisor
Pam Buffington staff photo
Co-Director, Science and Math Programs
Al Cuoco
Distinguished Scholar
Jim Diamond
Senior Research Associate
Photo of EDC's Mark Driscoll
Managing Project Director
Eliza Fabillar staff portrait
Senior 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
Marion Goldstein staff portrait
Senior Research Associate
Jess Gropen staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Julie Goldstein Grumet
Director of Prevention and Practice
Naomi Hupert staff portrait
Research Scientist
Cornelia Janke
Senior International Technical Advisor
Ilene Kantrov
Director, Pathways to College and Careers
Heidi Kar staff portait
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
Ronnie Lovich, Technical Director, Health Programs
Technical Director, Health Programs
Joyce Malyn-Smith
Managing Project Director
June Mark
Managing Project Director
Barbara Miller
Vice President | Interim Director, Learning and Teaching Division
Babette Moeller staff portrait
Distinguished Scholar
Athi Myint-U
Deputy Center Director
Kim Netter
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Dawn Nixon staff portait
Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Director, Health and Human Development Division
Carol Oliver
Chief of Training and Technical Assistance
John Parris
Senior Research Scientist
Kirsten Peterson
Senior Project Director
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
Elizabeth Miller Pittman
International Curriculum and Training Specialist
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
Deborah Spencer
Managing 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

Projects

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on design and development. To see more, visit our Resources section.
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EDC led the development of SMARTR, a website of free math and science “virtual learning experiences” (VLEs) for middle-grades students.

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This series of three engaging, animated videos presents some key considerations and potential pitfalls to avoid in choosing and using an effective curriculum.

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These free online training courses are designed to help entrepreneurs learn what they need to know to establish and grow a business. Users learn at their own pace in their own time.

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This collection of essays shares insights and strategies from EDC’s work to support teachers’ professional learning, as well as links to an array of EDC’s resources for teachers.
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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.

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The award-winning Success at the Core professional development toolkit helps to develop effective school leadership and teaching that prepares all students for success.

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Based on a popular smartphone app created by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, the Web-based PTSD Coach Online offers 17 different evidence-informed tools to help individ

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This brief describes EDC’s deep commitment to ensuring that all young children have the support they need during the critical early childhood window of time.
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EDC and the Massachusetts Community Colleges & Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA) are working to transform developmental and adult basic education.

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EDC developed four online games for middle school science students that address common misconceptions about photosynthesis, heredity, electricity, and heat transfer.