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
A photo of EDC's Karen Cairone
Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
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
A photo of EDC's Patricia Fahey
Director of Early Learning and Development
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
EDC's Julie Goldstein Grumet staff portrait
Director of Prevention and Practice
Photo of EDC's Cindy Hoisington
Science Educator
Naomi Hupert staff portrait
Research Scientist
Cornelia Janke
Senior International Technical Advisor
Ilene Kantrov
Director, Pathways to College and Careers
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
Ronnie Lovich, Technical Director, Health Programs
Technical Director, Health Programs
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
Kim Netter
Communications and Marketing Specialist
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
Kirsten Peterson
Senior 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
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.
Books

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

Digital games

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

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

Curricula

EDC’s Chemistry: Concepts and Practices, a yearlong high school course curriculum, fosters grade 9–12 students’ scientific and data literacy; builds their reading, writing, and oral commun

Websites

The Possible Worlds website offers free digital games and instructional resources to help middle school science teachers address students’ persistent misconceptions.

Toolkits

The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC developed this interactive communications toolkit to help substance abuse prevention practitioners create clear,

Apps

Developed for Adobe by EDC, the AYV Story app provides a close-up view of the experiences of the youth media makers and educators who participated in the Adobe Foundation’s Adobe Youth Voices (AYV)

Reports

This learning series summarizes the results of participant studies in the USAID Advancing Youth Project in Liberia. The studies explored topics in alternative basic education such as leadership,

Websites

EDC led the development of SMARTR, a website of free math and science “virtual learning experiences” (VLEs) for middle-grades students.

Reports

This final report summarizes the evaluation of the impact of EDC’s Early Childhood Caregiver Professional Development and Certification Program in Rwanda.