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
Brenda Bell
Senior International Technical Advisor
Mary Burns
Senior Learning Technologist
Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
Patricia Fahey
Director of Early Learning and Development
Lynne Hill
Senior International Technical Advisor
Ilene Kantrov
Director, Pathways to College and Careers
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging | Senior Advisor, Evidence-Based Practices, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
Randy Kochevar
Director, Oceans of Data Institute
Mary Ann Mackrain
Project Director
June Mark
Managing Project Director
Jana Martella
Project Director
Bob McLaughlin
Director, Leadership for Learning Innovation
Kirsten Peterson
Senior Project Director
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Julie Riordan
Senior Research Scientist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
Deborah Spencer
Managing Project Director
Jim Stanton
Senior Project Director
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
Tony Streit
Senior Project Director
Bill Tally
Senior Research Scientist
Nancy Topping-Tailby
Project Director
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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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 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.

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Featuring insights from leading researchers, this brief describes National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 projects that identify strategies to accomplish the following:

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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 paper describes the work of the Home Visiting Collaborative for Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN).

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Published by Corwin, this book describes a process that teachers can use to engage students as partners in the formative assessment process—involving students in assessing their own learning and bu

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)

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Zoom In is a free, research-based online tool that helps students learn U.S. history while strengthening their literacy skills.

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This report, jointly developed by the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) and the BUILD Initiative, shares findings from a Think Tank and working group in which early childhood lead

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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