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

Maria-Paz Avery staff photo
Managing Project Director
Brenda Bell
Senior International Technical Advisor
EDC's Susan Bruckner staff portrait
Senior International Technical Advisor
Mary Burns
Senior Learning Technologist
Rebecca Carey staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Nancy Clark-Chiarelli
Literacy Specialist
Kim Dash
Senior Research Scientist
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
Lauren Gilman
Director, MassTAPP
Chelsey Goddard
Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Bertha Gorham photo
Evaluator
EDC's Julie Goldstein Grumet staff portrait
Director of Prevention and Practice
Photo of EDC's Cindy Hoisington
Science Educator
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
Lauren Katzman
Project Director
Cheryl King staff profile photo
Distinguished Scholar
Chuck Klevgaard
Public Health Specialist
Rebecca Lewis staff portrait
Senior Project Director
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
Jana Martella staff portrait
Senior Project 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
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
EDC's Jerry Reed staff portrait
Senior Vice President for Practice Leadership | Portfolio Lead, Injury, Violence, and Suicide Prevention
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
EDC's Ellyson Stout staff photo
Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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.

Toolkits

This 10th edition toolkit was developed for use in states and districts taking part in Wallace Foundation-funded efforts to improve school leadership.

Reports

This report details the work of EDC’s Proyecto METAS to improve education for employment, learning, and success in Honduras. Specific challenges to program implementation are discussed, as are innovative solutions.

Reports

This brief describes how to use a student learning objectives (SLO) analysis tool to ensure rigor and consistency. It also includes a case study of how one district used an analysis tool to evaluate the development and implementation of its SLOs.

Reports

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

Resource libraries

This website contains links to social marketing campaigns from communities supported by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP).

Videos

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

Toolkits

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

Reports

This factsheet provides an overview of some of EDC’s work to strengthen systems and services to help families, home visitors, community members, educators, and healthcare professionals ensure that

Reports

This brief provides schools and districts with an overview of a matched-comparison group design and describes how they can use this research method to answer questions about the impacts of educational programs.

Toolkits

Written for program directors, program managers, educators, and others responsible for developing and implementing STEM programs in schools and community-based organizations, this guide seeks to re