Not all students have a high quality STEM education, which can limit their post-secondary learning and career options. EDC works to improve the quality, effectiveness, and equity of STEM learning and teaching, giving all students a solid foundation in computer science and creating pathways to STEM careers for students from underrepresented groups, students from low-income families, and English learners.
We develop STEM curricula, digital games, and apps that engage, excite, and challenge students, aiming to foster and use technology for robust STEM experiences. And through national resource centers and collaborative research, we guide STEM research and program design.
This three-part series, funded by the National Science Foundation, features engaging activities that bring middle school youth outdoors to explore the natural world using observation, digital photo
Featuring insights from leading researchers, this brief describes National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 projects that identify strategies to accomplish the following:
This white paper draws upon the results of a survey of 850 career and technical education (CTE) educators nationwide, 11 interviews with CTE state leaders, and recent literature to provide a panora
This briefing paper addresses two questions:
Developed by EDC, this set of eight briefs outlines research related to the challenges and recommendations for K–12 STEM education.
Designed by EDC and the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) initiative includes an interdisciplinary high school curriculum, professional development, and a successful
The Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning, appointed by the National Research Council’s Board on Education, was charged with identifying effective out-of-school STEM settings and prog
This resource library contains reports, evaluations, and toolkits produced by Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) partners and principal investigators with DR K–12 grant
Math for All is a multi-media mathematics professional development resource for general and special education teachers.
This robust website includes video-based case studies of six girls as they investigate what it means to be a scientist or engineer.