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.

Learn about EDC’s work to strengthen early childhood interventions with Continuous Quality Improvement.

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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 online tool provides guidance for applying the Strategic Prevention Framework process to the prevention of alcohol misuse and abuse.

Reports

This Employability Study was conducted in Honduras to better understand the characteristics of those youth that are receiving the Career Readiness Certification (CRC) and to what extent youth have

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.

White papers

The success of the Madagascar Ministry of Education’s educational reform package depends in large part on having parents become more involved in their children’s education and take ownership of the

Toolkits

This guide provides an overview of IRI as a methodology, and discusses its feasibility and applicability in a range of contexts.

Resource libraries

This resource library from the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) contains policy reports, briefs, annotated bibliographies, and other tools targeted to help early childhood educat

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

Websites

Through engaging activities, reflections, and videotaped interviews with prevention leaders, this award-winning online course explores the range of factors associated with opioid overdose and promising strategies to address it.

Studies

EDC, in collaboration with District 75 Citywide Programs, New York City Department of Education, conducted a rigorous study of Structured Methods in Language Education (SMiLE), a highly structured, multisensory reading program designed to provide the high-need population of students with significant cognitive disabilities who are non- or beginning readers with the skills to access authentic text, become readers and move towards greater independence

Reports

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.