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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Projects

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on capacity building for individuals, organizations, and systems. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Studies

This study examines how public school principals allocate their time to various job-related tasks and investigates the types of professional development they attend.

Toolkits

The Center for Strategic Prevention Support (CSPS) at EDC developed this interactive communications toolkit to help substance abuse prevention practitioners create clear, accurate messages that wou

Reports

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.

Reports

This report explores the potential benefits of theory-based logic models in trauma-informed initiatives

Reports

This program note presents summary findings of an evaluation study of the global Hewlett-Packard Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) program, conducted in China, India, Kenya, Nigeria,

Websites

This website features assessments to diagnose whether students have specific misunderstandings or misconceptions about rational numbers, such as fractions and decimals.

Reports

This guide provides youth-serving program developers and practictioners with a practical set of suggestions and reference materials to improve youth livelihood development practices and to expand programming in this important area.

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.

Websites

STEPS to Care e-Tools is a set of public health strategies for individuals at the highest risk of dropping out of HIV care.

Reports

This brief describes how EDC works with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to support families and enhance early teaching, learning, and health promotion.