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.

Learn about EDC’s work with Family STEM Communities.

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on STEM. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Websites

This website offers free resources to help teachers provide effective instruction and support to students who are struggling with mathematics.

Reports

This report describes the proceedings from the first State-Federal STEM Summit, held June 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Toolkits

Parents with young children are facing an unprecedented demand to support their children’s learning at home—and technology can help.

Reports

This report offers research-backed guidelines to support designers of big data interfaces for education.

Reports

The proliferation of new technologies is changing the way we live, learn, and work. This white paper examines the complex and interconnected challenges related to workforce development, economics, education, equity, and ethics that our society must address to ensure our workforce is future-ready.

Curricula

The investigations in Explore It! provide an experiential foundation for the development of concepts aligned with the national standards that are addressed in formal school curricula. Explore It!

Reports

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

Curricula

EDC’s Biology: Concepts and Practices, a yearlong high school course curriculum, fosters grade 9–12 students’ scientific and data literacy; builds their reading, writing, and oral communic

Studies

This data brief from the STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) describes some of the steps being taken by the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and T

White papers

This paper provides a resource for prospective DRK–12 grantees by identifying some of the theories that current and recent DRK–12 grantees are using in their research on broadening participation.