Marion Goldstein, EdD, is a STEM researcher and evaluator whose work focuses on improving the developmentally appropriate use of technology in pre-K–12 learning and teaching.

During her tenure at EDC, Goldstein has been committed to creating tools that accommodate a variety of instructional needs in real-world settings. Her research has supported low-income and urban families’ access to high-quality science, mathematics, and literacy opportunities, and she has contributed to the development of digital tools to enhance students’ STEM learning. Goldstein has also partnered with Sesame Workshop, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, and the WGBH Educational Foundation to improve kindergarten readiness among preschoolers in high-need communities.

Goldstein holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from New York University, and an EdD in educational technology from Teachers College, Columbia University.

"Alongside hands-on learning experiences, appropriate uses of technology are a fantastic way to support students’ natural curiosity about their world."

Speaking Highlights

Co-Designing and Evaluating Integrated Hands-On Activities and Digital Tools to Support Science Teaching and Learning

Co-presentation, Special Topics Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development
Irvine, California
October 2016

Increasing Young Children’s Access to Early Science: Designing an Innovative Curricular Program to Support Early Science Teaching and Learning

Co-presentation, Administration for Children and Families’ National Research Conference on Early Childhood
Washington, D.C.
July 2016

New Content, Strategies, and Tools, Oh My!: Preschool Teachers Navigate Innovations to Promote Science Learning

Co-presentation, National Association for Research in Science Teaching
Chicago, Illinois
April 2015

Selected Publications

Ertle, B., Rosenfeld, D., Lewis, A., & Goldstein, M. (2016, May). Preparing preschool teachers to use and benefit from formative assessment: The birthday party assessment professional development system. ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 48(7), 977–989.

Goldstein, M., Crowell, A. J., & Kuhn, D. (2009). What constitutes skilled argumentation and how does it develop? Informal Logic, 29(4), 379–395.

Goldstein, M. J. & Noguera, P. (2006). Designing for diversity: How educators can incorporate cultural competence in programs for urban youth. New Directions for Youth Development, 111, 29–40.

Selected Resources


This factsheet provides a brief overview of some of EDC’s work to ensure that all young children—especially those who live in low-income communities and are members of under-represented groups—can