EDC’s collaborative process brings together scientists, researchers, educators, creative artists, media and technology specialists, and intended users—from young children to the elderly—to design, test, refine, and disseminate high-quality curricula, trainings, interventions, and other resources.

We create professional development and continuing education programs for busy practitioners, open-source online courses that reach hundreds of thousands of budding entrepreneurs around the world, and digital tools and applications that promote basic literacy and health.

Our work demonstrates that the best learning integrates knowledge and experience to empower individuals with critical skills and to achieve sustainable improvements in services and systems.

 


Experts

Brenda Bell
Senior International Technical Advisor
EDC's Susan Bruckner staff portrait
Senior International Technical Advisor
Pam Buffington staff photo
Co-Director, Science and Math Programs
A photo of EDC's Karen Cairone
Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate
Al Cuoco
Distinguished Scholar
Photo of EDC's Mark Driscoll
Managing Project Director
Eliza Fabillar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Chelsey Goddard
Vice President | Director, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Paul Goldenberg staff photo
Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
EDC's Marion Goldstein staff portrait
Research Scientist
EDC's Julie Goldstein Grumet staff portrait
Director of Prevention and Practice
Photo of EDC's Cindy Hoisington
Science Educator
Naomi Hupert staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Cornelia Janke
Senior International Technical Advisor
EDC's Heidi Kar staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Brad Karlin
Vice President | Chief of Mental Health and Aging
Jennifer Kennedy
Deputy Chief of Party
Cheryl King staff profile photo
Distinguished Scholar
Randy Kochevar
Director, Oceans of Data Institute
Ruth Krumhansl staff portrait
Scientist
Rebecca Lewis staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Ashley Lewis Presser staff photo
Research Scientist
A photo of EDC's Loraine Swanson Lucinski
Senior Project Director
Mary Ann Mackrain staff portrait
Senior Project Director
June Mark staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Babette Moeller staff portrait
Distinguished Scholar
Athi Myint-U
Deputy Center Director
Kim Netter
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Dawn Nixon staff portait
Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Lydia O'Donnell
Senior Vice President | Senior Fellow
Carol Oliver
Chief of Training and Technical Assistance
John Parris
Senior Research Scientist
Elizabeth Miller Pittman
International Curriculum and Training Specialist
EDC's Kristen Reed staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Susan Ross
International Development Specialist
EDC's Gisela Rots staff portrait
Project Director
Deborah Spencer
Managing Project Director
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Private Sector Partnerships
EDC's Ellyson Stout staff photo
Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Tony Streit
Senior Project Director
Bill Tally
Senior Research Scientist
Nancy Topping-Tailby
Project Director

Projects

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on design and development. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Websites

This website contains information about the Out-of-School Youth Literacy Assessment (OLA), a reading assessment administered one-on-one to youth and adults that was developed by EDC.

Curricula

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

Resource libraries

This resource library contains research, presentations, and white papers developed by EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute (ODI), which is dedicated to transforming education to help individuals succeed

Toolkits

This online toolkit provides specific guidance for applying SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdoses.

Reports

This report details the activities of the Accelerating Work Achievement and Readiness for Employment (AWARE) Project, which took a new approach to improve workforce development in Indonesia and the

Websites

These free online training courses are designed to help entrepreneurs learn what they need to know to establish and grow a business. Users learn at their own pace in their own time.

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.

Websites

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

Toolkits

Math for All is a multimedia mathematics professional development resource for general and special education teachers.

Websites

The Possible Worlds website offers free digital games and instructional resources to help middle school science teachers address students’ persistent misconceptions.