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Sophia Mansori; Jackie Zweig; Anne Huntington; Tracy McMahon – Education Development Center, Inc., 2024
The aspiration of the LEGO Foundation is to support children to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners, who thrive in a constantly changing world by experiencing the benefits of learning through play. Learning through play offers deep learning experiences that are joyful, meaningful, active, engaged, iterative, and social. Effective teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Play, Teaching Methods, Educational Research
Sophia Mansori; Jackie Zweig; Anne Huntington; Tracy McMahon – Education Development Center, Inc., 2024
Bringing learning through play pedagogies to schools and children requires major investments in teacher professional development (TPD) that builds teachers' understanding of the value of learning through play, enables them to build and practice strategies and skills to support learning through play in the classroom, and supports their ongoing…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Play, Teaching Methods, Educational Research
Burns, Mary – Education Development Center, Inc., 2023
This publication is the new edition of EDC's popular 2011 guide by the same name, completely revised to include lessons learned over the last decade, including the massive move to online learning during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Drawing on data from 188 countries and nearly 700 publications, this comprehensive guide explores distance education…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Teacher Education, Models, Online Courses
Tally, William; Brett, Jessica; Parris, John – Education Development Center, Inc., 2022
Since 2012, the Prudence Foundation has been working to address the gap in financial literacy in developing nations by creating and distributing financial literacy media and curricula targeting 7- to 10-year-olds in Asia and, more recently, Africa. "Cha-Ching!" is a multipronged learning initiative that reaches children, teachers, and…
Descriptors: Financial Literacy, Game Based Learning, Interaction, Video Games
Tally, William; Brett, Jessica; Parris, John – Education Development Center, Inc., 2022
This report shares findings from EDC's evaluation study of "Cha-Ching Money Adventures." "Cha-Ching" is an interactive learning game that introduces 7- to 10-year-olds to fundamental financial concepts and fosters family dialogue about financial decisions. The authors found that the game was engaging for eight- and…
Descriptors: Financial Literacy, Game Based Learning, Interaction, Video Games
Goldsmith, Lynn T.; Stanton, Jim; Harunani, Farzeen – Education Development Center, Inc., 2020
This report explores Massachusetts' progress toward achieving equity in computer science (CS) education. The authors examine 12 years of Advanced Placement CS data, identifying both successes and ongoing challenges to equitable CS education in the Commonwealth. The authors also raise questions to help inform future decision-making and…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Advanced Placement, Gender Differences, Racial Differences
Goldsmith, Lynn T.; Stanton, Jim; Reider, David – Education Development Center, Inc., 2020
This report presents results of Education Development Center's (EDC) "Building State Capacity for Leadership in K-12 Computer Science Education Summit." The Summit addressed the need for more strategic and systemic approaches to computer science (CS) education. The Summit was organized around four "pillars" -- key areas…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Science Education
Kea Anderson; Marion Goldstein; Alexia Raynal; Alexandra Adair; Lucy Nelson; Sarah Dec; Christopher Ortiz; Sarah Mehrotra – Education Development Center, Inc., 2020
This case study report is for people interested in funding, managing, forming, or improving community partnerships. It provides an in-depth account of strategies associated with success in Community Collaboratives for Early Learning and Media, or CC-ELM. A national network of thirty CC-ELM--local partnerships among public media stations and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Community Programs, School Community Programs, Government School Relationship
Cerrone, Michelle; Lees, Kristin; Pasnik, Shelley – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
This report presents findings from a yearlong investigation of the Apple and ConnectED initiative in 10 preschool classrooms. The goal of this work was to document and describe technology integration in the context of well-supported, child-centered early learning settings. By working with a small set of exemplary preschool programs, we present a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Preschool Education
Broadstone, Meghan; Schilder, Diane – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
In this brief, the authors examine potential differences between child care providers engaged in formal collaborations organized through state-level initiatives versus informal collaborations that are self-directed. The brief presents findings from an EDC study on child care collaboration conducted in Maryland and Vermont. In previous research,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Agency Cooperation, Early Childhood Education
Christensen, Claire; Hoisington, Cindy; Vahey, Phil; Hupert, Naomi; Pasnik, Shelley – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and SRI International conducted an independent study of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) KIDS "Play & Learn Science" app, which includes in-app and direct hands-on science explorations for children ages 3 to 6 and their parents. This study explored the impact of the PBS KIDS "Play…
Descriptors: Play, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Young Children
Jacobson, David – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
This study examines "First 10 Schools and Communities"--coordinated efforts to improve teaching, learning, and care during the first decade of children's lives. First 10 initiatives take two basic forms. First 10 School Hubs are anchored by a single elementary school, which provides direct support to families and collaborates with nearby…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Educational Improvement, Young Children
Grindal, Todd; Silander, Megan; Gerard, Sarah; Maxon, Tiffany; Garcia, Elisa; Hupert, Naomi; Vahey, Phil; Pasnik, Shelley – Education Development Center, Inc., 2019
This study's goal was to understand the extent to which providing access to media resources focused on critical science and engineering concepts can help children living in low-income households learn. The resources examined were from the PBS KIDS multi-platform property "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!" Researchers found that…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Educational Television, Childrens Literature, Video Games
Powell, A.; Nielsen, N.; Butler, M.; Buxton, C.; Johnson, O.; Ketterlin-Geller, L.; Stiles, J.; McCulloch, C. – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) mission of broadening opportunities for and expanding participation of groups, institutions, and geographic regions that are underrepresented in STEM disciplines is essential to the health and vitality of STEM endeavors and professions. Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) and other programs in NSF's…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Access to Education, Educational Research, Educational Theories
King, Cheryl L. – Education Development Center, Inc., 2018
This 10th edition toolkit was developed for use in states and districts taking part in Wallace Foundation-funded efforts to improve school leadership. It includes rubrics on candidate admissions, course content, pedagogy-andragogy, clinical practice, performance assessment, and graduate performance outcomes, and was designed to help principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Management Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation
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