Challenging, real-life learning experiences build skills—critical thinking, communication, collaboration—that students need as future workers and citizens. Our curricula integrate relevant, project-based learning with academic and career-technical standards and content. Many of our curricula feature project-based STEM learning experiences. We also support adults in building their skills to pursue new career paths. Interested? Contact Ilene Kantrov.
We support formal and informal educators in adopting effective practices to enhance instruction, better engage students, implement our curricula with fidelity, and build strong partnerships between schools and businesses, higher education, and community agencies—a key element of our curricula. These partnerships enable community members to share their expertise and strengthen tomorrow’s workforce, spark students’ interest in careers, and give teachers insights into the changing demands of workplaces. Interested? Contact Tony Streit or Eliza Fabillar.
Putting youth in the driver’s seat of design gives them the chance to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork skills they will need in the workplace. It also promotes self-expression, allowing youth to make meaning of the world around them and share their visions. We give youth the lead role in challenging design projects, from initial concept to design, usability testing, and launch. Their products—including films, websites, and guides—effectively engage and inform their peers. Interested? Contact Sarita Pillai.
We consult to and collaborate with career technical education (CTE) institutions, community colleges, universities, and business and industry to ensure students can access the courses they need to succeed in the rapidly expanding array of STEM careers. Our support includes designing curricula and courses, promoting effective approaches to career counseling, and advancing the missions of coalitions focused on key aspects of college and career readiness. Interested? Contact Ilene Kantrov.
EDC’s research and evaluation helps improve college and career readiness initiatives. We identify new ways to engage youth in meaningful, project-based learning that prepares them to achieve their education, career, and life goals. Much of our research focuses on issues related to successful STEM learning—including removing obstacles to STEM careers for members of underrepresented groups. Interested? Contact Caroline Parker or Sophia Mansori.