News

Making Projects, Making Relationships with IDEAS
Friday, May 17, 2019

Findings from our study that introduced inventing, designing, and enginering "maker" projects to middle-school students on the autism spectrum—and to those who were not—are described in a new article in Connected Science Learning.

Go Outside and Play—and Learn Science
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A new article in the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership reports findings from our study of ways to support children’s active, outdoor environmental science learning through the use of digital resources and hands-on activities.

Hi-Tech Preschool Science for Low-Income Families
Friday, May 3, 2019

The PEEP Family Science digital apps help preschool children learn science at home, say researchers Megan Silander and Gay Mohrbacher in a new post on the Joan Ganz Cooney Center blog.

Is Too Much Ever Enough?
Friday, April 12, 2019

CCT Director Shelley Pasnik was interviewed by Reuters for an article on new streaming services aimed at children.

New Tools Support Preschool Learning
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

We've just released a set of new resources for preschool teachers to help integrate technology into their classrooms while supporting bilingual learners.

There's No Place Like Home—for Preschool Science
Friday, December 14, 2018

A new article in American Educator draws on findings from a national survey about young children and science.

Getting Ready to Learn
Monday, December 10, 2018

Our new book about how educational media play a role in meeting the learning needs of children, parents, and teachers has just been published.

A Prescription for Science—and Fun
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Researchers from EDC|CCT and Research Matters write about the NSF-funded PlumRx project to study urban kids’ science learning in the latest NAEYC blogpost

Google Code Next Launches Website
Thursday, November 1, 2018

EDC|CCT is the evaluation partner for Google Code Next, a program to develop the next generation of Black and Latinx computer scientists and engineers. Now Google has launched a website describing the program.

Looking and Learning to Leverage Student Strengths
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Distinguished scholar Babette Moeller is co-author of an article on strategies for planning and implementing effective lessons for diverse learners, in the latest issue of K–12 STEM Education.

Augmented Reality Technology for Literacy Learning
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Our latest project examines whether AR can help struggling young readers—or not.

Let's Help Curious Kids Learn Science
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Naomi Hupert, senior research scientist at EDC, writes in Education Week about the role parents and caregivers can play in helping young children learn science.

Learning Sciences and Learning Apps
Monday, June 18, 2018

The Next Generation Preschool Math team has just published an article in the International Journal of Designs for Learning on using learning sciences to inform app design.

STEM for All Showcase Videos Receive Recognition
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Two of our entries in the 2018 NSF STEM Video Showcase have been named as Facilitators' Choice presentations.

Survey: Parents Want to Help Young Children Learn Science
Thursday, March 8, 2018

EDC Vice President Shelley Pasnik has published a description of our latest research about young children's science learning in the Washington Post "Answer Sheet."

New Research: Early Science Learning is Critical
Thursday, March 1, 2018

A new report on an innovative study of parents and the educational activities they do with their children finds that half of parents do not feel very confident when it comes to supporting thier children's science learning.

Connected Science Learning & Urban Environmental Science
Monday, January 22, 2018

The National Science Teachers Association journal Connected Science Learning has published a research brief about our Plum Rx study of urban families and environmental science learning.

5,500 and Climbing
Friday, December 22, 2017

The most-viewed DRK-12 video in this year's CADRE Video Showcase was produced by our Math for All project.

Finding Their Way to Spatial Skills
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Our research on tablet apps to help young children develop spatial skills is featured in a new blog post on the Global Family Research Project website.

Growing Plants—and Minds—in Preschool
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Researchers from the Next Generation Preschool Science project have just published an article in the NSTA journal Science and Children.