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This guide highlights some of the resources that will be helpful for education majors and new teachers.

What is the Education Resource Center?

The Education Resource Center (E.R.C.)  is a curriculum library located on the second floor of Levin Library. It houses over 8,000 resources which support both the undergraduate and graduate programs in education.

Mission Statement

The ERC (Education Resource Center) is an important component of the Curry College Education Program.  Its primary mission is to provide a learning space, curriculum resources, and related services for the preparation and professional development of educators through collaboration with the Education Department.

 Goals:

  • Select and collect quality preschool to grade 6 curriculum materials and information resources reflecting multiple perspectives .
  • Collaborate with education faculty for collection development and course integration.
  • Promote materials and new resources to pre-service teachers and education faculty.
  • Support pre-service teachers in the planning process.
  • Partner with area school districts and educational content providers.
  • Maintain high level of resource management through on-going evaluation and assessment.

 

All materials in the E.R.C. can circulate for one month and are checked out and returned to the Circulation Desk on the main level.  Items can be renewed if needed for an extended period if no one has placed a hold on the item. 

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Resources & Services

What can you find there?

  • Children's literature, big books, K-8 textbooks, children's periodicals, curriculum guides, MTEL prep books
  • Educational kits & instructional manipulatives
  • DVDs & CDs
  • Art/project supplies, small laminator, diecut letter machine
  • Three networked computers with software
  • Multipage scanner & color printer available

What can you do there?

  • Brainstorm with staff
  • Develop or enhance a lesson
  • Research a topic
  • Preview materials
  • Develop an instructional unit
  • Explore teaching strategies
  • Create visual displays and presentations

TeachingBooks-exciting new teaching resource!

TeachingBooks.net provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and a wealth of multimedia resources on K–12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas.

BrainPOP

Supports educators and engages students in curriculum-based content, covering over 650 topics. It aligns to state standards. Check it out!