What is the ERC?
The ERC (Education Resource Center), located on the upper floor of the Levin Library, is an important component of the Curry College Education Program.
The Center provides resources and services to education students to facilitate, support, and enhance their teaching practice.
The collection is available to alumni, college faculty and staff, and education students.
The ERC is the place where great lessons begin!
The ERC Provides Assistance in Many Ways
The ERC is a place where you can . . .
- 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
New Award-Winning Books
Winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal.
The narrator here is the thief-a small, self-confident fish who has pilfered a little blue bowler from a big sleeping fish. He wastes no time or words in confessing his crime as he swims across the page announcing, "This hat is not mine. I just stole it." He continues his narrative with no regrets, but with a bit of rationalizing ("It was too small for him anyway.") as he swims to his hiding place, unaware that the big fish is in quiet pursuit. Readers, of course, are in on this little secret. When the two disappear into a spread filled with seaweed, the narration goes silent, and youngsters can easily surmise what happens as the big fish reemerges with the tiny blue bowler atop his head. Simplicity is key in both text and illustrations. The black underwater provides the perfect background for the mostly gray-toned fish and seaweed while the monochromatic palette strips the artwork down to essential, yet exquisite design. Movement is indicated with a trail of small white bubbles.
Die cut pages bring surprise after surprise in this magical new book from the "Queen of the concept book"—an intricate and satisfying homage to green, the color of all creation.
The gorilla lives a simple, sad life with only a couple friends, including Bob, a stray dog, and Stella, an aging elephant. The years of living behind a glass wall at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade has numbed Ivan to his own misery. He is barely self-aware of his suffering until the arrival of a baby elephant named Ruby arouses emotions long dormant in Ivan.
The following hours are during the regular semesters. Check the library page for summer and holiday hours.
Noon - Midnight
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - Midnight
8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Don't forget to sign in each time!
Resources & Services
- children's literature
- big books
- K-8 textbooks
- children's periodicals
- professional periodicals
- instructional manipulatives
- audiotapes & CDs
- curriculum guides
- MTEL prep books
- art/project supplies
- small laminator
- three networked computers with software
- multipage scanner
- diecut letter machine
- color printer available