Welcome to the Educational Research Center
The Educational Resource Center (ERC), located in Campion Hall, serves the specialized resource needs of the Lynch School of Education (LSOE) faculty and students. In doing so, the ERC aims to further the broader missions of the LSOE faculty, and the University generally, in the area of teaching, research, and service.
Among its major goals are: a) to provide avenues for students to learn about books and authors, thus enabling students to incorporate both nonfiction and fiction books in all areas of the curriculum; and b) to assist students in the integration of educational technology in the K-12 curriculum.
Facilities and Services
- 20 computers with software programs and technology in support of teacher education; self-service scanning and printing is available.
- An interactive technology room for student use (interactive whiteboard, plasma screen, DVD, and VCR). Ideal for practicing lesson plans, presentations and working on collaborative projects.
- A 50-seat multimedia classroom with tables and display areas for methods courses and other special programs. Contains a large screen projection system, interactive whiteboard, VCR, DVD, cable and internet access.
- Study carrels, tables for group or individual work, and reading chairs.
Read Aloud Program
The ERC supports the Read Aloud Program at Boston College by providing titles of new books as well as age-appropriate books for faculty and staff to use in classrooms. Consult the Children's Literature Guide for additional information.
For those who are participating in the Academic Language in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms: The Read Aloud Project, or who are working with English-language learners, you may also want to consult the guide Academic Language in Read Alouds Project at Boston College.
Interdisciplinary Elements of Subject Area
The broad disciplinary nature of Teacher Education requires that the ERC collections represent all areas of K-12 curriculum. Mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, and language arts materials, in a variety of formats, circulate to support the Teacher Education curriculum in the Lynch School of Education.