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This page provides a guide to find education tests and measure resources, how to search for test in the catalog, and the ERC Test Policy to check out test materials.

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Welcome to the Educational Resource Center

The Educational Resource Center (ERC), located in Campion Hall, serves the specialized resource needs of the Lynch School of Education and Human Development faculty and students. In doing so, the ERC aims to further the broader missions of the Lynch School of Education and Human Development faculty, and the University generally, in the area of teaching, research, and service.

Among its primary goals are to provide avenues to learn about school environments, curriculum, and instruction, enabling those with an interest in education to incorporate research, the best practices, and materials in all areas of teaching and instruction.

 

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.
  • Alumni borrowing privileges
    Cooperating Teachers receive the same privileges as alumni while working with BC practicum students.

ERC study area

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.

Access the ERC Collections

Use the catalog to find materials held in the Educational Resource Center. Use the Advanced Search and specify "Educational Resource Center" in the Search Scope box to retrieve only items held by the ERC.

Search Scope dropdown from Holmes advanced search

New Database: CultureGrams

Building a Classroom Community

The BC Libraries have many resources to learn about, building relationships, classroom culture, student and behavior management. The topics for this guide are from the areas of education, psychology, sociology, and leadership. The libraries also offer these materials in print, electronic, and video formats.
 

 

Multimodal Resources: Ebook available @ the ERC

Finding Curriculum & Lesson Planning Materials

As the school year begins, it is time for teachers to begin planning lessons for student learning. The ERC has curriculum and teaching strategies to create engaging instruction. Drop by and see us soon!



Finding Curriculum & Lesson Planning Materials