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 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.
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.
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.
CultureGrams is a K-12 concise, reliable, and up-to-date, cultural information on countries across the globe. In addition to the country/state/province reports, the database includes the following features: images, slideshows, streaming videos, sortable data tables and graphs, interviews with native people from countries around the world, recipes for each country, and more.