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Educational Resource Center

The Educational Resource Center, located in Campion Hall, serves the specialized resource needs of the Lynch School of Education 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 integrate both nonfiction and fiction books in all areas of the curriculum, and b) to assist students to integrate computers and other technology in the K-12 classroom.  For specific questions about the ERC, contact the staff.

Facilities:

  • A computer lab with software programs and technology in support of teacher education; self-service scanning is available. 
  • An interactive technology room for student use (whiteboard, plasma screen, DVD, and VCR). Ideal for practicing 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 for computer, VCR, DVD, cable and Internet access.
  • Study carrels, tables for group or individual work, and reading chairs.

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.

Selected resources include:

Children's Literature: Children's trade books and literature for all areas of K-12 curriculum. Materials are selected for their quality, historical importance, popularity, as well as their contribution to children's literature in particular subject areas.

Classroom resources: Ellison die cut machine and over 250 dies; a laminator and a color printer are also available.

Multimedia equipment: Camcorders and digital cameras are available to students enrolled in the LSOE. 

Manipulatives: Instructional manipulatives support a wide range of subjects.

Educational and Psychological Tests: Restricted to Boston College students and faculty, the tests support the assessment courses taught in the Lynch School of Education.

Elementary and Secondary Textbooks: Current K-12 textbooks used in school systems throughout the country. 

Software: Most current K-12 software.

Videocassettes/DVD’s: With direct relevance to classroom teaching and pertaining to the wider K-12 educational environment. 

Access the ERC Collections
Use Holmes Library Catalog to find materials held in the Educational Resource Center. Use Advanced Search and specify "Educational Resource Center" in the Search Scope box to retrieve only items held by the ERC.

Research and Instruction
For in-depth research/subject help see the Get Help by Subject pages or make an appointment with Margaret Cohen to speak with the K-12 curriculum subject specialist.

Alumni borrowing privileges

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

Read Aloud Program
The ERC supports the University Read Aloud program by providing titles of new books as well as age appropriate books for faculty and staff to use in classrooms.