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Creating Inclusive PreK–12 STEM Learning Environments

Brief CoverBroadening participation in PreK–12 STEM provides ALL students with STEM learning experiences that can prepare them for civic life and the workforce.

Author/Presenter: 
Malcom Butler
Cory Buxton
Odis Johnson Jr.
Leanne Ketterlin-Geller
Catherine McCulloch
Natalie Nielsen
Arthur Powell
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 

This brief offers insights from National Science Foundation-supported research for education leaders and policymakers who are broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM). Many of these insights confirm knowledge that has been reported in research literature; however, some offer a different perspective on familiar challenges.

Different Ways to Implement Innovative Teaching Approaches at Scale

Maass, K., Cobb, P., Krainer, K., & Potari, D. (2019). Different ways to implement innovative teaching approaches at scale. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 102, 303-318.

Author/Presenter: 
Katja Maass
Paul Cobb
Konrad Krainer
Despina Potari
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

This article discusses the implementation of innovative teaching approaches in mathematics.

Describing Curricular Materials for Mathematics Teacher Education in an Online, Rich Media Platform

This chapter explores a way of describing the teacher education curricular materials being developed by mathematics teacher educators through their interaction with the LessonSketch online platform (www.lessonsketch.org). We briefly describe the platform and the larger project and then using the experiences created by two fellows illustrate the kinds of materials being created by the teacher educators.

Author/Presenter: 
Daniel Chazan
Patricio Herbst
Dana Grosser-Clarkson
Elizabeth Fleming
Janet Walkoe
Emina Alibegović
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 

This chapter explores a way of describing the teacher education curricular materials being developed by mathematics teacher educators through their interaction with the LessonSketch online platform.

Improving Ecological Education through a Four‐Dimensional Framework

At its November 2018 meeting, the Ecological Society of America's Governing Board made the important decision to endorse the 4‐Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) framework. Developed over the past 3 years by a task force of ESA members who solicited input from a variety of groups, the framework takes a fresh and innovative approach toward the teaching of ecology.

Author/Presenter: 
Kenneth Klemow
Alan Berkowitz
Carmen Cid
George Middendorf
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

This article describes the 4‐Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) framework. Developed by a task force of ESA members who solicited input from a variety of groups, the framework takes a fresh and innovative approach toward the teaching of ecology.

A Collection of COVID-19 Information for Researchers, Parents, and Teachers

This collection (in progress) shares resources to help researchers, parents, and teachers navigate changes to education and education research brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NSF and Project-related Information

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

A collection shares resources to help researchers, parents, and teachers navigate changes to education and education research brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar Resources: Managing Your NSF Grant

NSF grants and program officers led a session on NSF grant policies and grant management procedures. Topics covered included personnel, budgets, notifications and requests, and preparing high quality annual and final reports.

Slides & Recording:

Author/Presenter: 
Cartia Brown-Morgan
L. Rashawn Farrior
Julie Johnson
Robert Ochsendorf
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

NSF grants and program officers led a session on NSF grant policies and grant management procedures. Topics covered included personnel, budgets, notifications and requests, and preparing high quality annual and final reports.

Insight from DRK-12 CAREER Awardees

This resource contains advice from CAREER awardees in the DRK-12 portfolio about how to develop a competitive proposal and successfully manage a CAREER project based on their experience. Twenty-four DRK-12 CAREER awardees responded to the questions:

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

This resource contains advice from CAREER awardees in the DRK-12 portfolio about how to develop a competitive proposal and successfully manage a CAREER project based on their experience.

Webinar Resources: Informational Webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation (20-572)

NSF program directors Rob Ochsendorf and Mike Steele presented on the revised DRK-12 Solicitation (2

Author/Presenter: 
Robert Ochsendorf
Michael Steele
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

NSF program directors Rob Ochsendorf and Mike Steele presented on the revised DRK-12 Solicitation (20-572), giving an overview of the revisions and sharing important information and key takeaways from the solicitation.

Webinar Resources: Adapting Your DRK-12 Research Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 19, 2020,

Author/Presenter: 
Beth Herbel-Eisenmann
Robert Ochsendorf
Laura O'Dwyer
Alan Stockdale
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

On May 19, 2020, Beth Herbel-EisenmannRob OchsendorfLaura O'Dwyer, and Alan Stockdale led online discussion about the implications of COVID-19 on DRK-12 research, including approaches to adapting your current projects and designing new studies that respond to the limitations and opportunities we are currently experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Paritcipants asked questions and shared their ideas related to redesigning their research (while still addressing your goals and original questions), IRB issues such as security and risk, stopping and restarting research, and more.

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