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Research and Product Dissemination and Sustainability: Approaches and Considerations

Many, if not most, DRK–12 projects grapple with challenges and opportunities related to dissemination and sustainability. Dissemination strategies to optimize the visibility of a project and reach of key research outputs may be part of a larger sustainability plan to support uptake of research products, models, and interventions and extend the impact of the project results.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 
This document features issues and approaches that were discussed by a “critical friends group” in the process of providing input to a DRK-12 project on dissemination strategies. While not comprehensive, the considerations listed may serve as a reminder of what to think through when you are conceptualizing and designing your next research and development project.
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From Pilots to Products: Notes from a Gathering of Researchers and Developers at the 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting

This document captures the ideas and experiences shared by DRK–12 awardees who attended a forum to explore different routes toward product sustainability. It includes notes on types of DRK-12 products, use and adoption of products, resources needed to support dissemination and sustainability of products, sources of support, and indicators of successful product dissemination and sustainability.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 
This document captures the ideas and experiences shared by DRK–12 awardees who attended a forum to explore different routes toward product sustainability. It includes notes on types of DRK-12 products, use and adoption of products, resources needed to support dissemination and sustainability of products, sources of support, and indicators of successful product dissemination and sustainability.
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Rehumanizing the Mathematics Education of Students with Disabilities: Critical Perspectives on Research and Practice

Lambert, R., Tan,  P., Hunt, J. H., & Candella, A. (2018). Re-humanizing the mathematics education of students with disabilities: Critical perspectives on research and practice. Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 10(3), 129-132.

Author/Presenter: 
Rachel Lambert
Paulo Tan
Jessica Hunt
Amber G. Candela
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 
This editorial is part of a special issue of Investigations in Mathematics Learning Critical Approaches that was inspired by a Disability in Mathematics Education working group.

Pre-service K-8 Teachers’ Professional Noticing and Strategy Evaluation Skills: An Exploratory Study

This study sheds light on three teaching competencies: Pre-service teachers’ (PSTs’) professional noticing of student mathematical reasoning and strategies, their ability to assess the validity of student reasoning and strategies, and to select student strategy for class discussion. Our results reveal that PSTs with strong awareness of mathematically significant aspects of student reasoning and strategies (focused noticing) were better positioned to assess the validity of student reasoning and strategies.

Author/Presenter: 
Vecihi S. Zambak
Marta T. Magiera
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Year: 
2018
Short Description: 
This study sheds light on three teaching competencies: Pre-service teachers’ (PSTs’) professional noticing of student mathematical reasoning and strategies, their ability to assess the validity of student reasoning and strategies, and to select student strategy for class discussion.

Supporting English Learners in STEM Subjects

 

 

Author/Presenter: 
Committee on Supporting English Learners in STEM Subjects; David Francis and Amy Stephens (Editors)
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 
The imperative that all students, including English learners (ELs), achieve high academic standards and have opportunities to participate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning has become even more urgent and complex given shifts in science and mathematics standards. As a group, these students are underrepresented in STEM fields in college and in the workforce at a time when the demand for workers and professionals in STEM fields is unmet and increasing. However, English learners bring a wealth of resources to STEM learning, including knowledge and interest in STEM-related content that is born out of their experiences in their homes and communities, home languages, variation in discourse practices, and, in some cases, experiences with schooling in other countries. English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives examines the research on ELs’ learning, teaching, and assessment in STEM subjects and provides guidance on how to improve learning outcomes in STEM for these students. This report considers the complex social and academic use of language delineated in the new mathematics and science standards, the diversity of the population of ELs, and the integration of English as a second language instruction with core instructional programs in STEM.

The Use of Theory in Research on Broadening Participation in PreK–12 STEM Education: Information and guidance for prospective DRK–12 grantees

This paper seeks to provide a resource for prospective DRK–12 grantees by identifying some of the theories that current and recent DRK–12 grantees are using in their research on broadening participation.

Author/Presenter: 
Arthur Powell
Natalie Nielsen
Malcolm Butler
Cory Buxton
Odis Johnson, Jr.
Leanne Ketterlin-Geller
Jennifer Stiles
Catherine McCulloch
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 
This paper seeks to provide a resource for prospective DRK-12 awardees by identifying some of the theories that current and recent DRK-12 awardees are using in their research on broadening participation.

2018 Informational Webinars on DRK-12 Solicitation 17-584 Resources

Watch a recording of the 2018 DRK-12 Solication Webinar (use the bookmarks on left side of recording to jump to content of interest): 

Author/Presenter: 
Robert Ochsendorf
Karen King
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 
NSF program directors provides information on the DRK-12 program and solicitation in this webinar series.
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Findings from the 2017 DRK-12 Program Survey

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2017
Short Description: 
This report presents key findings from a keyword survey administered in 2017 to the principle investigators of the CADRE Discovery Research PreK–12 (DRK–12) program during the fall of 2017. The survey asked respondents to select keywords that described their projects’ target audiences, foci, research, and evaluation.

2018 Legislative Visits Webinar Resources

In this May 2nd webinar, panelists from the National Science Foundation, WestEd, and the American Association of Physics Teachers discussed how to prepare for effective informational meetings with congressional staff and craft appropriate messages about preK-12 STEM education research for conversations with local, state, and national policymakers. The webinar focused on NSF priorities and current STEM education legislation and interests, best practices for making informational legislative visits, and how to act as a resource to inform STEM education policymaking.

Author/Presenter: 
Neil Canfield
Augustus Mays
Rebecca Vieyra
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 
In this May 2nd webinar, panelists discussed how to prepare for effective informational meetings with congressional staff and craft appropriate messages about preK-12 STEM education research for conversations with local, state, and national policymakers.
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Dissemination Toolkit: Policy Outreach

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Why Communicate with Legislators and Their Staff?

Funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) is contingent on legislative support. Because of this, it is important for NSF awardees to communicate with legislators about the value and importance of their projects. This is especially true for legislators who sit on committees relevant to STEM education.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 
Funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) is contingent on legislative support. Because of this, it is important for NSF awardees to communicate with legislators about the value and importance of their projects.
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