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Resource | Urban Ecology Curriculum for English Learners Module 2 :Patterns of Urban Land Use (2nd Edition)
The Urban Ecology Curriculum for English Learners is an interdisciplinary, standards-based, upper elementary/middle school curriculum designed to bolster English language and literacy learning for Long Term English Learners (LTELs)1, or students “at risk” of becoming LTELs by providing access to rigorous, STEM content. The curriculum emphasizes locally-relevant field studies focused on engaging...
Posted: Friday, February 14
Resource | Urban Ecology Curriculum for English Learners Module 1: Introduction to Urban Ecology (2nd Ed.)
The Urban Ecology Curriculum for English Learners is an interdisciplinary, standards-based, upper elementary/middle school curriculum designed to bolster English language and literacy learning for Long Term English Learners (LTELs)1, or students “at risk” of becoming LTELs, by providing access to rigorous, STEM content. The curriculum emphasizes locally-relevant field studies focused on engaging...
Posted: Friday, February 14
Resource | QUEST Project - EL STEM Career Awareness Inventory
This survey is designed to gather information about how interests in Urban Ecology and STEM careers have changed after participating in the Urban Ecology course.
Posted: Friday, February 14
Resource | QUEST Science Literacy for Urban Ecology Assessment
A student assessment of science literacy for urban ecology.
Posted: Friday, February 14
Resource | Fostering Video Sharing and Discourse Among STEM Educational Researchers in a Multimodal Environment
Multimedia environments provide multiple resources for expression, collaboration, and knowledge-creation. Yet there is much to be learned about the design of such environments, the forms of collegial discourse that take place, and the benefits of participation. To this end, we study the 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase, a multimodal environment, that enabled educational researchers to share and...
Posted: Thursday, February 13
Early Career News | From the Inside Out: Teacher Responses to the AP Curriculum Redesign
Ayana McCoy (2015-16 CADRE Fellow) and Kim Frumin (2016-17 CADRE Fellow) published this Journal of Science Teacher Education article with co-authors Abigail Jurist Levy, Frances Lawrenz, Christopher Dede, Arthur Eisenkraft, Christian Fischer, Barry Fishman, and Brandon Foster.
Posted: Thursday, February 13
Resource | From the Inside Out: Teacher Responses to the AP Curriculum Redesign
From 2012–2015, Advanced Placement (AP) science courses underwent a large-scale curricular reform to include more scientific inquiry and reasoning, reduce emphasis on broad content coverage, and focus on depth of understanding, with corresponding changes in high-stakes AP examinations. In this study, we explored how teachers prepared for and adapted to this reform over a three-year period. Data...
Posted: Thursday, February 13
Resource | Productive Thinking and Science Learning in Design Teams
Recent reforms in science education have supported the inclusion of engineering in K-12 curricula. To this end, many science classrooms have incorporated engineering units that include design tasks. Design is an integral part of engineering and helps students think in creative and interdisciplinary ways. In this study, we examined middle-school students’ naturally occurring design conversations...
Posted: Thursday, February 13
Event | Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research (FW-HTF) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505620&org=NSF&sel_org=...
Posted: Thursday, February 13
Resource | Characterizing the Formative Assessment Enactment of Experienced Science Teachers
Teachers' use of formative assessment (FA) has been shown to improve student outcomes; however, teachers enact FA in many ways. We examined classroom videos of nine experienced teachers of elementary, middle, and high school science, aiming to create a model of FA enactment that is useful to teachers. We developed a coding scheme through a validation‐in‐use approach to characterize teachers'...
Posted: Thursday, February 13
Project | CAREER: Implementing Mathematical Modeling for Emergent Bilinguals
This project will support teacher capacity for implementing mathematical modeling lessons by engaging teachers in co-planning and co-teaching with researchers skilled in Emergent Bilingual (EB) mathematics instruction. The outcomes of this project will be a framework for teaching mathematical modeling to EB students, teacher professional development materials that can be used widely to support EB...
Posted: Wednesday, February 12
Event | 2020 DRK-12 PI Meeting
Go to the event page for details.
Posted: Wednesday, February 12
Announcement | 2020 PI Meeting Call for Session Proposals
CADRE invites proposals for awardee-led concurrent sessions at the 2020 DRK-12 PI Meeting that are responsive to the purpose of the meeting and address topics of potential interest to subgroups of PIs. Sessions should go beyond a simple showcase of project work. Rather, sessions should address multiple perspectives on the focal topics outlined in the Call for Proposals and advance the knowledge...
Posted: Wednesday, February 12
Announcement | Job Opportunities at NSF
NSF is currently looking for temporary program directors, as well as a permanent program director with research expertise on the teaching and learning of Mathematics at the preK-12 level (including research on teacher education). Learn more: Temporary/Rotator positions Permanent position
Posted: Wednesday, February 12
Early Career News | 3 Ways to Support Online Discussion Board Participation
Miriam Gates (2014-15 CADRE Fellow) was recently featured in EDC's Innovations blog.
Posted: Friday, February 07
Survey | 2020 DRK-12 PI Meeting Call for Proposals: Session Submission Form
CADRE invites proposals for awardee-led concurrent sessions that are responsive to the purpose of the meeting and address topics of potential interest to subgroups of PIs. Sessions should go beyond a simple showcase of project work. Rather, sessions should address multiple perspectives on the focal topics outlined in the Call for Proposals and advance the knowledge and impact of our research and...
Posted: Tuesday, February 04
Event | NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Update Webinar
Learn more and register: https://nsfgrantsconferences.com/pappg-webinar-20/
Posted: Tuesday, January 28
Posted: Tuesday, January 28
Blog | Equitable Implementation of Computer Science Education
In-service teacher professional development is the lever most state and local initiatives are using to expand computing⁠—computer science and computational thinking⁠—instruction to all students. This is the case with the 10 year, $81 million public-private Computer Science for All (CS4All) initiative I helped lead during my time at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). Over the...
Posted: Tuesday, January 28
Newsletter | January 2020 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, We are greatly saddened to share the news that Dr. Karen King passed away in December. Among her many accomplishments, Karen was a key DRK-12 and former CADRE program officer, as well as a generous contributor to the CADRE Fellows program. We know that many of you worked with her or were impacted by her work. We send our condolences to you and grieve the loss to the field. On...
Posted: Monday, January 27
Announcement | New PAPPG Effective On or After June 1, 2020
NSF has issued a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1). The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted or due, and awards made, on or after June 1, 2020. Both versions of the PAPPG (19-1 and 20-1) can be found in our NSF Proposal Toolkit. The 19-1 version is effective until May 31, 2020. NSF will be hosting a webinar on...
Posted: Monday, January 27
Project | CAREER: Exploring Teacher Noticing of Students' Multimodal Algebraic Thinking
This project investigates and expands teachers' learning to notice in two important ways. First, the research expands beyond teachers' noticing of written and verbal thinking to attend to gesture and other aspects of embodied and multimodal thinking. Second, the project focuses on algebraic thinking and seeks specifically to understand how teacher noticing relates to the content of algebra....
Posted: Thursday, January 23
Project | CAREER: Promoting Equitable and Inclusive STEM Contexts in High School
This project focuses on fostering equitable and inclusive STEM contexts with attention to documenting and reducing adolescents' experiences of harassment, bias, prejudice and stereotyping. This research will contribute to understanding of the current STEM educational climates in high schools and will help to identify factors that promote resilience in the STEM contexts, documenting how K-12...
Posted: Thursday, January 23
Project | CAREER: Job Embedded Education on Computational Thinking for Rural STEM Discipline Teachers
This project will develop a professional development model that allows rural secondary teachers to learn and develop computational thinking related teaching skills with long-term support and scaffolds in place to both build their knowledge and the long-term capacity of their school districts.
Posted: Thursday, January 23
Project | CAREER: Investigation of Beginning Teachers' Expertise to Teach Mathematics via Reasoning and Proof
This project aims to develop the knowledge to teach reasoning and proving with secondary teacher candidates, and to follow them into they first years of independent practice to better understand how they are using that knowledge.  The goals of the project are to better understand how beginning teachers' knowledge, dispositions, and proof-related practices evolve over time, and how the...
Posted: Thursday, January 23
Project | CAREER: Supporting Model Based Inference as an Integrated Effort Between Mathematics and Science
This project will design opportunities for mathematics and science teachers to coordinate their instruction to support a more coherent approach to teaching statistical model-based inference in middle school. It will prepare teachers to help more students develop a deeper understanding of ideas and practices related to measurement, data, variability, and inference and to use these tools togenerate...
Posted: Thursday, January 23
Project | CAREER: Developing Elementary Preservice Teachers' Understandings and Abilities to Support Emerging Bilingual Students Scientific Sensemaking
This project will study ways to improve classroom instruction grounded in science practices to address inequities in science education for emerging bilingual students. The project will create research-based resources for teacher educators that focus on developing preservice elementary teachers' understanding and abilities to support emerging bilingual students' engagement in science practices.
Posted: Thursday, January 23
Resource | Helping K-12 Teachers Get Unstuck with Scratch: The Design of an Online Professional Learning Experience
K-12 introductory programming experiences are often highly scaffolded, and it can be challenging for teachers and learners to transition from these scaffolded experiences to experiences of learner-directed creative work, where learners are solving problems and fluently expressing ideas through code. Learners can often "get stuck" in this creative process due to a number of different factors: (1)...
Posted: Tuesday, January 21
Early Career News | Former CADRE Fellows receive new NSF CAREER awards
Three former CADRE Fellows are among the recipients of recent NSF CAREER awards: Carlos Nicolas Gomez (2014-15 Fellow), María González-Howard (2015-16 Fellow), and Joel Mejia (2013-14 Fellow).
Posted: Friday, January 17
Early Career News | Quantitative Research Methods for STEM Education Scholars Program
Applications for open for the NSF-funded Quantitative Research Methods for STEM Education Scholars Program (NSF QRM Scholars Program), presented by the University of Maryland, College Park. The program pairs early career faculty and postdoctoral fellows with quantitative mentors to help researchers develop their skills in design, measurement, and analysis.
Posted: Friday, January 17

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