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Event | NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Deadline for Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning fields. Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=DRL&sel_org=DR...
Posted: Friday, December 14
Event | Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) Preliminary Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5501&org=DRL&sel_org=DR...
Posted: Friday, December 14
Event | Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5467&org=DRL&sel_org=DR...
Posted: Friday, December 14
Event | Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Full Proposal Deadline
Deadline for BIO, CISE, EHR. Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214&org=DRL&sel_org=...
Posted: Friday, December 14
Resource | Teaching About Energy
In this article, we draw upon the Conceptual Profile Theory to discuss the negotiation of meanings related to the energy concept in an 11th grade physics classroom. This theory is based on the heterogeneity of verbal thinking, that is, on the idea that any individual or society does not represent concepts in a single way. According to this perspective, the processes of conceptualization consist...
Posted: Thursday, December 13
Resource | Measuring Pedagogy and the Integration of Engineering Design in STEM Classrooms
The present study examined changes in high school biology and technology education pedagogy during the first year of a three-year professional development (PD) program using the INSPIRES educative curriculum. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) calls for the integration of science and engineering through inquiry-based pedagogy that shifts the burden of thinking from the teacher to the...
Posted: Thursday, December 13
Resource | Project Accelerate: Bringing AP® Physics 1 to Underserved Students
Economically disadvantaged and underrepresented high school students in many urban, rural, and small suburban communities don’t have access to Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses either because of a lack of trained teachers, limited or no AP program, or a school history of low participation. Physics is often a “gate keeper” course to entry into physical science, technology, engineering and...
Posted: Thursday, December 13
Resource | Probing the Relevance of Chemical Identity Thinking in Biochemical Contexts
The solving of problems in biochemistry often uses concepts from multiple disciplines such as chemistry and biology. Chemical identity (CI) is a foundational concept in the field of chemistry, and the knowledge, thinking, and practices associated with CI are used to answer the following questions: “What is this substance?” and “How is it different from other substances?” In this study, we...
Posted: Thursday, December 13
Announcement | 2019 STEM for All Video Hall: Call for Presenters
STEM for All Video Showcase: Innovations in STEM Education | May 13 - 20, 2019 | http://stemforall2019.videohall.com/ Call for Presenters! If you are engaged in a federally-funded project to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and computer science education, we invite you to submit a video to the showcase and discuss it with researchers, practitioners, policy makers and...
Posted: Tuesday, December 11
Newsletter | November 2018 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, October was National Disabilities Awareness Month, and December 3 is International Day of Disabled Persons. So this month, CADRE is featuring DRK-12 projects studying STEM education for children and youth with disabilities. In addition to this month's Spotlight, you might also visit CADRE's dissemination toolkit for information and resources about developing accessible products...
Posted: Thursday, November 29
Announcement | What Was Your STEM Spark?
The National Science Foundation seeks to energize the STEM community around the importance of STEM education and is asking its partners, stakeholders and anyone who has a passion science to share the moment that sparked their curiosity about or interest in science, technology, engineering or math. We want you to share the stories of the teachers that encouraged you, the moment you witnessed...
Posted: Thursday, November 29
Resource | Case Studies
Case studies from the FAACT project.
Posted: Wednesday, November 28
Resource | A Handbook and Tool for Uncovering Children’s Conceptions of Fractions
Understand students’ fraction concepts through interview tasks.  Includes tasks and guide to record student thinking.
Posted: Wednesday, November 28
Resource | Principles for Designing Large-Format Refreshable Haptic Graphics Using Touchscreen Devices: An Evaluation of Nonvisual Panning Methods
Touchscreen devices, such as smartphones and tablets, represent a modern solution for providing graphical access to people with blindness and visual impairment (BVI). However, a significant problem with these solutions is their limited screen real estate, which necessitates panning or zooming operations for accessing large-format graphical materials such as maps. Non-visual interfaces cannot...
Posted: Tuesday, November 27
Resource | Touchscreen-Based Haptic Information Access for Assisting Blind and Visually-Impaired Users: Perceptual Parameters and Design Guidelines
Touchscreen-based smart devices, such as smartphones and tablets, offer great promise for providing blind and visually-impaired (BVI) users with a means for accessing graphics non-visually. However, they also offer novel challenges as they were primarily developed for use as a visual interface. This paper studies key usability parameters governing accurate rendering of haptically-perceivable...
Posted: Tuesday, November 27
Resource | Comparing Haptic Pattern Matching on Tablets and Phones: Large Screens Are Not Necessarily Better
Significance: Touchscreen-based, multimodal graphics represent an area of increasing research in digital access for individuals with blindness or visual impairments; yet, little empirical research on the effects of screen size on graphical exploration exists. This work probes if and whenmore screen area is necessary in supporting a patternmatching task.Purpose: Larger touchscreens are thought to...
Posted: Tuesday, November 27
Resource | Initial Understandings of Fraction Concepts Evidenced by Students With Mathematics Learning Disabilities and Difficulties
Documenting how students with learning disabilities (LD) initially conceive of fractional quantities, and how their understandings may align with or differ from students with mathematics difficulties, is necessary to guide development of assessments and interventions that attach to unique ways of thinking or inherent difficulties these students may face understanding fraction concepts. One way to...
Posted: Tuesday, November 27
Resource | Productive Struggle for All: Differentiated Instruction
Lynch, S., Hunt, J.H., & Lewis, K. (2018). Productive struggle for all: Differentiated instruction. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 24(4), 194-201.
Posted: Tuesday, November 27
Resource | 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.
Posted: Tuesday, November 27
Resource | Think-Pair-Show-Share to Increase Classroom Discourse
Anticipating and responding to learner variability can make using talk moves complex. The authors fuse Universal Design for Learning (UDL), differentiation, and talk moves into three key planning and pedagogy considerations. Hunt, J. H., MacDonald, B., Lambert, R., Sugita, T., & Silva, J. (2018). Think, pair, show, share to increase classroom discourse. Teaching Children Mathematics (Focus...
Posted: Tuesday, November 27
Project Spotlight | Students with Disabilities
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to provide special education and related services to eligible students whose school performance is “adversely affected” by one of the 13 conditions: specific learning disability (including dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing disorder, nonverbal learning disability, other health impairment (e.g., ADHD), autism spectrum...
Posted: Monday, November 26
Resource | 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...
Posted: Tuesday, November 20
Resource | Cross-Case Analysis of Engineering Education Experiences in Inclusive STEM-Focused High Schools in the United States
In an attempt to broaden participation in STEM, a new type of high school is emerging, high schools which include a focus on engineering, have few or no academic admission criteria, and actively involve students of all levels of ability, known as Inclusive STEM High Schools (ISHSs). One aspect of successful ISHSs includes the intentional and explicit integration of engineering learning...
Posted: Tuesday, November 20
Resource | The Impact of Teacher Gender on Girls’ Performance on Programming Tasks in Early Elementary School
Aim/Purpose: The goal of this paper is to examine whether having female robotics teachers positively impacts girls’ performance on programming and robotics tasks. Background: Women continue to be underrepresented in the technical STEM fields such as engineering and computer science. New programs and initiatives are needed to engage girls in STEM beginning in early childhood. The goal of this work...
Posted: Tuesday, November 20
Resource | Fostering high school students’ conceptual understanding and argumentation performance in science through Quality Talk discussions
Flourishing in today's global society requires citizens that are both intelligent consumers and producers of scientific understanding. Indeed, the modern world is facing ever‐more complex problems that require innovative ways of thinking about, around, and with science. As numerous educational stakeholders have suggested, such skills and abilities are not innate and must, therefore, be taught (e....
Posted: Tuesday, November 20
Resource | Promoting Linguistically Diverse Students’ Short-Term and Long-Term Understanding of Chemical Phenomena Using Visualizations
Ensuring that all students, including English language learners (ELLs) who speak English as a second language, succeed in science is more challenging with a shift towards learning through language-intensive science practices suggested by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Interactive visualization technologies have the potential to support science learning for all students, including...
Posted: Tuesday, November 20
Resource | Using a three‐dimensional thinking graph to support inquiry learning
The use of external representations has a potential to facilitate inquiry learning, especially in hypothesis generation and scientific reasoning, which are typical difficulties encountered by students. This study proposes and investigates the effects of a three‐dimensional thinking graph (3DTG) that allows learners to combine in a single image, problem information, subject knowledge (key concepts...
Posted: Tuesday, November 20
Resource | Reframing Inclusive Science Instruction to Support Teachers in Promoting Equitable Three-Dimensional Science Classrooms
In A Framework for K-12 Science Education, the National Research Council frames inclusive science instruction as a collection of strategies for teachers to engage students. In this conceptual article, we reframe inclusive science instruction by examining the literature in science and multicultural education and describe five elements to support teachers in realizing inclusive science instruction...
Posted: Tuesday, November 20
Resource | Elementary Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Structure and Properties of Matter
The Next Generation Science Standards call for changes in not only what is taught in elementary science but also how students engage in the learning experience to develop understanding of core disciplinary ideas. In this study we examined 5th-grade teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for 1 particular core idea: the small particle model (SPM) of matter. We assessed teachers’ initial PCK...
Posted: Tuesday, November 20
Resource | Middle school teachers’ differing perceptions and use of curriculum materials and the common core
Eight middle school mathematics teachers’ perceptions and uses of curriculum materials and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) were investigated. Adapting a noticing framework and models of dialogic instruction and direct instruction, teachers’ noticing practices with curriculum materials and the CCSSM when planning, enacting, and reflecting on lessons were examined. Teachers...
Posted: Tuesday, November 20

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