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Event | EHR Core Research Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504924
Posted: Tuesday, October 23
Event | EHR Core Research Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504924
Posted: Tuesday, October 23
Resource | Improving the preparation of novice secondary science teachers for English learners: A proof of concept study
This proof of concept study investigated a secondary science teacher preparation intervention in six university programs across Arizona, California, and Texas. Researchers and science method instructors (SMIs) collaboratively restructured respective science method courses to hold fidelity to an interrelated set of instructional practices that attend to science learning as envisioned in a...
Posted: Monday, October 22
Resource | Towards Meaningful Physics Recognition: What does this recognition actually look like?
In the February 2017 issue of The Physics Teacher, an article was presented that highlighted the importance of high school physics teachers in inspiring women in physics, particularly by recognizing them as being a “physics person.”1 Drawing on data from over 900 female undergraduates in physics, the article showed that the largest fraction became interested in physics careers during high school...
Posted: Monday, October 22
Event | NSF Cyberlearning Solicitation
In this webinar, NSF Program Officers Amy Baylor and Tatiana Korelsky will discuss the NSF Cyberlearning solicitation, Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. Learn more and register.
Posted: Monday, October 22
Event | Rapid Community Reports
CIRCL is working towards the launch of a new, online, peer-reviewed Rapid Community Report (RCR) Series for short form research papers — like primers, workshop reports, and design reflections — that do not normally fit in a journal and deserve wider dissemination than a conference presentation. Attend this webinar to learn about and help shape this new publication opportunity. Learn more and...
Posted: Monday, October 22
Resource | Teacher’s Toolkit: The Argumentation Toolkit
This column provides how-to strategies and practical advice for the science teacher. A resource for integrating argumentation into your science classroom. González-Howard, M., Marco-Bujosa, L., McNeill, K. L., Goss, M., & Loper, S. (2018). Teacher’s Toolkit: The Argumentation Toolkit. Science Scope.
Posted: Monday, October 22
Resource | Engineering Encounters: Engineering a Model of the Earth as a Water Filter
This column describes creating a classroom culture for engineering. Noting the importance of infiltration in the water cycle and in the supply of essential groundwater led the authors to develop an engineering activity in which students are challenged to build a stackable filter using the Earth process of infiltration as a model. Kilpatrick, J., Marcum-Dietrich, N., Wallace, J., & Staudt, C...
Posted: Monday, October 22
Resource | Why and how do middle school students exchange ideas during science inquiry?
Science is increasingly characterized by participation in knowledge communities. To meaningfully engage in science inquiry, students must be able to evaluate diverse sources of information, articulate informed ideas, and share ideas with peers. This study explores how technology can support idea exchanges in ways that value individuals’ prior ideas, and allow students to use these ideas to...
Posted: Monday, October 22
Event | STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505006&org=DRL&sel_org=....
Posted: Friday, October 19
Posted: Friday, October 19
Announcement | New Brief and Video on Early Childhood STEM Education
A new CADRE brief, Considerations for STEM Education from PreK through Grade 3, draws on research and development supported by the National Science Foundation to highlight important considerations about STEM educational experiences for young children and professional learning for educators who provide those experiences. Read the Brief Additional resources and a new video are available on our...
Posted: Thursday, October 11
Announcement | The Use of Theory in Research on Broadening Participation in PreK–12 STEM Education
This new CADRE 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. It reflects the results of a synthesis process with a volunteer group of principal investigators (PIs). It offers information that might not be easily found or accessible, partly...
Posted: Thursday, October 11
Project | Algebraic Learning and Cognition in Learning Disabled Students
The project is a longitudinal assessment of the prerequisite (e.g. fractions), cognitive (e.g. working memory), and non-cognitive (e.g. math anxiety) factors that dynamically influence 7-9th grade students' algebraic learning and cognition, with a focus on students with learning disabilities in mathematics. The study will provide the most comprehensive assessment of the development of algebra...
Posted: Thursday, October 04
Event | Preparing Clear and Effective Budgets and Budget Justifications
It is the job of the Principal Investigator (PI) to ensure that the project narrative, budget, and budget justification tell a single, connected story that makes a convincing argument for funding. It is also the PI’s responsibility to ensure that all of these follow the National Science Foundation (NSF) guidelines, based on the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) and the...
Posted: Wednesday, October 03
Event | Virtual Office Hours for NSF AISL Applicants
Learn more: http://informalscience.org/news-views/virtual-office-hours-nsf-aisl-appl...  
Posted: Friday, September 28
Event | Virtual Office Hours for NSF AISL Applicants
Learn more: http://informalscience.org/news-views/virtual-office-hours-nsf-aisl-appl...
Posted: Friday, September 28
Newsletter | September 2018 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, We received many qualified applicants for the 2018-19 CADRE Fellows program and will announce acceptances in our October newsletter. Thank you to applicants and nominating awardees!   For those interested in STEM education policy, the White House convened stakeholders this summer to help inform the development of the 2018-2023 strategic plan for implementing STEM Education...
Posted: Wednesday, September 26
Announcement | CASIS (International Space Station) Partnering Opportunity
A critical goal for the National Science Foundation is to “develop a robust research community that can conduct rigorous research and evaluation that will support excellence in STEM education and that integrates research and education”. The International Space Station (ISS) is a perfect laboratory for such integration on a variety of potential DRK-12, AISL, ITEST, Cyberlearning projects and other...
Posted: Monday, September 24
Announcement | NSF DRK-12 Solicitation Webinar Slides & Recording
View slides and recordings from the 2018 DRK-12 Solicitation Webinars. For more proposal resources, visit our NSF Proposal Toolkit. 
Posted: Thursday, September 13
Announcement | NSF 2026 Idea Machine Challenge Details
The 2026 Idea Machine Challenge for future basic science research funding has been launched. The winners will help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering, earn cash prizes and receive public recognition.  Do you have the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the National Science Foundation? How to get involved: Submit an entry yourself or on behalf of...
Posted: Wednesday, September 12
Project | Teacher Professional Learning to Support Student Motivational Competencies During Science Instruction (Collaborative Research: Linnenbrink-Garcia)
This project will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and science teachers to identify a set of practices that science teachers can readily incorporate into their planning and instruction. The project will design, develop, and test a research-based professional learning approach to help middle school science teachers effectively support and sustain student motivational...
Posted: Monday, September 10
Project | Using Technology to Capture Classroom Interactions: The Design, Validation, and Dissemination of a Formative Assessment of Instruction Tool for Diverse K-8 Mathematics Classrooms
This project will refine, expand, and validate a formative assessment tool called Math Habits Tool (MHT) for kindergarten through 8th grade classrooms. MHT is intended to capture and understand patterns of in-the-moment teacher-student and student-student classroom interactions in ways that can promote more equitable access to high quality math learning experiences for all students.
Posted: Monday, September 10
Project | Accelerating Higher Order Thinking and STEM Content Learning Among Students with Learning Disabilities
The purpose of this project is to develop and refine an innovative Google-platform based application called CORGI for use with middle school students in physical, life, and earth science classrooms. The new version, CORGI_2, will include supports for content learning and higher order thinking and will pair with the cloud-based applications of the Google environment to offer multiple means of...
Posted: Monday, September 10
Project | Teacher Professional Learning to Support Student Motivational Competencies During Science Instruction (Collaborative Research: Marchand)
This project will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and science teachers to identify a set of practices that science teachers can readily incorporate into their planning and instruction. The project will design, develop, and test a research-based professional learning approach to help middle school science teachers effectively support and sustain student motivational...
Posted: Monday, September 10
Project | Teacher Professional Learning to Support Student Motivational Competencies During Science Instruction (Collaborative Research: Harris)
This project will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and science teachers to identify a set of practices that science teachers can readily incorporate into their planning and instruction. The project will design, develop, and test a research-based professional learning approach to help middle school science teachers effectively support and sustain student motivational...
Posted: Monday, September 10
Project | Building Sustainable Networked Instructional Leadership in Elementary Mathematics Through a University Partnership with a Large Urban District
The goal of this project is to build instructional leadership capacity in teachers and school-based leaders in a network of underperforming elementary schools with limited resources. Through design-based improvement research, the project is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of elementary teacher leaders and principals to develop a shared vision and provide ongoing...
Posted: Monday, September 10
Project | Usable Measures of Teacher Understanding: Exploring Diagnostic Models and Topic Analysis as Tools for Assessing Proportional Reasoning for Teaching
This project seeks to measure the kinds of knowledge developed in professional development (PD) programs that have been shown to matter for teachers' classroom practices and their students' learning. The project aims to develop an assessment that identifies patterns in the teachers' learning in a way that helps drive subsequent PD.The overall goal of this project is to pursue a potentially...
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Project | Professional Development Supports for Teaching Bioinformatics through Mobile Learning
This project will investigate the professional development supports needed for teaching bioinformatics at the high school level. The project team will work with biology and mathematics teachers to co-design instructional modules to engage students with core bioinformatics concepts and computational literacies, by focusing on local community health issues supported through mobile learning...
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Project | Translating a Video-based Model of Teacher Professional Development to an Online Environment
This project will adapt an effective in-person teacher professional development model to an online approach. A defining feature of the Science Teachers Learning from Lesson Analysis (STeLLA) Professional Development program is its use of videos of classroom instruction and examples of student work to promote teacher learning. Adapting the STeLLA program to an online learning model can reach a...
Posted: Thursday, August 30

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