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Announcement | Twitter Chat on Modeling, Mar 8 at 9PM EST
CADRE teamed up with NSTA to organize a Twitter chat on scientific modeling in grades K-5. The #NSTAchat Twitter chat was facilitated by NSTA. National Science Foundation-funded education researchers answered questions (such as those below) and shared their expertise. Participants shared their resources and experiences. What does modeling look like in the classroom? What makes models and modeling...
Posted: Wednesday, March 07
Webform | CADRE Fellows PI Meeting Form
The 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting will take place June 6-8, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Please answer the questions below by Tuesday, March 13, 2018, so that we can arrange your stay at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The mock proposal review is expected to take place at 12:00pm on June 6, so please plan to be at hotel in advance of that session. The meeting will conclude by 2:00pm on June 8; you should...
Posted: Tuesday, March 06
Resource | Writing a Scientific Explanation
American Museum of Natural History. (2018). Writing a Scientific Explanation. Retrieved from https://www.amnh.org/explore/curriculum-collections/integrating-literacy....
Posted: Monday, March 05
Resource | Disruptions in Ecosystems
American Museum of Natural History. (2018). Middle School: Disruptions in Ecosystems. Retrieved from https://www.nextgenscience.org/resources/middle-school-disruptions-ecosy...
Posted: Monday, March 05
Resource | Classroom Videos from Disruptions in Ecosystems Unit
Kastel, D. (2017, August 25). Classroom videos from disruptions in ecosystems unit [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2017/08/25/ngss-from-theory-to-prac...
Posted: Monday, March 05
Resource | Science as experience, exploration, and experiments: elementary teachers’ notions of ‘doing science’
Much of the literature on science teaching suggests that elementary teachers lack relevant prior experiences with science. This study begins to reframe the deficit approach to research in scienceteaching by privileging the experiences elementary teachers have had with science – both in and out of schools – throughout their lives. Our work uses identity as a lens to examine the complexities of...
Posted: Tuesday, February 27
Resource | Using a video club design to promote teacher attention to students' ideas in science
Science education stakeholders worldwide are engaged in efforts to support teachers' noticing and making sense of students' thinking in science. Here we introduce the design of a science teaching video club and present a study of its implementation. The current design extends prior research on video clubs as a form of professional development for supporting mathematics teachers. Results indicate...
Posted: Tuesday, February 27
Resource | Teachers’ Noticing of Students’ Thinking in Science Through Classroom Artifacts: In What Ways Are Science and Engineering Practices Evident?
Building on the work of teacher noticing, this study investigated teachers’ noticing of students’ thinking evident in artifacts from their science teaching context. Prior work on teachers’ noticing inscience has generally focused on noticing students’ thinking surrounding specific disciplinary content. We asked 20 elementary teachers to identify and discuss an artifact that represented their...
Posted: Tuesday, February 27
Newsletter | February 2018 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues,   CADRE has opened registration for the 2018 DRK–12 PI Meeting to invited DRK–12 and STEM+C PIs. (Note: a reminder invitation will be sent out later this week to invited PIs who have not yet registered. Please keep an eye on your inbox). The meeting will be held June 6–8 in Washington, D.C. We have also announced a Call for Proposals (session submission deadline: March 13), and...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Announcement | CADRE Opens 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting Registration and Call for Proposals
CADRE, the resource network for the NSF’s DRK-12 program, is pleased to invite a group of DRK-12 and STEM+C PIs to the 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting on June 6-8 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C. The overarching goal of the 2018 PI meeting is to engage DRK-12 and STEM+C awardees in building and sharing new knowledge, best practices, and tools critical to increasing the...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Announcement | What are your colleagues working on?
Thank you to everyone who submitted their project websites, recent publications, and upcoming presentations via our survey. To view the results, visit: http://cadrek12.org/resources/dr-k-12-publications-presentations-and-web...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Event | Challenges in the CS classroom: Perspectives from students with learning and attention disorders
Presenters: Sarah Wille, Amy Cassata DESCRIPTION Efforts to expand K-12 computer science (CS) education opportunities across the U.S. include the new AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course, designed to attract a wide range of learners and broaden participation in the study of CS. An important step in diversifying participation in CS broadly involves understanding the range of challenges...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Teacher learning in a combined professional development intervention
The study examines geometry teachers' video club discussions in a two-year professional development intervention that combined lesson study, video clubs, and animation discussions to promote teacher noticing of students' prior knowledge. Most discussions pertained to student conceptions (78%), followed by pedagogy (19%). Discussion of students' prior knowledge surfaced only when talking about...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Learning and Teaching Measurement: Coordinating Quantity and Number
Smith, J. P., & Barrett, J. E. (2017). The learning and teaching of measurement: Coordinating quantity and number. In J. Cai (Ed.), Compendium for research in mathematics education (pp. 355–385). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | STEAM-Based Interventions in Computer Science: Understanding Feedback Loops in the Classroom
Many organizations are seeking to address the need for greater numbers of computer scientists in the US, and in particular, more women and underrepresented minorities. It is not uncommon to develop curriculum that relies heavily on cutting edge technology and computing tools designed to make computing more compelling. Many curriculum developers are seeking to promote creativity as a part of...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | How to envision equitable mathematics instruction: Views of U.S. and Korean preservice teachers
Lee, J., Kim, J-H., Kim, S-M., & Lim, W. (2018). How to envision equitable mathematics instruction: Views of U.S. and Korean preservice teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 69, 275–288. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.10.010
Posted: Monday, February 26
Announcement | OER Webinar Resources
On February 14, CADRE hosted a webinar on freely available, openly-licensed open education resources (OER) in K-12 STEM. Panelists and participants discussed the current demand for OER and opportunities for NSF-funded projects to contribute; key considerations, opportunities, and challenges for individuals, projects, and organizations developing OER (e.g., intellectual property and financial...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Moving toward approximations of practice in teacher professional development: Learning to summarize a problem-based lesson
González, G. (2018). Moving toward approximations of practice in teacher professional development: Learning to summarize a problem-based lesson. In R. Zazkis, & P. Herbst (Eds.), Scripting approaches in mathematics education: Mathematical dialogues in research and practice (pp. 115–146). New York, NY: Springer.
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Turn-Taking and Chatting in Collaborative Music Live Coding
Co-located collaborative live coding is a potential approach to network music and to the music improvisation practice known as live coding. A common strategy to support communication between live coders and the audience is the use of a chat window. However, paying attention to simultaneous multi-user actions, such as chat texts and code, can be too demanding to follow. In this paper, we explore...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Directing focus and enabling inquiry with representations of practice: Written cases, storyboards, and teacher education
We discuss affordances and liabilities of using a storyboard to depict a written case of a teacher’s dilemma that involves race, opportunity to learn, and student community. We rely on reflections by the teacher educator who authored the written case and later depicted it as a storyboard to use it with his preservice teachers (PSTs). The analysis involved, first, organizing the signifiers in each...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Children’s Measurement: A Longitudinal Study of Children’s Knowledge and Learning of Length, Area, and Volume
Quantitative reasoning and measurement competencies support the development of mathematical and scientific thinking in children in the early and middle grades and are fundamental to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The sixteenth Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) monograph is a report on a four-year-long multisite longitudinal study that...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Designing Simulations to Learn About Pre-service Teachers’ Capabilities with Eliciting and Interpreting Student Thinking
This chapter focuses on the design of simulation assessments to learn about pre-service teachers’ capabilities with eliciting and interpreting student thinking. We present a simulation assessment and show what a performance on that assessment can reveal about a pre-service teacher’s eliciting and interpreting skills, as well as their mathematical knowledge for teaching. We consider the specific...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Authenticity and Personal Creativity: How EarSketch Affects Student Persistence
McKlin, T., Magerko, B., Lee, T., Wanzer, D., Edwards, D., & Freeman, J. (2018). Authenticity and personal creativity: How EarSketch affects student persistence. In Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2018). New York, NY: ACM Publications.
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Methods and Strategies: What’s the Story?
This column provides ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This month’s issue discusses using the 5E learning cycle to create coherent storylines. Lipsitz, K., Cisterna, D., & Hanuscin, D. (2017). The 5E Learning Cycle: What’s the story? Science and Children, 55(4), 76–80.
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | The roles of engineering notebooks in shaping elementary engineering student discourse and practice
Engineering design challenges offer important opportunities for students to learn science and engineering knowledge and practices. This study examines how students’ engineering notebooks across four units of the curriculum Engineering is Elementary (EiE) support student work during design challenges. Through educational ethnography and discourse analysis, transcripts of student talk and action...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Evaluation of three interventions teaching area measurement as spatial structuring to young children
We evaluated the effects of three instructional interventions designed to support young children’s understanding of area measurement as a structuring process. Replicating microgenetic procedures we used in previous research with older children to ascertain whether we can build these competencies earlier, we also extended the previous focus on correctness to include analyses of children’s use of...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Examining the Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching of Proving in Scenarios Written by Pre-service Teachers
In this chapter, we examine what aspects of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching of Proving (MKT-P) can be observed in written scenarios of classroom interactions, produced by pre-service teachers (PSTs) of mathematics. A group of 27 elementary and middle school PSTs completed an online interactive module, intended to trigger reflection on, and crystallization of their knowledge of the roles of...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Ambitious Science Teaching
Ambitious Science Teaching outlines a powerful framework for science teaching to ensure that instruction is rigorous and equitable for students from all backgrounds. The practices presented in the book are being used in schools and districts that seek to improve science teaching at scale, and a wide range of science subjects and grade levels are represented. The book is organized around four sets...
Posted: Friday, February 23
Resource | Uncovering the Skills That Preservice Teachers Bring to Teacher Education: The Practice of Eliciting a Student’s Thinking
Although teacher education is the formal means by which novices are prepared for teaching, they come having already had significant experience in schools. Preservice teachers have formed habits of “teaching” which influence their learning to teach. This article reports a study of the specific knowledge of and skills with teaching practice that novices bring to teacher education with respect to...
Posted: Friday, February 23
Resource | Our Watershed
Marcum-Dietrich, N., Kerlin, S., Staudt, C., & Daniels, M. (2018). Our watershed. The Science Teacher, 85(2).
Posted: Friday, February 23

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