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Project Spotlight | Curriculum: Practitioner Selection, Adaptation, and Design
Paradigm shifts in current national standards, efforts to broaden participation, innovations in instructional technologies, and the increasing availability of digital and open education resources have transformed the landscape of STEM instructional materials. These changes call for new kinds of curricula, and while many DRK-12 projects engage practitioners as critical partners in developing these...
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Event | NSF INCLUDES Network Live Conversation: What do we mean by intersectionality?
Join NSF INCLUDES as we engage in a live conversation about the intersectionality of personal identity and how embracing it is vital in broadening participation in STEM. We will discuss the CADRE published blog, 3 Ways Intersectionality Can Help You Predict the Future (Or, at least provide you job security) by Courtney P. Benjamin, Ph.D. Candidate, Washington State University.   Our live...
Posted: Thursday, November 14
Resource | Dissemination Toolkit: General Communication Resources
Explore additional tips, resources, and toolkits on communication about research and development: 6 Tips for Research Dissemination Best-PracticeTips from the co-founder and CEO of the University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN), include examples of common mistakes and successful research dissemination strategies. Changing the Public Conversation on Social ProblemsWritten by the Frameworks...
Posted: Friday, November 08
Event | Impact Evaluation Essentials: Why, What and How
Presenter(s): Lyssa Wilson Becho, Michael Lesiecki Impact evaluation can be a powerful way to assess the long-term or broader effects of a project. Attention to causal inference, which attributes change to the project and its activities, sets impact evaluation apart from other types of evaluation. Impact evaluation can support deeper learning and direction for project scaling and future...
Posted: Thursday, November 07
Posted: Thursday, October 24
Resource | How Place-based Science Education Strategies can Support Equity for Students, Teachers, and Communities
This brief describes how to support equity for students, teachers, and communities through place-based science education strategies. Coleman, S., Chinn, P., Morrison, D., & Kaupp, L. (2019). How place-based science education strategies can support equity for students, teachers, and communities. STEM Teaching Tools.
Posted: Wednesday, October 23
Resource | Hurricane with a History: Hawaiian Newspapers Illuminate an 1871 Storm
In this article, authors explain how 114 years of Hawaiian-language newspapers starting in 1834 extend our knowledge of natural disasters into the nineteenth century and to precontact times. Businger, S., Nogelmeier, M. P., Chinn, P. W. U., & Schroeder. T. (2018). Hurricane with a history: Hawaiian newspapers illuminate an 1871 storm. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 137-147.
Posted: Wednesday, October 23
Early Career News | Critically Examining Whiteness in Culturally Responsive Education
Christa Haverly (2018-19 CADRE Fellow) wrote this DRK-12 Community Voices blog as part of CADRE's Spotlight on Culturally Responsive STEM Education.
Posted: Tuesday, October 22
Announcement | FastLane and Research.gov Unavailable over Veterans Day Holiday Weekend
Announcement from NSF: Please be advised that FastLane and Research.gov will be unavailable from Friday, November 8 at 8:00 PM EST until Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 AM EST. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is migrating its business applications to a modern and flexible platform from November 8 at 8:00 PM EST through November 12 at 6:00 AM EST. As part of this effort, NSF will also upgrade...
Posted: Tuesday, October 22
Blog | Critically Examining Whiteness in Culturally Responsive Education
Culturally responsive teaching is responsive to students’ lived experiences, cultural repertoires of practice, linguistic resources, and other ways of knowing and being in this world. Here I take up race, recognizing that this is just one part of the culturally responsive story. To that end, though I am cautious to center another White voice in a conversation about culturally responsive teaching...
Posted: Tuesday, October 22
Newsletter | October 2019 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, We are excited to announce the 2019-20 CADRE Fellows, selected from an outstanding pool of applicants. We look forward to learning more about their work in the year ahead. Thank you to all who nominated an applicant, and in advance, to those of you who will share your experience and expertise with them in the coming year. This newsletter also includes a Spotlight on Culturally...
Posted: Tuesday, October 22
Resource | Socio-Ecological Scales of Time
This graphic is designed to support students, teachers, and families in thinking across timescales to understand socio-ecological relationships to place across time.
Posted: Monday, October 21
Resource | Socio-Ecological Histories of Place Teaching Tool
This resource serves as a guide for how to use Histories of Place in planning and instruction.
Posted: Monday, October 21
Resource | Rhizome and Seasonal Storyline for Field-based Science
This tool, Rhizome, contains three foundational pillars: complex socio-ecological systems, nature-culture relations, and field-based science learning, with student learning and sense making made central. The Seasonal Storyline engages learners and their families in field-based science that connects family knowledge and place-based, student-led investigations.
Posted: Monday, October 21
Resource | CRIS 7e Lesson Plan Template
The CRIS “7e” lesson plan template, adapted from the Next Generation Science “5e”, centers the importance of including Elders and Environment in Indigenous STEM teaching and learning. The template is a way for teachers to weave Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Western Science into lessons, and has been formative in helping team members integrate community knowledge and land-based...
Posted: Friday, October 18
Event | NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants Solicitation - Q&A with NSF on November 7th
The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub will be hosting a live Question & Answer session with NSF on November 7th from 1:00pm-ET to 2:00pm-ET to discuss the recently announced NSF INCLUDES Planning Solicitation. The NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants (19-600) are relatively small grants to support planning efforts necessary to build capacity to establish future centers, alliances, or other large-scale...
Posted: Friday, October 18
Project Spotlight | Culturally Responsive STEM Education
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the student population in the U.S. is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. Providing quality, equitable STEM education for PreK-12 students, particularly students who have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields, requires curriculum, instruction, and assessment that value their cultural practices and reflect their lived experiences. In this...
Posted: Monday, October 14
Early Career News | Contrast, Commonality, and a Call for Clarity: A Review of the Use of Core Practices in Teacher Education
Dana Grosser-Clarkson (2015-16 CADRE Fellow) and Michael A. Neel published this article in the Journal for Teacher Education.
Posted: Wednesday, October 09
Event | Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504984&org=EHR&sel_org=...
Posted: Tuesday, October 08
Event | NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants Solicitation - Q&A with NSF on October 8th!
The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub will be hosting a live Question & Answer session with NSF on October 8th from 2:00pm-ET to 3:00pm-ET to discuss the recently announced NSF INCLUDES Planning Solicitation. The NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants (19-600) are relatively small grants to support planning efforts necessary to build capacity to establish future centers, alliances, or other large-scale...
Posted: Friday, October 04
Event | American Evaluation Association AEA Evaluation 2019 Conference; Minneapolis, MN
To learn more, visit https://www.evaluationconference.org/.
Posted: Thursday, October 03
Posted: Thursday, October 03
Announcement | Postdoctoral Fellow Position Available October 1, 2019
The Biologically Inspired Design for Engineering Education (BIRDEE) program, a newly funded Discover Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) project, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will join a multidisciplinary team of academic and research faculty, teachers, and learning scientists to develop and assess Biologically Inspired Design (BID) units for high school engineering courses. ...
Posted: Tuesday, October 01
Announcement | NSF Job Opportunities
NSF is seeking a program officer with expertise in research or development of media in STEM education. Learn more In addition, NSF is seeking temporary program officers with research and development expertise in one or more of the following areas at the pre-K-12 level: science education research (e.g., the learning and teaching of biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics); and mathematics or...
Posted: Monday, September 30
Slideshow | STEM Pathways
Posted: Monday, September 30
Resource | STEM-focused High Schools as a Strategy for Enhancing Readiness for Postsecondary STEM Programs
The logic underlying inclusive STEM high schools (ISHSs) posits that requiring all students to take advanced college preparatory STEM courses while providing student-centered, reform-oriented instruction, ample student supports, and real-world STEM experiences and role models will prepare and inspire students admitted on the basis of STEM interest rather than prior achievement for postsecondary...
Posted: Wednesday, September 25
Resource | Expanding STEM Opportunities Through Inclusive STEM Focused High Schools
Inclusive STEM high schools (ISHSs) (where STEM is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) admit students on the basis of interest rather than competitive examination. This study examines the central assumption behind these schools—that they provide students from subgroups underrepresented in STEM with experiences that equip them academically and attitudinally to enter and stay in the...
Posted: Wednesday, September 25
Resource | Broadening Participation in STEM College Majors: Effects of Attending a STEM-focused High School
To increase participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers, some states have promoted inclusive STEM high schools. This study addressed the question of whether these high schools improve the odds that their graduates will pursue a STEM major in college. State higher education records were obtained for students surveyed as seniors in 23 inclusive STEM...
Posted: Wednesday, September 25
Blog | The Frontline of Workforce Development: PreK-12 Education
Jamie is a 17 year-old junior at a Midwestern high school serving an average size community anchored by a regional public university and an agricultural equipment manufacturer. Since middle school he did just enough to keep his grades from attracting remedial attention while falling short of competing for scholarships or elite colleges. With a 2.0 grade point average Jamie was adrift, preferring...
Posted: Wednesday, September 25
Announcement | September 26 #NSTAChat on Technology-Enhanced Assessment at 9 PM ET
On September 26 at 9 PM ET, join @CADREK12, Libby Gerard, Christopher Harris (@chrsharris), J. Bryan Henderson (@JBryanHenderson), Joseph Krajcik (@krajcikjoe), Matt Silberglitt (@silberglitt), and @NSTA for a live Twitter chat on the topic of technology-enhanced assessment in STEM education, the focus of a recent Spotlight.
Posted: Tuesday, September 24