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Project | CAREER: Supporting Students' Proof Practices Through Quantitative Reasoning in Algebra
The aim of this project is to explore the hypothesis that a curricular focus on quantitative reasoning in middle grades mathematics can enhance development of student skill and understanding about mathematical proof. The project is addressing that hypothesis through a series of studies that include small group teaching experiments with students, professional development work with teachers, and...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | CAREER: Creating Effective, Sustainable Inquiry-Based Instruction in Middle School Science Classrooms
The goal of this project is to improve the quality of middle school science in a select number of schools and to gain insight into effective science professional development practice more generally. The project will focus on the following objectives: (1) increasing the quantity and quality of inquiry-based instruction; (2) facilitating the development and implementation of inquiry-based...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | Engaging Secondary Students and Teachers Through a Proficiency-Based Assessment and Reassessment of Learning Outcomes (PARLO) System in Mathematics
This project is researching the efficacy of a learning and assessment system that emphasizes students' attaining proficiency or better on a limited set of high value learning objectives in Algebra.
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | U.S. National Commission for Mathematics Instruction -- A Conference Grant
This project will include activities such as workshops, conferences and symposia designed to further develop the field of mathematics instruction both nationally and internationally. Specifically, the grant will support (1) a workshop on Chinese and U.S. teacher preparation; (2) a workshop on international comparative assessments in mathematics; and (3) a workshop on challenges in non-university...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | The Bio-Math Connection
This project will develop 15 modules for high school students that connect biology, computation, and mathematics with corresponding teacher materials and professional development activities. The modules will draw on an approach to biological phenomena as involving information processing, in three illustrative areas conducive to learning at the high school level: Bioinformatics and Computational...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | How Do Induction and Continuing Professional Development Affect Beginning Middle School Math Teachers' Instruction and Student Achievement?
This project will study the impact and effect of the use of induction for first year middle grades mathematics teachers in three districts in Tennessee and Kentucky, including rural and urban settings. The purpose of this project is to study the links of components of induction to improved instruction and student achievement.
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | Mathematics for Teaching: A Problem-based Resource for Teachers
This project will produce, publish and disseminate a strong mathematics content curriculum for in-service secondary mathematics teachers and prepare a group of specialized teacher-leaders to deliver this curriculum across the country. Important components of this project are that expert teachers will ensure that the mathematics is relevant to the professional lives of secondary teachers and...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | NCLT: A Center to Develop Nanoscale Science and Engineering Educators with Leadership Capabilities
The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) Center for Learning and Teaching (NCLT) would focus on the research and development of nano-science instructional resources for grades 7-16, related professional development opportunities for 7-12 teachers, and programs infused with nano-science content for education doctoral students.
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Posted: Wednesday, May 26
Event | Webinar on Fidelity of Implementation with Sharon Lynch
Sharon LynchThis webinar is a narrative tracing the development of fidelity of implementation measures for a study of the effectiveness of 3 different middle school science curriculum units. Initially, the study was based on a theory of change that predicted that student outcomes would be affected by teachers’ ability to find and enact instructional strategies that were embedded in the curriculum...
Posted: Friday, May 21
Event | 2010 CADRE Website Orientation
Join us for a virtual tour of the CADRE website where DR K-12 community members will learn how to maximize their project's presence on the website and take full advantage of the site's features and resources. Presenters will also spend time discussing the more advanced functionality on the site. Participants will be able to ask questions regarding any of the material presented or general...
Posted: Friday, May 21
Project | Mathematics and Culture in Micronesia: Integrating Societal Experiences (Macimise)
Founded on ethnomathematics research findings, this project aims to increase the mathematics learning of first-, fourth-, and seventh-grade elementary school Micronesian students. Plans are to develop and field-test culturally and linguistically sensitive grade-level curriculum units in specific mathematics topics, such as number and counting, division of whole numbers and fractions, and elements...
Posted: Wednesday, May 19
Project | A Learning Progression for Scientific Modeling
This project will provide an empirically-supported learning progression for a key scientific practice, scientific modeling. The specific instructional materials created as part of the project can serve as a model other developers can use to design materials supporting scientific modeling and other practices. The model for educative curriculum materials as a form of teacher support can be adapted...
Posted: Wednesday, May 19
Project | Across the Sciences: Multidisciplinary Learning for Teachers through Multimedia
This project will conduct a professional development series to improve the content knowledge of science teachers. "Across the Sciences," a ten-unit series requiring approximately 145 hours to complete, will better qualify 9th and 10th grade science teachers to teach multidisciplinary science courses. Teachers prepared in one science discipline will benefit from opportunities to increase and...
Posted: Wednesday, May 19
Project | Policy Research Initiatives in Science Education (PRISE) to Improve Teaching and Learning in High School Science
This project will use a systems approach to link educational research with policy development to lead to the development of an articulated and coherent system of continuous professional career development that improves the quality of science teaching and makes significant contributions to reducing the current national shortage of qualified high school science teachers.
Posted: Wednesday, May 19
Project | The Science of Atoms and Molecules: Enabling the New Secondary Science Curriculum
The Science of Atoms and Molecules is supplemental material, constituting about 10% of the course work and providing a progressive understanding of the centrality of atomic scale phenomena and their implications in each discipline. Upgrading the computational models developed in the Molecular Workbench, the materials allow students to experience the atomic world and build models that can be used...
Posted: Wednesday, May 19
Project | The Professional Learning Community Model for Alternative Pathways in Teaching Science and Mathematics (PLC-MAP)
This project will develop a Professional Learning Community (PLC) model for engaging science and education researchers from a university with science and mathematics faculty at community colleges to increase the number, quality and diversity of middle school and high school mathematics and science teachers; apply design-based research to assess the effectiveness and replicability of the PLC model...
Posted: Wednesday, May 19
Event | Timely Teachings: Seasons and the Cycles of Night and Day
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010 Time: 4pm EST Participate: http://tinyurl.com/participateMSP2 - the room will open at 3:45pm EST Join us as we discuss two challenging topics in the elementary and middle school curriculum - day and night and seasons from both science and literacy perspectives. We'll review scientific principles, examine common misconceptions and formative assessment strategies, and...
Posted: Wednesday, May 19
Project | Developing the Next Generation of Middle School Science Materials--Investigating and Questioning Our World through Science and Technology (Collaborative Research: Reiser)
This project will design a comprehensive science curriculum for grades 6-8, in which learning performances drive the design of activities and assessments in order to specify how students should be able to use the scientific ideas and skills outlined in standards. The materials contain hands-on experiences, technology tools and reading materials that extend students' first-hand experiences of...
Posted: Wednesday, May 19
Project | Southeast Regional Technical Assistance and Information Workshop for Minority-serving Institutions To Broadening Participation in the National Science Foundation's Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL)
This project will conduct a 1.5 day regional technical assistance and information conference/workshop for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to broaden their participation in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and informal Settings (DRL) programs. The workshop will consist of faculty institutional teams and will develop their research or program ideas and to become more skillful in...
Posted: Wednesday, May 19
Project | Mapping Developmental Trajectories of Students' Conceptions of Integers
This project is using data from interviews with 160 K-12 students and 20 adults to describe common understandings and progressions of development for negative number concepts and operations. The project is motivated by the widely acknowledged finding that students have difficulty mastering key concepts and skills involved in work with integers.
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | Developing an Empirically-tested Learning Progression for the Transformation of Matter to Inform Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Design
A principled framework is created for the development of learning progressions in science that can demonstrate how their use can transform the way researchers, educators and curriculum developers conceptualize important scientific constructs. Using the construct of transformation of matter, which requires understanding of both discrete learning goals and also the connections between them, a...
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | CAREER: Learning About Complex Causality in the Classroom
This project focuses on how children learn to reason about three aspects of complex causality; probabilistic causation; action at a distance; and distributed causality;and how to best support the development of this reasoning in classrooms. Through microgenetic study across the school year with small numbers of students in grades K-6, the study will characterize children's reasoning at different...
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | CAREER: A Study of Strategies and Social Processes That Facilitate the Participation of Latino English Language Learners in Elementary Mathematics Classroom Communities
The project aims to: (1) study resources and strategies for teachers that will facilitate participation of 3rd grade Latino English Language Learners (ELLs) in the mathematics classrooms; (2) develop related teacher professional development (PD) materials; and (3) integrate research and teaching activities. The basic research question is: How can 3rd grade teachers facilitate better mathematics...
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | CAREER: Examining the Role of Context in the Mathematical Learning of Young Children
This project involves a longitudinal, ethnographic study of children's mathematical performances from preschool to first grade in both formal classroom settings and informal settings at school and home. The study seeks to identify opportunities for mathematical learning, to map varied performances of mathematical competence, to chart changes in mathematical performance over time, and to design...
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | Math Snacks: Addressing Gaps in Conceptual Mathematics Understanding with Innovative Media
This project is developing and evaluating effectiveness of 15 - 20 short computer mediated animations and games that are designed to: (1) increase students' conceptual understanding in especially problematic topics of middle grades mathematics; and (2) increase students' mathematics process skills with a focus on capabilities to think and talk mathematically.
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Event | Afterschool, Diversity, Science. SACNAS. Dallas, TX
Science, Technology & Diversity for a Sustainable Future Anaheim, CA September 30-October 03, 2010 Location: Anaheim Convention Center SACNAS provides unparalleled conference activities for students, postdocs, educators, administrators, and researchers in all disciplines of science, mathematics, and engineering. Interdisciplinary, inclusive, and highly interactive, the national meeting...
Posted: Monday, April 26
Event | Diversity, Council for Opportunity in Education, San Diego, CA
Call for Proposals Be a presenter at the Council for Opportunity in Education's 29th Annual Conference in San Diego, CA! The Conference will be held September 1-4, 2010 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. The success of the Annual Conference depends on your active participation! Come share your expertise, successes, and new ventures with your educational opportunity colleagues. Please...
Posted: Monday, April 26
Event | NSF Solicitation: Math and Science Partnerships (MSP) Program
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): October 14, 2010  for Targeted Partnerships For more information, go to: http://hub.mspnet.org/index.cfm/20612
Posted: Monday, April 26
Event | NSF Solicitation: Math and Science Partnerships (MSP) Program
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): July 08, 2010 Institute Partnerships, MSP-Start Partnerships, Phase II Partnerships, RETA Projects For more infomation, go to: http://hub.mspnet.org/index.cfm/20612
Posted: Monday, April 26

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