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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
Event | 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
The ICLS 2010 conference theme, Learning in the Disciplines, invites you to explore the ways disciplinary perspectives can inform the study of learning in educational settings, workplaces, and other contexts. This conference will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines with researchers in the sciences of learning, instruction, and design. These diverse perspectives will be brought...
Posted: Monday, April 26
Event | Inclusion, Disabilities, and Informal Science Learning [CAISE Forum/Online Discussion]
Online discussions in the CAISE Forum: Go to connect.astc.org, set up an account, find the "CAISE Forum," and enroll yourself using the word "informal" as the enrollment key. For more information, go to: http://informalscience.org/event/show/186
Posted: Monday, April 26
Event | Intersection: ISE and Learning Sciences (CAISE Forum/Online discussion)
The goal of the Intersection project is to build capacity and collaboration at the intersection of two fields, informal science education and the learning sciences. Our project supports researchers and practitioners to collaborate on educational research, development, and dissemination projects to advance our knowledge of how people learn in non-school settings and to inform best practices in...
Posted: Monday, April 26
Event | Request For Proposal for the Use of Research Evidence
In 2009, the Foundation released our first Request for Proposals (RFP) on Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of  Research Evidence in Policy and Practice. This RFP reflects our longstanding interest in supporting research that can inform policy and practice that affect youth.    The deadline for letters of inquiry is May 6, 2010.    Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for...
Posted: Monday, April 26
Event | Online Learning in a Hybrid World
As online learning gains traction within brick-and-mortar schools, a hybrid model of face-to-face and Internet-based coursework is emerging as the most popular form of e-instruction. But it takes more than computer access to create a successful hybrid-learning program. Join our expert guests for a discussion of how administrators can incorporate online courses into their students’ school days,...
Posted: Monday, April 05
Event | Draft K-12 Common Core State Standards Feedback Due
DRAFT K-12 COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS AVAILABLE FOR COMMENTNGA Center, CCSSO Release First Official Public Draft WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released the first official public draft of the K-12 standards as part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a process being led...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Event | 2009 DR K-12 PI Meeting
ThemeDR-K12 PI Meeting: Building the knowledge base of teach learning in STEM education PostersYou can view the posters by clicking here. Agenda and Project DescriptionsThe agenda and project descriptions are attached below. Or you can view the agenda ONLINE by clicking here. Advisors2009 DR-K12 PI Meeting Advisors: Cos Fi, Cynthia Sunal, David Carraher, Gary Benenson, Judy Mumme, Karen Keene,...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Event | NSF Regional Grants Conference
NSF Regional Grants Conference The first National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference of fiscal year 2011 will be held in Salt Lake City, UT, and co-hosted by Utah State University and University of Utah, October 25-26, 2010. Key representatives from the National Science Foundation as well as your colleagues - faculty, researchers and grant administrators - representing colleges and...
Posted: Thursday, April 01
Event | ATE Request for Proposals
With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school...
Posted: Tuesday, March 30
Event | FIRE Request for Proposal
FIRE is a new strand of the Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program (NSF 09-601) and it is anticipated that after this first competition, FIRE will be incorporated into the REESE solicitation. The FIRE program seeks to facilitate the process by which scholars can cross disciplinary boundaries to acquire the skills and knowledge that would improve their...
Posted: Tuesday, March 30
Event | NSDL Request for Proposals
In FY2010, the program will accept proposals for large grants in 1) the Pathways track, 2) Pathways - II, 3) specific sub-tracks of Services, and 4) Targeted Research. In all tracks, the program will also accept proposals for small grants that extend or enhance results from existing services, collections, or targeted research activity to enlarge the user audience for the NSDL network or...
Posted: Tuesday, March 30
Project | Introducing Dynamic Number as a Transformative Technology for Number and Early Algebra
This project operationalizes research in number, operation, and early algebra. It builds on the paradigm of Dynamic Geometry (the interactive and continuous manipulation of geometric shapes and constructions) with a new technological paradigm, Dynamic Number, centered on the direct manipulation of numerical representations and constructions. Using The Geometer’s Sketchpad as a starting point, KCP...
Posted: Monday, March 29
Project | Addressing the Needs of the Nation's Physics Teachers through State-of-the-art Video Applications and Contemporary Pedagogy (Collaborative Research: Zollman)
This project extends the Physics Teaching Web Advisory (Pathway) to the full curriculum. Pathway's Synthetic Interviews and related video materials provide pre-service and out-of-field in-service teachers with much needed professional development and well-prepared teachers with new perspectives on teaching physics. Pathway combines state-of-the-art digital video library technology, developed...
Posted: Monday, March 29

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