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Announcement | Invitation to Validate Mathematics Coaching Knowledge and Access Other Coaching Instruments
Project Title: Examining Mathematics Coaching PI/Co-PIs: David Yopp, PI, Montana State University; Elizabeth Burroughs, Co-PI, Montana State University; John Sutton, Co-PI, RMC Research Corporation, Denver, CO Project Update:   The “Examining Mathematics Coaching” Project (EMC), a new five-year research study funded by The National Science Foundation, is approaching the end of its first program...
Posted: Tuesday, June 22
Event | 2010 CADRE Website Orientation
For those that weren't able to attend the June 10th website orientation, we're offering a second "make-up" orientation to the CADRE website. You can also access the recording of the original presentation, here. 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...
Posted: Thursday, June 17
Announcement | CADRE Webinar online!
If you missed our webinar on June 10th (Orientation to the CADRE website), you can watch it online.    
Posted: Wednesday, June 16
Announcement | NGA & CCSSO launch Common Core State Standards
Suwanee, GA – June 2, 2010 – Today, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released a set of state-led education standards, the Common Core State Standards <http://www.corestandards.org/> , at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, GA. The English-language arts and mathematics standards for grades K-...
Posted: Wednesday, June 02
Project | GeoGebra 2010 Conference in North America
This project provides partial support for the First North American GeoGebra Conference, GeoGebra-NA2010, to be held July 27-28, 2010 at Ithaca College. The global mission of this conference is to build a community of mathematicians, mathematics educators, and classroom teachers who can develop the potential of GeoGebra and other similar software for transformation of mathematics instruction and...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | Algebra: A Challenge at the Crossroads of Policy and Practice
This project is reviewing and analyzing policy documents and studies related to Algebra I learning and teaching, in order to (1) gain a better understanding of algebra education in the United States; and (2) conduct an accounting of research questions that have and have not been taken up by policy documents to date. The results are to be disseminated to both the mathematics education research...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | Workshop on Assessment of 21st Century Skills
This project will hold a two-day workshop on assessing 21st century skills building on two previous workshops. The previous workshops expressed the need for assessments that can measure the attainment of 21st century skills. This workshop is to describe research on assessment of 21st century skills to inform policies and practices.
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | CAREER: Exploring the Role of Variability as an Organizing Concept for the Teaching and Learning of Statistical Reasoning in Middle School
This CAREER project explores interrelated research questions: (1) What understandings of variability can provide conceptual support for the scheme of ideas that underlie statistical inference--making claims about a population on the basis of samples? (2) What conceptions about variability do students bring to study of data analysis and statistical reasoning in middle grades? (3) How can...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | CAREER: Teaching and Learning Social Science Inquiry and Spatial Reasoning with GIS
This research project aims to explore and understand how geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to promote and teach spatial thinking and social science inquiry skills. It addresses the research question: What are effective teaching practices using GIS to teach spatial thinking and social science inquiry in middle-school and undergraduate classrooms? This program will study the...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | CAREER: Teaching Practices That Support Fraction-Based Algorithmic Thinking
The research and educational activities of this project focus on advancing the field in the area of fraction operation algorithm development. The goal of this research is to identify core mathematical teaching practices that engage and support students in algorithmic thinking associated with fraction operations. The educational product of this work will be written educational materials that can...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | CAREER: Changing the Landscape: Towards the Development of a Physics Identity in High School
This project will contribute to the understanding of how high school physics can have a positive impact on students' self-perceptions, impacting important educational outcomes in this subject matter. Its focus is on the development of a positive physics identity (self-perceptions with respect to physics in terms of competence, performance, interest, and recognition by others) among high school...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
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