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PI Meeting Session | Options for DR K-12 Project Evaluations
CADRE is developing a concise "options paper" on project evaluation and invites your feedback in this session. The draft paper, to be distributed to participants, describes challenges in evaluating an R&D project (e.g., how to distinguish between evaluation and the project's research activities). It identifies options for current project leaders, evaluators, and prospective grant applicants...
Posted: Tuesday, May 01
PI Meeting Session | CADRE Curriculum Design SIG
Since the last SIG meeting, a great deal has happened relating to technology in the classroom.  Most notably, the availability and promotion of e-textbooks at the K-12 grade levels have begun to dominate the e-learning landscape. An increased use of a variety of other digital tools designed to enhance learning such as educational games, banks of virtual simulations, and digital assessment...
Posted: Tuesday, May 01
PI Meeting Session | CADRE English Language Learners SIG
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and the forthcoming Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have taken shape during a period of rapidly changing student demographics and continuing science achievement gaps which emphasize issues related to English language learners. In addition to the focus on disciplinary core ideas, the new standards emphasize “practices”— mathematical...
Posted: Tuesday, May 01
Project | CAREER: Adapting Curriculum for Learning in Mathematics Education (ACCLIME): Processes and Factors in Teachers' Evolving Adaptations of Curriculum Materials
The ACCLIME project investigates teachers' uses and adaptations of CMP, an NSF-funded middle school curriculum. The study seeks to better articulate: (1) the ways that teachers adapt CMP over time and how they develop professionally as a result of using the curriculum materials; (2) the connection between district policy, resource development, and teachers' curriculum processes; and (3) the...
Posted: Tuesday, May 01
PI Meeting Session | Options for DR K-12 Project Dissemination and Knowledge Use
CADRE is developing a concise paper, "From Dissemination to Knowledge Use," and invites your feedback in this session. The draft paper, to be distributed to participants, identifies alternatives to conventional dissemination for DR K-12 projects. It briefly describes the relevant research on knowledge use and suggests options for applying this research in ongoing or planned projects. Your...
Posted: Monday, April 30
PI Meeting Session | Luncheon for CADRE Fellows
Posted: Monday, April 30
PI Meeting Session | Informal Networking
Posted: Monday, April 30
PI Meeting Session | A Humbling Challenge—Professional Development that Really “Sticks”
This collaborative session begins with a dilemma—the realization that professional development often falls short of expectations for improving teacher practice and classroom learning. The presenters realize that teaching is a culturally bound endeavor, and changing classroom culture is extremely complex. Their NSF projects are founded on theories of action grounded in research, that is, theories...
Posted: Monday, April 30
Posted: Monday, April 30
Organization | Blue Heron STEM Education
Blue Heron STEM Education provides an array of support for STEM projects, with special emphasis on K-8 curriculum and teacher professional development.
Posted: Sunday, April 29
Organization | Salisbury University
Posted: Saturday, April 28
Posted: Friday, April 27
Announcement | Early Literacy Educator Award
Early Literacy Educator of the Year Award submissions are now being accepted.  Deadline: June 15, 2012 To view the full announcement, visit http://cadrek12.org/sites/default/files/2012ECEAAwardAnnouncement.pdf
Posted: Friday, April 27
Posted: Friday, April 27
Organization | Maggie Miller Consulting
Posted: Thursday, April 26
Publication | Evaluating and Improving a Learning Trajectory for Linear Measurement in Elementary Grades 2 and 3: A Longitudinal Study
We examined children’s development of strategic and conceptual knowledge for linear measurement. We conducted teaching experiments with eight students in grades 2 and 3, based on our hypothetical learning trajectory for length to check its coherence and to strengthen the domain-specific model for learning and teaching.We checked the hierarchical structure of the trajectory by generating formative...
Posted: Tuesday, April 24
Posted: Tuesday, April 24
Posted: Tuesday, April 24
Posted: Friday, April 20
Posted: Friday, April 20
Posted: Thursday, April 19
Posted: Thursday, April 19
Organization | Bridge Multimedia
Posted: Thursday, April 19
Organization | Colorado College
Posted: Wednesday, April 18
Organization | University of Denver (DU)
Posted: Wednesday, April 18
Organization | Game Gurus
The Game Gurus are a consortium of experienced game developers who specialize in educational and non-violent game development that enhance children’s minds and promote lifelong learning through games. They design serious and educational transmedia games, across multiple platforms, that challenge players intellectually, stimulate visually, and provide great game play. 
Posted: Wednesday, April 18
Publication | Videobased lesson analysis: Effective science PD for teacher and student learning
The Science Teachers Learning from Lesson Analysis (STeLLA) project is a videobased analysis-of-practice PD program aimed at improving teacher and student learning at the upper elementary level. The PD program developed and utilized two “lenses,” a Science Content Storyline Lens and a Student Thinking Lens, to help teachers analyze science teaching and learning and to improve teaching practices...
Posted: Wednesday, April 18
Posted: Wednesday, April 18
Announcement | Analysis of STEM Ed Funding at NSF
The Congressional Research Service recently released a report, An Analysis of STEM Education Funding at the NSF: Trends and Policy Discussion. SummaryFederal policymakers have a longstanding interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education that dates to at least the 1st Congress. In its contemporary construct, this interest largely focuses on the connection between...
Posted: Tuesday, April 17

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