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Resource | NSF DR K-12 Solicitation 17-584
Read the latest NSF DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584). Proposals are due November 14, 2017.  
Posted: Tuesday, August 22
Project | Project MAPLE: Makerspaces Promoting Learning and Engagement
The project plans to develop and study a series of metacognitive strategies that support learning and engagement for struggling middle school students during makerspace experiences. The study will focus narrowly on establishing a foundational understanding of how to ameliorate barriers to engaging in design learning through the use of metacognitive strategies. The project plans to translate and...
Posted: Thursday, August 17
Project | Integrating Chemistry and Earth Science
This project will design, develop, and test a new curriculum unit for high school chemistry courses that is organized around the question, "How does chemistry shape where I live?" The new unit will integrate relevant Earth science data, scientific practices, and key urban environmental research findings with the chemistry curriculum to gain insights into factors that support the approach to...
Posted: Thursday, August 17
Project | Engaging Students in Scientific Practices: Evaluating Evidence and Explanation in Secondary Earth and Space Science
This project will develop, implement, test, and revise instructional approaches and materials for high school students that focus on the links between scientific evidence and alternative explanations of phenomena relating to Earth and space education. Students will learn to construct diagrams showing the links between explanatory models of natural phenomena and lines of evidence, and then...
Posted: Thursday, August 17
Project | Mathematical Learning via Architectural Design and Modeling Using E-Rebuild
This project will explore the learning of mathematics through architectural tasks in an online simulation game, E-Rebuild. In the game-based architectural simulation, students will be able to complete tasks such as building and constructing structures while using mathematics and problem solving. The project will examine how to collect data about students' learning from data generated as they play...
Posted: Thursday, August 17
Project | Foregrounding Agency Versus Structure as Models for Designing Integrated Mathematics and Computational Thinking Curriculum
This project will design and study new learning environments integrating mathematical and computational thinking. The project will examine how to design learning modules that place mathematics concepts. By exploring how different kinds of designs support learning and engagement, the project will establish a set of design principles for supporting mathematical and computational thinking.
Posted: Thursday, August 17
Announcement | Register for DR K-12 Solicitation webinars
Learn more about NSF's new DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584) from NSF program officers in this CADRE-hosted webinar. There are two opportunities: Thursday, August 31, 2-3pm EST Monday, September 11, 2-3pm EST REGISTER Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Find the solicitation and other resources in our NSF Proposal Toolkit.  
Posted: Wednesday, August 16
Announcement | New Resource! CADRE Early Career Guide
CADRE Early Career Guide CADRE is pleased to share a new resource as part of our continuing efforts to support early career STEM education professionals. The CADRE Early Career Guide offers insights on becoming a successful researcher in the field of STEM education, and profiles the CADRE Fellows program. The tips offered throughout the guide come from PIs and others in the DRK-12 community who...
Posted: Tuesday, August 15
Event | Informational Webinar on DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584)
Event Resources: Slides Recording (Led by NSF PO Robert Ochsendorf) Learn more about NSF's new DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584) from NSF program officers in this CADRE-hosted webinar. Find the solicitation and other resources in our NSF Proposal Toolkit.
Posted: Monday, August 14
Event | Informational Webinar on DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584)
Event Resources: Slides Recording (Led by NSF PO Robert Ochsendorf) Learn more about NSF's new DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584) from NSF program officers in this CADRE-hosted webinar. Find the solicitation and other resources in our NSF Proposal Toolkit.
Posted: Monday, August 14
Resource | Supporting Sense-making with Mathematical Bet Lines
This article presents an instructional strategy called Mathematical Bet Lines that was designed to promote classroom discourse and sense-making for all students, in particular English Language Learners.  Introduced in Project AIM (All Included in Mathematics), a 40 hour professional development program focused promoting meaningful mathematical discourse, the Mathematical Bet Lines strategy...
Posted: Thursday, August 10
Resource | Launching a Discourse-rich Mathematics Lesson
Facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse is dependent on the launch of the lesson where teachers prepare their students to work on the task. This article discusses the use of the Think Aloud strategy at the beginning of a lesson to model to students both the type of thinking that develops conceptual understanding, as well as how to share one’s thinking.  The Think Aloud strategy is one of a...
Posted: Thursday, August 10
Resource | Mathematical Argumentation in Middle School—The What, Why, and How
Get them talking: Your formula for bringing math concepts to life! Want your middle schoolers to intelligently engage with mathematical ideas? Ready to help them construct and critique viable arguments that meet tough Standards for Mathematical Practice 3 standards? Look no further. This research-based gem will help you foster the critical reasoning and argumentation skills every student needs...
Posted: Thursday, August 10
Resource | A synthesis of mathematics writing: Assessments, interventions, and surveys
Mathematics standards in the United States describe communication as an essential part of mathematics. One outlet for communication is writing. To understand the mathematics writing of students, we conducted a synthesis to evaluate empirical research about mathematics writing. We identified 29 studies that included a mathematics-writing assessment, intervention, or survey for students in 1st...
Posted: Thursday, August 10
Newsletter | Summer 2017 Updates
Dear Colleagues,   We hope that you are all having a great summer! We invite you to take a break from your summer reading list to glance at the new CADRE Early Career Guide. For those of us who work to improve STEM education for all children, we know that supporting the development of a diverse group of early career researchers is an important component of education improvement. We welcome you...
Posted: Thursday, August 10
Resource | The Leaders Handbook for the Practicum Academy to Improve Science Education (PRACTISE)
This handbook provides detailed information on how to conduct a series of research-based professional learning sessions focused on helping elementary classroom teachers to facilitate science argumentation with their students. Each session is 2-3 hours long and focuses on topics such as: An Introduction to Argumentation, Argumentation in the Next Generation Science Standards, Strategies for...
Posted: Wednesday, August 09
Resource | Graphing Research on Inquiry with Data in Science (GRIDS) Curricular Units
Three middle school science curricular units on the topics of genetics, ocean biodiversity & discourse, and solar ovens & design critiques: GeneticsIn this unit, students explore and critique explanations about mutations, probability, and simple inheritance in order to construct stronger and more coherent scientific arguments. Students use Punnett squares and interactive models to explore...
Posted: Wednesday, August 09
Resource | CADRE Early Career Guide: Tips for Early Career STEM Education Researchers
 The CADRE Early Career Guide offers advice from experienced DR K-12 awardees on becoming a successful researcher in the field of STEM education. The guide also profiles a support program, the CADRE Fellows, for doctoral students in STEM education research.  View the guide CONTENTSParts l & ll of the guide offer tips and resources to address the needs of STEM education researchers who are...
Posted: Tuesday, August 08
Webform | Informational Webinar on DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584)
Thank you for your interest in the DR K-12 solicitation webinars! Slides and a recording of the August 31 and September 11 webinars can be found here. If you are submitting a proposal, we encourage you to visit our NSF Proposal Toolkit for more resources.    
Posted: Tuesday, August 08
Posted: Wednesday, August 02
Event | NSF AISL Solicitation Webinar
The new NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) solicitation (NSF 17-573) was released in July. NSF Program Officers will present a webinar on the solicitation on Thursday, August 24 from 2:00-3:30 PM EDT. Learn more at: http://www.informalscience.org/news-views/webinar-nsf-aisl-program-officers Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6228078446832285953
Posted: Wednesday, August 02
Project | Examining an Innovative Approach to Supporting Science Teachers Practice Towards Three-Dimensional Learning Goals through Adapting Classroom Assessment Tasks
This collaborative project will conduct early stage research on promising advances in how we prepare science teachers to support three-dimensional science learning as outlined in the Framework for Science Education. The project aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of a new approach to designing support tools and professional development focused on adapting classroom assessments that achieves...
Posted: Tuesday, August 01
Project | Building a Community of Science Teacher Educators to Prepare Novices for Ambitious Science Teaching
This conference will bring together a group of teacher educators to focus on preservice teacher education and a shared vision of instruction called ambitious science teaching. It is a critical first step toward building a community of teacher educators who can collectively share and refine strategies, tools, and practices for preparing preservice science teachers for ambitious science teaching.
Posted: Tuesday, August 01
Project | Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2017
This conference will continue the workshop series Critical Issues in Mathematics Education (CIME). The CIME workshops engage professional mathematicians, education researchers, teachers, and policy makers in discussions of issues critical to the improvement of mathematics education from the elementary grades through undergraduate years. The workshop will deal with the problem of providing quality...
Posted: Thursday, July 27
Event | Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) Solicitation Deadline
DR K-12 Solicitation 17-584  For the solicitation and other proposal resources, visit our NSF Proposal Toolkit.
Posted: Tuesday, July 25
Event | Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) Solicitation Deadline
DR K-12 Solicitation 17-584  For the solicitation and other proposal resources, visit our NSF Proposal Toolkit.
Posted: Tuesday, July 25
Announcement | New DR K-12 Solicitation!
Deadline: November 14, 2017 DR K-12 Solicitation 17-584 was just released! Read it here. For the solicitation and other proposal resources, visit our NSF Proposal Toolkit.
Posted: Tuesday, July 25
Project | Fostering Collaborative Computer Science Learning with Intelligent Virtual Companions for Upper Elementary Students (Collaborative Research: Wiebe)
The project will provide the opportunity for upper elementary students to learn computer science and build strong collaboration practices. Leveraging the promise of virtual learning companions, the project will collect datasets of collaborative learning for computer science in diverse upper elementary school classrooms; design, develop, and iteratively refine its intelligent virtual learning...
Posted: Monday, July 24
Project | Fostering Collaborative Computer Science Learning with Intelligent Virtual Companions for Upper Elementary Students (Collaborative Research: Boyer)
The project will provide the opportunity for upper elementary students to learn computer science and build strong collaboration practices. Leveraging the promise of virtual learning companions, the project will collect datasets of collaborative learning for computer science in diverse upper elementary school classrooms; design, develop, and iteratively refine its intelligent virtual learning...
Posted: Monday, July 24
Project | BioGraph 2.0: Online Professional Development for High School Biology Teachers for Teaching and Learning About Complex Systems
This proposal will develop and test an open-access, online system of professional development for high school biology teachers in order to build pedagogical competencies for teaching about complex systems and to support the application of those competencies in high school biology classrooms.
Posted: Monday, July 24

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