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CAREER Spotlight | Making Science Visible: Using Visualization Technology to Support Linguistically Diverse Middle School Students' Learning in Physical and Life Sciences (NSF #1552114)
This project is studying how interactive, dynamic visualizations engage linguistically diverse students in discourse-rich science practices while exploring complex scientific phenomena. Collaborating with science and English as a second language (ESL) teachers at Title I schools, we develop visualizations (e.g., simulations, animations, and modeling tools) and inquiry-based projects through...
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
CAREER Spotlight | The UJIMA Project (NSF #1845841)
The goal of the UJIMA project is to study the mathematics learning and identity development of approximately 350 Black youth from middle school to high school across three communities of varying socioeconomic status. The project also explores the design features of a curriculum that promote Black youths’ connections to mathematics.
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
CAREER Spotlight | Exploring Teacher Noticing of Students’ Multimodal Algebraic Thinking (NSF #1942580)
This project will design and analyze a video club PD using a novel video tagging tool to support preservice teachers’ noticing and interpreting of student multimodal (verbal, gesture, action) algebraic thinking. The project will explore teacher’s multimodal noticing in the video club PD as well as in their own classrooms.
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
Project | Comparing the Efficacy of Collaborative Professional Development Formats for Improving Student Outcomes of a Student-Teacher-Scientist Partnership Program
The goal of this project is to study how the integration of an online curriculum, scientist mentoring of students, and professional development for both teachers and scientist mentors can improve student outcomes. In this project, teachers and scientist mentors will engage collaboratively in a professional development module which focuses on photosynthesis and cellular respiration and is an...
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
Project | Advancing Equity and Strengthening Teaching with Elementary Mathematical Modeling (Collaborative Research: Aguirre)
Advancing Equity and Strengthening Teaching with Elementary Mathematical Modeling is a teacher PD project focused on strengthening K-5 teaching with mathematics modeling. Building on previous foundational work around mathematics modeling and equity, this project will bring together equity oriented teaching practices and mathematical modeling to design and research the impact of a blended PD...
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
Project | Advancing Equity and Strengthening Teaching with Elementary Mathematical Modeling (Collaborative Research: Carlson)
Advancing Equity and Strengthening Teaching with Elementary Mathematical Modeling is a teacher PD project focused on strengthening K-5 teaching with mathematics modeling. Building on previous foundational work around mathematics modeling and equity, this project will bring together equity oriented teaching practices and mathematical modeling to design and research the impact of a blended PD...
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
Project | Advancing Equity and Strengthening Teaching with Elementary Mathematical Modeling (Collaborative Research: Suh)
Advancing Equity and Strengthening Teaching with Elementary Mathematical Modeling is a teacher PD project focused on strengthening K-5 teaching with mathematics modeling. Building on previous foundational work around mathematics modeling and equity, this project will bring together equity oriented teaching practices and mathematical modeling to design and research the impact of a blended PD...
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
Project | Advancing Equity and Strengthening Teaching with Elementary Mathematical Modeling (Collaborative Research: Turner)
Advancing Equity and Strengthening Teaching with Elementary Mathematical Modeling is a teacher PD project focused on strengthening K-5 teaching with mathematics modeling. Building on previous foundational work around mathematics modeling and equity, this project will bring together equity oriented teaching practices and mathematical modeling to design and research the impact of a blended PD...
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
Resource | Webinar Resources: Informational Webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation (20-572)
NSF program directors Rob Ochsendorf and Mike Steele presented on the revised DRK-12 Solicitation (20-572), giving an overview of the revisions and sharing important information and key takeaways from the solicitation. View slides and webinar recording:
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
Resource | Webinar Resources: Adapting Your DRK-12 Research Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
On May 19, 2020, Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Rob Ochsendorf, Laura O'Dwyer, and Alan Stockdale led online discussion about the implications of COVID-19 on DRK-12 research, including approaches to adapting your current projects and designing new studies that respond to the limitations and opportunities we are currently experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Paritcipants asked questions and...
Posted: Wednesday, May 20
Early Career News | Webinar: Information for EHR CAREER Proposers
NSF program directors will hold two informational webinars for EHR CAREER proposers to learn about specific issues related to the submission of a CAREER proposal to the EHR Directorate and to be able to ask questions. Webinars will take place May 26, 2020 at 2 pm EDT and June 2, 2020 at 10 am EDT. Register in advance for this webinar: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/...
Posted: Monday, May 18
Early Career News | Dear Colleague Letter: CAREER Proposals Submitted to the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
On May 18, 2020, NSF released an updated Dear Colleague Letter is (a) to highlight, clarify, and draw attention to important information included in Program Solicitation NSF 20-525 as it relates to CAREER proposals submitted to divisions and programs within EHR; and (b) to list the divisions and programs within EHR that intend to review and fund CAREER proposals.
Posted: Monday, May 18
Event | Q&A with NSF: On the NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants Solicitation
The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub will be hosting a live Question & Answer session with NSF on Thursday, May 28 from 3-4 pm ET to discuss the NSF INCLUDES Planning Solicitation. The NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants (19-600) are relatively small grants to support planning efforts necessary to build capacity to establish future centers, alliances, or other large-scale networks endeavoring to...
Posted: Monday, May 18
Event | ITEST Solicitation Webinar and Q&A Session
Join NSF Program Officers Monica Cardella and Amy Wilson-Lopez for an additional opportunity hear about the goals of the ITEST program and key aspects of the solicitation, and to hear tips on how to develop a competitive proposal. Questions submitted by participants will be addressed during the presentation, as well as during the extended Q&A session.  Register Now The registeration form will...
Posted: Monday, May 18
Event | Adapting Evaluations in the Era of Social Distancing
Presenter(s): Lyssa Wilson Becho, Michael Lesiecki As we continue to social distance to keep our communities safe, evaluators and project stakeholders must think about and conduct evaluations in new ways. In this webinar, we will share 10 strategies for adapting to this new evaluation reality. These strategies will help participants rethink evaluation plans amidst project changes and disruptions...
Posted: Monday, May 18
Resource | Designing Educative Curriculum Materials for Teacher Educators: Supporting Elementary Teachers' Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter
Building on the work of Ball and Cohen and that of Davis and Krajcik, as well as more recent research related to K12 teacher learning from and about curriculum materials, we seek to answer the question, How can educative curriculum materials be developed to support teacher educators in acquiring the knowledge needed for teaching science teachers? We present a set of theoretically and empirically...
Posted: Friday, May 15
Resource | Elementary Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions of Assessment Tasks to Measure Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter
This study explores how 79 elementary pre-service teachers evaluate the importance and pertinence of assessment tasks, designed to elicit information about content knowledge for teaching (CKT) about matter—a foundational topic for physical science. Drawing on a cognitive perspective and using think-aloud procedures, we had the participants answer different assessment items that described teaching...
Posted: Friday, May 15
Resource | Knowledge in Use: Examining Elementary Teachers’ Content Knowledge for Teaching (CKT) about Matter using Scenario-Based Assessment
This study explores how teachers across the United States answer and reason on “teacher assessment tasks” designed to elicit content knowledge for teaching (CKT) about matter and its interactions. It leverages a think aloud approach, where participants were asked to reason about different assessment items that described teaching scenarios related to elementary science instruction about topics...
Posted: Friday, May 15
Early Career News | Stories from the Field: Locating and Cultivating Computational Thinking in Spaces of Learning
Michelle Hoda Wilkerson, Cynthia M. D’Angelo (2009-10 CADRE Fellow), and Breanne K. Litts published this article in Interactive Learning Environments.
Posted: Thursday, May 14
Resource | Mathematics Teaching Hass Its Own Imperatives: Mathematical Practice and the Work of Mathematics Instruction
How should we expect growing understandings of the nature of mathematical practice to inform classroom mathematical practice? We address this question from a perspective that takes seriously the notion that mathematics education, as a societal enterprise, is accountable to multiple sets of stakeholders, with the discipline of mathematics being only one of them. As they lead instruction, teachers...
Posted: Thursday, May 14
Project | Responding to a Global Pandemic: The Role of K-12 Science Teachers
This project will support a national research study on how teachers are helping students respond to COVID-19. The findings will inform the development of curriculum materials for teaching about COVID-19 and help science teachers to adapt their instruction as they help to fulfill a critical public health function. This study will enable a better understanding of the role that science teachers can...
Posted: Thursday, May 14
Project | Leveraging Simulations in Preservice Preparation to Improve Mathematics Teaching for Students with Disabilities (Collaborative Research: Cohen)
This project aims to support the mathematics learning of students with disabilities through the development and use of mixed reality simulations for elementary mathematics teacher preparation. These simulations represent low-stakes opportunities for preservice teachers to practice research-based instructional strategies to support mathematics learning, and to receive feedback on their practices.
Posted: Thursday, May 14
Project | Leveraging Simulations in Preservice Preparation to Improve Mathematics Teaching for Students with Disabilities (Collaborative Research: Jones)
This project aims to support the mathematics learning of students with disabilities through the development and use of mixed reality simulations for elementary mathematics teacher preparation. These simulations represent low-stakes opportunities for preservice teachers to practice research-based instructional strategies to support mathematics learning, and to receive feedback on their practices.
Posted: Thursday, May 14
Event | Informational Webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation (20-572)
May 20, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET  NSF program directors Rob Ochsendorf and Mike Steele presented on the revised DRK-12 Solicitation (20-572), giving an overview of the revisions and sharing important information and key takeaways from the solicitation. View SLIDES | RECORDING
Posted: Wednesday, May 13
Event | Managing Your NSF Grant
NSF grants and program officers led a session on NSF grant policies and grant management procedures. Topics covered included personnel, budgets, notifications and requests, and preparing high quality annual and final reports.   RECORDING | SLIDES
Posted: Wednesday, May 13
CAREER Spotlight | Fraction Activities and Assessment for Conceptual Teaching (FAACT) (NSF #1708327)
This five-year project documented fraction learning trajectories of students with learning disabilities (LD) and difficulties (MD). From this work, we constructed an adaptive instructional program with a clinical interview, four task sets, and responsive pedagogies to build from students’ strengths (i.e., uncover students’ fractional thinking, generate instruction to support access and...
Posted: Tuesday, May 12
CAREER Spotlight | Analyzing the Nexus between Advantaged Social Positioning and Science Identity Development among English Language Learners (NSF #1652752)
This mixed-methods longitudinal study examines the empirical connections between language and science identity development among culturally and linguistically diverse learners, widely known as English language learners. We draw on social positioning theory to study the relationship between language and science identity development. 
Posted: Tuesday, May 12
Survey | Registration: Managing Your NSF Grant
NSF grants and program officers led a session on NSF grant policies and grant management procedures. Topics covered included personnel, budgets, notifications and requests, and preparing high quality annual and final reports.   RECORDING | SLIDES
Posted: Tuesday, May 12
Survey | Registration: Informational Webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation (20-572)
NSF program directors Rob Ochsendorf and Mike Steele presented on the revised DRK-12 Solicitation (20-572), giving an overview of the revisions and sharing important information and key takeaways from the solicitation.  RECORDING | SLIDES | NSF PROPOSAL TOOLKIT
Posted: Tuesday, May 12
Early Career News | NSF CAREER Program Webinar
The NSF CAREER Program Webinar will take place Wednesday, May 13, 2020, starting at 2:00pm ET. This webinar will provide information on the NSF Faculty Early Career Development program (CAREER) solicitation NSF 20-525. It will include a briefing on the CAREER program and key solicitation requirements followed by a question and answer session. Participants are encouraged to submit questions before...
Posted: Monday, May 11

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