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Project | Design and Development of Transmedia Narrative-based Curricula to Engage Children in Scientific Thinking and Engineering Design (Collaborative Research: McGinnis-Cavanaugh)
This project will address the need for engineering resources by applying an innovative pedagogy called Imaginative Education (IE) to create middle school engineering curricula. In IE, developmentally appropriate narratives are used to design learning environments that help learners engage with content and organize their knowledge productively. This project will combine IE with transmedia...
Posted: Monday, July 23
Project | Developing a Generalized Storyline that Organizes the Supports for Evidence-based Modeling of Long-Term Impacts of Disturbances in Complex Systems
This project will support students to develop evidence-based explanations for the impact of disturbances on complex systems. The project will focus on middle school environmental science disciplinary core ideas in life, Earth, and physical sciences and serve as a starting point for supporting students to coordinate different sources of information to parse out the direct and indirect effects of...
Posted: Monday, July 23
Project | Integrating Science with Mathematics and Engineering: Linking Home and School Learning for All Young Learners
This study will investigate the integration of science with mathematics and engineering and develop resources that provide preschool children with integrated STEM learning experiences. The study will also investigate the connection between home and school learning and will develop resources that strengthen children's experiences at school and home.
Posted: Monday, July 23
Project | Developing Preservice Teachers' Capacity to Teach Students with Learning Disabilities in Algebra I
This exploratory project is a collaborative effort between researchers in special education and mathematics education to teach preservice teachers to be effective tutors for students with learning disabilities in Algebra 1.
Posted: Monday, July 23
Project | Extending and Investigating the Impact of the High School Model-based Educational Resource (Collaborative Research: Wilson)
This project builds on a line of work that has developed and studied the Model Based Educational Resource (MBER), a year-long curriculum for high school biology. The project will generate rigorous causal evidence on how this approach to biology teaching and learning can support student learning, and foundational information on how to support high school teachers in improving their teaching. It...
Posted: Monday, July 23
Project | Extending and Investigating the Impact of the High School Model-based Educational Resource (Collaborative Research: Passmore)
This project builds on a line of work that has developed and studied the Model Based Educational Resource (MBER), a year-long curriculum for high school biology. The project will generate rigorous causal evidence on how this approach to biology teaching and learning can support student learning, and foundational information on how to support high school teachers in improving their teaching. It...
Posted: Monday, July 23
Project | Science Communities of Practice Partnership
This project will study implementation of an effective professional learning model for elementary science teachers that includes teacher leaders, administrators and university educators in a system perspective for improving science instruction in ways that make it sustainable.
Posted: Monday, July 23
Resource | Scaffolding Scientific Thinking: Students’ Evaluations and Judgments during Earth Science Knowledge Construction
Critical evaluation underpins the practices of science. In a three-year classroom-based research project, we developed and tested instructional scaffolds for Earth science content in which students evaluate lines of evidence with respect to alternative explanations of scientific phenomena (climate change, fracking and earthquakes, wetlands and land use, and formation of Earth’s Moon). The present...
Posted: Friday, July 20
Resource | “Just put it together to make no commotion:” Re-imagining Urban Elementary Students’ Participation in Engineering Design Practices
This study offers insights into the ways in which two groups of elementary school students constructed approaches for participating in the engineering design practice of collaborative reflective decision-making.
Posted: Friday, July 20
Resource | The Evidence Based Curriculum Design Framework: Leveraging Diverse Perspectives in the Design Process
This paper describes our approach to integrating the learning sciences with best practices in app design: a design framework that involves researchers and developers in a co-development process to create apps based on research and evidence.
Posted: Friday, July 20
Announcement | Promoting your 2018 STEM For All Video Showcase work
CADRE has updated our NSF STEM For All Video Showcase Spotlight to include 2018 videos. In addition, presenters can view their videos on their project pages on the cadrek12.org website, and CADRE is featuring a "#DRK12 Video of the Week" on Facebook and Twitter. 
Posted: Thursday, July 19
Event | Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5501&org=DRL&sel_org=DR....
Posted: Thursday, July 12
Event | Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) Preliminary Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5501&org=DRL&sel_org=DR....
Posted: Thursday, July 12
Event | ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers Preliminary Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383&org=DRL&sel_org=DR....
Posted: Thursday, July 12
Event | Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505289&org=DRL&sel_org=....
Posted: Thursday, July 12
Event | Computer Science for All (CSforAll) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505359&org=DRL&sel_org=....
Posted: Thursday, July 12
Event | Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5501&org=DRL&sel_org=DR....
Posted: Thursday, July 12
Event | ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383&org=DRL&sel_org=DR....
Posted: Thursday, July 12
Event | ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers Letter of Intent Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383&org=DRL&sel_org=DR....
Posted: Thursday, July 12
Project Spotlight | CADRE Spotlights
Analyzing & Interpreting Data Across STEM Disciplines (2018) Explore a range of DR K-12 products within and across STEM disciplines that are designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and ways of thinking that students will need as data literate citizens and/or data-enabled professionals. Argumentation, Critique & Other Discursive STEM Practices  (2018)This Spotlight highlights DR K-12...
Posted: Tuesday, July 03
Project | Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2018
This conference will continue the workshop series Critical Issues in Mathematics Education (CIME). The topic for CIME 2018 will be "Access to mathematics by opening doors for students currently excluded from mathematics". The CIME workshops engage professional mathematicians, education researchers, teachers, and policy makers in discussions of issues critical to the improvement of mathematics...
Posted: Monday, July 02
Project | Developing a Culturally Responsive Computing Instrument for Underrepresented Students
This EAGER project aims to conduct a study designed to operationalize a culturally responsive computing framework, from theory to empirical application, by exploring what factors can be identified and later used to develop items for an instrument to assess youths' self-efficacy and self-perceptions in computing and technology-related fields and careers.
Posted: Monday, July 02
Project | Determining Teachers' Baseline Practice and Alignment Prior to a Systemic Curriculum Change
In this study, researchers will collaborate with Baltimore City Public Schools to collect and document teacher classroom practices prior to the implementation of an extended professional development model that targets pedagogical skills associated with the NGSS. The broad objective of the project is to characterize the benefits and limitations of utilizing controlled practice-teaching as a key...
Posted: Monday, July 02
Project | Highly Adaptive Science Simulations for Accessible STEM Education
This project will research, design, and develop adaptive accessibility features for interactive science simulations. The proposed research will lay the foundation that advances the accessibility of complex interactives for learning and contribute to solutions to address the significant disparity in science achievement between students with and without disabilities.
Posted: Monday, July 02
Project | The Spectrum Laboratory: Towards Authentic Inquiry for All
This project proposes to design, implement, and investigate the impact on students of an innovative curriculum supplement called the Spectrum Laboratory. The Spectrum Lab will be an online, interactive learning environment that enables students to make use of the database of publicly available spectra from research scientists, as well as from students.
Posted: Monday, July 02
Project | Strengthening Data Literacy Across the Curriculum
This project will develop a set of statistics learning materials, with data visualization tools and an applied social science focus, to design applied data investigations addressing real-world socioeconomic questions with large-scale social science data. This project is designed to promote statistical understandings and interest in quantitative data analysis among high school students and engage...
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | Improving Multi-Dimensional Assessment and Instruction: Building and Sustaining Elementary Science Teachers' Capacity through Learning Communities (Collaborative Research: Lehman)
The main goal of this project is to better understand how to build and sustain the capacity of elementary science teachers in grades 3-5 to instruct and formatively assess students in ways that are aligned with contemporary science education frameworks and standards. To achieve this goal, the project will use classroom-based science assessment as a focus around which to build teacher capacity in...
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | Improving Multi-Dimensional Assessment and Instruction: Building and Sustaining Elementary Science Teachers' Capacity through Learning Communities (Collaborative Research: Pellegrino)
The main goal of this project is to better understand how to build and sustain the capacity of elementary science teachers in grades 3-5 to instruct and formatively assess students in ways that are aligned with contemporary science education frameworks and standards. To achieve this goal, the project will use classroom-based science assessment as a focus around which to build teacher capacity in...
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | Professional Development for K-12 Science Teachers in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
This project will engage science teachers in a sustained professional development (PD) program embedded in an afterschool science program designed for a linguistically diverse group of English learners (ELs).
Posted: Friday, June 29

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