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Posted: Monday, June 22
Newsletter | June 2020 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbert, and Rayshard Brooks, as well as countless others, have shone a spotlight on the systemic racism that exists in our country. As a field, this is a time to think about the roles that research and education can play in dismantling systemic racism and supporting the foundations of a just society. As a team, we at...
Posted: Monday, June 22
Project Spotlight | Problem Solving in STEM Education
Problem solving provides a powerful context for teaching and learning STEM+C concepts and practices and draws on skills, approaches, and ways of thinking that can be applied across disciplines.   This Spotlight showcases thirteen projects that are researching and developing innovations that support and leverage problem solving in computer science, engineering, mathematics, and science.   If your...
Posted: Friday, June 19
Project | Supporting Students' Language, Knowledge, and Culture through Science
This project will test and refine a teaching model that brings together current research about the role of language in science learning, the role of cultural connections in students' science engagement, and how students' science knowledge builds over time. The outcome of this project will be to provide an integrated framework that can guide current and future science teachers in preparing all...
Posted: Friday, June 19
Project | Supporting Elementary Teacher Learning for Effective School-Based Citizen Science (TL4CS)
This project will develop two forms of support for teachers: guidance embedded in citizen science project materials and teacher professional development. The overarching goal of the project is to generate knowledge about teacher learning that enables elementary school citizen science to support students' engagement with authentic science content and practices through data collection and sense...
Posted: Thursday, June 18
Project | Learning Progressions in Science: Analyzing and Deconstructing the Multiple Dimensions in Assessment
Through this project, researchers will develop internet-based assessments designed to capture learning outcomes that (a) measure the higher order cognitive skills that are essential to current reform efforts, and (b) that report results in ways that are readily accessible and interpretable.
Posted: Thursday, June 18
Project | Internet of Things Pedagogical Ecosystem for Integrated Computer Science and Software Engineering Education for Grades 9-12
This project aims to develop, implement, and evaluate an Internet of Things (IoT) based educational curriculum and technology that provides grades 9-12 students with Computer Science (CS) and Software Engineering (SE) education.
Posted: Thursday, June 18
Posted: Thursday, June 18
Resource | A Collection of COVID-19 Information for Researchers, Parents, and Teachers
This collection (in progress) shares resources to help researchers, parents, and teachers navigate changes to education and education research brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. NSF and Project-related Information Coronavirus Information | NSF Adapting Evaluations in the Era of Social Distancing | EvaluATE Adapting Your DRK-12 Research Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Resources | CADRE...
Posted: Tuesday, June 16
Project | How Deep Structural Modeling Supports Learning with Big Ideas in Biology (Collaborative Research: Capps)
This project addresses the pressing need to more effectively organize STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teaching and learning around "big ideas" that run through science disciplines. Unfortunately, finding ways to teach big ideas effectively so they become useful as knowledge frameworks is a significant challenge. Deep structure modeling (DSM), the innovation advanced in...
Posted: Tuesday, June 16
Project | How Deep Structural Modeling Supports Learning with Big Ideas in Biology (Collaborative Research: Shemwell)
This project addresses the pressing need to more effectively organize STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teaching and learning around "big ideas" that run through science disciplines. Unfortunately, finding ways to teach big ideas effectively so they become useful as knowledge frameworks is a significant challenge. Deep structure modeling (DSM), the innovation advanced in...
Posted: Tuesday, June 16
Event | Leadership and Communication
In this webinar hosted by NSF INCLUDES, three National Network members will share their experiences and collectively explore topics related to effective strategies for co-creating a shared vision and facilitating clear communication with partners as well as tools and techniques for tactical efforts like establishing best practices for effective virtual meetings and disseminating information...
Posted: Monday, June 15
Event | NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub webinar: Leadership and Communication
In this webinar hosted by NSF INCLUDES, three National Network members will share their experiences and collectively explore topics related to effective strategies for co-creating a shared vision and facilitating clear communication with partners as well as tools and techniques for tactical efforts like establishing best practices for effective virtual meetings and disseminating information...
Posted: Monday, June 15
Resource | Webinar Resources: Analyzing Teacher Learning in a Community of Practice Centered on Video Cases of Mathematics Teaching
In this webinar, presenters Joseph DiNapoli, Eileen Murray, Doug O'Roark, and John Russell, shared the evolution of an analytic method that aims to reveal how secondary mathematics teachers build knowledge while collectively analyzing and discussing video of mathematics teaching, and engaged webinar participants with that analytic method to gather feedback on the approach developed through the...
Posted: Friday, June 12
Early Career News | Evaluating Videos for Flipped Instruction
Samuel Otten, Wenmin Zhao (2018-19 CADRE Fellow), Zandra de Araujo, and Milan Sherman published this Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK–12 article.
Posted: Thursday, June 11
Project | Facilitating Teacher Learning with Video Clips of Instruction in Science
The goal of this study is to build foundational knowledge about teacher learning by using video clips of science instruction within a professional development context. The researchers will study the infusion of principles from cognitive science as possible ways to enhance teacher learning from video, including contrasting cases and self-explanation principles.
Posted: Wednesday, June 10
Project | Learning to Teach During COVID-19: Leveraging Simulated Classrooms as Practice-based Spaces for Preservice Elementary Teachers within Online Teacher Education Courses
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted the ability of teacher education programs to place their teacher candidates in typical K-12 teaching settings as a part of learning to teach. This project examines how simulated classroom field experiences for preservice teachers can be implemented in online and emergency remote teacher education courses.
Posted: Wednesday, June 10
Announcement | EHR Core Research (ECR) Overview of Solicitation and Proposal Submission: Solicitation 19-508 Program Outreach Webinar
NSF is hosting webinars on the ECR Solicitation and proposal submission every Thursday from June 11, 2020 to July 30, 2020, from 3 to 4 PM ET. The EHR Core Research (ECR) program officers will provide an overview of the funding opportunities available in the EHR Core Research Solicitation (NSF 19-508) and answer questions from participants. The webinar has been recorded and posted so those who...
Posted: Wednesday, June 10
Project | Responsive Instruction for Emergent Bilingual Learners in Biology Classrooms
This project seeks to support emergent bilingual students in high school biology classrooms. The project team will study how teachers make sense of and use an instructional model that builds on students' cultural and linguistic strengths to teach biology in ways that are responsive. The team will also study how such a model impacts emergent bilingual students' learning of biology and scientific...
Posted: Tuesday, June 09
Project | Exploring Early Childhood Teachers' Abilities to Identify Computational Thinking Precursors to Strengthen Computer Science in Classrooms
This project will explore PK-2 teachers' content knowledge by investigating their understanding of the design and implementation of culturally relevant computer science learning activities for young children. The project team will design a replicable model of PK-2 teacher professional development to address the lack of research in early computer science education.
Posted: Tuesday, June 09
Organization | Brown University
Posted: Monday, June 08
Posted: Monday, June 08
Project | Parents, Teachers, and Multilingual Children Collaborating on Mathematics Together (Collaborative Research: Quintos)
The goal of this project is to develop and study a mathematics partnership that engages multilingual children, their teachers, and their parents in mathematical experiences together. The project will design professional learning opportunities for parents, teachers, and students, and study the ways in which the professional learning opportunities influence teacher beliefs, quality of instruction,...
Posted: Monday, June 08
Project | Parents, Teachers, and Multilingual Children Collaborating on Mathematics Together (Collaborative Research: Pinnow)
The goal of this project is to develop and study a mathematics partnership that engages multilingual children, their teachers, and their parents in mathematical experiences together. The project will design professional learning opportunities for parents, teachers, and students, and study the ways in which the professional learning opportunities influence teacher beliefs, quality of instruction,...
Posted: Monday, June 08
Project | Parents, Teachers, and Multilingual Children Collaborating on Mathematics Together (Collaborative Research: Civil)
The goal of this project is to develop and study a mathematics partnership that engages multilingual children, their teachers, and their parents in mathematical experiences together. The project will design professional learning opportunities for parents, teachers, and students, and study the ways in which the professional learning opportunities influence teacher beliefs, quality of instruction,...
Posted: Monday, June 08
Project | Enhancing Energy Literacy through Place-based Learning: Using the School Building to Link Energy Use with Earth Systems
This exploratory project will design, pilot, and evaluate a 10-weeek, energy literacy curriculum unit for a program called Energy and Your Environment (EYE). In the EYE curriculum, students will study energy use and transfer in their own school buildings. They will explore how Earth systems supply renewable and nonrenewable energy, and how these energy sources are transformed and transferred from...
Posted: Monday, June 08
Project | Paving the Way for Fractions: Identifying Foundational Concepts in First Grade (Collaborative Research: Jordan)
The goal of this project is to investigate the extent to which individual differences in informal fraction-related knowledge in first-grade children are associated with short- and longer-term fractions and math outcomes, and to see whether there is a causal link between level of informal fraction-related knowledge and the ability to profit from fractions instruction that directly builds on this...
Posted: Monday, June 08
Project | Paving the Way for Fractions: Identifying Foundational Concepts in First Grade (Collaborative Research: Newcombe)
The goal of this project is to investigate the extent to which individual differences in informal fraction-related knowledge in first-grade children are associated with short- and longer-term fractions and math outcomes, and to see whether there is a causal link between level of informal fraction-related knowledge and the ability to profit from fractions instruction that directly builds on this...
Posted: Monday, June 08
Project | Preparing Teachers to Design Tasks to Support, Engage, and Assess Science Learning in Rural Schools
This study focuses on working with teachers to develop assessment practices that focuses on the three NGSS dimensions of science ideas, practices and cross-cutting concepts, and adds two more dimensions; teachers will develop assessment tasks interesting to students, and promote the development of their science identities. To advance equitable opportunities for all students to learn science, this...
Posted: Monday, June 08
Project | Understanding the Role of Lesson Study in K-12 Mathematics and Science Teacher Education
This conference will shed light on how mathematics and science teacher educators are currently using lesson study to prepare pre-service teachers. The project will improve teacher educators' understanding of how lesson study can be optimized to teach pre-service teachers which will help bring this technique to the future teachers in their programs.
Posted: Monday, June 08

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