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Resource | Tips for Pursuing Academic Careers
This tip sheet is one of a series developed for early career STEM education researchers. It offers tips for pursuing academic careers.
Posted: Monday, July 24
Announcement | NSF DCL on Expanding the NSF INCLUDES National Network
New NSF Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) encourages proposals that would expand the NSF INCLUDES National Network. Read the full DCL.
Posted: Monday, July 17
Announcement | NSF at ACS Meeting
If you are attending the American Chemical Society Meeting in August, take advantage of opportunities to meet with NSF staff.
Posted: Thursday, July 13
Webform | CADRE Fellows Alumni Survey
Please complete the Fellows alumni survey form to update your professional profile and provide feedback on the Fellows program.
Posted: Wednesday, July 12
Event | Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) Full Proposal Deadline
Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5481&org=EHR&sel_org=EH...
Posted: Wednesday, July 12
Event | Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) Full Proposal Deadline
Broadening Participation Research Centers Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5481&org=EHR&sel_org=EH...
Posted: Wednesday, July 12
Event | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS) Letter of Intent Deadline
Learn more about the solicitation at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505169&org=EHR&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, July 12
Event | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more about the solicitation at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505169&org=EHR&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, July 12
Event | Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more about the solicitation at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793
Posted: Wednesday, July 12
Project Spotlight | Argumentation, Critique & Other Discursive STEM Practices
If you were to draw a Venn diagram of practices in the Math, Science and ELA standards, you would see that several discursive practices overlap (right image). Math, science, and engineering all require the ability to support an argument from evidence, critique the reasoning of others, and clearly communicate conclusions. This Spotlight highlights DR K-12 STEM resources—curriculum, professional...
Posted: Tuesday, July 11
Project | An Efficacy Study of a Comprehensive Middle School Science Curriculum that Integrates Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts
The project team will conduct an efficacy study of a new comprehensive science curriculum for middle grades 6-8 called Amplify Science Middle School (ASMS). This school science curriculum integrates disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts. The overarching aim of the study will be to understand the impact of the curriculum on student achievement,...
Posted: Friday, July 07
Project | The Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Measures: Refreshing the Item Pool
This project proposes an assessment study that focuses on improving existing measures of teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT). The research team will update existing measures, adding new items and aligning the instrument to new standards in school mathematics.
Posted: Friday, July 07
Resource | Awardee Guide to CADREK12.org
Welcome to our network of DR K-12 awardees! The CADREK12 website is a tool for you that provides opportunities to.... feature your work: Personal Profile for your bio (other project members are also able to create profile pages) Project page to describe and feature your DR K-12 work Resource library to share your project publications, instruments, products, and presentations Learn how to add or...
Posted: Thursday, July 06
Announcement | See our latest newsletter!
CADRE's Spring/Summer newsletter features STEM education research resources, events, news and opportunities: STEM Practices: Scientific Modeling Practitioner Outreach 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase Advancing Mathematics Education Through NSF's DR K-12 Program AERA Early Career Networking Event CADRE Fellows Tips for Developing Successful NSF Proposals Newsbites from DR K-12 & NSF Upcoming...
Posted: Wednesday, July 05
Project | Building Capacity to Retain Underrepresented Students in STEM Fields
This workshop provides minority serving institutions with an opportunity to engage in dialogue about effective ways to create, implement, and evaluate models of intervention that will advance knowledge about retaining underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. It will advance knowledge in life science and the biosciences for K-12 and undergraduate students attending local schools or eligible...
Posted: Friday, June 30
Project | Exploring the Influence of an Asset-Focused Intervention on Students' Interest, Motivation, and Sense of Belonging in the Life Sciences
This intervention will explore whether technology enhanced professional development will provide third and fifth grade science teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare and inspire students to become more interested and motivated to pursue careers in STEM fields. The professional development will provide teachers with instructional strategies that promote students' relational...
Posted: Friday, June 30
Project | Transforming Scientific Practices to Promote Students Interest and Motivation in the Life Sciences: A Teacher Leadership Development Intervention
This project will investigate the influence of a professional development intervention on the teaching and learning of content in the life sciences in the context of place, language, and culture. The research will enable teachers to develop lessons that will allow students to design solutions to problems of economic, cultural, and ecological importance to the state.
Posted: Friday, June 30
Project | Identifying Effective Instructional Practices that Foster the Development of Algebraic Thinking in Elementary School
This project seeks to identify teaching practices that can be linked to students' early algebra learning in grades three, four and five. The goal of the project is to use assessment data and videos of classroom teaching in order to create a tool that can be used to document effective instructional practices. This observation tool can then be used to support teacher professional development in...
Posted: Friday, June 30
Project | Integration of Engineering Design and Life Science: Investigating the influence of an Intervention on Student Interest and Motivation in STEM Fields
This project will investigate the integration of engineering design, practices, and thinking into middle school life science curriculum while providing opportunities for students to foster knowledge of and increase interest in life and biosciences. The project will specifically respond to the need to create, implement, and evaluate a model intervention that will advance the knowledge base for...
Posted: Friday, June 30
Project | Science and Engineering Education for Infrastructure Transformation
This project focuses on the research and develop an engineering education technology and pedagogy that will support project-based learning of science, engineering, and computation concepts and skills underlying the strategically important "smart" and "green" aspects of the infrastructure. The project will develop transformative technologies and curriculum materials to turn the campus of a high...
Posted: Friday, June 30
Project | Examining Relationships Between Flipped Instruction and Students' Learning of Mathematics
This study can provide a basis for design research focused on developing effective materials and programs for flipped instruction in secondary mathematics, which is already occurring at an increasing rate, but it is not yet informed by empirical evidence. This project will result in a framework for flipped instruction robust enough to be useful at a variety of grade levels and contexts. The...
Posted: Friday, June 30
Project | Research on the Utility of Abstraction as a Guiding Principle for Learning about the Nature of Models in Science Education
This project will develop a short instructional sequence and new student learning assessments that are implemented in earth science classes. The findings will help the field to understand whether the process of abstracting from multiple phenomena during model construction supports students' understanding of scientific models in relation to earth science ideas and the cross-cutting concept of...
Posted: Friday, June 30
Project | Promoting Scientific Explorers Among Students with Learning Disabilities: The Design and Testing of a Grade 2 Science Program Focused on Earth's Systems
The purpose of this project is to design and empirically evaluate a second grade science program, Scientific Explorers, aimed at promoting an early foundation for learning science among all students, including students at risk for or with learning disabilities in reading and mathematics. To support students as they engage in scientific tasks associated with Earth's Systems, this project will...
Posted: Friday, June 30
Project | Culturally Responsive Indigenous Science: Connecting Land, Language, and Culture
This Culturally Responsive Indigenous Science project seeks to advance this knowledge base through research and by catalyzing new approaches to Indigenous science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (ISTEM) learning. Using an ISTEM focused model, the project will develop, test, and implement a culturally responsive land-based curriculum that integrates Western science, multimodal...
Posted: Friday, June 30
Project | Mobilizing Teachers to Increase Capacity and Broaden Women's Participation in Physics (Collaborative Research: Hazari)
This project assesses the impact of scaling-up the teaching of physics and engineering to women students in grade levels 11 and 12, particularly in reference to retention. The aim is to mobilize high school physics teachers to "attract and recruit" female students into physics and engineering careers. The project will advance physics identity research by testing research-based approaches/...
Posted: Thursday, June 29
Project | Mobilizing Teachers to Increase Capacity and Broaden Women's Participation in Physics (Collaborative Research: Lock)
This project assesses the impact of scaling-up the teaching of physics and engineering to women students in grade levels 11 and 12, particularly in reference to retention. The aim is to mobilize high school physics teachers to "attract and recruit" female students into physics and engineering careers. The project will advance physics identity research by testing research-based approaches/...
Posted: Thursday, June 29
Project | Mobilizing Teachers to Increase Capacity and Broaden Women's Participation in Physics (Collaborative Research: Vieyra)
This project assesses the impact of scaling-up the teaching of physics and engineering to women students in grade levels 11 and 12, particularly in reference to retention. The aim is to mobilize high school physics teachers to "attract and recruit" female students into physics and engineering careers. The project will advance physics identity research by testing research-based approaches/...
Posted: Thursday, June 29
Project | Youth Participatory Science to Address Urban Heavy Metal Contamination
This project is focused on the work and learning of teachers as they engage youth from underrepresented groups in studying chemistry as a subject relevant to heavy metal contamination in their neighborhoods. The project will position Chicago teachers and students as Change Makers who are capable of addressing the crises of inequity in science education and environmental contamination that matter...
Posted: Thursday, June 29
Project | High School Students' Climate Literacy Through Epistemology of Scientific Modeling (Collaborative Research: Forbes)
This project will focus on learning about model based reasoning in science, and will develop, implement, study, and refine a 6-week climate science module for high school students. The module will feature use of a web-based climate modeling application, and the project team will collect and analyze evidence of model-based reasoning about climate phenomena among students.
Posted: Thursday, June 29
Project | Mobilizing Teachers to Increase Capacity and Broaden Women's Participation in Physics (Collaborative Research: Hodapp)
This project assesses the impact of scaling-up the teaching of physics and engineering to women students in grade levels 11 and 12, particularly in reference to retention. The aim is to mobilize high school physics teachers to "attract and recruit" female students into physics and engineering careers. The project will advance physics identity research by testing research-based approaches/...
Posted: Thursday, June 29

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