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Resource | Children’s Measurement: A Longitudinal Study of Children’s Knowledge and Learning of Length, Area, and Volume
Quantitative reasoning and measurement competencies support the development of mathematical and scientific thinking in children in the early and middle grades and are fundamental to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The sixteenth Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) monograph is a report on a four-year-long multisite longitudinal study that...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Designing Simulations to Learn About Pre-service Teachers’ Capabilities with Eliciting and Interpreting Student Thinking
This chapter focuses on the design of simulation assessments to learn about pre-service teachers’ capabilities with eliciting and interpreting student thinking. We present a simulation assessment and show what a performance on that assessment can reveal about a pre-service teacher’s eliciting and interpreting skills, as well as their mathematical knowledge for teaching. We consider the specific...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Authenticity and Personal Creativity: How EarSketch Affects Student Persistence
McKlin, T., Magerko, B., Lee, T., Wanzer, D., Edwards, D., & Freeman, J. (2018). Authenticity and personal creativity: How EarSketch affects student persistence. In Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2018). New York, NY: ACM Publications.
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Methods and Strategies: What’s the Story?
This column provides ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This month’s issue discusses using the 5E learning cycle to create coherent storylines. Lipsitz, K., Cisterna, D., & Hanuscin, D. (2017). The 5E Learning Cycle: What’s the story? Science and Children, 55(4), 76–80.
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | The roles of engineering notebooks in shaping elementary engineering student discourse and practice
Engineering design challenges offer important opportunities for students to learn science and engineering knowledge and practices. This study examines how students’ engineering notebooks across four units of the curriculum Engineering is Elementary (EiE) support student work during design challenges. Through educational ethnography and discourse analysis, transcripts of student talk and action...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Evaluation of three interventions teaching area measurement as spatial structuring to young children
We evaluated the effects of three instructional interventions designed to support young children’s understanding of area measurement as a structuring process. Replicating microgenetic procedures we used in previous research with older children to ascertain whether we can build these competencies earlier, we also extended the previous focus on correctness to include analyses of children’s use of...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Examining the Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching of Proving in Scenarios Written by Pre-service Teachers
In this chapter, we examine what aspects of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching of Proving (MKT-P) can be observed in written scenarios of classroom interactions, produced by pre-service teachers (PSTs) of mathematics. A group of 27 elementary and middle school PSTs completed an online interactive module, intended to trigger reflection on, and crystallization of their knowledge of the roles of...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Ambitious Science Teaching
Ambitious Science Teaching outlines a powerful framework for science teaching to ensure that instruction is rigorous and equitable for students from all backgrounds. The practices presented in the book are being used in schools and districts that seek to improve science teaching at scale, and a wide range of science subjects and grade levels are represented. The book is organized around four sets...
Posted: Friday, February 23
Resource | Uncovering the Skills That Preservice Teachers Bring to Teacher Education: The Practice of Eliciting a Student’s Thinking
Although teacher education is the formal means by which novices are prepared for teaching, they come having already had significant experience in schools. Preservice teachers have formed habits of “teaching” which influence their learning to teach. This article reports a study of the specific knowledge of and skills with teaching practice that novices bring to teacher education with respect to...
Posted: Friday, February 23
Resource | Our Watershed
Marcum-Dietrich, N., Kerlin, S., Staudt, C., & Daniels, M. (2018). Our watershed. The Science Teacher, 85(2).
Posted: Friday, February 23
Resource | Teachers' Understandings of Realistic Contexts to Capitalize on Students' Prior Knowledge
The theory of realistic mathematics education establishes that framing mathematics problems in realistic contexts can provide opportunities for guided reinvention. Using data from a study group, I examine geometry teachers' perspectives regarding realistic contexts during a lesson study cycle. I ask the following. (a) What are the participants' perspectives regarding realistic contexts that...
Posted: Friday, February 23
Resource | Learning With EarSketch
EarSketch is a STEAM learning intervention that combines a programming environment and API for Python and JavaScript, a digital audio workstation, an audio loop library, and a standards-aligned curriculum to teach introductory computer science together with music technology and composition. The creation of EarSketch was driven by three primary motivations: broadening participation in computing,...
Posted: Friday, February 23
Resource | Framing Engineering Practices in Elementary School Classrooms
Cunningham, C. M., & Kelly, G. J. (2017). Framing Engineering Practices in Elementary School Classrooms. International Journal of Engineering Education, 33(1B), 295–307.
Posted: Friday, February 23
Resource | Supporting Science Teachers In Creating Lessons With Explicit Conceptual Storylines
We describe a four-step strategy used in our professional development program to help elementary science teachers recognize and create lesson plans with coherent conceptual storylines. The conceptual storyline of a lesson refers to sequencing its scientific concepts and activities to help students develop a main scientific idea and, often, is an implicit component of a lesson plan. The four steps...
Posted: Friday, February 23
Resource | A Pleasure to Measure! Tasks for Teaching Measurement in the Elementary Grades
Measurement is paired with data as a fundamental domain of K–grade 5 mathematics in the Common Core State Standards, and it is one of five core content areas in NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. This book presents lively activities that dovetail with standards and research-based stages of development to support students’ steady growth of understanding of measurement. With...
Posted: Friday, February 23
Resource | Meet me in Azul’s room: Designing a virtual field placement for learning to teach mathematics
Amidon, J., Chazan, D., Grosser-Clarkson, D., & Fleming, E. (2017). Meet me in Azul’s room: Designing a virtual field placement for learning to teach mathematics. Mathematics Teacher Educator, 6(1), 52–66. DOI10.5951/mathteaceduc.6.1.0052
Posted: Friday, February 23
Event | 2018 CRA-W Grad Cohort for Women Workshop; San Francisco, CA
To learn more, visit https://cra.org/cra-w/events/grad-cohort-women-2018/ DRK-12 Presenters: Rachelle Minor*, Auburn University (Project: CAREER: Supporting Computational Algorithmic Thinking (SCAT)—Exploring the Development of Computational Algorithmic Thinking Capabilities in African-American Middle School Girls) *Denotes CADRE Fellow or Fellows alumnus
Posted: Friday, February 23
Event | 33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference; San Diego, CA
To learn more, visit http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2018/sessions/index.php/public/websit... DRK-12 Presenters: Brianna Tomlinson*, Georgia Institute of Technology (Project: Sonified Interactive Simulations for Accessible Middle School STEM) *Denotes CADRE Fellow or Fellows alumnus
Posted: Friday, February 23
Event | 2018 International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS); London, UK
To learn more, visit https://www.isls.org/conferences/icls DRK-12 Presenters: Britte Cheng and Cynthia D'Angelo*, SRI International *Denotes CADRE Fellow or Fellows alumnus
Posted: Friday, February 23
Event | Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL
To learn more, visit https://www.midwesternpsych.org/page-1265162 DRK-12 Presenters: Casey Hord*, University of Cincinnati *Denotes CADRE Fellow or Fellows alumnus
Posted: Friday, February 23
Event | 34th Annual National Resource Center for Paraeducators (NCRP) Conference; Seattle, WA
To learn more, visit http://www.nrcpara.org/conference DRK-12 Presenters: Karen Mutch-Jones, TERC (Project: Doing the Math with Paraeducators: A Research and Development Project)
Posted: Friday, February 23
Event | SIGCSE 2018 CS For All Conference; Baltimore, MD
To learn more, visit https://sigcse2018.sigcse.org/index.html DRK-12 Presenters: Tom McKlin, The Findings Group; Brian Magerko and Jason Freeman, Georgia Institute of Technology (Project: EarSketch: An Authentic, Studio-Based STEAM Approach to High School Computing Education)
Posted: Friday, February 23
Event | Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) 2018 Conference; Baton Rouge, LA
To learn more, visithttp://www.rcml-math.org/upcoming-conference DRK-12 Presenters: Jonathan Bostic, Davis Gerber, and Gabriel Matney, Bowling Green State University (Project: Developing and Evaluating Assessments of Problem Solving (Collaborative Research: Bostic))
Posted: Friday, February 23
Webform | Fellows Conference Survey
Attending or presenting at conferences in 2018? Connect with other Fellows while you're there! Let CADRE know which conferences you'll be attending and we'll share that infornation with the group.
Posted: Wednesday, February 07
Event | MSPnet Academy Webinar: STEM Integration and the NGSS - Melding engineering with science and mathematics
Presenters: Jeff Rosen, Jayma Koval, Kathy Kennedy, and Kate Soriano   Description: The Framework for K-12 Education and subsequent Next Generation Science Standards have detailed the content and practices most central to science education and for the first time, included engineering as an important element in science education. Curriculum designers, educators and researchers were challenged to...
Posted: Tuesday, February 06
Newsletter | January 2018 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues,   We are excitedly preparing for the 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting. The planning committee is working on the agenda, including designing strategies to engage and leverage the expertise of 50 STEM+C awardees who will join DRK-12 awardees in Washington, D.C. from June 6-8. Registration for invitees opens in February. We welcome your input for making this meeting the best yet. Email ...
Posted: Thursday, January 25
Announcement | Upcoming Webinar on Open Education Resources (OER) for K-12 STEM Education
On February 14 at 1pm ET, CADRE is hosting a webinar on freely available, openly-licensed open education resources (OER) in K-12 STEM. Panelists and participants will discuss the current demand for OER and opportunities for NSF-funded projects to contribute; key considerations, opportunities, and challenges for individuals, projects, and organizations developing OER (e.g., intellectual property...
Posted: Tuesday, January 23
Webform | 2018 DR K-12 PI Meeting Call for Proposals: Session Submission Form
CADRE invites proposals for awardee-led concurrent sessions that are responsive to the theme of the meeting and address topics of potential interest to subgroups of PIs. Sessions should go beyond a simple showcase of project work. Rather, presenters should address multiple perspectives on the theme. We also invite sessions that address project design, implementation, dissemination, and evaluation...
Posted: Tuesday, January 23
Event | Open Education Resources (OER) for K-12 STEM Education: Issues and Opportunities
On February 14, CADRE is hosting a webinar on freely available, openly-licensed open education resources (OER) in K-12 STEM. Panelists and participants will discuss the current demand for OER and opportunities for NSF-funded projects to contribute; key considerations, opportunities, and challenges for individuals, projects, and organizations developing OER (e.g., intellectual property and...
Posted: Tuesday, January 23
Resource | Model of Research-based Education (MORE) for Science Teacher Preparation
This article summarizes how a group of undergraduate regional university faculty built a program for rigorous and research-based science teacher preparation at the elementary level—namely, the “Model of Research-Based Education for Teachers” (MORE for Teachers). First, we discuss the research upon which the program is built: (1) a preparation infrastructure that includes rigorous content, focused...
Posted: Friday, January 19

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