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Event | CAISE: Research + Practice Partnership Workshop; Washington, DC
This workshop will help you design a PES project or proposal with impact while building research-based evidence through an emerging approach called research-practice partnerships. The workshop will led be by the Research + Practice Collaboratory and the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE).  Travel support is available for teams of three to four participants: a lead...
Posted: Thursday, June 22
Event | STELAR Webinar: NSF 2017 ITEST Program Solicitation
STELAR will host an informative session on the recently released Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program Solicitation (NSF 17-565) with National Science Foundation Program Officers David Haury and Robert Russell. During the webinar program officers will provide information about the program, review revisions, and provide answers to participants' questions....
Posted: Thursday, June 22
Resource | Non-Academic Organizations List
This non-exhaustive list provides details about non-academic organizations in the field of STEM education research and development. It was developed by Fellows as part of the CADRE Fellows Program.
Posted: Tuesday, June 20
Resource | Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities and Resources
This non-exhaustive list provides details about postdoc opportunities and related resources in the field of STEM education research and development. It was developed by Fellows as part of the CADRE Fellows Program.
Posted: Tuesday, June 20
Poster | AERA 2017 Poster: Teaching and Learning Algebraic Thinking Across the Middle Grades Using PhET Interactive Simulations
Click image to see poster. Abstract Objectives: This project aims to develop an integration of resources, models, and tools that overcome the tendency for superficial use of computer simulations and enable more mathematics teachers to: (1) Truly leverage the affordances of simulations, (2) Integrate them into their core instruction, and (3) Create learning environments aligned with research-based...
Posted: Monday, June 19
Event | Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5464&org=DRL&sel_org=DR...
Posted: Friday, June 16
Event | Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5467&org=DRL&sel_org=DR... Visit http://stelar.edc.org for additional resources.
Posted: Friday, June 16
Event | Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=DRL&sel_org=DR...
Posted: Friday, June 16
Announcement | Seeds of STEM Postdoc Opportunity
The Worcester Polytechnic Institute has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in science/STEM/early childhood education to take part in the research and dissemination activities of the Seeds of STEM research project at the Center for STEM Teaching. Learn more and apply at https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/4581.  
Posted: Friday, June 16
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: Friday, June 16
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: Friday, June 16
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: Friday, June 16
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: Friday, June 16
Event | Webinar on NSF Opportunities: Broadening Participation in STEM
This upcoming webinar on Thursday, June 22, 12:30-3 pm ET, will highlight upcoming funding opportunities within the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) that are aimed at broadening participation in STEM.  View the full invitation REGISTER
Posted: Friday, June 16
Announcement | Webinar on NSF Opportunities: Broadening Participation in STEM
This upcoming webinar on Thursday, June 22, 12:30-3 pm ET, will highlight upcoming funding opportunities within the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) that are aimed at broadening participation in STEM.  View the full invitation REGISTER
Posted: Tuesday, June 13
Poster | AERA 2017 Poster: Types of and Purposes for Elementary Mathematical Writing: Task Force Recommendations
Click image to see poster. Abstract Purpose and Perspective: Communication is emphasized as a crucial component of mathematical learning, and mathematical writing has the potential to positively influence student achievement and understanding in mathematics (Kostos & Shin, 2010). Despite this, descriptions of the types of mathematical writing that would support teachers’ and students’...
Posted: Monday, June 12
Project Spotlight | STEM Practices: Scientific Modeling
The National Research Council's A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012) identifies modeling as an important practice too often "underemphasized in the context of science education." According to the Framework, "engaging in the practices of science helps students understand how scientific knowledge develops; such direct involvement gives them...
Posted: Friday, May 19
Poster | AERA 2017 Poster: Zooming In on K–8 Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Mathematical Argumentation and Proving
Click image to see poster. Abstract Objectives: Using the lens of four indicators that collectively contribute to the strength and coherence of mathematical arguments (Sampson, Grooms, & Walker, 2011) we examined and compared the strength of mathematical arguments pre-service teachers (PSTs) generate and the strength of their interpretative arguments in which they make sense of, evaluate, and...
Posted: Thursday, May 18
Poster | AERA 2017 Poster: Using Math Pathways and Pitfalls to Promote Algebra Readiness
Click image to see poster. Abstract The Using Math Pathways & Pitfalls to Promote Algebra Readiness project aims to create and test student activities and professional development that specifically target key misconceptions that are barriers to algebra readiness. The three goals of the project are to 1) develop an MPP book and companion materials dedicated to algebra readiness content and...
Posted: Thursday, May 18
Poster | AERA 2017 Poster: Unit Coordination and Partitioning Activity of One Child With Mathematics Learning Disability: A Case Study
Click image to see poster. Abstract Purpose: A continued instructional focus on the development of conceptual understanding of fractions as quantities for children with mathematics learning disabilities (MLD) is critical. We investigated “What ways of partitioning and unit coordinating does a fifth grade child with MLD display in equal sharing tasks? “ Perspectives: Current special education...
Posted: Thursday, May 18
Poster | AERA 2017 Poster: Teacher Learning in a Combined Professional Development Program
Click image to see poster. Abstract We examine whether teacher participation in a professional development program that combined Lesson Study with discussions of videos and animations increased teacher noticing of students’ prior knowledge. Four questions guide our inquiry in relation to changes over time in teachers’ video club discussions: 1. What topics do teachers discuss? 2. How does...
Posted: Thursday, May 18
Poster | AERA 2017 Poster: Putting Research on Learning Trajectories to Work for Middle-Grades Mathematics
Click image to see poster. Abstract Mathematics teachers face two significant challenges: the first is managing the diversity of preparation in classrooms and the second is how to achieve a coherent curriculum when assembling it from open educational resources. MathMapper 6-8 is a digital tool to assist in addressing both, consisting of: 1) a learning map hierarchically structured around nine big...
Posted: Thursday, May 18
Poster | AERA 2017 Poster: Evaluating the Developing Mathematical Ideas Professional Development Program
Click image to see poster. Abstract Objectives: This NSF-funded (DRL-1019769) experimental and quasi-experimental efficacy study of teacher participation in the Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI) elementary math professional development (PD) program (Schifter, Bastable, & Russell, 1999-2008), focuses on its impact on teacher knowledge, teaching practice, and student achievement. Working with...
Posted: Thursday, May 18
Poster | AERA 2017 Poster: Comparisons in U.S. and Chinese Elementary Classrooms
Click image to see poster. Abstract Purpose of Study: Comparison plays a critical role in the cognitive process (Goldstone, Day, & Son, 2010; Kotovsky & Genterner, 1996), and supports effective learning of mathematics (Ritter-Johnson & Star, 2009; Star & Ritter-Johnson, 2009). Although comparisons are widely used in US classrooms, they are often used with minimal efficiency (...
Posted: Thursday, May 18
Announcement | Upcoming CAREER Webinars
The National Science Foundation’s Division of Research on Learning has organized the following two webinars on the CAREER program, particularly focused on potential investigators of proposals submitted to EHR. Please share this message to anyone for whom this webinar may be of interest. We also encourage you to participate. Thank you! NSF/EHR CAREER Program WebinarThe NSF/EHR CAREER Working Group...
Posted: Wednesday, May 17
Poster | AERA 2017 Poster: Building Teacher Teams: Evidence of Positive Spillovers From More Effective Colleagues
Click image to see poster. Abstract Objectives: An emerging body of research suggests that student achievement is a function not just of one’s own classroom teacher but of the combined effort of the classroom teacher and others with whom he or she works. Despite this initial evidence, our understanding of teacher peer effects lacks clarity and detail. Failure to recognize the format of spillovers...
Posted: Wednesday, May 17
Poster | AERA 2017 Poster: Beginners' Skills With Interpreting Students' Thinking: Preservice Teachers' Inferences and Their Use of Supporting Evidence
Click image to see poster. Abstract Objectives: In many contexts, teacher education is being designed to focus more directly on the practice of teaching which entails focusing much more on doing key aspects of the work. In this context, it is particularly important to appraise teaching practices that have been shown to be pivotal in supporting learning, like assessment (Black & Wiliam, 1998...
Posted: Wednesday, May 17
Announcement | 37 DR K-12 Videos at the STEM for All Video Showcase
The May 15-22 STEM for All Video Showcase features 37 DR K-12 projects. Learn more about their work in short, 3-min videos. And be sure to join in the discussion forums and take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and comment!   
Posted: Tuesday, May 16
Announcement | Arthur Eisenkraft honored with 2017 NSB Public Service Award
Arthur Eisenkraft will be honored with the 2017 National Science Board Public Service Award. Read the full article on his achievements.
Posted: Tuesday, April 25
Announcement | Partnership Development workshop opportunity
If you are a scientist wanting to connect your broader impacts public engagement work with a longer-term learning research agenda, a learning scientist seeking to develop a collaborative study in an informal STEM learning context, or a science communicator or informal science education professional wanting to build on and contribute to the evidence base on science learning, check out this ISE...
Posted: Monday, April 24

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