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Early Career News | Dominoes: Promoting Units Construction and Coordination
Beth L. MacDonald, Diana L. Moss, and Jessica H. Hunt (CAREER Awardee) coauthored this Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 article.
Posted: Friday, July 10
Early Career News | Interpretations of Slope Through Written and Verbal Interactions Between a Student and Her Tutors in Algebra 1
Anna F. DeJarnette, Samantha McMahon, and Casey Hord (2010-11 CADRE Fellow) published this article in the Journal of Research in Mathematics Education.
Posted: Friday, July 10
Resource | K–12 DREAMS to Teach Program at Morehouse College
This study explores the pathways to K–12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics instruction among Black/African American males in the Discovery Research Education for African American Men in STEM to Teach (DREAMS to Teach) program at Morehouse College, a Historically Black College and University located in Southwest Atlanta, Georgia. Many studies articulate the importance of cultural...
Posted: Friday, July 10
Resource | The Re-Novicing of Elementary Teachers in Science? Grade Level Reassignment and Teacher PCK
There is growing recognition of the prevalence of “within school churn”, a phenomenon in which teachers remain within a school but are assigned a new grade level or course. In this study we examine the consequences of within-school churn for the pedagogical content knowledge of elementary teacher participants in an NSF-funded science PD program. We argue grade-level reassignment is akin to out-of...
Posted: Friday, July 10
Event | NSF DCL Advancing Educational Innovations that Motivate and Prepare PreK-12 Learners for Computationally-Intensive Industries of the Future
STELAR is hosting a webinar on behalf of the National Science Foundation to share details of the recently-released Dear Colleague Letter: (NSF 20-101). Division Director for the Information & Intelligent Systems (CISE/IIS) Dr. Henry Kautz, CS for All Program Director Michael Ford, and ITEST Program Director Dr. Amy Wilson-Lopez will share details about this exciting opportunity to investigate...
Posted: Thursday, July 09
Project | Storytelling for Mathematics Learning and Engagement
This project will collect and curate digital stories of diverse mathematicians sharing stories of their learning within and beyond schools. These short videos will become part of a more extensive digital database of mathematics stories that will be aligned with K-8 mathematics topics and then materials will be developed for teachers to use. The project team will explore the use of mathematics...
Posted: Monday, July 06
Project | A Quantitative Synthesis of Research on Elementary Science Programs
The goal of this project is to conduct a meta-analysis to assist in establishing a solid base of evidence to inform further research, practice, and policy in the area of early science education. The project will bring up-to-date the meta-analysis literature in the area of early science education.
Posted: Monday, July 06
Project | Geological Construction of Rock Arrangements from Tectonics: Systems Modeling Across Scales
This project will create two curriculum units that use sophisticated simulations designed for students in secondary schools that integrate the study of the tectonic system and the rock genesis system. The project seeks to overcome the more typical approaches taken in earth science classrooms where such geologic processes are treated as discrete and highly predictable, rather than intertwined and...
Posted: Monday, July 06
Project | Reaching Across the Hallway: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Computer Science in Rural Schools
This project will develop, test, and refine a "train-the-trainer" professional development model for rural teacher-leaders. The project goal is to design and develop a professional development model that supports teachers integrating culturally relevant computer science skills and practices into their middle school social studies classrooms, thereby broadening rural students' participation in...
Posted: Monday, July 06
Organization | CodeVA
Posted: Monday, July 06
Project | Developing Teachers' Epistemic Cognition and Teaching Practices for Supporting Students' Epistemic Practices with Scientific Systems
This project uses a new theoretical framework that specifies criteria for developing scientific thinking skills that include the value that people place on scientific aims, the cognitive engagement needed to evaluate scientific claims, and the scientific skills that will enable one to arrive at the best supported explanation of a scientific phenomenon. The project will work with high school...
Posted: Monday, July 06
Project | Opening Pathways into Engineering through an Illinois Physics and Secondary Schools Partnership
The Illinois Physics and Secondary Schools (IPaSS) Partnership Program responds to disparities in student access to high-quality, advanced physics instruction by bringing together Illinois high school physics teachers from a diverse set of school contexts to participate in intensive PD experiences structured around university-level instructional materials. This program will help teachers adapt,...
Posted: Monday, July 06
Project | SPIRAL: Supporting Professional Inquiry and Re-Aligning Learning through a Structured e-Portfolio System
This project would investigate a new model of professional development for teams of science teachers in grades K-8 who would create electronic portfolios documenting how they taught specific concepts about energy. In addition, teachers would also select evidence of student understanding of the concepts and add those materials to their portfolios. The study focuses on teaching and learning energy...
Posted: Monday, July 06
Announcement | NSF CAREER Proposal Extension
The CAREER proposal deadline has been extended to 8/11/2020. Please note that proposers must meet all of the eligibility requirements as of the original deadline of July 27, 2020 and proposals are still encouraged by the 7/27 date. We invite you to visit our Spotlight on DRK-12 CAREER awardees, in which 24 awardees discuss their work as well as advice on developing a proposal and managing an NSF...
Posted: Monday, June 29
Early Career News | NSF CAREER Proposal Deadline Extended
The deadline for CAREER proposals has been extended. Proposals are strongly encouraged before the original deadline of July 27, 2020 but will be accepted until August 11, 2020.
Posted: Monday, June 29
Announcement | DCL: Advancing Educational Innovations that Motivate and Prepare PreK-12 Learners for Computationally-Intensive Industries of the Future
NSF recently posted a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) encouraging proposals to the Computer Science for All (CSforAll: Research and RPPs) and Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) programs that specifically investigate promising educational approaches to motivate and prepare preK-12 learners for computationally-intensive industries of the future. Read the Dear Colleague...
Posted: Thursday, June 25
Resource | SOLID Start K-2 Curriculum Materials
SOLID Start (Science Oral Language and Literacy Development from the Start of School) curricula are guided by a driving question and puzzling phenomena that engage young students and elicit their natural curiosities. The units are designed to support young students’ science learning and oral language and literacy development.
Posted: Wednesday, June 24
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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

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