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Event | STELAR Webinar: Unpacking Computational Thinking & CT's Role in Interdisciplinary Learning
Computational Thinking and CT have become a buzz word and buzz acronym in schools and education systems worldwide, yet is still a phrase that invokes confusion and debate. This 2-part webinar will devote the first part to unpacking CT and the second to discussing CT in the context of non-CS disciplinary learning. Read more about the presenters and register for the event at: http://stelar.edc.org/...
Posted: Friday, January 19
Webform | Open Education Resources (OER) for K-12 STEM Education: Issues and Opportunities
On February 14, CADRE hosted a webinar on freely available, openly-licensed open education resources (OER) in K-12 STEM. Panelists and participants discussed 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 financial...
Posted: Thursday, January 18
Posted: Thursday, January 18
Poster | Master of Arts in Teaching Program at the American Museum of Natural History
Wallace, J. (2014, March). Master of Arts in Teaching Program at the American Museum of Natural History. Poster presented at the Noyce Northeast Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Posted: Thursday, January 18
Poster | Investigating science teaching core practices in high-needs urban settings
Howes, E., & Wallace, J. (2017, July). Investigating science teaching core practices in high-needs urban settings. Poster presented at the 2017 NOYCE Summit, Washington, DC.
Posted: Thursday, January 18
Event | Webinar: From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies
Educational researchers Justin Reich and Mimi Ito recently released a report, From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies, which synthesizes research on why educational technology efforts so often fail to achieve equitable outcomes, and offers some guiding principles to address these pitfalls. The report addresses three important ed tech myths above and...
Posted: Wednesday, January 17
Event | EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) Full Proposal Deadline
Read the full solicitation: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504901&org=DRL&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, January 17
Event | Innovation Corps-National Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Sites) Full Proposal Deadline
Read the full solicitation: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504802&org=DRL&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, January 17
Event | National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Full Proposal Deadline
Read the full solicitation: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505015&org=DRL&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, January 17
Event | Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Full Proposal Deadline
Read the full solicitation: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504790&org=DRL&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, January 17
Event | Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) Letter of Intent Deadline
Communities in the United States (US) and around the world are entering a new era of transformation in which residents and their surrounding environments are increasingly connected through rapidly-changing intelligent technologies. This transformation offers great promise for improved wellbeing and prosperity, but poses significant challenges at the complex intersection of technology and...
Posted: Wednesday, January 17
Event | Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) Full Proposal Deadline
Communities in the United States (US) and around the world are entering a new era of transformation in which residents and their surrounding environments are increasingly connected through rapidly-changing intelligent technologies. This transformation offers great promise for improved wellbeing and prosperity, but poses significant challenges at the complex intersection of technology and society...
Posted: Tuesday, January 16
Event | NSF INCLUDES Full Proposal Deadline
All NSF INCLUDES Alliance proposals must be built upon a foundation developed by one or more NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot project(s). The integration of the Design and Development Launch Pilot's broadening participation goals and collaborative change strategies must be clearly evident in the Alliance proposal. Partnerships based on more than one Launch Pilot are especially...
Posted: Tuesday, January 16
Announcement | NSF INCLUDES Alliances Solicitation
The full proposal deadline for the NSF INCLUDES Alliances solicitation is April 4, 2018. All NSF INCLUDES Alliance proposals must be built upon a foundation developed by one or more NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot project(s). Read more at: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18529/nsf18529.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT...
Posted: Tuesday, January 16
Announcement | CADRE Postdoc Professional Growth Opportunity
Application deadline was February 20, 2018. We will announce the selected postdocs in mid-March. CADRE is inviting 10 postdoctoral researchers who work in the field of STEM education research to attend the 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting. The PI meeting is an opportunity for the DRK-12 community to network with one another and build and share new knowledge, best practices, and tools critical to increasing...
Posted: Tuesday, January 16
Webform | CADRE Postdoc Letter of Recommendation
The application period for the CADRE Postdoc Professional Growth Opportunity has ended. We will announce the selected postdocs in mid-March.
Posted: Monday, January 15
Webform | CADRE Postdoc Application
The application period for the CADRE Postdoc Professional Growth Opportunity has ended. We will announce the selected postdocs in mid-March.
Posted: Monday, January 15
Webform | Broadening Participation Topical Group
To join the DRK-12 Broadening Participation Topical Group, please complete the following registration form. 
Posted: Friday, January 12
Webform | DRK-12 Early Learning Topical Group
To join the DRK-12 Early Learning Topical Group, please complete the following registration form. 
Posted: Friday, January 12
Resource | Master of Arts in Teaching Program at the Museum
American Museum of Natural History. (2012, October 25). Master of Arts in Teaching Program at the Museum [Video File].
Posted: Friday, January 12
Resource | MAT Graduates Reflect on Pioneering Program
American Museum of Natural History. (2013, December 23). MAT Graduates Reflect on Pioneering Program [Video File].
Posted: Friday, January 12
Resource | Teaching Science Teachers
Cascarano, C. & Koirala, S. [New York Times]. (2013, December 15). Teaching Science Teachers [Video File].
Posted: Thursday, January 11
Project Spotlight | Teacher Preparation Models and Programs: Featured Projects
An Innovative Approach to Earth Science Teacher Preparation: Uniting Science, Informal Science Education, and Schools to Raise Student Achievement (NSF #1119444)PI: Maritza Macdonald | Co-PI(s): Ro Kinzler, Mordecai Mac Low, and Ed MathezInstitution: American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)Grade band(s): Middle-HighLocation: New York, NYProject website: https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/master-of...
Posted: Thursday, January 11
Project Spotlight | Teacher Preparation Models and Programs
This Spotlight features a range of DRK-12 projects that work with preservice teachers in STEM disciplines. These projects are working in cities around the country to design, implement, and/or study teacher preparation programs. Learn more about the  impact of these innovative models on preservice learning and teaching. Profiles of three featured projects offer details about their preservice...
Posted: Wednesday, January 10
Resource | The Missing Ingredient in Science Teacher Preparation: The Role of the Senior Specialist
The traditional model for supervision of pre-service science teachers during the field experience within teacher preparation programs includes the appointment of a university supervisor who is often a retired teacher and/or adjunct faculty and a school-based co-operating teacher who rarely receives training from the university to be a mentor. This can lead to a disconnect between the university...
Posted: Friday, January 05
Resource | Supporting Mentor Teachers in the Assessment of and Inquiry into High-Leverage Science Teaching Practices
While the scholarship examining the teaching of high leverage teaching practices in the context of pre-service teacher education is continuing to grow (Ball & Forzani, 2009; McDonald, Kazemi, & Kavanaugh, 2013; Windschitl, Thompson, Braaten & Stroupe, 2012), fewer teacher educators have been examining how to bring those who mentor pre-service teachers, sometimes called cooperating...
Posted: Friday, January 05
Resource | How can museums help teachers with the NGSS?
Released in 2013, the Next Generation Science Standards have the potential to revolutionize science education in the United States, requiring a very different way of thinking about learning and teaching science. Now is the opportune moment to prepare teachers for these new approaches to science instruction and classroom assessment and introduce them to the types of curriculum resources needed to...
Posted: Friday, January 05
Resource | Preparing new science teachers for high-need schools
In 2012, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City launched the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Urban Residency Program. The AMNH recruits Earth science majors from across the United States who are motivated to teach in high-need schools in New York State. Developing a teacher preparation program from scratch is a tall order, and the museum is learning a tremendous amount...
Posted: Friday, January 05
Resource | A balancing act in third space: Graduate-level earth science in an urban teacher-residency program
This article describes a museum-based urban teacher-residency (UTR) program's approach to building subject-specific content knowledge and research experience in Earth Science teacher candidates. In the museum-based program, graduate-level science courses and research experiences are designed and implemented specifically for the UTR by active Earth and Space research scientists that account for...
Posted: Friday, January 05
Resource | Informal science institutions and learning to teach: An examination of identity, agency, and affordances
Informal science education institutions play an important in the public understanding of science and, because of this are well-positioned to positively impact science teacher education. Informal science institutions (ISIs) have a range of affordances that could contribute to learner-centered science teacher identity development. This article describes research from a clinical experience in a...
Posted: Friday, January 05

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