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Resource | Tools for Ambitious Science Teaching
Choose from a series of videos that demonstrate ambitious teaching.
Posted: Wednesday, March 18
Resource | Proportions Playground
Proportions Playground is designed to build understandings of proportional reasoning.
Posted: Wednesday, March 18
Resource | Seismic Explorer
Explore the pattern of earthquakes on Earth, including magnitude, depth, location, and frequency.
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
Resource | SageModeler
The SageModeler modeling tool allows students to construct dynamic models and validate their models by comparing outputs from their own models with data from one or more other sources, including national datasets, experimental data gathered from probes, or data generated by simulations.
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
Resource | Model My Watershed
Model My Watershed is a watershed-modeling web app that enables citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, educators, and students to analyze real land use and soil data in their neighborhoods and watersheds; model stormwater runoff and water-quality impacts using professional-grade models; and compare how different conservation or development scenarios could modify runoff...
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
Resource | High-Adventure Science
High-Adventure Science brings several of the big unanswered questions in Earth and space science — think climate change, the availability of freshwater, land management and more — to middle and high school science classrooms. Each module includes interactive computer-based systems models and real-world data on unanswered questions scientists are facing today.
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
Resource | ecoXPT
EcoXPT is an immersive simulation in which students use inquiry to learn how ecosystems work.
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
Resource | eRebuild
eRebuild is a math learning game for students in grades 6th-8th. The game focuses on teaching the concepts of geometery and ratios and proportions through gameplay.
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
Survey | 2020 Conference Posters, Papers, Slides, and Talks
We recognize that many of you prepared papers, posters, and talks for upcoming conferences this year that have been cancelled or postponed. CADRE seeks to collect and share these prepared papers, posters, presentation slides, and/or recorded talks. Deadline: April 10, 2020
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
Resource | MMaRS Spatial Reasoning Activities
This activity, I spy from this perspective!, encourages children to visualize environments from different perspectives to determine where to stand to take a given picture.
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
Tool for Online Learning | Voicethread
Way to promote multiple means of engagement and express around a topic.
Posted: Monday, March 16
Tool for Online Learning | ThingLink
Way to promote multiple means of engagement around a topic.
Posted: Monday, March 16
Tool for Online Learning | Padlet
Online tool students can post responses to that allows for multiple means of expression, representation.
Posted: Monday, March 16
Tool for Online Learning | Flipgrid
Promotes video responses and discussion around a topic.
Posted: Monday, March 16
Resource | Early Math with Gracie & Friends
Play nine math learning apps and dozens of hands-on activities at home or in the classroom. A digital Teacher's Guide supports use in the classroom, and a digital Family Fun Guide provides activities to do at home.
Posted: Monday, March 16
Resource | Early Science with Nico & Nor
Explore six early science learning apps and dozens of hands-on activities. Use the digital Teacher's Guide to implement the technology-based science curriculum into preschool classrooms.
Posted: Monday, March 16
Announcement | Job Opportunities at NSF: Science Education Administrator (Program Director)
The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for Science Education Administrator (Program Director) positions for the EHR Core Research (ECR) program in the Division of Human Resources Development (HRD) within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Alexandria, VA. Permanent position: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563421600 Temporary position:...
Posted: Sunday, March 15
Resource | Data Nuggets
Data Nuggets are free classroom activities, co-designed by scientists and teachers, designed to bring contemporary research and authentic data into the classroom. Data Nuggets include a connection to the scientist behind the data and the true story of their research. Each activity gives students practice working with “messy data” and interpreting quantitative information. Students are guided...
Posted: Friday, March 13
Resource | PhET Interactive Simulations
Collection of 158 free interactive math and science simulations from University of Colorado Boulder. Engage students in math and science practices, and virtual labs, during remote learning. Find over 2,000 sim-based lessons under teacher resources. 
Posted: Thursday, March 12
Resource | Ocean Tracks
Use the Ocean Tracks interactive map, curricular modules, and data analysis tools to explore and quantify patterns in the migratory tracks of marine animals in the northern Pacific Ocean and relate these behaviors to fluctuations and trends in physical oceanographic variables.
Posted: Thursday, March 12
Early Career News | Teaching Practices for Differentiating Mathematics Instruction for Middle School Students
Amy Hackenberg (CAREER Awardee), Mark Creager, and Ayfer Eker published this Mathematical Thinking and Learning article.
Posted: Thursday, March 12
Early Career News | Rethinking the Classroom Science Investigation
Eve Manz (CAREER Awardee) published this article in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching with co-authors Richard Lehrer and Leona Schauble.
Posted: Thursday, March 12
Resource | Rethinking the Classroom Science Investigation
There is now a significant research literature devoted to reconceptualizing scientific activities, such as modeling, explanation, and argumentation, to realize a vision of science‐as‐practice in classrooms. As yet, however, not all scientific practices have received equal attention. Planning and Carrying out Investigations is one of the eight scientific practices identified in the Next Generation...
Posted: Thursday, March 12
Resource | The Impact of High School Life Science Teachers’ Subject Matter Knowledge and Knowledge of Student Misconceptions on Students’ Learning
One of the foundational assumptions in education is that greater teacher knowledge contributes to greater gains in student knowledge, but empirical evidence in support of this assumption is scarce. Using a U.S. sample of 79 biology teachers and their 2749 high school students, we investigate whether teachers’ subject matter knowledge (SMK) and knowledge of students’ misconceptions (KOSM) in high...
Posted: Thursday, March 12
Resource | Initiation-Entry-Focus-Exit and Participation: A Framework for Understanding Teacher Groupwork Monitoring Routines
In this paper, we offer a framework for teacher monitoring routines—a consequential yet understudied aspect of instruction when teachers oversee students’ working together. Using a comparative case study design, we examine eight lessons of experienced secondary mathematics teachers, identifying common interactional routines that they take up with variation. We present a framework that illuminates...
Posted: Thursday, March 12
Resource | Teaching Practices for Differentiating Mathematics Instruction for Middle School Students
Three iterative, 18-episode design experiments were conducted after school with groups of 6–9 middle school students to understand how to differentiate mathematics instruction. Prior research on differentiating instruction (DI) and hypothetical learning trajectories guided the instruction. As the experiments proceeded, this definition of DI emerged: proactively tailoring instruction to students’...
Posted: Thursday, March 12
Resource | Tips for Using Videos to Teach Math Remotely
The Flipped Mathematics Study offers advice on how to use video to teach math remotely.
Posted: Thursday, March 12
Resource | Extended Reality Initiative: 360 Videos of Teaching/Learning Mathematics
This website provides a growing repository of 360 videos of classroom instruction (currently focusing on elementary mathematics). We also have created and are disseminating tutorial videos for using or creating similar media.
Posted: Thursday, March 12
Early Career News | NSF Grants Conference - Minneapolis, MN
Registration for NSF Grants Conference in Minneapolis, MN, will open March 17, 2020 at 12:00pm EST. The conference is scheduled for May 18-19, 2020.
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Event | Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=500047&org=EHR&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11

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