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Project | Co-developing a Curriculum Coherence Toolkit with Teachers (Collaborative Research: Drake)
This project will investigate the factors that influence curriculum coherence and how teachers in Grades 3-5 respond to these factors as they make decisions about their mathematics curriculum.
Posted: Monday, August 05
Project | Co-developing a Curriculum Coherence Toolkit with Teachers (Collaborative Research: Wood)
This project will investigate the factors that influence curriculum coherence and how teachers in Grades 3-5 respond to these factors as they make decisions about their mathematics curriculum.
Posted: Monday, August 05
Project | Co-developing a Curriculum Coherence Toolkit with Teachers (Collaborative Research: Newton)
This project will investigate the factors that influence curriculum coherence and how teachers in Grades 3-5 respond to these factors as they make decisions about their mathematics curriculum.
Posted: Monday, August 05
Project | Using Animated Contrasting Cases to Improve Procedural and Conceptual Knowledge in Geometry
This project aims to support stronger student outcomes in the teaching and learning of geometry in the middle grades through engaging students in animated contrasting cases of worked examples. The project will design a series of animated geometry curricular materials on a digital platform that ask students to compare different approaches to solving the same geometry problem. The study will...
Posted: Monday, August 05
Project | Developing Organizational Capacity to Improve K-8 Mathematics Teaching and Learning
This project will develop and test a leadership model to improve K-8 mathematics teaching and learning by involving stakeholders across the K-8 spectrum. The project will support teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators in collectively identifying and addressing problems of practice in the teaching and learning of mathematics, and in turn develop plans to improve school and district...
Posted: Monday, August 05
Project | Co-developing a Curriculum Coherence Toolkit with Teachers (Collaborative Research: Olson)
This project will investigate the factors that influence curriculum coherence and how teachers in Grades 3-5 respond to these factors as they make decisions about their mathematics curriculum.
Posted: Monday, August 05
Project | Building Professional Capital in Elementary Science Teaching through a District-wide Networked Improvement Community Model
This project will focus on a networked improvement community (NIC) model of professional learning that shifts K-5 science instruction from traditional approaches to a three-dimensional design as outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards. The project will feature a multi-level model involving university educators and researchers and school district practitioners in an effort to co-defined...
Posted: Monday, August 05
Project | Developing Learning Environments that Support Molecular-Level Sensemaking
This project will investigate how high school students can be supported in developing, organizing and using knowledge of atomic/molecular behavior to make sense of phenomena such as phase changes, atomic emmision spectra and dissolution. The project will study whether an innovative college level curriculum, "Chemistry, Life, the Universe and Everything" (CLUE) can be co-modified by teachers,...
Posted: Monday, August 05
Event | August Webinar on STEM Identity, Interest, and Engagement
Join members of the CAISE Evaluation and Measurement Task Force on Tuesday, August 13, 1:30-2:30 pm EDT, to learn about the diverse ways scholars are defining, exploring, and measuring identity, interest, and engagement. This webinar can help you broaden your understanding of these constructs, refine your theory of change, and strengthen the evidence you use in your AISL proposal. Speakers...
Posted: Wednesday, July 31
Blog | Rural and Ready: Embracing the Assets and Needs of Rural Schools and Districts
Over the last few years, rural schools and communities have received increased visibility in the media and in the broader educational conversation, with depictions of rural places presented in many ways: idyllic due to their natural resources and beauty; characterized, and sometimes villainized, by perceived political leanings; highlighted for their pockets of extreme poverty; or on occasion...
Posted: Tuesday, July 30
Newsletter | July 2019 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, This month's Spotlight focuses on improving science and mathematics education in rural America. Though rural areas differ, they often share similar assets (e.g., community orientation) that can support STEM education. They also share many of the same challenges (e.g., shortage of teachers experienced in STEM education). The national STEM strategic plan notes that "...of the 24...
Posted: Monday, July 29
Resource | Guiding collaborative revision of science explanations
This paper illustrates how the combination of teacher and computer guidance can strengthen collaborative revision and identifies opportunities for teacher guidance in a computer-supported collaborative learning environment. We took advantage of natural language processing tools embedded in an online, collaborative environment to automatically score student responses using human-designed knowledge...
Posted: Thursday, July 25
Early Career News | Tensions Between Learning Models and Engaging in Modeling
Candice Guy-Gaytán (2015-16 CADRE Fellow), Julia S. Gouvea, Chris Griesemer, and Cynthia Passmore co-authored this Science & Education article.
Posted: Thursday, July 25
Early Career News | Making Sense of Day and Night
Christa Haverly (2018-19 CADRE Fellow) and Kim Sedlmeyer published this article in Science and Children.
Posted: Thursday, July 25
Early Career News | Investigating Teaching in Conceptually Oriented Mathematics Classrooms Characterized by African American Student Success
Jonee Wilson (2013-14 CADRE Fellow) published this Journal for Research in Mathematics Education article with co-authors Mahtab Nazemi, Kara Jackson, and Anne Garrison Wilhelm.
Posted: Thursday, July 25
Early Career News | Framing, Adapting, and Applying: Learning to Contextualize Science Activity in Multilingual Science Classrooms
Sara Tolbert, Corey Knox (2014-15 CADRE Fellow), and Ivan Salinas co-authored this article for Research in Science Education.
Posted: Thursday, July 25
Resource | Scaling up innovative learning in mathematics: exploring the effect of different professional development approaches on teacher knowledge, beliefs, and instructional practice
Professional learning experiences (PLEs) provide teachers with opportunities to improve their understanding of mathematics content and teaching practices. However, PLEs are often conducted in person and in small groups—hence costly and localized. The purpose of the current study was to explore different ways for teachers to engage in PLEs and how these approaches might enable the field to scale...
Posted: Thursday, July 25
Resource | Patterns Linking Interpreting and Deciding How to Respond During the Launch of a Lesson: Noticing from an Integrated Perspective
Researchers have generated a powerful framework that identifies three aspects of noticing students’ mathematical thinking: attending to, interpreting, and deciding how to respond to student thinking. Previous research has tended to focus on evaluating how well teachers engaged in noticing, and how well they connected the different aspects of noticing. We describe a complementary way of studying...
Posted: Thursday, July 25
Organization | Rowan University
Posted: Thursday, July 25
Resource | Instruments to Measure Elementary Student Mindsets about Smartness and Failure in General and with respect to Engineering
The aim of this study was to assess evidence for the validity of General Mindset (GM) and Engineering Mindset (EM) surveys that we developed for fifth-grade students (ages 10-11). In both surveys, we used six items to measure student mindset to determine if it was more fixed (presuming intelligence is fixed and failure is a sign that one is not smart enough) or more growth-minded (presuming one...
Posted: Thursday, July 25
Resource | How to support secondary school students’ consideration of uncertainty in scientific argument writing: A case study of a High-Adventure Science curriculum module
Incorporating scientific uncertainty as part of science teaching means acknowledging that there may be incomplete or potentially limited scientific information when scientists draw conclusions. In the geosciences, scientists routinely make inferences about the Earth based on observations of the present, and test those observations against hypotheses about Earth’s history and processes that are...
Posted: Thursday, July 25
Resource | Framing, Adapting, and Applying: Learning to Contextualize Science Activity in Multilingual Science Classrooms
In this article, we turn our attention to context-based approaches to science instruction. We studied the effects of changes to a set of secondary science teacher education programs, all of which were redesigned with attention to the Secondary Science Teaching with English Language and Literacy Acquisition (SSTELLA) instructional framework, a framework for responsive and contextualized...
Posted: Thursday, July 25
Resource | Clarifiable Ambiguity in Classroom Mathematics Discourse
Ambiguity is a natural part of communication in a mathematics classroom. In this paper, a particular subset of ambiguity is characterized as clarifiable. Clarifiable ambiguity in classroom mathematics discourse is common, frequently goes unaddressed, and unnecessarily hinders in-the-moment communication because it likely could be made more clear in a relatively straightforward way if it were...
Posted: Thursday, July 25
Project Spotlight | Rural STEM Education
Students and teachers in rural communities often lack access to resources and opportunities that can improve student achievement and representation in STEM. This Spotlight features a perspective piece by Pam Buffington and highlights the work of two projects developing innovative, contextually responsive professional learning experiences. In this Spotlight... Community Voice by Pam Buffington...
Posted: Wednesday, July 24
Resource | DRK-12 Project Evaluators
This list of individuals and organizations providing evaluation services to DRK-12 projects is based on data entered by project members on the cadrek12.org site.
Posted: Tuesday, July 23
Event | Webinar: Diversity, Equity, and Exclusion? How to address diversity with respect to ability in your research and practice in the INCLUDES National Network
Register for this webinar “Inclusive” practices that do not consider equitable access for individuals with disabilities are not inclusive. Disability transcends every population and all aspects of diversity. So then, why does it get so little attention? This session will discuss factors potentially limiting the work to improve access for those with disabilities, identify common barriers to...
Posted: Tuesday, July 23
Page | 2020 CADRE Postdoc Professional Growth Opportunity
CADRE launched its biennial Postdoc Professional Growth Opportunity in 2018 as part of its broader efforts to support early career researchers in STEM education. Postdoc candidates are nominated by members of active DRK-12 projects. As part of the program, postdocs: attend the DRK-12 PI Meeting and webinars on funding research; learn about developing NSF proposals; build community with postdocs...
Posted: Monday, July 22
Announcement | Slides and Recording of the 2019 DRK-12 Solicitation Webinar are Available
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Informational Webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation 17-584. The slides and recording are now available. The 2019 webinar builds on the informational webinar from last year. See the 2018 DRK-12 Solicitation Webinar Slides and Recording.   For additional resources, such as the solicitation, PAPPG and a proposal development timeline, explore the NSF Proposal...
Posted: Wednesday, July 10
Resource | 2019 Informational Webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation 17-584 Resources
Watch a Recording of the 2019 DRK-12 Solication Webinar (use the bookmarks on left side of recording to jump to content of interest): http://edc.adobeconnect.com/pe5bkk9btgs7/ View 2019 Slides Additional Resources: 2018 DRK-12 Solicitation Webinar Slides and Recording NSF Proposal Toolkit
Posted: Tuesday, July 09
Survey | CADRE Fellows Professional Profile Survey
Please complete the form below to submit/update your professional profile. CADRE will share the information you supply with the Fellows network and (with the exception of your email address) on the CADRE website through the CADRE Fellows Alumni spotlight (under construction) and Early Career News.
Posted: Tuesday, June 25

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