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Project | Networking Urban Resources with Teachers and University to Enrich Early Childhood Science (NURTURES) Phase II: Expansion and Evaluation
Building on successful prior work, this project simultaneously targets young children's teachers and families/caregivers in an effort to build both parties' capacity to promote student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning. The project aims to: 1) Transform early childhood science teaching based upon Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to measurably...
Posted: Tuesday, September 05
Project | Multimedia Immersion Inspires STEM Learning
This project will develop, pilot, and evaluate a nine-week STEM-rich multimedia production course for high school students called Multimedia Immersion (MI). The MI course will engage teams of students to develop a personally and socially relevant storyline that guides their use of accessible audio and video technologies to create a five-minute animated video. To develop student STEM experience...
Posted: Friday, September 01
Project | Developing and Evaluating Assessments of Problem Solving (Collaborative Research: Sondergeld)
This project builds upon the prior work by creating problem-solving measures for grades 3-5. The elementary assessments will be connected to the middle-grades assessments and will be available for use by school districts, researchers, and other education professionals seeking to effectively measure children's problem solving. The aims of the project are to (a) create three new mathematical...
Posted: Friday, September 01
Project | Developing and Evaluating Assessments of Problem Solving (Collaborative Research: Bostic)
This project builds upon the prior work by creating problem-solving measures for grades 3-5. The elementary assessments will be connected to the middle-grades assessments and will be available for use by school districts, researchers, and other education professionals seeking to effectively measure children's problem solving. The aims of the project are to (a) create three new mathematical...
Posted: Friday, September 01
Project | Developing Teacher Noticing in Engineering in an Online Professional Development Program
This project will research how elementary (K-5) teachers in the Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP) program progress in one particular aspect of responsive teaching, noticing student thinking. Project research will also contribute to literature on how to support responsive teaching in web-based environments, expanding understanding of how design principles and features developed in in-...
Posted: Friday, September 01
Project | A Partnership to Adapt, Implement and Study a Professional Learning Model and Build District Capacity to Improve Science Instruction and Student Understanding (Collaborative Research: Borko)
This project will work in partnership with the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) to adapt the Professional Learning (PL) model based on the District's objectives and constraints to build the capacity of teacher leaders and a program coordinator to implement the adapted PL program. The project is examining the sustainability and scalability of a PL model that supports the development of...
Posted: Friday, September 01
Project | A Partnership to Adapt, Implement and Study a Professional Learning Model and Build District Capacity to Improve Science Instruction and Student Understanding (Collaborative Research: Weiss)
This project will work in partnership with the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) to adapt the Professional Learning (PL) model based on the District's objectives and constraints to build the capacity of teacher leaders and a program coordinator to implement the adapted PL program. The project is examining the sustainability and scalability of a PL model that supports the development of...
Posted: Friday, September 01
Project | Developing and Validating a Scalable, Classroom-Focused Measure of Usable Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics: The Classroom Video Analysis Instrument
This project will develop a scalable, classroom-focused measure of usable mathematics teaching knowledge that is aligned with the state standards through a classroom video analysis measure (CVA-M) in three content areas: (a) fractions for grades 4 and 5, (b) ratio and proportions for grades 6 and 7; and (c) variables, expressions, and equations for grades 6 and 7. The project will examine the...
Posted: Friday, September 01
Resource | 2017 Informational Webinars on DR K-12 Solicitation 17-584 Resources
Recordings: August 31, 2017 Webinar September 11, 2017 Webinar Read NSF responses to additional questions from the webinars. View a Storify of Tweets during the webinars. For additional resources, including the solicitation itself, please visit our NSF Proposal Toolkit.
Posted: Friday, September 01
Announcement | Now accepting applications for the 2017-18 CADRE Fellowship!
2017-18 CADRE Fellows CADRE is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Fellows cohort. The CADRE Fellowship is a competitive program that provides professional growth opportunities for early career researchers currently working on a DR K-12 project. Through program activities, Fellows gain insights into the NSF and what it takes to be successful and effective in this field, and network with...
Posted: Monday, August 28
Event | AISL & Broadening Participation
As agency and program priorities, broadening participation research and efforts to attract, prepare and support a diverse STEM workforce are of great interest. As such, the aim of this webinar is to provide guidance to project teams that are interested in pursuing research and development work in which broadening participation within informal STEM learning contexts is a primary goal. The two AISL...
Posted: Friday, August 25
Event | How to Write a Competitive AISL Proposal
In this webinar, AISL Program Officers will highlight: essential elements that should be in every strong AISL proposal, proposal deficiencies to avoid, and key differences between a highly competitive proposal and a proposal that is not competitive. This will also be an opportunity to ask questions and receive responses from AISL Program Officers in real time. The webinar will take place on...
Posted: Friday, August 25
Event | How to Use InformalScience.org to Make Your Case
InformalScience.org is a curated collection of project, research, and evaluation resources designed to support the informal STEM education community working in a variety of learning environments. This session will provide useful tips and suggestions for using the site while developing proposals, from conducting literature searches to identifying potential collaborators. REGISTER HERE
Posted: Friday, August 25
Announcement | Just Announced: CADRE continues!
CADRE has been funded for another year of work. We're excited to be able to continue the DR K-12 resource network. Stay tuned for more information about a 2018 DR K-12 PI Meeting, CADRE Fellows nominations, and more CADRE efforts to support DR K-12 awardees and their work!
Posted: Wednesday, August 23
Resource | NSF DR K-12 Solicitation 17-584
Read the latest NSF DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584). Proposals are due November 14, 2017.  
Posted: Tuesday, August 22
Project | Project MAPLE: Makerspaces Promoting Learning and Engagement
The project plans to develop and study a series of metacognitive strategies that support learning and engagement for struggling middle school students during makerspace experiences. The study will focus narrowly on establishing a foundational understanding of how to ameliorate barriers to engaging in design learning through the use of metacognitive strategies. The project plans to translate and...
Posted: Thursday, August 17
Project | Integrating Chemistry and Earth Science
This project will design, develop, and test a new curriculum unit for high school chemistry courses that is organized around the question, "How does chemistry shape where I live?" The new unit will integrate relevant Earth science data, scientific practices, and key urban environmental research findings with the chemistry curriculum to gain insights into factors that support the approach to...
Posted: Thursday, August 17
Project | Engaging Students in Scientific Practices: Evaluating Evidence and Explanation in Secondary Earth and Space Science
This project will develop, implement, test, and revise instructional approaches and materials for high school students that focus on the links between scientific evidence and alternative explanations of phenomena relating to Earth and space education. Students will learn to construct diagrams showing the links between explanatory models of natural phenomena and lines of evidence, and then...
Posted: Thursday, August 17
Project | Mathematical Learning via Architectural Design and Modeling Using E-Rebuild
This project will explore the learning of mathematics through architectural tasks in an online simulation game, E-Rebuild. In the game-based architectural simulation, students will be able to complete tasks such as building and constructing structures while using mathematics and problem solving. The project will examine how to collect data about students' learning from data generated as they play...
Posted: Thursday, August 17
Project | Foregrounding Agency Versus Structure as Models for Designing Integrated Mathematics and Computational Thinking Curriculum
This project will design and study new learning environments integrating mathematical and computational thinking. The project will examine how to design learning modules that place mathematics concepts. By exploring how different kinds of designs support learning and engagement, the project will establish a set of design principles for supporting mathematical and computational thinking.
Posted: Thursday, August 17
Announcement | Register for DR K-12 Solicitation webinars
Learn more about NSF's new DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584) from NSF program officers in this CADRE-hosted webinar. There are two opportunities: Thursday, August 31, 2-3pm EST Monday, September 11, 2-3pm EST REGISTER Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Find the solicitation and other resources in our NSF Proposal Toolkit.  
Posted: Wednesday, August 16
Announcement | New Resource! CADRE Early Career Guide
CADRE Early Career Guide CADRE is pleased to share a new resource as part of our continuing efforts to support early career STEM education professionals. The CADRE Early Career Guide offers insights on becoming a successful researcher in the field of STEM education, and profiles the CADRE Fellows program. The tips offered throughout the guide come from PIs and others in the DRK-12 community who...
Posted: Tuesday, August 15
Event | Informational Webinar on DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584)
Event Resources: Slides Recording (Led by NSF PO Robert Ochsendorf) Learn more about NSF's new DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584) from NSF program officers in this CADRE-hosted webinar. Find the solicitation and other resources in our NSF Proposal Toolkit.
Posted: Monday, August 14
Event | Informational Webinar on DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584)
Event Resources: Slides Recording (Led by NSF PO Robert Ochsendorf) Learn more about NSF's new DR K-12 Solicitation (17-584) from NSF program officers in this CADRE-hosted webinar. Find the solicitation and other resources in our NSF Proposal Toolkit.
Posted: Monday, August 14
Resource | Supporting Sense-making with Mathematical Bet Lines
This article presents an instructional strategy called Mathematical Bet Lines that was designed to promote classroom discourse and sense-making for all students, in particular English Language Learners.  Introduced in Project AIM (All Included in Mathematics), a 40 hour professional development program focused promoting meaningful mathematical discourse, the Mathematical Bet Lines strategy...
Posted: Thursday, August 10
Resource | Launching a Discourse-rich Mathematics Lesson
Facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse is dependent on the launch of the lesson where teachers prepare their students to work on the task. This article discusses the use of the Think Aloud strategy at the beginning of a lesson to model to students both the type of thinking that develops conceptual understanding, as well as how to share one’s thinking.  The Think Aloud strategy is one of a...
Posted: Thursday, August 10
Resource | Mathematical Argumentation in Middle School—The What, Why, and How
Get them talking: Your formula for bringing math concepts to life! Want your middle schoolers to intelligently engage with mathematical ideas? Ready to help them construct and critique viable arguments that meet tough Standards for Mathematical Practice 3 standards? Look no further. This research-based gem will help you foster the critical reasoning and argumentation skills every student needs...
Posted: Thursday, August 10
Resource | A synthesis of mathematics writing: Assessments, interventions, and surveys
Mathematics standards in the United States describe communication as an essential part of mathematics. One outlet for communication is writing. To understand the mathematics writing of students, we conducted a synthesis to evaluate empirical research about mathematics writing. We identified 29 studies that included a mathematics-writing assessment, intervention, or survey for students in 1st...
Posted: Thursday, August 10
Newsletter | Summer 2017 Updates
Dear Colleagues,   We hope that you are all having a great summer! We invite you to take a break from your summer reading list to glance at the new CADRE Early Career Guide. For those of us who work to improve STEM education for all children, we know that supporting the development of a diverse group of early career researchers is an important component of education improvement. We welcome you...
Posted: Thursday, August 10
Resource | The Leaders Handbook for the Practicum Academy to Improve Science Education (PRACTISE)
This handbook provides detailed information on how to conduct a series of research-based professional learning sessions focused on helping elementary classroom teachers to facilitate science argumentation with their students. Each session is 2-3 hours long and focuses on topics such as: An Introduction to Argumentation, Argumentation in the Next Generation Science Standards, Strategies for...
Posted: Wednesday, August 09

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