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Project | Determining Teachers' Baseline Practice and Alignment Prior to a Systemic Curriculum Change
In this study, researchers will collaborate with Baltimore City Public Schools to collect and document teacher classroom practices prior to the implementation of an extended professional development model that targets pedagogical skills associated with the NGSS. The broad objective of the project is to characterize the benefits and limitations of utilizing controlled practice-teaching as a key...
Posted: Monday, July 02
Project | Highly Adaptive Science Simulations for Accessible STEM Education
This project will research, design, and develop adaptive accessibility features for interactive science simulations. The proposed research will lay the foundation that advances the accessibility of complex interactives for learning and contribute to solutions to address the significant disparity in science achievement between students with and without disabilities.
Posted: Monday, July 02
Project | The Spectrum Laboratory: Towards Authentic Inquiry for All
This project proposes to design, implement, and investigate the impact on students of an innovative curriculum supplement called the Spectrum Laboratory. The Spectrum Lab will be an online, interactive learning environment that enables students to make use of the database of publicly available spectra from research scientists, as well as from students.
Posted: Monday, July 02
Project | Strengthening Data Literacy Across the Curriculum
This project will develop a set of statistics learning materials, with data visualization tools and an applied social science focus, to design applied data investigations addressing real-world socioeconomic questions with large-scale social science data. This project is designed to promote statistical understandings and interest in quantitative data analysis among high school students and engage...
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | Improving Multi-Dimensional Assessment and Instruction: Building and Sustaining Elementary Science Teachers' Capacity through Learning Communities (Collaborative Research: Lehman)
The main goal of this project is to better understand how to build and sustain the capacity of elementary science teachers in grades 3-5 to instruct and formatively assess students in ways that are aligned with contemporary science education frameworks and standards. To achieve this goal, the project will use classroom-based science assessment as a focus around which to build teacher capacity in...
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | Improving Multi-Dimensional Assessment and Instruction: Building and Sustaining Elementary Science Teachers' Capacity through Learning Communities (Collaborative Research: Pellegrino)
The main goal of this project is to better understand how to build and sustain the capacity of elementary science teachers in grades 3-5 to instruct and formatively assess students in ways that are aligned with contemporary science education frameworks and standards. To achieve this goal, the project will use classroom-based science assessment as a focus around which to build teacher capacity in...
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | Professional Development for K-12 Science Teachers in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
This project will engage science teachers in a sustained professional development (PD) program embedded in an afterschool science program designed for a linguistically diverse group of English learners (ELs).
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | Investigating Impact of Different Types of Professional Development on What Aspects Mathematics Teachers Take Up and Use in Their Classroom
This project will study the design and development of PD that supports teacher development and student learning, and provide accumulation of evidence to inform teacher educators, administrators, teachers, and policymakers of factors associated with successful PD experiences and variation across teachers and types of PDs. The study will examine teachers' uptake of mathematics content, pedagogy and...
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | A Practice-based Online Learning Environment for Scientific Inquiry with Digitized Museum Collections in Middle School Classrooms
This project will develop and study a prototype online learning environment that supports student learning via Engaging Practices for Inquiry with Collections in Bioscience (EPIC Bioscience), which uses authentic research investigations with digitized collections from natural history museums. 
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | Moving Beyond Pedagogy: Developing Elementary Teachers' Adaptive Expertise in Using the Epistemic Complexity of Science
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize the integration of scientific knowledge and the practices of science, a recognition that science classrooms are complex learning environments. Meeting this expectation requires teachers to move beyond traditional routines of practice to become adaptive experts who can adjust their teaching to maximize learning in varied classroom situations....
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | CAREER: Supporting Elementary Science Teaching and Learning by Integrating Uncertainty Into Classroom Science Investigations
The goal of this study is to improve elementary science teaching and learning by developing, testing, and refining a framework and set of tools for strategically incorporating forms of uncertainty central to scientists' sense-making into students' empirical learning.
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | CAREER: Mechanisms Underlying the Relation Between Mathematical Language and Mathematical Knowledge
The purpose of this project is to examine the process by which math language instruction improves learning of mathematics skills in order to design and translate the most effective interventions into practical classroom instruction.
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | Developing and Validating Assessments to Measure and Build Elementary Teachers' Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter and Its Interactions within Teacher Education Settings (Collaborative Research: Hanuscin)
The fundamental purpose of this project is to examine and gather initial validity evidence for assessments designed to measure and build kindergarten-fifth grade science teachers' content knowledge for teaching (CKT) about matter and its interactions in teacher education settings.
Posted: Friday, June 29
Project | Developing and Validating Assessments to Measure and Build Elementary Teachers' Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter and Its Interactions within Teacher Education Settings (Collaborative Research: Mikeska)
The fundamental purpose of this project is to examine and gather initial validity evidence for assessments designed to measure and build kindergarten-fifth grade science teachers' content knowledge for teaching (CKT) about matter and its interactions in teacher education settings.
Posted: Friday, June 29
Announcement | View Resources from the 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting
Resources from the 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting are now available, including:  Online or PDF meeting agenda Session Materials Plenary Videos Virtual Poster Hall #DRK12Meeting Conversation
Posted: Monday, June 25
Newsletter | June 2018 Newsletter: Special DRK-12 PI Meeting Issue
This special edition newsletter shares resources from the 2018 DRK-12 Meeting, held June 6-8, 2018. The Keynotes NSF Welcome (Robert Ochsendorf, National Science Foundation) and Nexus of Change: Exploring the Intersections Between Broadening Participation, STEM and Computer Science Disciplines, and Technological Innovations in Education (Okhee Lee, New York University) | View video   NSF...
Posted: Friday, June 22
Event | STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C) Full Proposal Deadline
For more information, visit: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505006&org=DRL&sel_org=....
Posted: Friday, June 15

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