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Event | NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Full Proposal Deadline
Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=EHR&sel_org=EH...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Event | EHR Core Research (ECR) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504924&org=EHR&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Event | Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5464&org=EHR&sel_org=EH...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Event | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505512&org=EHR&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Event | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) Full Proposal Deadline
Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5481&org=EHR&sel_org=EH...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Event | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) Letter of Intent Deadline
Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5481&org=EHR&sel_org=EH...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Event | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) Full Proposal Deadline
Partnership and Adaptation Full Proposal Deadline Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383&org=EHR&sel_org=EH...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Event | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) Letter of Intent Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383&org=EHR&sel_org=EH...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Event | Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Full Proposal Deadline
The deadline for CAREER proposals has been extended. Proposals are strongly encouraged before the original deadline of July 27, 2020 but will be accepted until August 11, 2020. Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214&org=EHR&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Event | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505765&org=EHR&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Event | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) Letter of Intent Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505765&org=EHR&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Event | Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504790&org=EHR&sel_org=...
Posted: Wednesday, March 11
Resource | Thinking Beyond the Score: Multidimensional Analysis of Student Performance to Inform the Next Generation of Science Assessments
Conventional assessment analysis of student results, referred to as rubric‐based assessments (RBA), has emphasized numeric scores as the primary way of communicating information to teachers about their students’ learning. In this light, rethinking and reflecting on not only how scores are generated but also what analyses are done with them to inform classroom practices is of utmost importance....
Posted: Tuesday, February 25
Posted: Tuesday, February 25
Newsletter | February 2020 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, DRK-12 projects are out and about sharing their work. In this month's Spotlight, read about projects focused on improving STEM education for students whose first language isn't English. (Use the Education Data Explorer portal to learn how many English language learners—among other options—there are in any particular school district or state, or review recent stats about...
Posted: Tuesday, February 25
Resource | Next Generation Sheltered Instruction to Support English Learners in Secondary Science Classrooms
Using findings from a 4‐year research and development effort, we propose an updated model of sheltered instruction for science classrooms that leverages the opportunities provided by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to better support multilingual learners in middle and high school science. Using data from teacher implementation logs and interviews, we examine how secondary grades...
Posted: Monday, February 24
Resource | 10 NGSS-Plus-5E Lessons
10 NGSS-Plus-5E middle school lessons for teaching STEM with robotics.
Posted: Monday, February 24
Resource | Common Core State Standards-Aligned Lessons
22 Common Core State Standards-aligned middle school lessons for teaching STEM with robotics.
Posted: Monday, February 24
Resource | Scientific Inquiry for Young Children: Linking Teacher Professional Development and Family Engagement to Improve Student Achievement
Hapgood, S., Paprzycki, P., Czerniak, C.M. (2019). Scientific Inquiry for Young Children: Linking Teacher Professional Development and Family Engagement to Improve Student Achievement. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Child Development conference [SRCD], Balitmore, MD. March 2019.
Posted: Monday, February 24
Resource | Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on Middle Grades Literacy and Mathematics
Czerniak, C. M., Paprzycki, P., Hapgood, S., & Kaderavek, J. (2019). Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on Middle Grades Literacy and Mathematics. Paper presented at the Global Conference on Education and Research [GLOCER], Sarasota, FL. May 2019.
Posted: Monday, February 24
Resource | Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on 5th Grade Science Achievement
Czerniak, C. M., Kaderavek, J., Paprzycki, P., Hapgood, S., Mentzer, G., Molitor, S., & Mendenhall, R. (2019). Longitudinal Impact of Early Childhood Science Instruction on 5th Grade Science Achievement. Paper presented at the European Science Education Research Association [ESERA], Bologna, Italy. August 2019.
Posted: Monday, February 24
Resource | Early Childhood Educators’ Declarative Knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards
Hapgood, S., Heuring, J. & Wilson, G., Czerniak, C. (Accepted for January 2020). Early Childhood Educators’ Declarative Knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards. A poster to be presented at the Association of Science Teacher Educators [ASTE] International Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
Posted: Monday, February 24
Resource | 3DLA: Three Dimensional Learning Architecture Instructional Planning Tool
Hapgood, S., Wilson, G., Heuring, J. & Czerniak, C. M. (Accepted for January 2020). 3DLA: Three dimensional Learning Architecture instructional planning tool. A workshop to be presented at the Association of Science Teacher Educators [ASTE] International Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
Posted: Monday, February 24
Blog | Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Assessing English Language Learners
Addressing EL Linguistic Heterogeneity. The performance of English language learners (ELs; students who are still developing English as a second language) on tests in English and in their first language is inconsistent across languages and across test items. This instability is due to the fact that every EL student has a unique combination of strengths in each language that is not possible to...
Posted: Monday, February 24
Resource | Designing Robotics-based Science Lessons Aligned with the Three Dimensions of NGSS-plus-5E Model: A Content Analysis
Currently, 19 states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) while 16 states have revised their standards to mirror the NGSS. Transitioning from the previous standards to the NGSS requires in-depth teacher professional development (PD) that delves into the three-dimensional (3D) performance expectations (PE) of the NGSS. Each PE constitutes: science and engineering practices (...
Posted: Friday, February 21
Resource | Use of a Design Canvas in a Robotics Workshop and Analysis of its Efficacy
Advances in science and technology are shaping every aspect of our lives including education, work, healthcare, transportation, commerce, and entertainment. This societal transformation has created an increasing demand for a workforce well-trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and representative of societal diversity. To meet this demand, the K-12 educational...
Posted: Friday, February 21
Resource | Analyzing Successful Teaching Practices in Middle School Science and Math Classrooms when using Robotics
A robotics-based curriculum offers numerous opportunities to enrich science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for students and enables teachers to integrate engineering and computing techniques into educational programs. Prior studies have indicated significant role of robots in supporting myriad educational activities in classrooms, e.g., engaging participants in active...
Posted: Friday, February 21
Resource | Designing NGSS-Aligned Lesson Plans During a Teacher Professional Development Program
Rapid technological advances are dominating the evolution of world’s economy and increasingly influencing our daily lives. Even as such advances have greatly improved human living condition, a majority of people either lack the understanding of technology or frequently ignore it. While post-secondary science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education seeks to remedy this disconnect, its...
Posted: Friday, February 21
Resource | Middle School Teacher Professional Development in Creating a NGSS-plus-5E Robotics Curriculum
The persistent lack of diversity in STEM fields remains a serious challenge for U.S. global competitiveness. STEM jobs are growing 29% faster than any other U.S. sector. Yet, today, white men hold roughly 75% of all scientists and engineering jobs, despite making up only 26% of the total workforce. The cause of this diversity gap can be traced to our educational system, where girls and most...
Posted: Friday, February 21
Resource | Investigating Classroom-related Factors that Influence Student Perceptions of LEGO Robots as Educational Tools in Middle Schools
This paper investigates classroom-related factors such as pedagogical strategies and management of robotics-based educational content that contribute to the formation of student perceptions in robotics-enhanced classes. Robots are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in K-12 classroom in the United States and are used to improve student engagement, interactive learning, innovative thinking,...
Posted: Friday, February 21

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