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Event | Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Advancing Cognitive and Physical Capabilities (FW-HTF) Letter of Intent Deadline
For more information, visit: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505528&org=NSF&sel_org=...
Posted: Thursday, March 22
Webform | 2018 DR K-12 PI Meeting A/V Needs Survey
NOTE: All rooms will be setup with an LCD projector and screen. Wireless internet will be available. Generally, participant seating will be at round tables set for eight people. Please fill out this short survey so that we know what your A/V needs are for the PI Meeting June 6-8
Posted: Wednesday, March 21
Announcement | NSF Announcement about NSF Accounts in FastLane, Grants.gov and Research.gov
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is making major changes to the way the research community registers for NSF accounts and maintains account and user profile information in FastLane and Research.gov. Effective March 26, 2018, NSF is introducing a new centralized and streamlined account registration process in Research.gov for the research community that will provide each new user with a...
Posted: Friday, March 16
Webform | 2018 DR K-12 PI Meeting Poster Registration
Please note that poster registration is ongoing, but the deadline to be included in print materials was May 11.  The 2018 DR K-12 PI Meeting will have three general poster sessions, tentatively scheduled for June 6, 5:00-6:00pm; June 7, 4:00-5:00pm; and June 8, 10:15-11:15am.  Please fill out the form below to register to present a poster representing your invited project(s) during the PI meeting...
Posted: Thursday, March 15
Webform | NSF PO Attendance: 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting
Please take this 5 minute survey to indicate your availability June 6-8 for the 2018 DR K-12 PI Meeting. Read the draft agenda outline for more information about the meeting schedule.
Posted: Monday, March 12
Event | 2018 American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition; New Orleans, LA
To learn more, visit https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/national-meeting.html. DRK-12 Presenters: Ellen Yezierski, Dillon Frank, Nicholas Spurgus, and Justin Pratt, Miami University (Project: Further Development and Testing of the Target Inquiry Model for Middle and High School Science Teacher Professional Development (Collaborative Research: Yezierski))
Posted: Friday, March 09
Event | Future of Work at the Human - Technology Frontier: Advancing Cognitive and Physical Capabilities (FW-HTF) Full Proposal Deadline
Letter of Intent is due April 16, 2018. For more information, visit: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18548/nsf18548.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT...
Posted: Friday, March 09
Webform | Postdoc PI Meeting Form
The 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting will take place June 6-8, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Please answer the questions below by Monday, March 19, 2018, so that we can arrange your stay at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. We’re starting at noon on Wednesday, June 6, so that people on the East Coast and nearby can fly into Washington, D.C. that morning. The meeting will conclude by 2:00pm on June 8; you should...
Posted: Thursday, March 08
Announcement | Twitter Chat on Modeling, Mar 8 at 9PM EST
CADRE teamed up with NSTA to organize a Twitter chat on scientific modeling in grades K-5. The #NSTAchat Twitter chat was facilitated by NSTA. National Science Foundation-funded education researchers answered questions (such as those below) and shared their expertise. Participants shared their resources and experiences. What does modeling look like in the classroom? What makes models and modeling...
Posted: Wednesday, March 07
Webform | CADRE Fellows PI Meeting Form
The 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting will take place June 6-8, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Please answer the questions below by Tuesday, March 13, 2018, so that we can arrange your stay at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The mock proposal review is expected to take place at 12:00pm on June 6, so please plan to be at hotel in advance of that session. The meeting will conclude by 2:00pm on June 8; you should...
Posted: Tuesday, March 06
Resource | Writing a Scientific Explanation
American Museum of Natural History. (2018). Writing a Scientific Explanation. Retrieved from https://www.amnh.org/explore/curriculum-collections/integrating-literacy....
Posted: Monday, March 05
Resource | Disruptions in Ecosystems
American Museum of Natural History. (2018). Middle School: Disruptions in Ecosystems. Retrieved from https://www.nextgenscience.org/resources/middle-school-disruptions-ecosy...
Posted: Monday, March 05
Resource | Classroom Videos from Disruptions in Ecosystems Unit
Kastel, D. (2017, August 25). Classroom videos from disruptions in ecosystems unit [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2017/08/25/ngss-from-theory-to-prac...
Posted: Monday, March 05
Resource | Science as experience, exploration, and experiments: elementary teachers’ notions of ‘doing science’
Much of the literature on science teaching suggests that elementary teachers lack relevant prior experiences with science. This study begins to reframe the deficit approach to research in scienceteaching by privileging the experiences elementary teachers have had with science – both in and out of schools – throughout their lives. Our work uses identity as a lens to examine the complexities of...
Posted: Tuesday, February 27
Resource | Using a video club design to promote teacher attention to students' ideas in science
Science education stakeholders worldwide are engaged in efforts to support teachers' noticing and making sense of students' thinking in science. Here we introduce the design of a science teaching video club and present a study of its implementation. The current design extends prior research on video clubs as a form of professional development for supporting mathematics teachers. Results indicate...
Posted: Tuesday, February 27
Resource | Teachers’ Noticing of Students’ Thinking in Science Through Classroom Artifacts: In What Ways Are Science and Engineering Practices Evident?
Building on the work of teacher noticing, this study investigated teachers’ noticing of students’ thinking evident in artifacts from their science teaching context. Prior work on teachers’ noticing inscience has generally focused on noticing students’ thinking surrounding specific disciplinary content. We asked 20 elementary teachers to identify and discuss an artifact that represented their...
Posted: Tuesday, February 27
Newsletter | February 2018 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues,   CADRE has opened registration for the 2018 DRK–12 PI Meeting to invited DRK–12 and STEM+C PIs. (Note: a reminder invitation will be sent out later this week to invited PIs who have not yet registered. Please keep an eye on your inbox). The meeting will be held June 6–8 in Washington, D.C. We have also announced a Call for Proposals (session submission deadline: March 13), and...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Announcement | CADRE Opens 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting Registration and Call for Proposals
CADRE, the resource network for the NSF’s DRK-12 program, is pleased to invite a group of DRK-12 and STEM+C PIs to the 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting on June 6-8 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C. The overarching goal of the 2018 PI meeting is to engage DRK-12 and STEM+C awardees in building and sharing new knowledge, best practices, and tools critical to increasing the...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Announcement | What are your colleagues working on?
Thank you to everyone who submitted their project websites, recent publications, and upcoming presentations via our survey. To view the results, visit: http://cadrek12.org/resources/dr-k-12-publications-presentations-and-web...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Event | Challenges in the CS classroom: Perspectives from students with learning and attention disorders
Presenters: Sarah Wille, Amy Cassata DESCRIPTION Efforts to expand K-12 computer science (CS) education opportunities across the U.S. include the new AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course, designed to attract a wide range of learners and broaden participation in the study of CS. An important step in diversifying participation in CS broadly involves understanding the range of challenges...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Teacher learning in a combined professional development intervention
The study examines geometry teachers' video club discussions in a two-year professional development intervention that combined lesson study, video clubs, and animation discussions to promote teacher noticing of students' prior knowledge. Most discussions pertained to student conceptions (78%), followed by pedagogy (19%). Discussion of students' prior knowledge surfaced only when talking about...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Learning and Teaching Measurement: Coordinating Quantity and Number
Smith, J. P., & Barrett, J. E. (2017). The learning and teaching of measurement: Coordinating quantity and number. In J. Cai (Ed.), Compendium for research in mathematics education (pp. 355–385). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | STEAM-Based Interventions in Computer Science: Understanding Feedback Loops in the Classroom
Many organizations are seeking to address the need for greater numbers of computer scientists in the US, and in particular, more women and underrepresented minorities. It is not uncommon to develop curriculum that relies heavily on cutting edge technology and computing tools designed to make computing more compelling. Many curriculum developers are seeking to promote creativity as a part of...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | How to envision equitable mathematics instruction: Views of U.S. and Korean preservice teachers
Lee, J., Kim, J-H., Kim, S-M., & Lim, W. (2018). How to envision equitable mathematics instruction: Views of U.S. and Korean preservice teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 69, 275–288. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.10.010
Posted: Monday, February 26
Announcement | OER Webinar Resources
On February 14, CADRE hosted a webinar on freely available, openly-licensed open education resources (OER) in K-12 STEM. Panelists and participants discussed the current demand for OER and opportunities for NSF-funded projects to contribute; key considerations, opportunities, and challenges for individuals, projects, and organizations developing OER (e.g., intellectual property and financial...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Moving toward approximations of practice in teacher professional development: Learning to summarize a problem-based lesson
González, G. (2018). Moving toward approximations of practice in teacher professional development: Learning to summarize a problem-based lesson. In R. Zazkis, & P. Herbst (Eds.), Scripting approaches in mathematics education: Mathematical dialogues in research and practice (pp. 115–146). New York, NY: Springer.
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Turn-Taking and Chatting in Collaborative Music Live Coding
Co-located collaborative live coding is a potential approach to network music and to the music improvisation practice known as live coding. A common strategy to support communication between live coders and the audience is the use of a chat window. However, paying attention to simultaneous multi-user actions, such as chat texts and code, can be too demanding to follow. In this paper, we explore...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Directing focus and enabling inquiry with representations of practice: Written cases, storyboards, and teacher education
We discuss affordances and liabilities of using a storyboard to depict a written case of a teacher’s dilemma that involves race, opportunity to learn, and student community. We rely on reflections by the teacher educator who authored the written case and later depicted it as a storyboard to use it with his preservice teachers (PSTs). The analysis involved, first, organizing the signifiers in each...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Children’s Measurement: A Longitudinal Study of Children’s Knowledge and Learning of Length, Area, and Volume
Quantitative reasoning and measurement competencies support the development of mathematical and scientific thinking in children in the early and middle grades and are fundamental to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The sixteenth Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) monograph is a report on a four-year-long multisite longitudinal study that...
Posted: Monday, February 26
Resource | Designing Simulations to Learn About Pre-service Teachers’ Capabilities with Eliciting and Interpreting Student Thinking
This chapter focuses on the design of simulation assessments to learn about pre-service teachers’ capabilities with eliciting and interpreting student thinking. We present a simulation assessment and show what a performance on that assessment can reveal about a pre-service teacher’s eliciting and interpreting skills, as well as their mathematical knowledge for teaching. We consider the specific...
Posted: Monday, February 26