We are saddened to share the news that Julio Lopez-Ferrao passed away on March 25. Julio had been a DRK-12 program officer since the inception of the program, and was CADRE's first program officer. He will be missed.
On a happier note, we hope that you will visit the engineering spotlight. While engineering is an established area of study in post-secondary education, it is still emerging in prek-12 settings. DRK-12 research continues to inform this developing field now supported by the NRC Frameworks and NGSS. In our new spotlight, learn more about the current DRK-12 work, access resources, and read a perspective piece by Christine Cunningham.
CADRE is excited to be joined by Malcolm Butler, Cory Buxton, Salvador Huitzilopochtli, LeAnne Ketterlin Geller, and Arthur Powell to host a conversation about the important topic of broadening participation in STEM (one of NSF's 10 Big Ideas) during the upcoming May 13-20 STEM for All Video Showcase. We hope that you will visit our video and join the conversation to share your successes and challenges related to broadening opportunities for and expanding participation of groups, institutions, and geographic regions that are underrepresented in STEM disciplines. While you're there, visit more than 200 other STEM education videos from federally funded projects. Watch your inbox for more information about the event.
Did you celebrate Earth Day this month? Learn more about DRK-12 research on Earth science and environmental education.
This Spotlight features DRK-12 programs, approaches, and resources that show promise for educating future engineers and scientifically literate adults.
- Watch a short video on engineering education.
- Read a Community Perspective by Christine Cunningham, New Directions for Engineering Education Research-Building the K-12 Agenda.
- Learn more about the innovations, methods, findings, and products of the featured projects.
Access additional resources including DRK-12 engineering videos from the STEM for All Video Showcase.
As you consider your next submission to NSF, perhaps with an eye toward the November 2019 deadline for DRK-12 funding, we hope that this timeline and the resources it includes will help. From inspiration and concept formation to uploading your final materials, it outlines the development process and supports strategic planning around your proposal ideas.
We also invite you to visit our NSF Proposal Toolkit that offers a variety of resources related to funding, proposal development, and submission.
Project Tip: Serve on an NSF Review Panel
Don't forget to send your credentials to NSF and ask to be considered as a proposal reviewer. Serving on a review panel is great preparation for writing your own proposal, especially for those who are new to proposal development. Explore our Proposal Development Timeline for more tips and links to important proposal development guidance.
Updates to Cadrek12.org
The CADRE website is undergoing a partial renovation this spring. We hope you enjoy the new look and feel, content, and features. While we continue to make improvements, highlights from recent updates include:
- DRK-12 Community Voices Blog: In CADRE's new home for perspective pieces from our community, hear from current and former awardees, CADRE Fellows, and other STEM education stakeholders as they reflect on key areas of research, STEM education events, and more. We welcome your voice! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute.
- Early Career in DRK-12: A new section of the site showcases resources and programming to support early career STEM education researchers and developers, as well as news about the DRK-12 early career community and opportunities for early career researchers.
- New Search Functionality: If you use the sitewide search, you'll notice new filter and sorting capabilities. You can now sort by project start date or resource year, and filter by content type (e.g., projects or events) and keywords.
Email email@example.com if you have questions about changes to the site.
Newsbites from NSF, DRK-12, and NSF Networks
News from NSF
- Adobe Software Compatibility
On May 1, 2019, Adobe Reader version 9.x will no longer be compatible for use with Grants.gov Workspace PDF forms.
- NSF HRD EHR Employment Opportunity
NSF has openings for three rotator program directors who will work with HRD programs that include but are not limited to NSF INCLUDES, CREST, HBCU-UP, and LSAMP.
News from DRK–12 Projects & Awardees
- Addressing Misconceptions in Secondary Geometry Proof
Publication | On April 24, Michelle Cirillo and Jenifer Hummer (2017-18 CADRE Fellow) discussed their new Mathematics Teacher article on common conceptual obstacles that inhibit students' success in a Twitter #MTchat.
- Automated Text Scoring and Real-Time Adjustable Feedback: Supporting Revision of Scientific Arguments Involving Uncertainty
Publication | In this Science Education article, Hee-Sun Lee, Amy Pallant, Sarah Pryputniewicz, Trudi Lord, Matthew Mulholland, and Ou Lydia Liu describe HASbot, an automated text scoring and real-time feedback system designed to support student revision of scientific arguments.
- Exploring the Utility of Social Network Analysis for Visualizing Interactions During Argumentation Discussions
Publication | In this Science Education article, María González-Howard (2015-16 CADRE Fellow) discusses the use of social network analysis as a technique for capturing and characterizing the complex social dimensions of argumentation.
- Impact of Model-Based Science Curriculum and Instruction on Elementary Students' Explanations for the Hydrosphere
Publication | In this Journal of Research in Science Teaching article, Ben Baumfalk, Devarati Bhattacharya, Tina Vo (2016-17 CADRE Fellow), Cory Forbes, Laura Zangori, and Christina Schwarz share findings from their study on comparing student outcomes when using a modeling-enhanced version of the FOSS Water unit versus an unmodified version.
- Impossibility and Certainty
Publication | In this Mathematics Teacher article, Carlos Mejía Colindres (2013-14 CADRE Fellow) and Stephanie Peters discuss eighth graders' misconceptions around the concepts of impossibility and certainty.
- JLS Webinar: Designing Educational Video Games to Be Objects-to-Think-With
Webinar | On May 8 at 10am ET, Nathan Holbert, Matthew Berland, and Cynthia D'Angelo (2009-10 CADRE Fellow) will discuss their Journal of the Learning Sciences article, Designing Educational Video Games to Be Objects-to-Think-With.
- Kindling the Fire: Fueling Preservice Science Teachers' Interest to Teach in High-Needs Schools
Publication | In this Science Education article, Meredith Kier and Jason Chen (2011-12 CADRE Fellow) share findings from their study on the factors that led Noyce Scholars to teach in high-needs school settings.
- Krajcik Elected to National Academy of Education
Awards & Recognition | Joseph Krajcik was one of 16 new members elected to the National Academy of Education.
- Linear Algebra and Geometry
Publication | Al Cuoco, Kevin Waterman, Bowen Kerins, Elena Kaczorowski, and Michelle Manes recently published a book with the American Mathematical Society for advanced high school students on linear algebra and geometry.
- Mixed Methods for Studies That Address Broad and Enduring Issues in Education Research
Publication | In this Teachers College Record article, Lois Weis, Margaret Eisenhart, Greg Duncan, Elizabeth Albro, Andrea Conklin Bueschel, Paul Cobb, Jacquelynne Eccles, Ruby Mendenhall, Pamela Moss, William Penuel, Robert Ream, Rubén Rumbaut, Finbarr Sloane, Thomas Weisner, and James Wilson share guidelines for mixed methods research.
- Practical Measures, Routines and Representations
Website | The Improving the Implementation of Rigorous Instructional Materials in Middle Grades Mathematics: Developing a System of Practical Measures and Routines project (PIs: June Ahn, Paul Cobb, Kara Jackson, Thomas Smith) recently launched a new website that shares the project's collaborative work to develop a system of practical measures, routines, and representations to support the implementation of instructional improvement strategies in middle-grades mathematics.
- Preservice Elementary Science Teacher Attitudes Matter: A New Instrument on Positive Affect Toward Science
Publication | In this Journal of Science Teacher Education article, Otis Wilder, Malcolm Butler, Parul Acharya, and Michele Gill share their new scale for measuring preservice teachers' positive affect for science.
- Toward a More Humane Genetics Education: Learning about the Social and Quantitative Complexities of Human Genetic Variation Research Could Reduce Racial Bias in Adolescent and Adult Populations
Publication | In this Science Education article, Brian Donovan, Rob Semmens, Phillip Keck, Elizabeth Brimhall, K. C. Busch (2013-14 CADRE Fellow), Monica Weindling, Alex Duncan, Molly Stuhlsatz, Zoë Buck Bracey, Mark Bloom, Susan Kowalski, and Brae Salazar discuss their research on whether teaching scientifically accurate information about genetic variation reduces racial bias
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share news from your project.
News from NSF Networks
- Blog: Untangling the Story When You're Part of the Complexity | EvaluATE
Stacey Sexton discusses how to balance interconnected evaluation, research, and technical assistance work.
- Communities of Practice: Secrets of Successful Implementation (Part I) | ATECentral
This webinar, provided by the Centers Collaborative for Technical Assistance, is the first part of a two-part series that discusses characteristics of a strong community of practice (CoP).
- Do's and Don'ts: Basic Principles of Data Visualization | EvaluATE
This quick guide reminds researchers of the 14 do's and don'ts of data visualization.
- Explore 50 New NSF AISL Projects on InformalScience.org | CAISE
New NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) project descriptions are now cataloged on InformalScience.org from awards made in 2018.
- Webinar Series: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education | STELAR
These webinars, scheduled in April and May, explore topics of interest to NSF and the Maker community.
See our Upcoming CADRE & NSF Network Events page for ATE, CIRCL, CAISE, CS for All Teachers, EvaluATE, MSPnet, or STELAR, events that may be of interest to you.
The following funding and publication opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you and your DRK-12 project members.
- May 1 - STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C)
- May 15 - ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (Letter of intent deadline for May 2019 Adaptation and Partnership competition)
- May 15 - EHR Core Research: Production Engineering Education and Research (ECR: PEER)
- May 22 - ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (Full proposal deadline for May 2019 Adaptation and Partnership competition)
- June 3 - ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (Full proposal deadline for Catalyst proposals)
- June 7 - ECR: Building Capacity in STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER)
- May 1 - Science and Children | Tinkering vs. Engineering
- June 1 - Science and Children | Mindful Modeling
- June 1 - Science Scope | Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
- June 3 - Educational Leadership | A Culture of Coaching
- June 30 - International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education | Posing Researchable Questions in Mathematics and Science Education
- June 30 - International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education | Science and Mathematics Teacher Educators and their Professional Growth
- July 1 - Educational Leadership | Building Bridges for ELLs
- July 1 - Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education | Special Issue: Computational Thinking and Coding for Learning in Teacher Education
- July 1 - Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership | Fall 2019 Issue
- July 1 - Science and Children | Environmental Health Literacy
- July 1 - Science Scope | Budget Conscious Labs
- July 15 - Connected Science Learning | Effective Collaboration Revisited
- Ongoing - Educational Technology Research and Development | Special Issue Proposals
For other publication opportunities, including those with ongoing submissions, see CADRE's list of Publications for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
- May 10 - 2020 ASCD Empower: The Conference for Every Educator (Call for Proposals)
- May 15 - 2020 AMTE Conference (Call for Proposals)
- May 29 - 2020 AACTE Annual Meeting (Call for Proposals)
- May 31 - 2020 AASA National Conference on Education (Call for Proposals)
- June 30 - 2020 ITEEA Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- July 1 - 2020 NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition (Call for Proposals)
- July 8 - 2019 AACE World Conference on E-Learning (Call for Proposals)
- Ongoing - CASIS (International Space Station) Partnering Opportunity
- Until filled - McREL Research and Evaluation Job Openings
- Until filled - Tufts University: McDonnell Family Bridge Professor in STEM Education Research (Review of applications began November 2)
- Until filled - University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science: Research Assistant (Review of applications began December 19)
- Until filled - University of Delaware: Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Learning Sciences
- Until filled - University of Missouri, Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum: Postdoctoral Fellow
- Until filled - University of Nevada, Reno: Assistant Professor in Computer Science K-12
- Until filled - University of Pennsylvania: Postdoctoral Fellow in the Learning Sciences and Science Education
- Until filled - University of Southern California: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Review of applications began March 10)
In Case You Missed It
Highlights from recent newsletters and announcements:
- Opportunity for Feedback from Your Peers
- Spotlight on Engaging and Supporting Women and Girls in STEM
- Webinar: Evidence Standards for Evaluating Math and Science Programs
A complete archive of our newsletters and announcements is available on cadrek12.org.