We've heard! CADRE has been awarded a grant to continue serving the DRK-12 program and its awardees for another two years. Here's what we know. We will continue to share news and resources with you through our monthly newsletters, the cadrek12.org website, and social media. CADRE will work with NSF and a planning committee to organize a PI meeting for 2020. We will continue to collaborate with DRK-12 awardees, working across disciplines and topical foci, to get the word out about what awardees and the greater DRK-12 community are learning regarding how to improve STEM education. And CADRE will support two more cohorts of early career researchers in an effort to broaden participation in STEM. In fact, we open nominations for CADRE Fellows today! Read more below.
Reminder: Informational Webinars on on DRK-12 Solicitation (17-584)
The Use of Theory in Research on Broadening Participation in PreK-12 STEM Education: Information and Guidance for Prospective DRK-12 Grantees
Developed by a DRK-12 topical group, this paper seeks to provide a resource for prospective DRK-12 awardees by identifying some of the theories that current and recent DRK-12 awardees are using in their research on broadening participation.
Now Accepting Applications for the 2018-19 CADRE Fellows Program
CADRE invites PIs and co-PIs of active DRK-12 projects to recommend an early career STEM education researcher who you think would contribute to and benefit from the CADRE Fellows program. The person you recommend may be a member of your project team, someone in your department, or a researcher with whom you've had the opportunity to work in a different capacity and can speak to the quality of their work.
We aim to establish a cohort of 10 Fellows that represent diverse backgrounds, experience, interests, professional goals, institutions, and geographic regions. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have not had similar professional development opportunities, and are recommended by awardees and/or from institutions that have not previously had a CADRE Fellow.
Please note that we will accept only one recommendation per PI/co-PI per year. Applicants should fit the following criteria:
- Be a doctoral student or similar early career professional at an academic or non-academic institution.
- Have research experience in education and exhibit evidence of leadership.
- Demonstrate the desire and potential for advancing the field of STEM education.
- Have professional experience and career goals that contribute to broadening participation in STEM education.
- Have the capacity to contribute to the Fellows program by participating in all activities.
Applications are due by 5:00 PM EST on Wednesday, September 19. The new Fellows cohort will be announced at the end of September. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
CADRE Fellows Alumni: Where are they now?
We recently surveyed the CADRE Fellows alumni network to learn more about where they are in their careers. Read updated alumni profiles to learn about their current work and research interests.
Congratulations to the CADRE Fellows alumni who were recently awarded DRK-12 funding!
- Award #1814220, Highly Adaptive Science Simulations for Accessible STEM Education (PI: Emily Moore, University of Colorado Boulder)
- Award #1813254, Developing and Validating Assessments to Measure and Build Elementary Teachers' Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter and Its Interactions Within Teacher Education Settings (PI: Jamie Mikeska, Educational Testing Service)
- Award #1813476, Understanding the Role of Simulations in K-12 Science and Mathematics Teacher Education (PI: Jamie Mikeska, Educational Testing Service)
- Award #1813903, Developing Preservice Teachers' Capacity to Teach Students with Learning Disabilities in Algebra I (PI: Casey Hord, University of Cincinnati)
Early Career Tip: Securing a Postdoc Position
If you're a doctoral student interested in pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship, speak with your advisor about possible opportunities. Sometimes people secure postdoc positions with professors at other institutions through their advisor's network. These positions may not even be posted; rather, they are created for you based on their connection. -Tip offered by Karisma Morton
Conferences and Publications
CADRE regularly updates lists of upcoming STEM education-related conferences (featuring dates, session proposal information, etc.) as well as publication opportunities (featuring submission guidelines, target audience, etc.) that may be of interest to DRK-12 awardees.
The most up-to-date lists can always be found on the CADRE Events page.
Newsbites from DRK–12 & NSF
We're pleased to share news from DRK--12 projects and people, as well as our sister resource networks who serve other NSF funding programs (ATECentral, CAISE, CIRCL, CS for All Teachers, MSPnet, and STELAR). In addition to our newsletter digest, we disseminate your news items on our website and social media.
News from DRK–12 Projects & Awardees
- Applied STEM Coursework, High School Dropout Rates, and Students with Learning Disabilities
Publication | Former CADRE Fellow Jay Plasman and Michael Gottfried co-authored this article published in Educational Policy (EPX).
- Data-driven Inquiry in the PBL Classroom
Publication | Published in the Science Teacher, this article showcases the work of (and partnership between) two DRK-12 projects, Ocean Tracks and CODAP, focused on data-driven inquiry.
- EDC's Al Cuoco Receives 2018 Mathematical Association of America Award
Awards & Recognition | Al Cuoco was recently honored by the Mathematical Association of America, which presented him with its prestigious Mary P. Dolciani Award. Congratulations Al!
- SXSW PanelPicker
Presentations | Several DRK-12 projects and people are vying for SXSW panels. Today is the last day to vote!
- 5 mistakes to avoid in STEM learning game design
- Engineering makes equity - and we don't mean jobs
- Lifelong kindergarten
- Why your fourth grader needs to know data science
- The Robert F. Tinker Fellows Program
Program | In honor of the late Robert Tinker, Concord Consortium has created a Fellows program. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.
News from NSF Networks
- ITEST Data Brief: Partnerships in ITEST
This data brief explores the partnerships that ITEST projects engage in for project planning and design, implementation, dissemination, and evaluation.
- Webinar: Give Your Proposal a Competitive Edge with a Great Evaluation Plan
View a recording of the August 22 EvaluATE webinar on the essential elements of an effective evaluation plan.
See our Upcoming CADRE & NSF Network Events page for ATE, CIRCL, CAISE, CS for All Teachers, 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.
- September 27 - Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
- October 15 - Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
- October 17 - Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) (Preliminary Proposal Deadline)
- October 25 - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
- November 7 - Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
- November 14 - Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
- December 12 - ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (Letter of Intent Deadline)
- December 19 - Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) (Full Proposal Deadline)
- January 9 - ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (Full Proposal Deadline)
- September 1 - Science and Children | Using Formative Assessment in Designing Lessons
- September 1 - Science Scope | MS-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
- September 3 - Educational Leadership | The Tech-Savvy School
- September 15 - The Science Teacher | Scientific Reasoning and Argumentation
- September 30 - Physical Review Physics Education Research | Curriculum Development: Theory into Design (Proposal Deadline)
- October 1 - Educational Leadership | The Power of Instructional Leadership
- October 15 - Connected Science Learning | Serving Youth with Special Needs
- November 30 - International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology | Special Issue on Digital Game-based Learning
- January 14 - Chemistry Education Research and Practice | Visualisations and Representations in Chemistry Education
- September 8 - 2019 RCML Annual Conference (speaker proposal)
- September 15 - 2019 SITE International Conference
- September 27 - 2019 ISTE Annual Conference and Exposition
- October 31 - 2019 RCML Annual Conference (paper proposal)
For more conference information, see CADRE's list of Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers and Researchers.