The demand for data skills is growing across industries and disciplines. Understanding how to analyze and interpret data will not only be critical for students as they enter the workforce, but also as they grapple with complex issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic or climate change. This month’s Spotlight focuses on research to understand and improve students' analysis and interpretation of data in the classroom. We also feature our annual summer reading list of recent DRK-12 publications and resources. If we’re missing your 2019-20 DRK-12 publication, let us know!
We are adapting the CADRE Fellows to a fully virtual program for the coming year. Watch for our announcement in September when we open nominations.
NSF awarded a number of DRK-12 RAPID awards to research ways of informing and educating about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge. Some findings are already in!
We are seeking projects who are willing to share information (e.g., methodological adaptations, tools/technologies, recruitment strategies) about how you’ve redesigned your research in the face of COVID-19 challenges. If your project has a unique or successful approach to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Spotlight features 16 DRK-12 projects that are building students' data skills through research and innovative curriculum and tools.
Learn more about the wide variety of data students are working with, initial research findings, instrumentation, and key challenges related to teaching and learning with data.
September Opportunities to Discuss Leveraging Authentic Data Across STEM Curricula
In related news, CADRE is building off of this month's Spotlight to organize the September Multiplex Theme of the Month, Leveraging Authentic Data Across STEM Curricula. Join us September 17 from 3-4 PM ET for a webinar featuring an expert panel: Randy Kochevar (moderator), Chad Dorsey, Andee Rubin, and teacher leader Margo Murphy.
On September 24 at 8 PM ET, we will team up with NSTA for a live Twitter chat on the topic of data in the science classroom. Join the conversation or listen in at #NSTAchat. (Note: this chat was originally scheduled for 9 PM ET.)
AIR Webinar Series: Systematic Literature Reviews and Meta-Analytic Techniques
Webinar 1: An Introduction to Systematic Literature Reviews
September 3, 2020 | 1:00–2:15 PM ET
Dr. Emily Tanner-Smith from the University of Oregon and Dr. Jeff Valentine from the University of Louisville will introduce the logic underlying systematic reviews. They will then share common challenges and provide practical advice for identifying the kinds of research questions that are suitable for systematic review, developing and assessing literature search strategies, and evaluating the credibility of the studies included in a review. Tools and resources will be shared to help the DRK-12 community apply those approaches. REGISTER
Webinar 2: An Introduction to Meta-Analytic Techniques
September 28, 2020 | 2:30–3:45 PM ET
In the second part of this series, Drs. Tanner-Smith and Valentine will discuss how researchers can use meta-analytic procedures to combine quantitative data from multiple studies, statistically synthesize findings, and interpret meta-analytic results. They will discuss model choice in meta-analysis, describe the basics of computing and meta-analyzing study effects, illustrate how dependencies in effect sizes can be addressed, and discuss how publication bias tests are used (and misused). REGISTER
DRK-12 Reading List
CADRE has compiled a list of recent (2019 and 2020) publications affiliated with DRK-12 projects. Filter by grade level, content area, and/or topical focus to find reading pertinent to your interests.
We also invite you to explore an impressive list of STEM education publications authored by early career researchers in the CADRE community (CAREER awardees, CADRE Fellows, and CADRE postdocs). Find them in our Early Career News section.
New DRK-12 Awards
NSF continues to announce recent DRK-12 awards. Congratulations to the newest awardees! We look forward to getting to know you and hearing about your work as it progresses. Welcome to our community! This list includes all 2020 awards; the projects marked as new denote awards made since our July newsletter.
Project Tip: Equity-Oriented Evaluation
Does your evaluation incorporate principles and methods for conducting culturally competent and equity-focused evaluation? Do you wonder how evaluators explicitly embed equity into their lens of evaluation? Explore these questions and find additional resources in Equity and Evaluation: Models of How Equity Can and Does Impact Evaluation.
Newsbites from NSF, DRK-12, and NSF Networks
News from NSF
- The 2020 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) were recently announced. Nominations and awards are facilitated by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and NSF. Congratulations to DRK-12 awardees David Eisenbud and William Earl McHenry!
- Anti-Racism Resource Roundup | An updated list of anti-racism resources, compiled by CAISE.
- Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics | A CIRCL primer written by Mimi Recker, Andrew Krumm, Mingyu Feng, Shuchi Grover, and Ken Koedinger.
- Key Resources by Evaluation Topic | A collection of resources by EvaluATE on topics including Finding and Selecting an Evaluator, Integrating Evaluation in Proposals, Getting Started with Evaluation, Evaluation Design, Data Collection and Analysis, and Reporting and Use.
- Sustainability: Partnering to Implement Systems Change | A webinar hosted by NSF INCLUDES August 20 at 3 PM ET.
Awards & Recognition
- The 2019 book STEM Literacies in Makerspaces. Implications for Learning, Teaching, and Research by Eli Tucker-Raymond and Brian Gravel was recognized with the Society of Professors of Education Book Award.
In the News
- NC State College of Education Associate Professor Jessica Hunt was selected to serve a two-year term as a 2020-22 Friday Institute faculty fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
- The DRK-12 work of Anna Saavedra and Morgan Polikoff was featured in this USCDornsife article, "Pandemic May Delay College Graduation for Students of Color."
- The newly funded DRK-12 work of Paulo Blikstein was featured in this 7th Space article, "Teachers College to Use NSF Grant for Teacher Fellowships."
- Michelle Cirillo and Jenifer Hummer (2017-18 CADRE Fellow) presented on Supporting Students’ Pathways Through the Cycle of Inquiry and Justification in an NCTM webinar series.
- A Comparison of Argument Quality and Students’ Conceptions of Data and Evidence for Undergraduates Experiencing Two Types of Laboratory Instruction | Journal of Chemical Education
Author: Jonathon Grooms
- Acting with Epistemic Agency: Characterizing Student Critique During Argumentation Discussions | Science Education
Authors: María González‐Howard (2015-16 CADRE Fellow) and Katherine McNeill
- Building Upon Synergies Among Self-Regulated Learning and Formative Assessment Research and Practice | Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice
Author: Jeffrey Greene
- Characterizing Science Classroom Discourse Across Scales | Research in Science Education
Authors: William Sandoval, Jarod Kawasaki, and Heather Clark
- Complex Influences of Mechanistic Knowledge, Worldview, and Quantitative Reasoning on Climate Change Discourse: Evidence for Ideologically Motivated Reasoning Among Youth | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Authors: Lynne Zummo, Brian Donovan, and K. C. Busch (2013-14 CADRE Fellow)
- Enacting Co-Designed Socio-Scientific Issues-Based Curriculum Units: A Case of Secondary Science Teacher Learning | Journal of Science Teacher Education
Authors: Patricia Friedrichsen, Li Ke, Troy Sadler, and Laura Zangori
- Engineering Education as the Development of Critical Sociotechnical Literacy | Science & Education
Authors: Veronica Cassone McGowan and Philip Bell
- Examining Temporal Dynamics of Self-Regulated Learning Behaviors in STEM Learning: A Network Approach | Computers & Education
Authors: Shan Li, Hanxiang Du, Wanli Xing, Juan Zheng, Guanhua Chen, and Charles Xie
- Figurative and Operative Partitioning Activity: Students’ Meanings for Amounts of Change in Covarying Quantities | Mathematical Thinking and Learning
Authors: Biyao Liang and Kevin Moore
- From the Static to The Dynamic: Teachers’ Varying Use of Digital Technology to Support Conceptual Learning in a Curricular Activity System | ZDM
Authors: Philip Vahey, Hee-Joon Kim, Nicholas Jackiw, Hagit Sela, and Jennifer Knudsen
- Identifying Pre-service Teachers’ Conceptions about the NGSS Practices Using a Curriculum Critique and Revision (CCR) Task | Journal of Science Teacher Education
Authors: Tejaswini Dalvi, Elaine Silva Mangiante, and Kristen Wendell
- Learning to Plan During the Clinical Experience: How Visions of Teaching Influence Novices’ Opportunities to Practice | Journal of Teacher Education
Authors: Mark Windschitl, Karin Lohwasser, and Tammy Tasker
- Mathematics to Understand and Critique the World: Reconceiving Mathematics in a Mathematics Content Course for Elementary School Teachers | Investigations in Mathematics Learning
Authors: Eva Thanheiser and Amanda Sugimoto
- Messy Data, Real Science: Exploring Harmful Algal Blooms with Real-World Data | The Science Teacher
Authors: Amy Hammett and Chad Dorsey
- Preservice Teachers’ Professional Noticing When Viewing Standard and 360 Video | Journal of Teacher Education
Authors: Karl Kosko, Richard Ferdig, and Maryam Zolfaghari
- Reframing Organizational Contexts from Barriers to Levers for Teacher Learning in Science Education Reform | Journal of Science Teacher Education
Authors: Carrie Allen (2014-15 CADRE Fellow) and Sara Heredia
- Teachers’ Abilities to Make Sense of Variable Parts Reasoning | Mathematical Thinking and Learning
Authors: Chandra Hawley Orrill and John Millett
- The Critical Need for Pause in the COVID-19 Era | Journal of Teacher Education
Authors: Gail Richmond, Christine Cho, H. Alix Gallagher, Ye He, and Emery Petchauer
- The Multiplicative Meaning Conveyed by Visual Representations | Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Author: Karl Kosko
- The Role of Balance Scales in Supporting Productive Thinking About Equations Among Diverse Learners | Mathematical Thinking and Learning
Authors: Ana Stephens, Yewon Sung, Susanne Strachota, Ranza Veltri Torres, Karisma Morton (2018 CADRE Postdoc), Angela Murphy Gardiner, Maria Blanton, Eric Knuth, and Rena Stroud
- The Suuji Approach to Multi-Digit Addition: Using Length to Deepen Students’ Understanding of the Base 10 Number System | The Mathematics Enthusiast
Authors: Ryota Matsuura, Olaf Hall-Holt, Nancy Dennis, Michelle Martin, and Sarah Sword
- What Does a National Survey Tell Us About Progress Toward the Vision of the NGSS? | Journal of Science Teacher Education
Author: P. Sean Smith
- Understanding Biological Evolution Through Computational Thinking | Science & Education
Authors: Dana Christensen and Doug Lombardi
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- September 16 – NSF | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program)
- October 1 – NSF | Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
- October 1 – NSF | EHR Core Research (ECR)
- October 5 – NSF | Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoveries in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) (Letter of Intent)
- October 6 – NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU- EiR) (Full Proposal)
- October 7 – NSF | Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
- October 20 – NSF | NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning)
- November 3 – NSF | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) (Adaptation and Partnership Letters of Intent)
- November 20 – NSF | Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
- December 4 – NSF | Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST)
- December 4 – NSF | HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU-RISE) (Letter of Intent)
- August 30 – International Society for Technology, Education and Science | Educational Practices During the COVID-19 Viral Outbreak (Call for Book Chapters)
- August 31 – Cultural Studies of Science Education | Science Education During Times of Crisis
- August 31 – Journal of Computing in Higher Education | Data Literacy & Computational Thinking in Engineering Education
- September 1 – AERA Open | Education in the Time of Pandemic
- September 1 – Educational Leadership | Making PD Stick
- September 15 – Connected Science Learning | Social Justice and STEM Education
- October 1 – Educational Leadership | Equity in Action
- October 1 – Science & Children | Global Connections
- October 1 – Science Scope | Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
- October 1 – The Science Teacher | Technology Innovations in Science Teaching
- October 15 – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning | Adoption of Learning Technologies in Times of Pandemic Crisis
- November 15 – Connected Science Learning | Coding, Computer Science, and Computational Thinking
- November 30 – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education | Learning from Less Successful Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers (Call for Extended Abstracts)
- December 1 – Educational Leadership | From Research to Practice
- December 1 – Journal of Engineering Education | Effects on the Engineering Education Community of the COVID-19 Pandemic
- December 1 – Science & Children | Three-Dimensional Teaching and Learning
- December 1 – Science Scope | Visual Literacy
- December 1 – The Science Teacher | Data and Media Literacy
- Ongoing – Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK–12
- Ongoing – Research in Science Education | Special Issue Proposals
- August 28 – 2021 ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (Full Papers, Panels, Special Sessions, Workshops)
- August 31 (Extended) – 2021 NARST Annual International Conference (Call for Proposals)
- September 6 – 2021 RCML Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- October 1 – 2021 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition (Call for Proposals)
- October 9 – 2021 NCME Annual Meeting (Call for Proposals)
- November 1 – 2021 SITE Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- November 30 – 2021 CSEDU International Conferences (Call for Papers)
- Until filled – Boston College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Learning Engineering
- Until filled – Digital Promise: Learning Sciences and Technology Postdoctoral Researcher
- Until filled – Edfinity: Postdoctoral Position
- Until filled – Utah State University: Assistant or Associate Professor in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences
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