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 are happy to help identify and connect project PIs around crosscutting session topics. Thank you to the 2018 DRK–12 PI Meeting Committee members who have helped design the Call for Proposals: Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Ximena Dominguez, Chad Dorsey, Christian Doubler, Dana Grosser-Clarkson, Daniel Heck, Benjamin Kelcey, Eric Klopfer, Okhee Lee, and Joyce Malyn-Smith. For those attending the meeting, we encourage you to contact your NSF program director to set up a time to talk at the PI meeting.

CADRE has also convened two DRK–12 topical groups: broadening participation (chaired by Arthur Powell) and early learning (chaired by Doug Clements and Julie Sarama). The groups have met to plan syntheses of what we are learning in these areas through our DRK–12 research. If you are interested in contributing to either effort, contact cadre@edc.org.

Finally, as we get closer to the spring conference season, we encourage you to attend a session featuring your DRK–12 colleagues, including those led by CADRE Fellows. Read more below. 

The CADRE Team

#nstachatDRK–12 to Discuss Modeling at NSTA and #NSTAchat

#NSTAChat on Scientific Modeling in K–5
March 8, 2018 at 9:00 PM ET
DRK-12 Presenters: Cory Forbes (@corytforbes), Sara Lacy (@saralacy1), Lane Seeley (@laneseeley)
Join us for a Twitter chat at #NSTAchat on scientific modeling in grades K-5, facilitated by NSTA. DRK–12 PIs Cory Forbes, Sara Lacy, and Lane Seeley will be answering questions (such as those below) and sharing their expertise. Bring your own questions and comments and join the conversation!

  • What does modeling look like in the classroom?
  • What makes models and modeling ‘scientific’?
  • What should students do with models in the classroom?
  • How do we support students to engage in scientific modeling?
  • Where can we find resources on modeling in the classroom?

CADRE-organized Sessions at NSTA 2018
Discussion in both sessions will center on research-based examples of how students can engage in modeling practice.

Using Models to Support STEM Learning in Grades K–5: Examples and Insights from NSF's DRK–12 Program
Thursday, March 15, 5:00–6:00 PM  | Georgia World Congress Center, A408
Presenter(s): Sara Lacy, Cory Forbes, Brian Reiser, and Carolyn Staudt

Using Models to Support STEM Learning in Grades 6–12: Examples and Insights from NSF's DRK–12 Program
Friday, March 16, 8:00–9:00 AM  | Georgia World Congress Center, A402
Presenter(s): Daniel Damelin, Joseph Krajcik, Irene Lee, and Ilana Schoenfeld

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DRK–12 Websites, Publications, and Presentations

Thank you to everyone who filled out our recent survey on project websites, upcoming presentations, and recent publications. Congratulations on all you have accomplished in the past year! We use this information to update project pages, the event calendar, and the resource library on cadrek12.org.

Attending one of the conferences below? See which DRK–12 projects will be presenting their work:

View all submissionsproject websites, new publications, and upcoming presentationsin Excel spreadsheets. Presentations by CADRE Fellows are denoted by an asterisk.

For those on currently funded DRK–12 projects who have not yet filled out the survey, we encourage you to do so!    

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Open Education Resources (OER) Webinar Resources

OER webinar presenters

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the February 14th webinar on OER in STEM education. The topic generated a lot of interest, good questions from participants, and the following resources:

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 Newsbites from DRK–12 & the NSF

We're pleased to share this quarter's news from DRK–12 projects and people, as well as our sister resource networks who serve other NSF funding programs (ATECentralCAISECIRCLCS for All TeachersMSPnet, and STELAR). In addition to our newsletter digest, we disseminate your news items on our website and social media. Let us hear from you!

News from DRK–12 Projects & Awardees

Email cadre@edc.org to share news from your project.

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News from NSF Networks

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.

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Upcoming Opportunities

The following funding, publication, and career opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you or your DRK-12 colleagues.

NSF Funding
For more NSF funding opportunities, see CADRE's list of upcoming NSF DRL EHR solicitation deadlines.


For other publication opportunities, including those with ongoing submissions, see CADRE's list of Publications for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers (PDF).


tipsProject Tip! Looking for project management resources? 

Explore our NSF Project Management Tools for tips on writing NSF reports, FAQs on the usage of person months, and resources on topics ranging from mentoring and evaluation to advisory boards and dissemination!  


In Case You Missed It

Highlights from recent newsletters and announcements include:

A complete archive of our newsletters and announcements is available on cadrek12.org.

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