Many of you may be thinking about your next NSF DRK-12 proposal submission now that the deadline (November 13, 2019) is less than five months away. This newsletter contains several articles that may be helpful to you. We announce the next DRK-12 solicitation webinar. which will be led by Dr. Robert Ochsendorf and Dr. Karen King. Join us if you have questions about the solicitation and submission of a DRK-12 proposal. We also highlight recent DRK-12 publications in our summer reading list. Find out about current DRK-12 project research in your area of interest by filtering the reading list on CADREK12.org. If you are interested in algebra, we invite you to explore our new Spotlight. And we have a new blog that discusses when to work with an advisory board versus an external evaluator. Thank you to Kristin Bass, Kathie Haynie, Dan Heck, and David Reider for providing their insights on this topic.
Informational Webinar on NSF's DRK-12 Solicitation (17-584)
July 9, 2019 | 1-2:15 PM ET
Join NSF program directors for an informational webinar on the Discovery Research in PreK-12 Education Solicitation (17-584). We encourage you to watch last year's webinar recording and bring any additional questions to this webinar.
Spotlight on Algebra Education
Featured DRK-12 Projects
- Advancing Reasoning (PI: Kevin Moore)
- The Algebra Project Mathematics Content and Pedagogy Initiative (APMCPI) (PI: Oliver Hill)
- Algebraic Knowledge for Teaching: A Cross-cultural Perspective (PI: Meixia Ding)
- Algebraic Learning and Cognition in Learning Disabled Students (PI: David Geary)
- Assessing Secondary Teachers' Algebraic Habits of Mind (PIs: Matsuura, Stevens, Sword)
- Developing Preservice Teachers' Capacity to Teach Students with Learning Disabilities in Algebra I (PI: Casey Hord)
- Development and Empirical Recovery for a Learning Progression-Based Assessment of the Function Concept (PI: Edith Aurora Graf)
- Flipped Math Study (PI: Zandra de Araujo)
- Investigating Differentiated Instruction and Relationships between Rational Number Knowledge and Algebraic Reasoning in Middle School (IDReAM) (PI: Amy Hackenberg)
- LEAP V: Identifying Effective Instructional Practices that Foster the Development of Algebraic Thinking in Elementary School (PI: Eric Knuth)
- Measuring Early Mathematical Reasoning Skills: Developing Tests of Numerical Relational and Spatial Reasoning (PI: Leanne Ketterlin Geller)
- Project LEAP: Learning through an Early Algebra Progression (Suite of NSF Funded Projects, Including #1720129 - PI: Maria Blanton)
- Teaching and Learning Algebraic Thinking with PhET Interactive Simulations (PI: Katherine Perkins)
- Using Math Pathways & Pitfalls to Promote Algebra Readiness (PI: Jodi Davenport)
- Video in the Middle: Flexible Digital Experiences for Mathematics Teacher Education (PI: Nanette Seago)
Summer Reading List
Looking for reading material this summer? CADRE has compiled a list of recent (2018 and 2019) publications by DRK-12 projects. Filter by grade level, content area, and/or topical focus to find reading pertinent to your interests.
In addition, we invite you to explore an impressive list of STEM education publications (not necessarily based on DRK-12 funded work), authored by early career researchers in the CADRE community (CAREER awardees, CADRE Fellows, and CADRE Postdocs). Find them in our Early Career News section.
Project Tip on Using External Reviewers
If you are writing a proposal and are not sure how best to fulfill the requirement for external review, read this blog to help determine whether an advisory board or external evaluator would be the better choice for your project. Visit the CADRE Proposal Toolkit for additional resources on evaluation.
Newsbites from NSF, DRK-12, and NSF Networks
News from NSF
- CAREER Program Webinar Recording
On May 9, NSF held a webinar to answer questions about the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) program. CAREER proposals are due July 17.
- Employment Opportunity for EHR Program Director
NSF has an opening for a temporary EHR program director. Applications are due by July 15, 2019.
- Feedback on NSF.gov
NSF is working to redesign and build the next NSF.gov website and is interested in your opinion on what's working well (and what's not) so they can build the site to meet your needs. Sign up to participate in one or more of their studies.
- "For comment" Draft of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
NSF is accepting comments from the external community until COB July 29, 2019 on the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). To facilitate review, revised text has been highlighted in yellow throughout the document and explanatory comments have been included in the margins, where appropriate.
- Help NSF Review 2026 Idea Machine Competition Entries
NSF has received more than 800 idea submissions for the NSF 2026 Idea Machine competition, and 33 are in the running for the grand prize. Help NSF determine which entries will advance to the next stage by watching video pitches and commenting on the importance and potential impact of their Big Ideas, as well as providing suggestions on how their ideas can be improved. The deadline is June 26.
- Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv)
NSF has designated the National Institutes of Health's SciENcv as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in proposals to NSF.
News from DRK–12 Projects & Awardees
- Best Science Websites for Teachers
Awards & Recognition | Data Nuggets was selected as one of Twine's "best free resources for science teachers on the Web."
- Characterizing the Interplay of Cognitive and Metacognitive Knowledge in Computational Modeling and Simulation Practices
Publication | In this Journal of Engineering Education article, Alejandra J. Magana, Hayden W. Fennell, Camilo Vieira, and Michael L. Falk discuss student dimensions of expertise when engaged in modeling and simulation practices and describe how students used their cognitive and metacognitive knowledge to approach a computational challenge.
- How Viewers Orient Toward Student Dialogue in Online Math Videos
Publication | In this Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching article, Joanne Lobato and Carren Walker describe an alternative model of online math videos that feature unscripted dialogue of secondary school students conveying sources of confusion and resolve the dilemmas that arise during problem solving.
- The Impact of Multimedia Educative Curriculum Materials (MECMs) on Teachers' Beliefs about Scientific Argumentation
Publication | In this Technology, Pedagogy and Education article, Suzanna Loper, Katherine L. McKeill, María González-Howard (2015-16 CADRE Fellow), Lisa M. Marco-Bujosa, and Laura M. O'Dwyer discuss how teachers used MECMs and whether that use impacted their beliefs about the practice of scientific argumentation.
- Integrating a Space for Teacher Interaction into an Educative Curriculum: Design Principles and Teachers' Use of the iPlan Tool
Publication | In this Technology, Pedagogy and Education article, Miray Tekkumru-Kisa and Christian Schunn describe the design principles of iPlan, a Web-based tool that provides access to educative curriculum materials in an online interactive learning platform, and discuss implications for designing educative and online systems for teacher learning.
- Mentoring the Mentors: Hybridizing Professional Development to Support Cooperating Teachers' Mentoring Practice in Science
Publication | In this Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education article, Josie Melton (2017-18 CADRE Fellow), Matthew Miller, and Joseph Brobst describe key features of a hybrid professional development program that was designed to prepare elementary classroom teachers to mentor preservice teachers for effective science instruction.
News from NSF Networks
- Incorporating AI into K-12 CS | CS for All Teachers
View a recording of this May 30 webinar about incorporating artificial intelligence into computer science classrooms.
The following funding and publication opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you and your DRK-12 project members.
- June 28 - NSF | Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering - Ideas Labs (I-DIRSE-IL)
- July 17 - NSF | Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
- July 23 - NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) (Letter of Intent Deadline)
- August 6 - NSF | Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) (Letter of Intent Deadline)
- August 19 - NSF | Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
- August 27 - NSF | Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
- August 29 - IES | Education and Special Education Research Grants; Research Training Programs; Research Grants Focused on Systematic Replication (Letter of Intent Due July 11)
- 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 Scope | Budget Conscious Labs
- July 15 - Connected Science Learning | Effective Collaboration Revisited
- July 15 - CBE-Life Sciences Education | Cross-Disciplinary Research in Biology Education (Abstracts Due)
- August 1 - Science and Children | Environmental Health Literacy
- August 1 - Science Scope | Turning STEM into STEAM
- August 31 - Harvard Educational Review | Youth Voices in Education Research
- September 1 - Science and Children | Cross-grade Collaboration
- September 1 - Science Scope | Fieldwork/Outdoor Lessons
- October 1 - Educational Leadership | The Empowered Student
- October 30 - Science & Education | Nature of STEM or Nature of S, T, E, M? Investigating the Interdisciplinary Foundations and the Educational Applications of STEM
- Ongoing - Educational Technology Research and Development | Special Issue Proposals
- Ongoing - Research in Science Education | Special Issue Proposals
For other publication opportunities, including those with ongoing submissions, see CADRE's list of Publications for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
- 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)
- July 10 - 2020 AERA Annual Meeting (Call for Submissions)
- August 23 - 2020 SIGCSE Technical Symposium (Call for Proposals: Paper Abstracts, Pre-symposium Events)
- August 30 - 2020 SIGCSE Technical Symposium (Call for Proposals: Full Papers, Panels, Special Sessions, Workshops)
- September 8 - RCML 2020 Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- 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
In Case You Missed It
Highlights from recent newsletters and announcements:
- Spotlight on Systemic Reform
- Using Video to Showcase Our Work
- 2018-19 CADRE Fellows Update
- Join an AERA Submission on Culturally Responsive Instrumentation
A complete archive of our newsletters and announcements is available on cadrek12.org.