Education and Human Resources (EHR) Advisory Committee
November 30-December 1
This week, NSF is convening the EHR Advisory Committee to provide guidance, recommendations, and oversight concerning NSF's programs for education and human resource development. More information, including minutes from past meetings, can be found on nsf.gov. Learn More
NSF's Big Ideas
NSF has released a new report, which provides updates on activities related to the ten long-term research and process ideas announced in 2016, identifying areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. Read the Report
STEM Education Advisory Panel
Today (November 30) is the deadline to submit membership recommendations for the STEM Education Advisory Panel (Committee), which provides advice and recommendations to the Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM). The committee will also assess CoSTEM's progress in carrying out responsibilities related to the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, and help identify need or opportunity to update the Federal STEM Education 5-Year Strategic Plan. Learn More
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 (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. Let us hear from you!
News from DRK-12 Projects & Awardees
- A Student Asks about (-5)!
Publications | In NCTM's Mathematics Teacher, E. Paul Goldenberg and Cynthia Carter describe how a "first-year algebra student's curiosity about factorials of negative numbers became a starting point for an extended discovery lesson."
- Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
Videos | The OSPrl project released new videos highlighting the Chicago Agriculture High School, an inclusive STEM school. Several videos focus on students, such as A Day in the Life of Myra.
- Meet Me in Azul's Room: Designing a Virtual Field Placement for Learning to Teach Mathematics
Publications | In this Mathematics Teacher Educator article, Joel Amidon, Daniel Chazan, Dana Grosser-Clarkson, and Elizabeth Fleming discuss how digital technology can blur the boundaries between a university methods course and field placement in teacher education.
- DRK-12 Products in November 2017 NSTA Reports
In the News | CADRE's Spotlight on Argumentation, Critique, & Other Discursive STEM Practices was featured in the November issue of NSTA Reports.
- Early Childhood Educators' Self-Efficacy in Science, Math, and Literacy Instruction and Science Practice in the Classroom
Publications | In a recent Early Education and Development article, the Cluster Randomized Trial of the Efficacy of Early Childhood Science Education for Low-Income Children project shared findings related to teachers' beliefs and skills in content domains.
- Engineering for All: A Transformative Approach to Technology and Engineering Education
Presentations | On November 13th, the Engineering for All project shared their work in a webinar hosted by ITEEA. A recording of the presentation is available to ITEEA members.
- High-Adventure Science: Exploring Evidence, Models, and Uncertainty Related to Questions Facing Scientists Today
Publications | In a recent Earth Scientist article, Amy Pallant describes a set of free, online High-Adventure Science curriculum modules for middle and high school. The modules feature real-world data, interactive system models, and scaffolded prompts to support argumentation based on evidence.
- Introduction to the Five Tools and Processes for NGSS
Tools | The Moving Next Generation Science Standards into Practice project released tools to support teachers' adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards.
- DRK-12 Products in NGSS Now
In the News | The November issue of NGSS Now features curriculum developed by the Moving Next Generation Science Standards into Practice project as well as tools based on Supporting Scientific Practices in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms project work.
- Q&A: Christine Cunningham Proves Even Elementary Students Can Be Engineers
In the News | EdTech Magazine interviewed Christine Cunningham about her work on Engineering is Elementary.
- What is "Repeated Reasoning" in MP8?
Publications | In this Mathematics Teacher article, E. Paul Goldenberg, Cynthia Carter, June Mark, Johannah Nikula, and Deborah Spencer define and illustrate "repeated reasoning," discuss its value as a mathematical habit of mind, and differentiate it from other mathematical practices.
News from NSF Networks
- CAISE Citizen Science Portal
A new repository on informalscience.org offers information on funded projects, research, evaluation reports, and other resources related to promoting public participation in scientific research.
- From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies
On January 19 (2-3pm ET), Justin Reich and Mimi Ito will lead a webinar, hosted by CIRCL, where they discuss research on why educational technology efforts often fail to achieve equitable outcomes and offer guiding principles to address these pitfalls.
See our Upcoming 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, publication, and career opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you or your DRK-12 colleagues.
- December 20, 2017 - Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)
- January 8, 2018 - Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier
- January 16, 2018 - Developmental Sciences (DS)
- January 17, 2018 - Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
- January 17, 2018 - Science of Learning
- December 15, 2017 - The Earth Scientist | Spring 2018 Issue
- January 1, 2018 - Kappan | Power and Influence in Schools and Statehouses
- January 1, 2018 - NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership | Spring 2018 Issue
- January 1, 2018 - Science and Children | Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity (LS4)
- January 31, 2018 - Education Policy Analysis Archives Online | Edtech and the Policies of Human Formation
- February 1, 2018 - Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School | 2019 Focus Issue: Making Math Social
- February 1, 2018 - Science and Children | Early Childhood: The Reggio Emilia Approach to Science
- February 1, 2018 - Science Scope | MS-ESS2 Earth's Systems
- February 1, 2018 - The Science Teacher | Creativity in the Science Classroom
For other publication opportunities, including those with ongoing submissions, see CADRE's List of STEM Education Publications (PDF).
- December 18, 2017 - Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) 2018 EdMedia + Innovate Learning Conference
- December 29, 2017 - Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Global Learn 2018 Conference
- December 31, 2017 - 8th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Integrated STEM Education Conference
- Ongoing - NSF DRL Program Directors
- December 9, 2017 - University of Michigan Postdoctoral Fellow Position
- December 15, 2017 - AERA Congressional Fellowship