Concurrent to our release of two new products focused on broadening participation in STEM education (see below), the National Academies has announced its new report, English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives, which provides guidance on improving STEM learning outcomes for English learners. Committee members included current and former DRK-12 researchers: Hyman Bass, Cory Buxton, Kathryn Chval, Marta Civil, Christine Cunningham, Okhee Lee, Judit Moschkovich, and Guillermo Solano-Flores. This is more evidence that DRK-12 continues to make a contribution to this important area of study as outlined in the 2016 Teacher College Record article, Analysis of the National Science Foundation's Discovery Research K-12 on Mathematics and Science Education for English Learners.
Special thanks go to 2017-18 CADRE Fellows Shondricka Burrell, Salvador Huitzilopochtli, and Brianna Tomlinson for their contributions to the new resources on broadening participation in STEM! And congratulations to the new 2018-19 cohort of Fellows. Learn more about them below.
Creating Inclusive PreK-12 STEM Learning Environments
The DRK-12 broadening participation topical group (chaired by Arthur Powell) produced a brief that draws on NSF-supported research and development to highlight steps that education decision-makers can take to improve STEM education for ALL students. Please share the brief with principals, district and state leaders, STEM education policy and advocacy groups, and others throughout your education network.
Read more about the topical group members' projects.
NSF researchers discuss the importance of broadening participation in STEM education in a new video:
Meet the 2018-19 CADRE Fellows
Congratulations to the 2018-19 Fellows! CADRE is pleased to announce the new cohort.
- Courtney P. Benjamin, Washington State University (Nominating PI: Paula Groves Price)
- Patricia M. Buenrostro, Vanderbilt University (Nominating PI: Ilana Horn)
- James P. Bywater, University of Virginia (Nominating PI: Jennifer Chiu)
- Carlson H. Coogler, University of Alabama (Nominating Co-PI: Jonathan Shemwell)
- Christa Haverly, Michigan State University (Nominating Co-PI: Amelia Gotwals)
- Ashley D. Scroggins, University of Colorado Boulder (Nominating PI: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann)
- Matthew Taylor, University of Central Florida (Nominating Co-PI: Lisa Dieker)
- Mavreen Rose S. Tuvilla, Purdue University (Nominating PI: Minjung Ryu)
- Korah Wiley, University of California, Berkeley (Nominating PI: Marcia Linn)
- Wenmin Zhao, University of Missouri-Columbia (Nominating PI: Zandra de Araujo)
The Fellows program will begin with an in-person orientation, followed by online meetings and activities with NSF program directors, Fellows alumni, and DRK-12 awardees to learn more about NSF, career options, publishing, and funding.
Thank you to the following awardees and Fellows alumni who generously shared their experience and advice, or otherwise contributed to the 2017-18 CADRE Fellows program: Kirk Walters, American Institutes for Research; Carrie Allen, SRI International; Pam Buffington, EDC; Carlos Mejía Colindres, ETS; Cynthia D'Angelo, SRI International; Leslie Dietiker, Boston University; Candice Guy-Gaytán, University of Nevada, Reno; Charles Hohensee, University of Delaware; Ilana Horn, Vanderbilt University; Dora Kastel, New Visions for Public Schools; Gladys Krause, College of William and Mary; Sara Lacy, TERC; Abigail Jurist Levy, EDC; Eva Manz, Boston University; David Purpura, Purdue University; Annick Rougee, Washington State University-Tri Cities; Alan Schoenfeld, University of California, Berkeley; Alejandra Sorto, Texas State University; Sherry Southerland, Florida State University; David Stroupe, Michigan State University; Bill Tally, EDC; Tina Vo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; David Yopp, University of Idaho
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Newsbites from DRK–12 & NSF
We are 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
- #BlackGirlMagic: The Identity Conceptualization of Black Women in Undergraduate STEM Education
Publication | Terrell Morton, a CADRE postdoc, co-authored a Science Education article with Eileen Parsons on their study researching undergraduate Black women's perceptions of race and gender on their STEM identity development and engagement.
- Adding Math to Science
Publication | Drew Nielson and Todd Campbell co-authored this Science Teacher article describing "a strategy for enhancing a lesson in which students use a mechanistic model to explain friction by adding mathematical and computational thinking."
- Epistemic Frames as an Analytical Framework for Understanding the Representation of Scientific Activity in a Modeling-based Learning Unit
Publication | Todd Campbell and Xavier Fazio co-authored this Research in Science Education article on their research investigating the potential of epistemic frames as a theoretical and analytical framework for understanding teaching and learning practices used in classroom communities of practice.
- Improving the Preparation of Novice Secondary Science Teachers for English Learners: A Proof of Concept Study
Publication | Edward Lyon, Trish Stoddart, George Bunch, Sara Tolbert, Ivan Salinas, and Jorge Solis co-authored this Science Education article on their work investigating a secondary science teacher preparation intervention in six university programs across Arizona, California, and Texas.
- Teacher's Toolkit: The Argumentation Toolkit
Publication | Maria Gonzalez-Howard (CADRE Fellow alumnus), Lisa Marco-Bujosa (former CADRE staff), Katherine McNeill, Megan Goss, and Suzanna Loper co-authored this Science Scope article which provides how-to strategies and practical advice for science teachers integrating argumentation into their science classrooms.
- Towards Meaningful Physics Recognition: What Does this Recognition Actually Look Like?
Publication | Zahra Hazari and Cheryl Cass co-authored this Physics Teacher article on what meaningful recognition in a high school physics class looks like, building on their research that found that being recognized as a "physics person" was inspiring to women.
News from NSF Networks
- Materials from the 2018 STELAR ITEST Principal Investigator and Evaluator Summit
In case you missed it, materials and recordings from the May 14-15, 2018, STELAR ITEST PI and Evaluator Summit are available.
- Webinar: Rapid Community Reports (November 1 | 4-5 PM ET)
CIRCL is working toward the launch of a new, online, peer-reviewed Rapid Community Report (RCR) Series for short form research papers - like primers, workshop reports, and design reflections - that do not normally fit in a journal and deserve wider dissemination than a conference presentation. Learn more in this webinar.
- Webinar: Preparing Clear & Effective Budgets & Budget Justifications
In this CAISE webinar on October 24, 2018, NSF Program Directors Catherine Eberbach and Ellen McCallie, along with Daniel McEnrue from NSF's Division of Grants and Agreements, provided insight into how to apply the PAPPG guidelines to develop clear and effective budgets and budget justifications.
- A Virtual CS Research Collaborative
CS for All Teachers launched a research collaborative to virtually support teachers of computer science. This collaborative will co-develop a research agenda and study common benefits and challenges of virtual professional development over the course of a three-year period.
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.
News from NSF
- NSF Proposal Tip about Intellectual Merit and Broadening Participation
DRK-12 proposals must include separate sections for broader impacts and intellectual merit in the Project Summary and the Project Description.
- Fall 2018 NSF Grants Conference Webcast
The plenary sessions for the upcoming conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 8-9, 2018, will be webcast live to the research community. Register to attend virtually.
- NSF DRL EHR Employment Opportunity for a Program Director
NSF is seeking full-time temporary program directors with expertise in research and evaluation or practice in STEM learning in informal environments.The incumbent for this program director position will work primarily in the Advancing Informal Science Learning (AISL) and the Innovative Technology Experiences for Teachers and Students (ITEST) programs.
- NSF DRL DGE Employment Opportunity for a Program Director
NSF is seeking graduate education experts to fill program director positions.
The following funding and publication opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you and your DRK-12 project members.
- November 7 - Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
- November 14 - Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
- December 19 - Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) (Full Proposal Deadline)
- January 24 - EHR Core Research
- February 12 - Computer Science for All (CSforAll)
- November 1 - Educational Leadership | Separate and Still Unequal: Race in America's Schools
- November 1 - Science and Children | Cross-Curricular Integration
- November 1 - Science Scope | Farm to Table (agriculture, soil chemistry, botany, animals)
- November 15 - Connected Science Learning | Serving Youth with Special Needs
- November 15 - Theory to Practice: Educational Psychology for Teachers and Teaching | Teaching on Assessment (Proposal Deadline)
- November 30 - International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology | Special Issue on Digital Game-based Learning
- December 1 - Science and Children | Differentiation Strategies [Modifications to Meet Student Learning Needs]
- December 1 - Science Scope | Moving Toward 3D Instruction
- January 1 - NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership | Spring 2019
- January 1 - Science and Children | Early Childhood Engineering Experiences
- January 14 - Chemistry Education Research and Practice | Visualisations and Representations in Chemistry Education
- January 15 - Connected Science Learning | Practical Program Evaluation
- February 1 - Science Scope | Differentiating for the Gifted and Advanced Learner
- November 12 - 2019 CSCL International Conference (Paper Proposal)
- December 15 - Doctoral Consortium at 2019 CSCL Conference (Call for Participation)
For more conference information, see CADRE's list of Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
- Until filled - Tufts University: McDonnell Family Bridge Professor in STEM Education Research (Review of applications begins November 2)
- Until filled - University of Pennsylvania: Postdoctoral Fellow in the Learning Sciences and Science Education
- Until filled - University of California, Berkeley: Postdoctoral Scholar for WISE The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)
- Until filled - University of Delaware: Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Learning Sciences
- Until filled - The Concord Consortium: Research Assistant or Associate in Geosciences
- Ongoing - CASIS (International Space Station) Partnering Opportunity
- Ongoing - Educational Technology Research and Development: Call for Reviewers
- Ongoing - Teaching for Equity and Excellence in Mathematics: Call for Reviewers
In Case You Missed It
Highlights from recent newsletters and announcements:
- Brief | Considerations for STEM Education from PreK through Grade 3
- Informational Webinars on DRK-12 Solicitation (17-584): Slides and Recordings
- New DRK-12 Awards
- Video | The Importance of Early Math Education
A complete archive of our newsletters and announcements is available on cadrek12.org.