We are excited to announce the 2019-20 CADRE Fellows, selected from an outstanding pool of applicants. We look forward to learning more about their work in the year ahead. Thank you to all who nominated an applicant, and in advance, to those of you who will share your experience and expertise with them in the coming year.
This newsletter also includes a Spotlight on Culturally Responsive STEM Education, with an opening blog by former CADRE Fellow, Christa Haverly. The Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) reports that in fiscal year 2018, NSF awarded slightly over $1 billion to broadening participation programs and ensuring that talented individuals from all sectors of society have access to STEM learning. The projects included in this Spotlight are contributing to this goal.
If you missed the AIR webinars on measuring program implementation, look below for links to the recordings and slides. Explore related resources from the Fidelity of Implementation session at the 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting, as well as session materials on Discourse and Interactional Analyses, Moderation and Mediation, Measuring Latent Constructs, and Designing Multilevel Studies.
Just this week, it was announced that President Trump is establishing the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The PCAST, funded by the Department of Energy and primarily composed of individuals from outside of the federal government, will advise the President on science, technology, education and innovation policy, as well as provide information to inform public policy on the economy, workforce, security and other areas.
Spotlight on Culturally Responsive STEM Education
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the student population in the U.S. is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. Providing quality, equitable STEM education for preK-12 students, particularly students who have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields, requires curricula, instruction, and assessment that value their cultural practices and reflect their lived experiences.
In this Spotlight, Christa Haverly reflects on Whiteness and positionality in the context of culturally responsive education research. Notes from the 2016 PI Meeting session Culturally Responsive STEM Education provide an overview of the theoretical foundations of culturally responsive education and its applications in the STEM disciplines. In addition, DRK-12 projects discuss how their work incorporates culturally responsive STEM curricula, instruction, and assessment, or intersects with culturally responsive STEM education in ways that contribute to the knowledge base around broadening participation in STEM.
In This Spotlight
- Critically Examining Whiteness in Culturally Responsive Education | Blog by Christa Haverly
- Culturally Responsive STEM Education | PI Meeting Session led by Amy Wilson-Lopez
- Featured Projects:
- Building upon Kahua A‘o—A Learning Foundation to Transform Teaching Practices and Develop Teacher Leaders (PI: Pauline W. U. Chinn)
- CAREER: Cultivating Teachers' Epistemic Empathy to Promote Responsive Teaching (PI: Lama Jaber)
- Culturally Responsive Indigenous Science: Connecting Land, Language, and Culture (PI: Paula Groves Price)
- Development and Empirical Recovery for a Learning Progression-Based Assessment of the Function Concept (PI: Edith Graf)
- Learning in Places (PI: Carrie Tzou)
- Strengthening STEM Teaching in Native American Serving Schools through Long-Term, Culturally Responsive Professional Development (PI: Angelina Castagno)
- Additional Resources
Meet the 2019-20 CADRE Fellows
Congratulations to the 2019-20 Fellows! CADRE is pleased to announce the new cohort.
- Yemimah King, Purdue University (Nominating PI: David Purpura)
- Tiffany Maxon, Education Development Center (Nominating PI: Megan Silander)
- David McKinney, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Nominating PI: Gwen Marchand)
- Roxanne Moore, Washington State University (Nominating PI: Paula Groves Price)
- Alice Morgan, West Virginia University (Nominating Co-PI: Gay Stewart)
- Emily Reigh, Stanford University (Nominating Co-PI: Jonathan Osborne)
- Jennifer Schellinger, Florida State University (Nominating PI: Sherry Southerland)
- James Smith, University of Arizona (Nominating PI: Nicole Kersting)
- Victoria VanUitert, University of Virginia (Nominating Co-PI: William Therrien)
- Ti'Era Worsley, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Nominating Co-PI: Edna Tan)
Measuring Program Implementation Webinar Recordings and Slides
If you missed the webinars hosted by AIR earlier this month, recordings and slides are now available. Dr. Chris Hulleman was the main presenter.
- Measuring Program Implementation
Topics: logic model development and use of systematic measurement approaches to examine program implementation, merits and limitations of different methods, and tools and resources for developing and refining implementation measurement plans.
Recording | Slides
- Developing a Program Implementation Measurement Framework
Topics: development of implementation measurement frameworks, practical considerations (e.g., reporting burden and availability and quality of data), and participants' own experiences and challenges with measuring program implementation.
Recording | Slides
Newsbites from NSF, DRK-12, and NSF Networks
News from NSF
- Fall 2019 Grants Conference Webcast
The Fall 2019 NSF Grants Conference will be held Boston, MA, on November 18 and 19. If you can't attend in person, register to join the event virtually.
- FastLane and Research.gov Unavailable over Veterans Day Holiday Weekend
Please be advised that FastLane and Research.gov will be unavailable from Friday, November 8 at 8:00 PM EST until Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 AM EST.
- NSF Job Opportunities
NSF seeks program officers with expertise in the research or development of media in STEM education, science education research, and mathematics or statistics education.
News from DRK–12 Projects & Awardees
- America's Math Curriculum Doesn't Add Up
Podcast | In this Freakonomics episode, Steve Levitt interviews Jo Boaler and others about rethinking high school math to focus on data fluency.
- Infrastructuring Teacher Learning about Equitable Science Instruction
Publication | In this Journal of Science Teacher Education article, Philip Bell describes his team's work on equitable educational improvement.
- Launching Networked PLCs: Footholds into Creating and Improving Knowledge of Ambitious and Equitable Teaching Practices in an RPP
Publication | In this AERA Open article, Jessica Thompson, Jennifer Richards, Soo-Yean Shim, Karin Lohwasser, Kerry Soo Von Esch, Christine Chew, Bethany Sjoberg, and Ann Morris examine how a networked improvement community launched into improvement work within schools and across the district.
News from NSF Networks
- Brokering Broadening Participation Investments in K-16 STEM Education Research and Program Evaluation: The Role of Federally-Funded Technical Assistance and Resource Centers (November 13, 4:30 PM ET) | CADRE, CAISE, and STELAR
This American Evaluation Association Conference session will explore the role of federally funded technical assistance and resource centers as knowledge brokers responsible for supporting federal grantee program implementation, as well as evaluation and dissemination efforts to bring K-16 STEM education innovations and reforms to scale to address disproportionately poor STEM education and career outcomes.
- Cyberlearning 2019 Recap | CIRCL
Watch videos of keynote presentations and opening remarks from the October 3-4 event. View tweets about the event at #NSFCL19.
- NSF INCLUDES Webchat with CAISE (November 1, 1:30 PM ET) | CAISE, NSF INCLUDES
NSF INCLUDES and CAISE will host an online webchat to discuss the Broadening Perspectives on Broadening Participation in STEM Toolkit.
- NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants Solicitation - Q&A with NSF (November 7, 1 PM ET) | NSF INCLUDES
Learn about the new planning grant opportunity in this virtual Q&A with NSF.
See our Upcoming CADRE & NSF Network Events page for ATECentral, CIRCL, CAISE, CS for All Teachers, EvaluATE, NSF INCLUDES National Network or STELAR events that may be of interest to you.
The following funding and publication opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you and your DRK-12 project members.
- October 24 - NSF | NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (STEM Education and Learning)
- October 30 - NSF | Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) (Letter of Intent)
- November 1 - NSF | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (Letter of Intent)
- November 6 - NSF | Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
- November 18 - NSF | Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
- November 19 - NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) (Broadening Participation Research Centers)
- November 26 - NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) (Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, and ACE Implementation Projects)
- December 3 - NSF | Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
- December 4 - NSF | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) (Engaged Student Learning and Institutional and Community Transformation Level 2 and 3)
- December 10 - NSF | Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
- January 13 - NSF | Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier
- January 15 - NSF | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (Full Proposal for Adaptation and Partnership Competition)
For more NSF funding opportunities, see CADRE's list of Upcoming NSF DRL EHR Solicitation Deadlines.
- October 30 - Science & Education | Nature of STEM or Nature of S, T, E, M? Investigating the Interdisciplinary Foundations and the Educational Applications of STEM
- November 1 - Educational Leadership | Deeper Discussions
- November 1 - Science & Children | Cross-grade Collaboration
- November 1 - Science Scope | MS-PS4 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
- November 1 - The Science Teacher | Nature and the Environment
- November 30 - Mathematics Education Research Journal | Innovations in 'Gender Issues' Research in Mathematics Education (Extended Abstract Submission Deadline)
- December 1 - Science & Children | Beyond the Field Trip
- December 1 - Science Scope | Straight from the Headlines
- December 2 - Educational Leadership | Learning and the Brain
- January 1 - Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership | Spring 2020 Issue
- January 1 - Science & Children | Earth and Space Science for Young Learners
- January 1 - The Science Teacher | Equity for All
- Ongoing - Educational Technology Research and Development | Special Issue Proposals
- Ongoing - The Elementary STEM Journal | STEM for All: Learning Opportunities
- Ongoing - Journal of Research on Technology in Education | 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.
- November 8 - 2020 SITE International Conference (Call for Participation)
- November 15 - 16th International CDIO Conference (Abstract Submission: Papers, Workshops and Roundtables, Working Groups)
- December 3 - 2020 NSTA STEM Forum & Expo (Call for Proposals)
- December 13 - 2020 International CSEDU Conference (Call for Regular Papers)
- December 22 - 2020 International CSEDU Conference (Workshop and Special Session Proposals)
- January 1 - 2020 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition (Call for Proposals)
- January 15 - 2020 NSTA Area Conferences (Call for Proposals)
- January 15 - EdMedia + Innovate Learning Conference (Call for Papers)
For more conference information, see CADRE's list of Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
- December 31 - Stanford University: Faculty Position in Educational Data Science
- December 31 - University of California, Irvine: Postdoctoral Scholar in Computer Science for All
- Until filled - The Concord Consortium: Research Assistant
- Until filled - Georgia Institute of Technology: Postdoctoral Fellow
- Until filled - McREL Research and Evaluation Jobs
- Until filled - University of Wisconsin-Madison: Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences
- October 28 - Application Deadline for the NSF CSforAll Researcher-Practitioner Partnership (RPP) Workshop (Chicago, IL | December 5-6)
- November 1 - Nomination Deadline for the 2020 Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) Awards
- December 1 - Research Training Workshop: Getting SMART about Adaptive Interventions in Education
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