Building strong foundations for STEM literacy, one of the goals outlined in the federal STEM education strategic plan, includes investing in our youngest learners. This month, we are rebooting our Spotlight on early learning with new research and resources. Learn more about the current findings, research challenges, and innovative products from the growing DRK-12 investment in preK-3 STEM education.
Thank you to the CADRE Fellows Program selection committee and all of the DRK-12 awardees who nominated an early career researcher to participate in 2020-21. Please join us in welcoming the new CADRE Fellows and watch next month for more information about their work and interests.
- Amanda Armstrong, New Mexico State University
- Coskun Erden, Iowa State University
- Lindsey Hildebrand, Boston College
- Brittany Hinyard, Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
- Megan Humburg, Indiana University
- Stacy Jones, University of Texas at Austin
- Rachel Juergensen, University of Missouri-Columbia
- Amanda Lannan, University of Central Florida
- Amanda Riske, Arizona State University
- Darrius Robinson, University of Michigan
In commemoration of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, we want to recognize those projects studying approaches to preparing preservice STEM education teachers for the demands and opportunities of the profession.
In our latest Spotlight, 14 DRK-12 projects describe their work in early learning and share their challenges, findings, instruments, and products.
Arthur Baroody, co-author of the 2018 CADRE brief, Considerations for STEM Education from PreK through Grade 3, reflects on approaches to helping 2- to 3-year olds construct an understanding of small numbers in this blog.
News from NSF
- Access the recording and slides from NSF's recent webinar on funding opportunities for broadening participation in STEM through diversity, equity, and inclusion
- NSF invites participation in identifying mid-scale infrastructure for STEM education research. RSVP to the Oct. 30 (1-3 PM ET) listening session.
- NSF is seeking to hire visiting and permanent program officers in multiple areas of STEM education research.
- NSF will be hosting a virtual grants conference during the weeks of Nov. 16 and Nov. 30, 2020. Registration will open Oct. 29 (12 PM ET). This is a great opportunity for new faculty, researchers, and administrators interested in NSF funding!
News from NSF Networks
- CAISE has organized the October STEM for All Multiplex theme on identity development and STEM learning. Join an expert panel (Sasha Palmquist, Heidi Carlone, Nichole Pinkard, and Zahra Hazari) for a free webinar on October 27 at 3pm ET. Read the blog by Carrie Tzou.
- CAISE has updated their AISL proposal development resources and has compiled a list of AISL projects funded in 2019. CAISE will host six virtual office hours with AISL program officers, starting Oct. 28. Learn more and register.
- CIRCL is transitioning to CIRCLS. Stay tuned for more info.
- EvaluATE has posted two recent blogs: Examining STEM Participation Through an Equity Lens: Measurement and Recommendations and Bending Our Evaluation and Research Studies to Reflect COVID-19.
- In a new blog post, STELAR describes how five ITEST projects adapted their projects during the current pandemic.
News from DRK-12 Projects and Awardees
- A Layered Approach to Scientific Models | The Science Teacher
Authors: Kelsie Fowler, Mark Windschitl, and Claus Auning
- Are the Words as Important as the Concepts? Using Pedagogical Language Knowledge to Expand Analysis of Mathematics Teaching with Linguistically Diverse Students | Mathematics Education Research Journal
Authors: William Zahner and Cristian R. Aquino-Sterling
- Construct-Specific and Timing-Specific Aspects of the Home Environment for Children’s School Readiness | Frontiers in Psychology
Authors: Yemimah King (2019-20 CADRE Fellow), Robert Duncan, German Posada, and David Purpura
- Data-Driven Activity Reform: Employing Design Research to Improve Scaffolding and Concept Development | Chemistry Education Research and Practice
Authors: Brianna L. Minshall and Ellen J. Yezierski
- Design Considerations in Multisite Randomized Trials Probing Moderated Treatment Effects | Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics
Authors: Nianbo Dong, Benjamin Kelcey, and Jessaca Spybrook
- Developing and Validating Next Generation Science Standards‐Aligned Learning Progression to Track Three‐Dimensional Learning of Electrical Interactions in High School Physical Science | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Authors: Leonora Kaldaras, Hope Akaeze, and Joseph Krajcik
- Direct Numeracy Activities and Early Math Skills: Math Language as a Mediator | Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Authors: Yemimah King (2019-20 CADRE Fellow) and David Purpura
- Effect of Implementing Subgoals in Code.org's Intro to Programming Unit in Computer Science Principles | ACM Transactions on Computing Education
Authors: Lauren E. Margulieux, Briana B. Morrison, Baker Franke, and Harivololona Ramilison
- Genomics Literacy Matters: Supporting the Development of Genomics Literacy Through Genetics Education Could Reduce the Prevalence of Genetic Essentialism | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Authors: Brian M. Donovan, Monica Weindling, Brae Salazar, Alex Duncan, Molly Stuhlsatz, and Phillip Keck
- Home/School: Research Imperatives, Learning Settings, and the COVID-19 Pandemic | Journal of Teacher Education
Authors: Gail Richmond, Tonya Bartell, Christine Cho, Alix Gallagher, Ye He, Emery Petchauer, and Lucia Cardenas Curiel
- How Facilitating K–12 Professional Development Shapes Science Faculty's Instructional Change | Science Education
Authors: Kathryn N. Hayes, Caron Inouye, Christine L. Bae, and Brit Toven‐Lindsey
- Impact of an Online Course of Teaching Emergent Bilinguals Mathematics on Teacher Perspectives | Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Authors: Ji Yeong I, Christa Jackson, and Ricardo Martinez
- Informing Programmatic-Level Conversations on Mathematics Preservice Teachers' Problem Solving Performance and Experiences | Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Authors: Maria Nielsen and Jonathan David Bostic
- Is Vaping Harmful? Using the Issue of E-cigarette Regulation to Teach Homeostasis and Feedback Loops | The Science Teacher
Authors: Amanda Peel, Jordan Rockett, Patricia Friedrichsen, Laura Zangori, Clayton Elmy, and Brandon Wagner
- Mathematics Literacy, Identity Resilience, and Opportunity Sixty Years Since Brown v. Board | Journal of Urban Mathematics Education
Authors: Jacqueline Leonard, Erica N. Walker, Victoria R. Bloom, and Nicole M. Joseph
- Out-of-Field Teaching in Science: An Overlooked Problem | Journal of Science Teacher Education
Authors: Julie A. Luft, Deborah Hanuscin, Linda Hobbs, and Günter Törner
- Teacher Noticing and Reasoning about Student Thinking in Classrooms as a Result of Participating in a Combined Professional Development Intervention | Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Authors: Gloriana Gonzalez and Gabriela E. Vargas (2017-18 CADRE Fellow)
- Using Climate Models to Learn About Global Climate Change | The Science Teacher
Authors: Devarati Bhattacharya (2020 CADRE Postdoc), Kimberly Carroll Steward, Mark Chandler, and Cory Forbes
- Working at Scale to Initiate Ongoing Validation of Learning Trajectory-based Classroom Assessments for Middle Grade Mathematics | The Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Authors: Jere Confrey, Emily Toutkoushian, and Meetal Shah
- COVID-19 and Systemic Racism: Creating “A New Normal” for STEM Education | MfA Wednesday Webinar Series: Powerful Ideas in STEM Education for the Classroom
Presenter: Okhee Lee | Date: December 2, 2020
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Project Tip: TA on Research Methods
NSF and the US Department of Education have been investing in the advancement of education research methodologies to increase the impacts of our research. In addition to agency resources, organizations such as the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR), SREE, and Advanced Methods Institute offer publicly available resources, webinars, and trainings (e.g., on culturally responsive research methods). For online trainings designed specifically for DRK-12 awardees, view the AIR webinar series.
NOTE: Due to incorrect links in our November newsletter, you are currently viewing the October 2020 newsletter. The Upcoming Opportunities below are updated with November's list of opportunities. To view the full November 2020 newsletter, click here.
- November 30 – 2021 CSEDU International Conferences (Call for Papers)
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