Barbara Brauner Berns
CADRE Principal Investigator
- Registration Waitlist
We now have a waitlist for invited PIs, PI substitutes, and/or second project members to attend the meeting. Please let us know if you registered but can no longer attend so that we can accept waitlisted registrants.
- Poster Hall Registration
Registrations for general poster sessions are due on April 15. One poster per registered project is allowed. Poster registration information is included in meeting registration confirmation emails.
- Hotel Reservations
Confirmed registrants should make hotel reservations as soon as possible to guarantee a room and rate, using the link provided in their meeting registration confirmation email.
- Digital Learning Arcade
This year's meeting will feature an opportunity to learn about and interact with the range of innovative digital teaching and learning resources in DR K-12. Projects that are developing or researching games, simulations, digital assessments, virtual worlds, educational software, social networking tools, or other technologies will soon receive a more detailed invitation to participate. In the meantime, if you are attending the meeting and want your project to be invited, email Amy Busey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- CAREER Awardee Meeting
This year, we will convene a pre-session for CAREER grant PIs to provide an opportunity to network, share knowledge and expertise, and learn more about making the most of their time at the the PI meeting. We have emailed invitations to PIs on active CAREER grants.
- Brief on Early Career Researchers and Developers in the DR K-12 Program: Needs, Supports, and Recommendations
- Professional and funding opportunities
- Information on the CADRE Fellowship
PROJECTS & PEOPLE
We're pleased to share this quarter's news from DR K-12 projects as well as our sister resource networks who serve other NSF funding programs (ARC, CAISE, CIRCL, 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!
- 2016 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings
Awards & Recognition | Several current DR K-12 PIs were recognized as university-based scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to influence educational policy and practice, including Barbara Schneider, Okhee Lee, and Heather Hill.
- President Obama Honors Early Career Scientists with Top White House Award
Awards & Recognition | Congratulations to DR K-12 PIs Jakita Thomas and Kristen Wendell for receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award.
- Digital Mapping Unlocks Students' STEM Knowledge
In the Press | Illinois State University's Redbird Scholar featured the Promoting Students' Spatial Thinking in Upper Elementary Grades using Geographic Information Systems project and the impact it has on students' higher-level reasoning and ecological awareness.
- Science Curriculum Tailored to English Language Learners Boosts Student Achievement
In the Press | NSF's News From the Field recently featured findings from Promoting Science Among English Language Learners (P-SELL), a large-scale study involving more than 6,000 fifth graders. The project found that its innovative science curriculum had a positive impact on science learning for students with different levels of English proficiency.
- Teaching Science Teachers
In the Press | The New York Times highlighted An Innovative Approach to Earth Science Teacher Preparation: Uniting Science, Informal Science Education, and Schools to Raise Student Achievement in a video feature on their website. This project is developing, implementing, and researching a five-year pilot Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Earth Science.
- Next Generation Alliance for Science Educators Toolkit
Project Update | The Next Generation Alliance for Science Educators Toolkit (Next Gen ASET) project is preparing to launch its Network Improvement Community of researchers and practitioners to promote long-term scaling and continuous improvement of NGSS tools that support faculty working with pre-service teachers. Next Gen ASET was also selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching at Stanford to serve as one of six national inaugural STEM-focused Improvement Science pilot sites.
- Challenges to Using the Regression Discontinuity Design in Educational Evaluations: Lessons From the Transition to Algebra Study
Publication | This article describes the use of regression discontinuity design to evaluate the impact of a supplemental algebra-readiness curriculum, Transition to Algebra, on students' mathematics outcomes.
- Mathematics Curriculum, Teacher Professionalism, and Supporting Policies in Korea and the United States: A Workshop Summary Report
Publication | On July 15-17, 2012, the DR K-12 funded United States National Commission on Mathematics Instruction and Seoul National University held a joint Korea-U.S. workshop that addressed questions and issues related to math teaching and curriculum. This report summarizes the workshop's presentations and discussions.
- Visualizing Oceans of Data: Ocean Tracks - A Case Study
Publication | This report, based on the work of DR K-12's Oceans of Data and Ocean Tracks projects, discusses the design and development of a data interface for students and reflects on the design guidelines from Visualizing Oceans of Data: Educational Interface Design in light of students' and teachers' experiences.
- Foundation Science Website
Resource | The Foundation Science curriculum, which includes full-year, high school introductory courses in physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science, is now featured on a new website. The site also offers recent papers and publications, information on the prototype digital teacher guide developed by the Electronic Teacher Guide project, and information on Universal Design for Learning.
- Model My Watershed 2.0
Resource | The Model My Watershed project recently launched an expanded version of their web app, which allows users to analyze real geo-data, model storms, and compare conservation or development scenarios in any watershed in the United States.
News from NSF Networks
- Coding, Sharing, and Reusing Video Data with Databrary
Event | On Friday, April 29, webinar presenters and participants will discuss issues, strategies, and tools related to sharing and using recordings of children's behavior for research. Register here to participate.
- Evaluation Models Aligned to Research Types
Event | In this April 7 webinar, moderated by Emma Espel, John Sutton will discuss evaluation of educational research, including how the evaluation of research differs from impact evaluation. Request an invitation to register here.
- ITEST Data Brief: ITEST in Action
Publication | This data brief provides information on the composition of ITEST project participants, what activities they engage in, in what settings, and what projects feel contributes to their project's success.
- Posters from 2016 AISL PI Meeting
Resource | Visitors to informalscience.org can now view posters presented at the 2016 AISL PI Meeting, held February 29-March 2.
The following funding and publication opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you or your DR K-12 colleagues.
- April 4 - NSF Science of Learning: Collaborative Networks (SL-CN)
- April 5 - DARPA Young Faculty Award
- April 5 - IES Regional Educational Laboratory (REL)
- April 15 - NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES)
- May 1 - IMLS STEM Expert Facilitation of Family Learning in Libraries and Museums (STEMEX)
- May 5 - IES Research and Research Training Grant Programs
- June 14 - NSF Science Learning+ Partnership Grants
- June 30 (Manuscript) - Connected Science Learning | Theme: Professional Development - Building the Capacity of STEM Educators to Enhance Collaboration Between In-School and Out-of-School Environments
- July 15 (Letter of Intent) - International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (IJSME) | Special Issue: STEM for the Future and the Future of STEM
Share with DR K-12 Colleagues
If you are PI or Co-PI on a DR K-12 grant, we encourage you to share this newsletter with your colleagues. Many of our news items, resources, and events may be of special interest to others on your project team, e.g., early career researchers and developers, evaluators, communication specialists, etc. We welcome all as part of our DR K-12 community and invite them to subscribe to this newsletter, join us on social media, and create an account on the CADRE website.
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