We hope that you are all having a great summer! We invite you to take a break from your summer reading list to glance at the new CADRE Early Career Guide. For those of us who work to improve STEM education for all children, we know that supporting the development of a diverse group of early career researchers is an important component of education improvement. We welcome you to share the guide with your colleagues who are early career researchers, or who advise and mentor them. Also, keep your eyes on your Inbox for the 2017-18 CADRE Fellows nomination forms. The CADRE Fellows program offers doctoral students a unique networking and learning opportunity through which they engage with early career and experienced researchers outside of their own department and institution.
For those of you who are busily developing a DRK-12 proposal, we invite you to attend one of the upcoming DRK-12 solicitation webinars, where you can hear about changes to the 2017 solicitation from an NSF program officer.
The CADRE Team
Register: 2017 DRK-12 Solicitation Webinars
- Thursday, August 31, 2-3pm EST
- Monday, September 11, 2-3pm EST
CADRE Early Career Guide
The guide is divided into three parts. Parts I and II provide tips and resources on:
Your Project Team
Connect your team to CADRE's resources and opportunities. Co-PIs, evaluators, research associates, graduate students, and other project members may be interested in receiving resources, such as the following, that are coming soon:
- List of newly awarded DRK-12 projects
- Brief on Online & Blended Professional Development
- 2017-2018 CADRE Fellowship Nominations
- 2017-2018 Topical Working Groups
- And more!
There are several ways to help members of your team stay in the loop and increase their participation in the DRK-12 community. They can:
- Subscribe to the CADRE Newsletter
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter
- Join the CADRE website to be listed on your project's page
We encourage you to forward this newsletter and DRK-12 communications, or email email@example.com with their contact information to add them to our general mailing list.
Newsbites from DRK-12 & NSF
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 (ATE, 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
- 2017 WISE Awards Finalist Projects Announced
Awards & Recognition | PhET Simulations was one of 15 projects from nine countries selected as a 2017 WISE Award finalist their for their "innovative solutions to education challenges and their positive social impact."
- EDC's Schifter Named to Math Educators Hall of Fame
Awards & Recognition | Congratulations to Deborah Schifter on her election to the Hall of Fame for Mathematics Educators by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts (ATMIM), an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
- How to Prepare Preschoolers for an Automated Economy
In the News | The NY Times quoted Marina Bers in an article on teaching computational thinking (problem solving, collaboration, etc.) to young children.
- Motivated: Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In
Publications | Ilana Horn authored a new book on creating math classroom climates that entice students to participate.
- Seattle Kids to Discover Environmental Decision-Making, One Garden at a Time
In the News | The Seattle Times recently covered a newly awarded DRK-12 project that aims to build learning gardens at three schools, create a new model for a K-3 ecosystems curriculum, and provide teacher training.
- The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers and Fake News
Podcast | Susan Yoon as featured in this nprEd podcast focused on the challenges of being a science teacher in an age of internet skepticism.
- Why a colorado Researcher Believes Preschool Students Should Learn - and Play - with Math
In the News | Chalkbeat interviewed Doug Clements on his early math education research.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share news from your project.
News from NSF Networks
- Webinar with NSF AISL Program Officers
On August 24, from 2-3:30pm EDT, CAISE will host an informational webinar on the AISL solicitation (due November 6).
- NSF Opportunities: Broadening Participation in STEM
Watch a video of the June 22 webinar highlighting funding opportunities within EHR especially aimed at broadening participation in STEM.
- ITEST Solicitation Webinar Recording
Listen to a recording of the June 28th, STELAR-hosted webinar to learn more about the ITEST solicitation (due September 5).
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.
- August 23, 2017 (Proposal) - Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
- September 5, 2017 (Letter of Intent) - Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
- September 5, 2017 (Proposal) - Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
- September 5, 2017 (Proposal) - Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
- September 13, 2017 (Proposal) - ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
- September 14, 2017 (Proposal) - EHR Core Research (ECR)
- September 15, 2017 (Proposal) - Innovation Corps Teams Program (I-Corps Teams)
- September 18, 2017 (Proposal) - Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
For other opportunities, see CADRE's List of STEM Education Publications (PDF).
- September 1, 2017 - Educational Leadership | Theme: Measuring What Matters
- September 1, 2017 - Science and Children | Theme: The Maker Movement
- September 1, 2017 - Science Scope | Theme: Real World Connections: Developing Partnerships/Career Exploration
- September 1, 2017 - The Science Teacher | Theme: PBL: Project, Problem, and Phenomenon-Based Learning
- September 15, 2017 - The Earth Scientist | Winter Issue
- ASAP, but before November 1, 2017 - Technology and Engineering Teacher | Themes: Standards for Technological Literacy, Computer Thinking
- August 21, 2017 - Call for Editors for Review of Research in Education Volumes 43, 45
- August 31, 2017 - Call for Mathematics Teacher Educator Editor
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