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STEM Smart Brief: Raising the Bar: Increasing STEM Achievement for All Students

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2012
Short Description: 

“When students from non-mainstream backgrounds receive equitable learning opportunities, they are capable of attaining science outcomes comparable to their mainstream peers. The same is true for mathematics and, presumably, for other STEM subjects, as well.” Read this brief to dive further into what can be done to improve the academic achievement of students from all backgrounds.

STEM Smart Brief: Improving STEM Curriculum and Instruction: Engaging Students and Raising Standards

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2012
Short Description: 

“For effective K–12 STEM instruction to become the norm, schools and districts must be transformed.” Read this brief to learn more about curriculum and instructional methods that engage students in the learning process.

STEM Smart Brief: Preparing and Supporting STEM Educators

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2012
Short Description: 

“Recent research emphasizes that teacher quality alone cannot improve student achievement at scale. School leadership, staff collaboration, and a positive climate are among essential organizational elements that contribute to meaningful change.” Read this brief to learn more about suggested methods for properly supporting STEM educators.

Preparing Students for College and Careers in STEM

“The majority of U.S. students, particularly low-income and minority youth, lacks foundational skills and knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.” Read this STEM Smart brief to find out more about the efforts that are making change across the nation.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2013
Short Description: 

“The majority of U.S. students, particularly low-income and minority youth, lacks foundational skills and knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.” Read this STEM Smart brief to find out more about the efforts that are making change across the nation.

Descriptive Overview of the DR K-12 Portfolio: Projects funded 2007-2012

The Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12) program, funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL), supports research and development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Specifically, the program seeks to enhance the learning and teaching of STEM by funding “research projects that study the development, testing, deployment, effectiveness, and/or scale-up of innovative resources, models and tools.”

Author/Presenter: 
Alina Martinez
Brian Freeman
Daphne Minner
Laurie Bozzi
Caroline Callahan
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2013
Short Description: 

This report, the fifth and final portfolio overview to be prepared by CADRE, describes important characteristics of the first six cohorts of DR K-12 projects that received their initial funding from 2007 to 2012. It characterizes the development and research in STEM education—on resources, models, and technologies—funded by the DR K-12 program.

VISUALIZING OCEANS OF DATA Educational Interface Design

Science is data-intensive, but today’s science education is not. In most classrooms, students’ work with data is limited to reading graphs prepared by others, or at best collecting simple data sets themselves. While these student-collected data sets allow students to begin building their data proficiency, the conclusions that can be drawn and the lessons that can be learned from these data are limited in scope and can sometimes be compromised by data quality.

Author/Presenter: 
Ruth Krumhansl
Cheryl Peach
June Foster
Amy Busey
Irene Baker
Jackie DeLisi
Year: 
2012
Short Description: 

The Oceans of Data project has made an attempt to define and confront what is “hard” for students and teachers who attempt to use large, online professional data sets. We feel passionately that it’s important for us to do this to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world.

What Knowledge Mediates Teachers’ Appropriation of High Leverage Practices? (Cartier, Lancaster)

Author/Presenter: 
Jennifer Cartier
Leslie Lancaster
Year: 
2009
Short Description: 

This session presents an instrument for measuring preservice elementary teachers’ application of instructional planning practices and discusses the relationship between these practices and teachers’ knowledge.

Plenary Presentation: The Opportunity Equation: Transforming Mathematics and Science Education for Citizenship and the Global Economy (Cahill)

Author/Presenter: 
Michele Cahill
Year: 
2009
Short Description: 

Cahill discusses the Carnegie-Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics and
Science Education’s recent report in which they challenge the nation to mobilize for coordinated action so that all students—not just a select few, or those fortunate enough to attend certain schools—achieve much higher levels of math and science learning.

Overview of the Chemistry Education Research Doctoral Scholars Program

The Chemistry Education Research (CER) Doctoral Scholars Program trains a diverse group of graduate students how to develop assessments of secondary and tertiary students’ understandings of core concepts in chemistry.

Author/Presenter: 
McClary, LaKeisha
Bretz, Stacey Lowery
Year: 
2012
Short Description: 

The Chemistry Education Research (CER) Doctoral Scholars Program trains a diverse group of graduate students how to develop assessments of secondary and tertiary students’ understandings of core concepts in chemistry. 

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