Pre-K

Active DR K-12 Projects Related to Broadening Participation

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2016
Short Description: 

Whether engaging students in place-based learning, designing/implementing more inclusive curricula or pedagogy, or helping teachers develop their capacity to teach increasingly diverse groups of learners, many DR K-12 projects seek to broaden participation within STEM fields in unique ways.

Exploring young children’s multiple mathematical resources through action research

Wager, A. A. & Delaney, K. (2014). Exploring young children’s multiple mathematical resources through action research. TODOS Research Monograph 3: Embracing Resources of Children, Families, Communities and Cultures in Mathematics Learning, 25-59.

Author/Presenter: 
Anita Wagner
Katherine Delaney
Year: 
2014

Young Children's Mathematics: Whose Home Practices Are Privileged?

In this essay, the authors share a professional dialogue about the ways in which issues of power emerge in preschool classrooms when teachers endeavor to build on childrens home and school mathematical experiences and understanding. From different perspectives, as early childhood and mathematics education researchers, the authors discuss ways in which data from teacher interviews and discussions collected during a professional development program provide evidence of whose knowledge is privileged.

Author/Presenter: 
Anita A. Wager
Kristin Whyte
Year: 
2013

Swimming Upstream in a Torrent of Assessment

Growing attention to preK mathematics and increased focus on standards in the US may be leading policy makers, administrators, and practitioners down the wrong path when it comes to assessing young children. The temptation to rely on standardised assessment practices may result in misguided understandings about what children actually know about mathematics.

Author/Presenter: 
Anita A. Wager
M. Elizabeth Graue
Kelly Harrigan
Year: 
2015

Webinar on the Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development

Author/Presenter: 
Edith Gummer
Year: 
2014
Short Description: 

This webinar, led by Edith Gummer (formerly of NSF), discusses the guidelines outlined in the report co-authored by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.

2014 DR K-12 Program Webinar Resources

Recordings:

Author/Presenter: 
David Campbell
Barbara Berns
Year: 
2014
Short Description: 

In this 2-webinar series hosted by CADRE, NSF provides an overview of the DR K-12 funding program and reviews this year's DR K-12 solicitation.

STEM Smart Brief: Nurturing STEM Skills in Young Learners, PreK–3

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2013
Short Description: 

Current data on school readiness and early math and science achievement indicate we are not giving young children the support they need to be “STEM Smart”. Read this brief on nurturing STEM skills in young learners.

STEM Smart Brief: CTE Pathways to STEM Occupations

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2014
Short Description: 

“Workers in STEM fields play a direct role in driving economic growth. Yet, because of how the STEM economy has been defined, policymakers have mainly focused on supporting workers with at least a bachelor’s degree, overlooking a strong potential workforce of those with less than a BA.” Read this brief to explore CTE pathways to STEM occupations.

A Targeted Study of Gaming and Simulation Projects in DR K-12

The NSF’s Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12) program is one potential source of funding for the needed research on the educational effectiveness of gaming and simulations. The DR K-12 program seeks to enhance the teaching and learning of STEM in K-12 education by funding the “development, testing, deployment, effectiveness, and/or scale-up of innovative resources, models, and tools”4 in STEM areas. This work takes on many forms within the funding portfolio, including computer games and simulations.

Author/Presenter: 
Barbara Brauner Berns
Amy Busey
Alina Martinez
Uma Natarajan
Sarah Sahni
Sally Wu
Year: 
2014
Short Description: 

The NSF’s Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12) program is one potential source of funding for the needed research on the educational effectiveness of gaming and simulations. The DR K-12 program seeks to enhance the teaching and learning of STEM in K-12 education by funding the “development, testing, deployment, effectiveness, and/or scale-up of innovative resources, models, and tools”4 in STEM areas. This work takes on many forms within the funding portfolio, including computer games and simulations. With the growing attention to these types of educational technologies, the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) conducted a brief targeted study to better understand the gaming and simulation research and development work being funded within the NSF’s DR K-12 program and to highlight work that may help fill the gaps identified by the NRC.

Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers

This file contains a listing of STEM education-related conferences that may be of interest to DRK-12 grantees, such as for the purposes of (1) disseminating knowledge and products and (2) developing partnerships with stakeholders and end-users. These conferences were chosen because they provide researchers and developers with an opportunity to present their work to individuals that could use, promote, or improve the work. We include conferences that target practitioners and policymakers, as well as research and academic communities.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2021
Short Description: 

This list includes STEM education-related conferences that may be of interest to DRK-12 grantees.

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