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Event | How to Create a High-Quality Engagement Plan to Disseminate STEM Research and Innovations
Join the Evidence Quality and Reach Hub (EQR Hub) for a free webinar on creating high-quality engagement plans for sharing STEM research and innovations. Emily Loney, senior researcher and communication expert at the American Institutes for Research, will review the benefits of creating an engagement plan, introduce the main components of such a plan, and discuss what types of products get…
Posted: Friday, May 20
Announcement | Recognized DRK-12 Videos at the STEM for All Video Showcase
More than 40 DRK-12 projects shared their work in 3-min videos during the 2022 STEM For All Video Showcase. Congratulations to the six DRK-12 videos recognized for public and facilitator's choice awards! Public Choice Exploring Virtual Reality with Secondary STEM Teachers Facilitator's Choice Adaptive Dialog: Teachers & Students Deepen Science Ideas Impact Study: STEM-Innovation and Design…
Posted: Wednesday, May 18
Announcement | Informational Webinar on NSF's DRK-12 Solicitation
CADRE will host an NSF-led webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation 20-572 on June 16, 2022, 1-2 PM ET. If you are planning to submit a DRK-12 proposal (deadline October 5, 2022), we encourage you to register and attend. Find proposal development resources in our NSF Proposal Toolkit. If you are preparing a DRK-12 proposal for the first time, find guidance in our Proposal Development Timeline and in our…
Posted: Monday, May 16
Event | Informational Webinar on NSF's DRK-12 Solicitation
CADRE will host an NSF-led webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation 20-572 on June 16, 2022, 1-2 PM ET. If you are planning to submit a DRK-12 proposal (deadline October 5, 2022), we encourage you to register and attend. Find proposal development resources in our NSF Proposal Toolkit. If you are preparing a DRK-12 proposal for the first time, find guidance in our Proposal Development Timeline and in our…
Posted: Monday, May 16
Event | NSF ITEST Proposal Conceptualization Webinar: Ingredients of a Competitive ITEST Proposal
Join STELAR for a special presentation by NSF Program Officers on Thursday, June 2, from 1-2:30 pm ET.  Session description: A panel of NSF Program Officers will discuss the key aspects for conceptualizing a competitive ITEST proposal, providing brief presentations on each of the topics below followed by an opportunity for audience questions. REGISTER Format: Each topic will be covered for 5…
Posted: Friday, May 13
Announcement | Revision of NSF Award Terms and Conditions
Notice from NSF sent May 13, 2022 Dear Colleagues: We wanted to make you aware that the entire suite of NSF Award Terms and Conditions have been revised to implement the requirements of the Build America, Buy America provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58). The revised terms and conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing NSF…
Posted: Friday, May 13
Announcement | Register for the Spring 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference
Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Spring 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference! This virtual conference will be broadcast live on Zoom during the week of June 6 – 10, 2022. Registration is open! To register for this free event, visit the conference website. For those who cannot attend the live conference, all recorded conference sessions will be available on-demand shortly after the…
Posted: Wednesday, May 11
Resource | Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics and Science A Cross-Disciplinary Synthesis of Recent DRK-12 Projects
This review synthesized insights from 27 NSF-funded projects, totaling $62 million, that studied pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in STEM education from prekindergarten (PreK) to Grade 12, split roughly equally across mathematics and science education. The projects primarily applied correlational/observational and longitudinal methods, often targeted teaching in the middle school grades, and…
Posted: Tuesday, May 10
Resource | Modeling in Science Education: A Synthesis of Recent Discovery Research PreK-12 Projects
This review synthesizes findings from 18 NSF-funded projects, totaling nearly $22 million, that studied scientific modeling in science education from prekindergarten to Grade 12. The projects typically used descriptive designs to understand digital and nondigital modeling resources that help students explore scientific phenomena. Further, the projects provide initial evidence that resources…
Posted: Tuesday, May 10
Resource | Mathematical and Scientific Argumentation in PreK-12: A Cross-Disciplinary Synthesis of Recent DRK-12 Projects
This review synthesizes insights from 23 NSF-funded projects, totaling $40 million, that studied mathematical and scientific argumentation in STEM education from prekindergarten (PreK) to Grade 12. The projects reported on both studies of argumentation interventions and naturalistic observations in “business-as-usual” settings. The projects advanced substantive knowledge about how to support…
Posted: Tuesday, May 10
Survey | Registration: Informational Webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation (20-572)
CADRE will host an NSF-led webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation 20-572 on June 16, 2022, 1-2 PM ET. Please register by filling out the form below.
Posted: Monday, May 09
Announcement | CADRE Learning Series
Professional Development for Researchers Who Don’t Study PD Are you incorporating a professional development (PD) component into your non-PD DRK-12 project or proposal (i.e., it’s not the primary focus and your team may have different expertise)? Register for this free webinar series to learn from and work with expert colleagues on PD design. In this three part CADRE Learning Series,…
Posted: Saturday, May 07
Announcement | New Research.gov Proposal Preparation Functionality and NSF-PAR Enhancements
May 3, 2022 Announcement from the National Science Foundation: Dear Colleagues: We are excited to share the latest Research.gov proposal preparation functionality updates, together with information about NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR) enhancements. Beginning in January 2023, all new proposals must be prepared and submitted in Research.gov or Grants.gov. FastLane will no longer be a…
Posted: Tuesday, May 03
Event | 2022 ITEST Solicitation Webinar: How to Write a Competitive Proposal
On May 9th and May 16th from 1- 2:30 PM ET, STELAR will host National Science Foundation Program Officers for a series of informative webinars on the new Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program’s Solicitation (NSF 22-585).  During this webinar NSF Program Officers Bob Russell and Alicia Santiago will review the goals of the ITEST program, highlight key aspects…
Posted: Monday, May 02
Event | 2022 ITEST Solicitation Webinar: Solicitation Overview
On May 9th and May 16th from 1- 2:30 PM ET, STELAR will host National Science Foundation Program Officers for a series of informative webinars on the new Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program’s Solicitation (NSF 22-585).  During this webinar NSF Program Officers Bob Russell and Alicia Santiago will review the goals of the ITEST program, highlight key aspects…
Posted: Monday, May 02
Newsletter | April 2022 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, We thank all of you who completed our recent survey of DRK-12 projects. Based on the results, we’re taking an initial look at the ways DRK-12 projects are engaging underserved populations and addressing broadening participation in STEM education. If you haven’t completed the survey, please add your data now and make sure your project is represented. Contact cadre@edc.org for…
Posted: Wednesday, April 20
Event | NSF CAREER Proposal Submission Logistics Webinar
Representatives from NSF's Division of Information Systems will hold a technical webinar on system-related information to assist with CAREER proposal submission for the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program. The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern time. This webinar will include a review of the system-related requirements in the CAREER…
Posted: Monday, April 18
Event | 2022 NSF CAREER Foundation-Wide Program Briefing
NSF is providing information on the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program solicitation NSF 22-586 at webinars on Tuesday, May 10, and Monday, May 16, 2022, starting at 2:00 PM Eastern time each day.  The NSF-wide CAREER program supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of…
Posted: Monday, April 18
Event | 2022 NSF CAREER Foundation-Wide Program Briefing
NSF is providing information on the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program solicitation NSF 22-586 at webinars on Tuesday, May 10, and Monday, May 16, 2022, starting at 2:00 PM Eastern time each day.  The NSF-wide CAREER program supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of…
Posted: Monday, April 18
Announcement | Join us for Part 3 of the CADRE Learning Series on PD
May 3 | 12 - 1 PM ET In Part 3 of the CADRE Learning Series: Professional Development for Researchers Who Don’t Study PD, panelists discussed what they learned from their design consultations, sharing how they applied (or modified) professional development design principles to address the investigators’ needs and resources. In Part 1 of the learning series, expert panelists shared important…
Posted: Wednesday, April 13
Event | Part 3: Professional Development for Researchers Who Don’t Study PD
In Part 3 of the CADRE Learning Series, panelists will discuss what they learned from their design consultations, sharing how they applied (or modified) professional development design principles to address the investigators’ needs and resources. REGISTER In Part 1 of the learning series, expert panelists shared important design principles for PD during a webinar. Part 2 of the series included…
Posted: Wednesday, April 13
Survey | Part 3: Professional Development for Researchers Who Don’t Study PD
May 3 | 12 - 1 PM ET In Part 3 of the CADRE Learning Series, panelists will discuss what they learned from their design consultations, sharing how they applied (or modified) professional development design principles to address the investigators’ needs and resources. In Part 1 of the learning series, expert panelists shared important design principles for PD during a webinar. Part 2 of the series…
Posted: Monday, April 11
Announcement | May 10 Workshop for Prospective CAREER Applicants
This workshop is intended to provide guidance and mentorship to prospective CAREER applicants to the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources. It will serve as an opportunity for participants to gain a better understanding of the program, including eligibility requirements, the application process, and outcomes of past CAREER awardees, and for participants to interact with other…
Posted: Wednesday, March 30
Event | NSF Workshop for NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources CAREER Applicants
This workshop is intended to provide guidance and mentorship to prospective CAREER applicants to the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources. It will serve as an opportunity for participants to gain a better understanding of the program, including eligibility requirements, the application process, and outcomes of past CAREER awardees, and for participants to interact with other…
Posted: Wednesday, March 30
Blog | Using Simulations to Support STEM Teacher Learning: Exploring Possibilities, Challenges, and Future Directions
Ensuring that all students have substantive opportunities to engage in equitable sensemaking within STEM classrooms is critically important. But for teachers to learn how to create and maintain this kind of classroom culture, they need opportunities to engage in repeated practice where they can refine their instructional decision-making and capabilities. Simulations are one promising tool that…
Posted: Wednesday, March 30
Newsletter | March 2022 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, As we welcome the spring season, we also welcome a new group of DRK-12 awardees. Congratulations to the recent CAREER and RAPID award winners! Our newsletter is full of information and resources for you, including a Spotlight on simulations, the recording of the recent webinar PD design for those who don’t study PD, and a tip on project outcomes reports. We hope you’ll join us to…
Posted: Monday, March 28
Project Spotlight | Simulations in STEM Teaching & Learning
Since our 2015 collection of resources on Games & Simulations, projects in the DRK-12 portfolio have continued to explore and advance our understanding of how simulations can transform and improve STEM teaching, learning, and assessment. This month’s Spotlight highlights seven current or recent projects that are leveraging simulations to enhance student and teacher learning, and in her blog,…
Posted: Wednesday, March 23
Early Career News | The Role of Inclusion, Discrimination, and Belonging for Adolescent Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Engagement In and Out of School
Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Channing J. Mathews (2021 CADRE Postdoc), Jerica Knox, Angelina Joy, and Jaqueline Cerda-Smith published this article in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
Posted: Tuesday, March 22
Early Career News | My Best Science Teacher: The Views of Black Students and Implications for Science Education Reform
Eileen C. Parsons and Terrell R. Morton (CADRE co-PI and 2018 CADRE Postdoc) co-authored this publication for Cultural Studies of Science Education.
Posted: Tuesday, March 22
Early Career News | Going Beyond #RetireELL: A Call for Anti-colonial Approaches to Languages in STEM Education
Miwa A. Takeuchi, Shakhnoza Kayumova (CAREER Awardee), Zandra de Araujo, and Tia C. Madkins published this Journal of Research in Science Teaching article.
Posted: Tuesday, March 22