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Posted: Thursday, June 20
Resource | Strategies for Fostering Authentic Community Partnerships in STEM Education Research
What are the opportunities and challenges for establishing community partnerships among K–12 STEM education researchers and Black and Brown communities? CADRE partners interviewed five community partners from diverse backgrounds in STEM education to understand how STEM education researchers can better engage with communities and share their insights in this brief.
Posted: Tuesday, June 18
Event | National STEM Teacher Corps Pilot Program Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://new.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/national-stem-teacher-corps-p….
Posted: Friday, June 14
Event | NSF Office Hours for ITEST Scaling Expanding & Iterating (SEI) Proposals
Join STELAR and NSF program officers for an Q&A session in support of those developing a Scaling, Expanding, and Iterating Innovations (SEI) project type proposal ahead of the August 9 ITEST solicitation (22-585) deadline. NSF program officers will spend the hour answering general questions on submitting a competitive ITEST SEI proposal. The meeting format will be an “office hours” style…
Posted: Friday, June 14
Event | NSF Office Hours for ITEST Scaling Expanding & Iterating (SEI) Proposals
Join STELAR and NSF program officers for an Q&A session in support of those developing a Scaling, Expanding, and Iterating Innovations (SEI) project type proposal ahead of the August 9 ITEST solicitation (22-585) deadline. NSF program officers will spend the hour answering general questions on submitting a competitive ITEST SEI proposal. The meeting format will be an “office hours” style…
Posted: Friday, June 14
Event | NSF Office Hours for General ITEST Proposal Questions
Join STELAR and NSF program officers for a series of informal NSF “office hours” in support of those developing an ITEST proposal ahead of the August 9, 2024 solicitation deadline. The meeting will focus on Q&A from attendees and will be geared towards answering general proposal development questions. Participants will be provided the opportunity to ask their questions in advance via the…
Posted: Friday, June 14
Event | NSF Office Hours for General ITEST Proposal Questions
Join STELAR and NSF program officers for a series of informal NSF “office hours” in support of those developing an ITEST proposal ahead of the August 9, 2024 solicitation deadline. The meeting will focus on Q&A from attendees and will be geared towards answering general proposal development questions. Participants will be provided the opportunity to ask their questions in advance via the…
Posted: Friday, June 14
Resource | Resources from the NSF DRK-12 Solicitation: Partnership Development Project Type Webinar
Image On June 11, 2024, NSF program officers provided clarification on the NSF DRK-12 solicitation's partnership development project type. NSF Presenters: Joan Walker and Michael Ford, project directors, DRL, STEM EDU Webinar Resources: Presentation slides Key ideas and links from the chat log Webinar recording In addition, NSF has provided guidance for this…
Posted: Wednesday, June 12
Survey | Feedback on the NSF DRK-12 Solicitation's Partnership Development Project Type Webinar
Please share your feedback on the June 11 webinar. We value your input and suggestions. This will help us plan future events.
Posted: Tuesday, June 11
Blog | Making an Impact on Education: Building Evidence, Working in Partnership, and Mobilizing Knowledge
In the ever-evolving realm of education research, the goal is to transform knowledge into action, making a tangible impact on teaching and improving learning. This journey encompasses research that studies implementation and effects of education innovations and culminates in the communication of research evidence and uptake of innovative practices and resources. BUILDING UNDERSTANDING AND…
Posted: Friday, May 24
Resource | Recruiting & Retaining Participants for Your Education Research
Image   CADRE interviewed researchers to learn about their most effective strategies for recruiting and retaining participants for STEM education research. While there are no shortcuts to successful recruitment, a sustained commitment to understanding and addressing the needs of a district and its teachers is key to long-term success. In this new brief, CADRE…
Posted: Thursday, May 23
Announcement | NSF DRK-12 Solicitation: Partnership Development Project Type Webinar
Image On June 11, 2024, NSF program officers provided clarification on the NSF DRK-12 solicitation's partnership development project type. NSF Presenters: Joan Walker and Michael Ford, project directors, DRL, STEM EDU Webinar Resources: Presentation slides Key ideas and links from the chat log Webinar recording In addition, NSF has provided guidance for this…
Posted: Wednesday, May 22
Event | NSF DRK-12 Solicitation: Partnership Development Project Type Webinar
Image On June 11, 2024, NSF program officers provided clarification on the NSF DRK-12 solicitation's partnership development project type. NSF Presenters: Joan Walker and Michael Ford, project directors, DRL, STEM EDU Webinar Resources: Presentation slides Key ideas and links from the chat log Webinar recording In addition, NSF has provided guidance for this…
Posted: Wednesday, May 22
Blog | The Role of Evaluation in Research Projects
This conversation and summary were originally released in the August 2022 CADRE Newsletter and are being repromoted on the Community Voices blog to provide continued support to prospective DRK-12 awardees during the proposal devleopment process. CADRE discussed the role of evaluation and STEM education research with two scholars, Dr. Dan Hanley and Jessica Sickler, who are involved in both…
Posted: Tuesday, May 21
Blog | Disseminating DRK-12 Work: Extending Engagement
In the evolving landscape of education research dissemination, DRK-12 awardees are employing innovative methods to share their insights beyond traditional academic forums.* Striving to inform a diverse audience that includes policymakers, educators, and even the public at large, these scholars are taking a multi-pronged approach to ensure their research has the widest possible impact. The quest…
Posted: Tuesday, May 21
Survey | NSF DRK-12 Solicitation: Partnership Development Project Type Webinar Registration
June 11, 2024 |1-2:30 PM ET Join NSF for an information session focused on the DRK-12 program’s partnership development project type, which was first announced in 2023. NSF Presenters: Joan Walker and Michael Ford, Project Directors, DRL, STEM EDU
Posted: Thursday, May 16
Newsletter | May 2024 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, In this newsletter, we focus on project development, specifically highlighting insights and expertise from your DRK-12 and NSF colleagues, in preparation for the coming weeks and months when many of you will be fleshing out and refining your proposal ideas, digesting review panel feedback and considering a resubmission, and/or fostering relationships that may lead to new…
Posted: Tuesday, May 14
Event | Ethical Use of AI in STEM Education Research
View Slides | Recording Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have changed the role of AI in education research. How do we navigate these changes ethically in our research and proposal writing? What questions should we be considering as education researchers? Join us on May 15 to hear from authors of an upcoming CADRE brief titled Toward Ethical and Just AI in Education Research to learn…
Posted: Tuesday, May 07
Resource | Validity Evidence of the Use of Quantitative Measures of Students in Elementary Mathematics Education
Quantitative measures in mathematics education have informed policies and practices for over a century. Thus, it is critical that such measures in mathematics education have sufficient validity evidence to improve mathematics experiences for students. This article provides a systematic review of the validity evidence related to measures used in elementary mathematics education. The review…
Posted: Thursday, May 02
Resource | Validity Evidence of the Use of Quantitative Measures of Students in Elementary Mathematics Education
Quantitative measures in mathematics education have informed policies and practices for over a century. Thus, it is critical that such measures in mathematics education have sufficient validity evidence to improve mathematics experiences for students. This article provides a systematic review of the validity evidence related to measures used in elementary mathematics education. The review…
Posted: Thursday, May 02
Resource | Science Teachers’ Implementation of Science and Engineering Practices in Different Instructional Settings
This article explores science teachers’ implementation of science and engineering practices (SEPs) under different instructional settings. We compared the number of SEPs science teachers reported using in face-to-face instruction (traditional), online-only instruction (virtual), or HyFlex instruction (synchronously online and in-person) from August 2020 to May 2021. Records and artefacts of the…
Posted: Thursday, May 02
Resource | Demands, Tensions, and Resources When Implementing Ambitious Mathematics
In this article, we explore demands and tensions involved when schools implement ambitious mathematics teaching (AMT). Following a description of a framework that distinguishes between internal and external demands, we characterize the tension between these in terms of alignment, balance, and buffering, which collectively speak to coherence. We then describe AMT and how it represents a departure…
Posted: Thursday, May 02
Resource | Cultivating a Higher Level of Student Agency in Collective Discussion: Teacher Strategies to Navigate Student Scientific Uncertainty to Develop a Trajectory of Sensemaking
In a traditional lecturing environment, students possess limited agency in accepting or rejecting information provided by teachers. A higher level of student agency involves opportunities and actively identifying uncertainties and collaborating with peers to deepen understanding within the classroom community. Teachers play a crucial role in guiding students through sensemaking by addressing…
Posted: Thursday, May 02
Resource | Analysing Students' Concept Mapping Style and Its Association with Task Performance in Computer-based Inquiry Learning
Background In scientific inquiry learning, students often have difficulties conducting hypothetical reasoning with multiple intertwined variables. Concept maps have a potential to facilitate complex thinking and reasoning. However, there is little investigation into the content of student-constructed concept maps and its association with inquiry task performance. Objectives This study explored…
Posted: Thursday, May 02
Resource | Parents and Teachers Collaborating to Disrupt Asymmetrical Power Positions in Mathematics Education
This paper describes an innovative mathematics learning partnership that engages teachers and parents of multilingual children ages 7–10 from schools in underserved communities. At the center of this transformative work is the use of two complementary approaches to advancing equity in education– funds of knowledge and positioning theory. While both theories have been applied in mathematics…
Posted: Thursday, May 02
Resource | Parents and Teachers Collaborating to Disrupt Asymmetrical Power Positions in Mathematics Education
This paper describes an innovative mathematics learning partnership that engages teachers and parents of multilingual children ages 7–10 from schools in underserved communities. At the center of this transformative work is the use of two complementary approaches to advancing equity in education– funds of knowledge and positioning theory. While both theories have been applied in mathematics…
Posted: Thursday, May 02
Resource | Parents and Teachers Collaborating to Disrupt Asymmetrical Power Positions in Mathematics Education
This paper describes an innovative mathematics learning partnership that engages teachers and parents of multilingual children ages 7–10 from schools in underserved communities. At the center of this transformative work is the use of two complementary approaches to advancing equity in education– funds of knowledge and positioning theory. While both theories have been applied in mathematics…
Posted: Thursday, May 02
Resource | Elementary Teachers as Collaborators: Developing Educative Support Materials for Citizen Science Projects
Science education is an important component of a full education beginning in primary grades. In recent decades, research has identified young learners’ rich knowledge of the natural world and their potential to connect with sophisticated science ideas. Elementary teachers face many challenges to implementing reform-based science instruction in their classrooms. Some teachers may choose to enhance…
Posted: Thursday, May 02
Early Career News | CADRE Fellows alumni receive Emerging Scholar awards from the AERA Out-of-School Time SIG
Laura Peña-Telfer (2023 CADRE Fellow) received the Emerging Scholar Award and Ti’Era Worsley (2019-20 CADRE Fellow) the Emerging Scholar Honorable Mention from the AERA Out-of-School Time SIG.
Posted: Thursday, May 02
Early Career News | Unlocking the Everdoor: Analyzing the Serious Game Spiritfarer
Noah Glaser (2021 CADRE Postdoc), Lucas Jensen, Tina Riedy, Maggie Center, Jim Shifflett, and Joseph Griffin published this article in Educational Technology Research and Development.
Posted: Thursday, May 02