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Posted: Friday, October 19
Announcement | New Brief and Video on Early Childhood STEM Education
A new CADRE brief, Considerations for STEM Education from PreK through Grade 3, draws on research and development supported by the National Science Foundation to highlight important considerations about STEM educational experiences for young children and professional learning for educators who provide those experiences. Read the Brief Additional resources and a new video are available on our...
Posted: Thursday, October 11
Announcement | The Use of Theory in Research on Broadening Participation in PreK–12 STEM Education
This new CADRE paper seeks to provide a resource for prospective DRK–12 grantees by identifying some of the theories that current and recent DRK–12 grantees are using in their research on broadening participation. It reflects the results of a synthesis process with a volunteer group of principal investigators (PIs). It offers information that might not be easily found or accessible, partly...
Posted: Thursday, October 11
Project | Algebraic Learning and Cognition in Learning Disabled Students
The project is a longitudinal assessment of the prerequisite (e.g. fractions), cognitive (e.g. working memory), and non-cognitive (e.g. math anxiety) factors that dynamically influence 7-9th grade students' algebraic learning and cognition, with a focus on students with learning disabilities in mathematics. The study will provide the most comprehensive assessment of the development of algebra...
Posted: Thursday, October 04
Event | Preparing Clear and Effective Budgets and Budget Justifications
It is the job of the Principal Investigator (PI) to ensure that the project narrative, budget, and budget justification tell a single, connected story that makes a convincing argument for funding. It is also the PI’s responsibility to ensure that all of these follow the National Science Foundation (NSF) guidelines, based on the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) and the...
Posted: Wednesday, October 03
Event | Virtual Office Hours for NSF AISL Applicants
Learn more: http://informalscience.org/news-views/virtual-office-hours-nsf-aisl-appl...  
Posted: Friday, September 28
Event | Virtual Office Hours for NSF AISL Applicants
Learn more: http://informalscience.org/news-views/virtual-office-hours-nsf-aisl-appl...
Posted: Friday, September 28
Newsletter | September 2018 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, We received many qualified applicants for the 2018-19 CADRE Fellows program and will announce acceptances in our October newsletter. Thank you to applicants and nominating awardees!   For those interested in STEM education policy, the White House convened stakeholders this summer to help inform the development of the 2018-2023 strategic plan for implementing STEM Education...
Posted: Wednesday, September 26
Announcement | CASIS (International Space Station) Partnering Opportunity
A critical goal for the National Science Foundation is to “develop a robust research community that can conduct rigorous research and evaluation that will support excellence in STEM education and that integrates research and education”. The International Space Station (ISS) is a perfect laboratory for such integration on a variety of potential DRK-12, AISL, ITEST, Cyberlearning projects and other...
Posted: Monday, September 24
Announcement | NSF DRK-12 Solicitation Webinar Slides & Recording
View slides and recordings from the 2018 DRK-12 Solicitation Webinars. For more proposal resources, visit our NSF Proposal Toolkit. 
Posted: Thursday, September 13
Announcement | NSF 2026 Idea Machine Challenge Details
The 2026 Idea Machine Challenge for future basic science research funding has been launched. The winners will help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering, earn cash prizes and receive public recognition.  Do you have the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the National Science Foundation? How to get involved: Submit an entry yourself or on behalf of...
Posted: Wednesday, September 12
Project | Teacher Professional Learning to Support Student Motivational Competencies During Science Instruction (Collaborative Research: Linnenbrink-Garcia)
This project will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and science teachers to identify a set of practices that science teachers can readily incorporate into their planning and instruction. The project will design, develop, and test a research-based professional learning approach to help middle school science teachers effectively support and sustain student motivational...
Posted: Monday, September 10
Project | Using Technology to Capture Classroom Interactions: The Design, Validation, and Dissemination of a Formative Assessment of Instruction Tool for Diverse K-8 Mathematics Classrooms
This project will refine, expand, and validate a formative assessment tool called Math Habits Tool (MHT) for kindergarten through 8th grade classrooms. MHT is intended to capture and understand patterns of in-the-moment teacher-student and student-student classroom interactions in ways that can promote more equitable access to high quality math learning experiences for all students.
Posted: Monday, September 10
Project | Accelerating Higher Order Thinking and STEM Content Learning Among Students with Learning Disabilities
The purpose of this project is to develop and refine an innovative Google-platform based application called CORGI for use with middle school students in physical, life, and earth science classrooms. The new version, CORGI_2, will include supports for content learning and higher order thinking and will pair with the cloud-based applications of the Google environment to offer multiple means of...
Posted: Monday, September 10
Project | Teacher Professional Learning to Support Student Motivational Competencies During Science Instruction (Collaborative Research: Marchand)
This project will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and science teachers to identify a set of practices that science teachers can readily incorporate into their planning and instruction. The project will design, develop, and test a research-based professional learning approach to help middle school science teachers effectively support and sustain student motivational...
Posted: Monday, September 10
Project | Teacher Professional Learning to Support Student Motivational Competencies During Science Instruction (Collaborative Research: Harris)
This project will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and science teachers to identify a set of practices that science teachers can readily incorporate into their planning and instruction. The project will design, develop, and test a research-based professional learning approach to help middle school science teachers effectively support and sustain student motivational...
Posted: Monday, September 10
Project | Building Sustainable Networked Instructional Leadership in Elementary Mathematics Through a University Partnership with a Large Urban District
The goal of this project is to build instructional leadership capacity in teachers and school-based leaders in a network of underperforming elementary schools with limited resources. Through design-based improvement research, the project is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of elementary teacher leaders and principals to develop a shared vision and provide ongoing...
Posted: Monday, September 10
Project | Usable Measures of Teacher Understanding: Exploring Diagnostic Models and Topic Analysis as Tools for Assessing Proportional Reasoning for Teaching
This project seeks to measure the kinds of knowledge developed in professional development (PD) programs that have been shown to matter for teachers' classroom practices and their students' learning. The project aims to develop an assessment that identifies patterns in the teachers' learning in a way that helps drive subsequent PD.The overall goal of this project is to pursue a potentially...
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Project | Professional Development Supports for Teaching Bioinformatics through Mobile Learning
This project will investigate the professional development supports needed for teaching bioinformatics at the high school level. The project team will work with biology and mathematics teachers to co-design instructional modules to engage students with core bioinformatics concepts and computational literacies, by focusing on local community health issues supported through mobile learning...
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Project | Translating a Video-based Model of Teacher Professional Development to an Online Environment
This project will adapt an effective in-person teacher professional development model to an online approach. A defining feature of the Science Teachers Learning from Lesson Analysis (STeLLA) Professional Development program is its use of videos of classroom instruction and examples of student work to promote teacher learning. Adapting the STeLLA program to an online learning model can reach a...
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Project | Supporting Teachers in Responsive Instruction for Developing Expertise in Science (Collaborative Research: Linn)
This project takes advantage of advanced technologies to support science teachers to rapidly respond to diverse student ideas in their classrooms. Students will use web-based curriculum units to engage with models, simulations, and virtual experiments to write multiple explanations for standards-based science topics. The project will also design planning tools for teachers that will make...
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Project | Building Middle School Students' Understanding of Heredity and Evolution
This project will develop and test the impact of heredity and evolution curriculum units for middle school grades that are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The project will advance science teaching by investigating the ways in which two curriculum units can be designed to incorporate science and engineering practices, cross-cutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas,...
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Project | An Integrated Approach to Early Elementary Earth and Space Science
This project will study if, how, and under what circumstances an integration of literacy strategies, hands-on inquiry-based investigations, and planetarium experiences supports the development of science practices (noticing, recognizing change, making predictions, and constructing explanations) in early elementary level students. The project will generate knowledge about how astronomy-focused...
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Project | LabVenture - Revealing Systemic Impacts of a 12-Year Statewide Science Field Trip Program
This project will examine the impact of a 12-year statewide science field trip program called LabVenture, a hands-on program in discovery and inquiry that brings middle school students and teachers across the state of Maine to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) to become fully immersed in explorations into the complexities of local marine science ecosystems.
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Project | Advancing Methods and Synthesizing Research in STEM Education
This project will address two critical opportunities to improve the translation and connection of innovations and evidence across federally funded STEM education projects. First, the project will aim to build capacity and learning opportunities for STEM education research and development. Second, the project will synthesize evidence of discovery and innovation across NSF-funded work.
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Project | Supporting Teachers in Responsive Instruction for Developing Expertise in Science (Collaborative Research: Riordan)
This project takes advantage of advanced technologies to support science teachers to rapidly respond to diverse student ideas in their classrooms. Students will use web-based curriculum units to engage with models, simulations, and virtual experiments to write multiple explanations for standards-based science topics. The project will also design planning tools for teachers that will make...
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Project | GeoHazard: Modeling Natural Hazards and Assessing Risks
This project will develop and test a new instructional approach that integrates a data analysis tool with Earth systems models in a suite of online curriculum modules for middle and high school Earth science students. The modules will facilitate development of rich conceptual understandings related to the system science of natural hazards and their impacts.
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Announcement | Dr. Karen Marrongelle new head of NSF EHR
NSF has selected Dr. Karen Marrongelle to head its Education and Human Resources Directorate. Read the full announcement here.
Posted: Thursday, August 30
Newsletter | August 2018 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, We've heard! CADRE has been awarded a grant to continue serving the DRK-12 program and its awardees for another two years. Here's what we know. We will continue to share news and resources with you through our monthly newsletters, the cadrek12.org website, and social media. CADRE will work with NSF and a planning committee to organize a PI meeting for 2020. We will continue to...
Posted: Wednesday, August 29
Resource | The Use of Theory in Research on Broadening Participation in PreK–12 STEM Education: Information and guidance for prospective DRK–12 grantees
This paper seeks to provide a resource for prospective DRK–12 grantees by identifying some of the theories that current and recent DRK–12 grantees are using in their research on broadening participation. It reflects the results of a synthesis process with a volunteer group of principal investigators (PIs). It offers information that might not be easily found or accessible, partly because some of...
Posted: Wednesday, August 29

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