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Resource | Impact of Model‐based Science Curriculum and Instruction on Elementary Students' Explanations for the Hydrosphere
Developing scientific literacy about water systems is critical for K‐12 students. However, even with opportunities to build knowledge about the hydrosphere in elementary classrooms, early learners may struggle to understand the water cycle (Forbes et al., 2015; Gunckel et al., 2012; Zangori et al., 2015; Zangori et al., 2017). Scientific modeling affords opportunities for students to develop...
Posted: Tuesday, May 07
Newsletter | April 2019 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, We are saddened to share the news that Julio Lopez-Ferrao passed away on March 25. Julio had been a DRK-12 program officer since the inception of the program, and was CADRE's first program officer. He will be missed. On a happier note, we hope that you will visit the engineering spotlight. While engineering is an established area of study in post-secondary education, it is...
Posted: Friday, April 26
Resource | Linear Algebra and Geometry
Linear Algebra and Geometry is organized around carefully sequenced problems that help students build both the tools and the habits that provide a solid basis for further study in mathematics. Requiring only high school algebra, it uses elementary geometry to build the beautiful edifice of results and methods that make linear algebra such an important field.  The materials in Linear Algebra and...
Posted: Wednesday, April 24
Resource | Revised RTOP Rubric
Posted: Tuesday, April 16
Posted: Tuesday, April 16
Resource | The Soda Can Crusher Challenge
Deniz, H., Kaya, E., & Yesilyurt, E. (2018). The soda can crusher. Science & Children. 74-78.
Posted: Tuesday, April 16
Resource | The Differential Impact of Two Engineering Professional Development Programs on Elementary Teachers’ Engineering Teaching Efficacy Beliefs
Deniz, H., Yesilyurt, E., & Kaya, E. (2018, March). The Differential Impact of Two Engineering Professional Development Programs on Elementary Teachers’ Engineering Teaching Efficacy Beliefs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Atlanta, GA.
Posted: Tuesday, April 16
Resource | Engineering for sustainable communities: Epistemic tools in support of equitable and consequential middle school engineering
This study is focused on engineering for sustainable communities (EfSC) in three middle school classrooms. Three in‐depth case studies are presented that explore how two related EfSC epistemic toolsets—(a) community engineering and ethnography tools for defining problems, and (b) integrating perspectives in design specification and optimization through iterative design sketch‐up and prototyping—...
Posted: Tuesday, April 16
Resource | Designing for Rightful Presence in STEM: The Role of Making Present Practices
Opportunities to learn in consequential ways are shaped by the historicized injustices students encounter in relation to participation in STEM and schooling. In this article, it is argued that the construct of rightful presence, and the coconstructed “making present” practices that give rise to moments of rightful presence, is 1 way to consider how to make sense of the historicized and relational...
Posted: Tuesday, April 16
Resource | Automated text scoring and real‐time adjustable feedback: Supporting revision of scientific arguments involving uncertainty
This paper describes HASbot, an automated text scoring and real‐time feedback system designed to support student revision of scientific arguments. Students submit open‐ended text responses to explain how their data support claims and how the limitations of their data affect the uncertainty of their explanations. HASbot automatically scores these text responses and returns the scores with feedback...
Posted: Monday, April 15
Resource | Addressing Misconceptions in Secondary Geometry Proof
Cirillo, M. & Hummer, J. (2019). Addressing misconceptions in secondary geometry proof. Mathematics Teacher, 112(6).
Posted: Monday, April 15
Event | EHR Core Research: Production Engineering Education and Research (ECR: PEER) Full Proposal Deadline
To learn more, visit https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505647&WT.mc_id=USNSF_4....
Posted: Monday, April 15
Event | 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase
Join us May 13-20 for the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase, a free, interactive, week-long video showcase event that will feature over 200 federally funded projects. https://stemforall2019.videohall.com/
Posted: Monday, April 15
Event | Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education: Partnerships
In December the National Science Foundation convened nearly 60 Principal Investigators from projects funded through the Dear Colleague Letter (NSF-086) “Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation.” The NSF EAGER Maker Summit: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education tasked these projects with exploring topics of interest to NSF and the Maker...
Posted: Monday, April 15
Event | Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education: Broadening Participation
In December the National Science Foundation convened nearly 60 Principal Investigators from projects funded through the Dear Colleague Letter (NSF-086) “Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation.” The NSF EAGER Maker Summit: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education tasked these projects with exploring topics of interest to NSF and the Maker...
Posted: Monday, April 15
Event | Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education: Research & Evaluation
In December the National Science Foundation convened nearly 60 Principal Investigators from projects funded through the Dear Colleague Letter (NSF-086) “Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation.” The NSF EAGER Maker Summit: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education tasked these projects with exploring topics of interest to NSF and the Maker...
Posted: Monday, April 15
Event | Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education: Process and Pedagogy
In December the National Science Foundation convened nearly 60 Principal Investigators from projects funded through the Dear Colleague Letter (NSF-086) “Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation.” The NSF EAGER Maker Summit: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education tasked these projects with exploring topics of interest to NSF and the Maker...
Posted: Monday, April 15
Event | Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education: Workforce Development
In December the National Science Foundation convened nearly 60 Principal Investigators from projects funded through the Dear Colleague Letter (NSF-086) “Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation.” The NSF EAGER Maker Summit: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education tasked these projects with exploring topics of interest to NSF and the Maker...
Posted: Monday, April 15
Resource | What Matters for Urban Adolescents’ Engagement and Disengagement in School: A Mixed-Methods Study
This study uses a mixed-method sequential exploratory design to examine influences on urban adolescents’ engagement and disengagement in school. First, we interviewed 22 middle and high school students who varied in their level of engagement and disengagement. Support from adults and peers, opportunities to make choices, and external incentives aligned with greater engagement. In contrast, a...
Posted: Wednesday, April 10
Resource | Student learning emotions in middle school mathematics classrooms: investigating associations with dialogic instructional practices
Emotions are central to how students experience mathematics, yet we know little about how specific instructional practices relate to students’ emotions in mathematics learning. We examined how dialogic instruction, a socially dynamic form of instruction, was associated with four learning emotions in mathematics: enjoyment, pride, anger, and boredom. We also examined whether these associations...
Posted: Wednesday, April 10
Resource | Does student-centered instruction engage students differently? The moderation effect of student ethnicity
Student-centered instruction is featured in reforms that aim to improve excellence and equity in mathematics education. Although research on stereotype threat suggests that student-centered instruction may have differential effects on racial minority students, the relationship between student-centered mathematics instruction and student engagement remains understudied. This study examined the...
Posted: Wednesday, April 10
Resource | Beyond Classroom Academics: A School-Wide and Multi-Contextual Perspective on Student Engagement in School
School engagement researchers have historically focused on academic engagement or academic-related activities. Although academic engagement is vital to adolescents’ educational success, school is a complex developmental context in which adolescents also engage in social interactions while exploring their interests and developing competencies. In this article, school engagement is re-...
Posted: Wednesday, April 10
Announcement | New NSF Job Opportunity Posted
NSF is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Division Director, Division of Human Resource Development, EHR. Learn more.
Posted: Tuesday, April 02
Project Spotlight | PreK-12 Engineering Education
National interest in K–12 engineering education has been growing, especially since engineering was included in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Yet, there is a need for more research, professional development, curricula, and assessments. The National Science Foundation has been addressing this need, in part, through the DRK–12 program. This Spotlight features NSF-funded and evidence...
Posted: Monday, April 01
Posted: Wednesday, March 27
Resource | Navigating the Academic Job: Developing Your Identity as an Early Career Scholar
At the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, faculty from different institutions gathered to address this question during a Division C Fireside Chat session entitled “Navigating the Academic Job: Perspective from Deans, Late-Career Faculty, and New faculty at Varying Universities.” Division C, the Learning & Instruction Division, is dedicated to mentoring...
Posted: Wednesday, March 27
Newsletter | March 2019 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, This month, we are celebrating International Women's Day and Women's History Month by highlighting women and girls in STEM (@UN_Women; #WomenInScience)! On PI Day (March 14, 2019), NASA sent two women into space to upgrade the International Space Station and almost complete the first-ever all-female spacewalk! Still, UNESCO reports that "low female participation in STEM studies...
Posted: Wednesday, March 27
Announcement | Applications Invited for the 2019 Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials
Northwestern University, with a grant from the National Center for Education Research (NCER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, is providing support for the 2019 Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials. The Summer Training Institute's aim is to increase the national capacity of researchers to develop and conduct rigorous...
Posted: Monday, March 25
Resource | Webinar: Evidence Standards for Evaluating Math and Science Programs
What are evidence standards for evaluating math and science programs? Watch this webinar recording with experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) for an engaging webinar about evidence standards. Presenters discussed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Tiers of Evidence and the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence rating system and how these evidence standards relate to...
Posted: Thursday, March 21

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