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Early Career News | Emancipating STEM Education through Abolitionist Teaching: A Research-Practice Partnership to Support Virtual Microteaching Experiences
Vanessa N. Louis (2022 CADRE Fellow) and Natalie S. King published this article in the Journal of Science Teacher Education.
Posted: Tuesday, March 22
Early Career News | An Alternative to STEBI-A: Validation of the T-STEM Science Scale
Alana Unfried, Arif Rachmatullah, Alonzo Alexander (2022 CADRE Fellow), and Eric Wiebe (CADRE co-PI) co-authored this article published in the International Journal of STEM Education.
Posted: Tuesday, March 22
Early Career News | “All we Wanna do is be Free”: Advocating for Black Liberation in and through K-12 Science Education
Terrell R. Morton (CADRE co-PI and 2018 CADRE Postdoc), Monica L. Miles, ReAnna S. Roby (2018 CADRE Postdoc), and Nickolaus A. Ortiz published this Journal of Science Teacher Education article.
Posted: Tuesday, March 22
Early Career News | A Troubling Lack of Diversity in Educational Materials
Amanda Armstrong (2020-21 CADRE Fellow) published this Edutopia article.
Posted: Tuesday, March 22
Early Career News | Nurturing Students Through Social Interactions
Tiffini Pruitt-Britton, Anne Garrison Wilhelm, and Jonee Wilson (2013-14 CADRE Fellow) published this article in Phi Delta Kappan.
Posted: Tuesday, March 22
Resource | Explaining Differences in One Teacher’s Instruction Across Multiple Tracked Fifth‐Grade Classes
In this article, we describe the case of “Keri,” a fifth-grade teacher who had completed an Elementary Mathematics Specialist (EMS) certification program. Drawn from a larger study investigating the knowledge, beliefs, and practices of EMSs, Keri's case was unique in that she was teaching mathematics to four classes in a departmentalized structure, where students were placed into different…
Posted: Tuesday, March 22
Resource | The Honeycomb of Engineering Framework: Philosophy of Engineering Guiding Precollege Engineering Education
BackgroundUnderstanding the nature of engineering is important for shaping engineering education, especially precollege education. While much research has established the pedagogical benefits of teaching engineering in kindergarten through 12th grade (K–12), the philosophical foundations of engineering remain under-examined. PurposeThis conceptual paper introduces the honeycomb of engineering…
Posted: Tuesday, March 22
Resource | “Science Theatre Makes You Good at Science”: Affordances of Embodied Performances in Urban Elementary Science Classrooms
School science continues to alienate students identifying with nondominant, non-western cultures, and learners of color, and considers science as an enterprise where success necessitates divorcing the self and corporeal body from ideas and the mind. Resisting the colonizing pedagogy of the mind–body divide, we aimed at creating pedagogical spaces and places in science classes that sustain…
Posted: Tuesday, March 22
Resource | Quantification in Empirical Activity
Changing where, when, and how objects are studied is central to lab-based science (Knorr Cetina, 1999). Science involves changing the scale of objects—particularly scales of size, time, and intensity—from what is experienced in the world. Similar to investigations conducted in science laboratories, classroom investigations involve re-representing and re-scaling entities, manipulating them, and…
Posted: Tuesday, March 22
Resource | Climate Crisis Learning through Scaffolded Instructional Tools
ObjectiveSocially-relevant and controversial topics, such as the climate crisis, are subject to differences in the explanations that scientists and the public find plausible. Scaffolds can help students be evaluative of the validity of explanations based on evidence when addressing such topics and support knowledge gains. MethodThis study compared two scaffolds in which students weighed…
Posted: Tuesday, March 22
Event | Creating Inclusive STEM Opportunities for Students with Disabilities: Informal Settings
On April 13, STELAR will host part two of a webinar series showcasing three ITEST projects’ work on designing inclusive STEM learning environments and opportunities for students with disabilities in both formal and informal settings. Each learning environment has different goals and challenges, yet both formal and informal learning environments demand dedicated teachers to design curriculum for…
Posted: Monday, March 21
Event | Creating Inclusive STEM Opportunities for Students with Disabilities: Formal Settings
On April 11 and April 13, STELAR will host a two-part webinar series showcasing six ITEST projects’ work on designing inclusive STEM learning environments and opportunities for students with disabilities in both formal and informal settings. Each learning environment has different goals and challenges, yet both formal and informal learning environments demand dedicated teachers to design…
Posted: Monday, March 21
Announcement | Annual Survey of the DRK-12 Portfolio
CADRE, the NSF resource network for the DRK-12 program, is conducting an annual survey of active awards to: characterize the research and development being conducted in the DRK-12 portfolio, identify areas of emphasis and opportunity for future research, help active awardees situate their work in the larger landscape of the portfolio, as well as disseminate information about your project and the…
Posted: Monday, March 21
Event | Discussing Systems Change Strategies
Join NSF INCLUDES to explore systems change concepts and strategies that can support efforts to broaden participation in STEM. Panelists will examine how the work of individual members, their institutions, programs, or initiatives are working to advance systems change. Panelists include: Stanley Andrisse (PI) and Neil Schiavo (PD) from the NSF INCLUDES Alliance, STEM Opportunities in Prison…
Posted: Thursday, March 17
Resource | Articulating a Transformative Approach for Designing Tasks that Measure Young Learners’ Developing Proficiencies in Integrated Science and Literacy
As early elementary classrooms shift to implementing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) instruction, high-quality assessments are essential for providing teachers with information about where students are in the process of developing proficiency in science. In this paper, we introduce an approach for designing NGSS-aligned assessments that measure young learners’ science progress while also…
Posted: Thursday, March 10
Resource | Articulating a Transformative Approach for Designing Tasks that Measure Young Learners’ Developing Proficiencies in Integrated Science and Literacy
As early elementary classrooms shift to implementing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) instruction, high-quality assessments are essential for providing teachers with information about where students are in the process of developing proficiency in science. In this paper, we introduce an approach for designing NGSS-aligned assessments that measure young learners’ science progress while also…
Posted: Thursday, March 10
Resource | Articulating a Transformative Approach for Designing Tasks that Measure Young Learners’ Developing Proficiencies in Integrated Science and Literacy
As early elementary classrooms shift to implementing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) instruction, high-quality assessments are essential for providing teachers with information about where students are in the process of developing proficiency in science. In this paper, we introduce an approach for designing NGSS-aligned assessments that measure young learners’ science progress while also…
Posted: Thursday, March 10
Event | Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 2022 ASCD Virtual Conference
To learn more, visit https://events.ascd.org/annual-conference.
Posted: Monday, March 07
Event | American Evaluation Association AEA Evaluation 2022 Conference; New Orleans, LA
To learn more, visit https://www.evaluationconference.org/.
Posted: Monday, March 07
Posted: Monday, March 07
Event | Association for Science Teacher Education 2022 ASTE Southeast Meeting; Gulf Shores, AL - HYBRID
Learn more at https://theaste.org/meetings/2022-southeast-meeting/.
Posted: Monday, March 07
Event | Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research 2022 SABER Annual Meeting; Minneapolis, MN
Learn more at https://saberbio.wildapricot.org/Future-SABER-Meetings.
Posted: Monday, March 07
Posted: Monday, March 07
Event | American Chemical Society ACS Fall 2022; Chicago, IL
Learn more at https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/acs-meetings.html.
Posted: Monday, March 07
Event | American Chemical Society ACS Spring 2022; San Diego, CA
Learn more at https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/acs-meetings.html.
Posted: Monday, March 07
Posted: Monday, March 07
Event | National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics 54th NCSM Annual Conference; Anaheim, CA
Learn more at https://www.mathedleadership.org/pl/54th-ncsm-annual-conference/. DRK-12 Presentations Supporting Success in Algebra for Underprepared Ninth Graders (Presenters: June Mark and Deborah Spencer) Video Coaching Clubs (Presenters: Ryan Gillespie, Jen Kruger, and Stephanie Martin)
Posted: Monday, March 07
Event | National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2022 NCTM Research Conference; Los Angeles, CA
Learn more at https://www.nctm.org/Conferences-and-Professional-Development/Be-a-Spea….
Posted: Monday, March 07
Event | National Science Teachers Association 2022 National NSTA Conference; Chicago, IL
Learn more at https://www.nsta.org/chicago22.
Posted: Friday, March 04
Early Career News | Pedagogical Chemistry Sensemaking: A Novel Conceptual Framework to Facilitate Pedagogical Sensemaking in Model-based Lesson Planning
Meng-Yang M. Wu (2022 CADRE Fellow) published this article in Chemistry Education Research and Practice with co-author Ellen J. Yezierski.
Posted: Tuesday, February 22