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Announcement | NSF Job Opportunities
NSF has recently posted 5 new job opportunties: Dear Colleague Letter: Detail Opportunity for Acting Deputy Division Director, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) (Closes: 3/4/2019) NSF is offering a detail opportunity to serve as the acting deputy division director in DRL EHR.  Dear Colleague Letter: Division...
Posted: Tuesday, February 26
Resource | Research and Product Dissemination and Sustainability: Approaches and Considerations
Many, if not most, DRK–12 projects grapple with challenges and opportunities related to dissemination and sustainability. Dissemination strategies to optimize the visibility of a project and reach of key research outputs may be part of a larger sustainability plan to support uptake of research products, models, and interventions and extend the impact of the project results. This document features...
Posted: Monday, February 25
Resource | From Pilots to Products: Notes from a Gathering of Researchers and Developers at the 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting
This document captures the ideas and experiences shared by DRK–12 awardees who attended a forum to explore different routes toward product sustainability. It includes notes on types of DRK-12 products, use and adoption of products, resources needed to support dissemination and sustainability of products, sources of support, and indicators of successful product dissemination and sustainability.
Posted: Monday, February 25
Announcement | NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Expanding the NSF INCLUDES National Network
This Dear Colleague Letter encourages the submission of funding requests for supplements to NSF grants to connect with the NSF INCLUDES Network and supplemental funding requests for DDLPs to continue to participate in network activities. NSF welcomes supplemental funding requests from: Active NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot awards to maintain linkages to the NSF INCLUDES National...
Posted: Monday, February 25
Resource | Traveling Teacher Professional Development Model: Local Interpretation and Adaptation of Lesson Study in Florida
This mixed-method comparative study examined lesson study in Japan as the original model, and interpretation and adaption of lesson study as an emerging new model of teacher professional development in Florida, the United States. The study found that lesson study has been interpreted through the lens of organizational structures and routines of teacher professional development in Florida and the...
Posted: Monday, February 25
Resource | Race to the Top and Lesson Study Implementation in Florida: District Policy and Leadership for Teacher Professional Development
Lesson study was introduced to school districts in Florida in the United States as part of the federal government’s Race to the Top Program in 2010 to scale improvement in instruction and student learning. However, little is known about what district policy and leadership characteristics are associated with the level of lesson study implementation. Based on a mixed methods study of a statewide...
Posted: Monday, February 25
Resource | Lesson Study Design Features for Supporting Collaborative Teacher Learning
Teacher learning communities have been promoted as a promising approach to promote systemwide improvement of teaching and student learning. However, our knowledge about what design features of collaborative learning processes in teacher groups support teacher learning is still limited. Based on a teacher survey of lesson study, this study found that facilitators’ focus on student thinking, the...
Posted: Monday, February 25
Event | 37th National Conference on Magnet Schools; Baltimore, MD
To learn more, visit https://msabaltimore2019.org/. DRK-12 Presenters: Erin Peters-Burton, George Mason University
Posted: Thursday, February 21
Event | 2019 International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning; Lyon, France
To learn more, visit https://www.cscl2019.com/en/-home/4. DRK-12 Presenters: Camillia Matuk*, New York University Nadav Ehrenfeld and Ilana Horn, Vanderbilt University *Denotes CADRE Fellow or Fellows alumnus
Posted: Thursday, February 21
Event | 2019 FabLearn Conference; New York City, NY
To learn more, visit https://nyc2019.fablearn.org/. DRK-12 Presenters: Camillia Matuk*, New York University *Denotes CADRE Fellow or Fellows alumnus
Posted: Thursday, February 21
Event | European Science Education Research Association 2019 ESERA Conference; Bologna, Italy
To learn more, visit https://www.esera.org/news/esera-announcements/653-esera-conference-2019. DRK-12 Presenters: Christa Haverly*, Michigan State University *Denotes CADRE Fellow or Fellows alumnus
Posted: Thursday, February 21
Event | American Chemical Society 2019 ACS National Meeting & Expo; Orlando, FL
To learn more, visit https://global.acs.org/events/257th-acs-national-meeting-exposition/. DRK-12 Presenters: Adam Schafer, Ellen Yezierski, and Victoria Borland, Miami University
Posted: Thursday, February 21
Event | European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction 18th Biennial EARLI Conference; Aachen, Germany
To learn more, visit: https://www.earli.org/EARLI2019 DRK-12 Presenters: Doug Lombardi, Timothy Klavon and Reed Kendall, Temple University; Margaret (Missy) Holzer, Chatham High School, NJ
Posted: Thursday, February 21
Event | 17th Annual Keefe-Bruyette Symposium; Hartford, CT
To learn more, visit https://events.ctnow.com/events/view/447568/17th_annual_keefe_bruyette_s... DRK-12 Presenters: Alissa Lange, East Tennessee State University
Posted: Thursday, February 21
Resource | Integrating STEM into Preschool Education: Designing a Professional Development Model in Diverse Settings
High quality early childhood education and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning have gained recognition as key levers in the progress toward high quality education for all students. STEM activities can be an effective platform for providing rich learning experiences that are accessible to dual language learners and students from all backgrounds. To do this well,...
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Resource | Opportunities to Participate (OtP) in Science Survey: Examining Differences Longitudinally and Across Socioeconomically Diverse Schools
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a survey of opportunities to participate (OtP) in science that will allow educators and researchers to closely approximate the types of learning opportunities students have in science classrooms. Additionally, we examined whether and how opportunity gaps in science learning may exist across schools with different socioeconomic levels. The OtP...
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Resource | Personal and Canonical PCK: A Synergistic Relationship?
Smith, P. S., Plumley, C. L., Hayes, M. L., & Esch, R. K. (2018). Personal and Canonical PCK: A Synergistic Relationship? In S. Graves, M. Harford, R. Thompson, E. Shay, & S. Uzzo (Eds.), Pedagogical Content Knowledge in STEM (pp. 49-66). The Netherlands: Springer.
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Resource | Climate literacy: Insights from research on K-16 climate education
Bhattacharya, D., Carroll-Steward, K., Sutter, A., Chandler, M., & Forbes, C.T. (2018). Climate literacy: Insights from research on K-16 climate education. Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, V(4), 26-35.
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Resource | Thinking scientifically in a changing world
Shifting people’s judgments toward the scientific involves teaching them to purposefully evaluate connections between evidence and alternative explanations. Lombardi, D. (2019). Thinking scientifically in a changing world. Science Brief: Psychological Science Agenda, 33(1). Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2019/01/changing-world.aspx
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Resource | Scaffolding scientific thinking: Students’ evaluations and judgments during Earth science knowledge construction
Critical evaluation underpins the practices of science. In a three-year classroom-based research project, we developed and tested instructional scaffolds for Earth science content in which students evaluate lines of evidence with respect to alternative explanations of scientific phenomena (climate change, fracking and earthquakes, wetlands and land use, and formation of Earth’s Moon). The present...
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Resource | MEL Teaching Resources
The MEL project has developed a set of teaching resources to support the teaching of controversial and/or complex Earth and space science topics. Previously developed MEL teaching resources include those for climate change, earthquakes and fracking, wetlands use, and the formation of the moon. Current baMEL resources are under development for extreme weather, fossils and Earth's past, freshwater...
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Resource | Illuminating Fractional Reasoning of Students with Learning Disabilities
Making sense of fractions can be challenging for students with learning disabilities. Dr. Jessica Hunt of North Carolina State University studies how these children think and learn and is developing novel teaching methods that facilitate mathematics learning for this underserved population.
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Resource | Validation: A Burgeoning Methodology for Mathematics Education Scholarship
Validity-related issues are a growing topic within the mathematics education community. Until recently, validation has been treated as something to gather when convenient or is rarely reported in ways that conform to current standards for assessment development. This theoretically-focused proceeding adds to a burgeoning theoretical argument that validation should be considered a methodology...
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Resource | Content validity evidence for new problem-solving measures (PSM3, PSM4, and PSM5)
Bostic, J., Matney, G., Sondergeld, T., & Stone, G. (2018, November). Content validity evidence for new problem-solving measures (PSM3, PSM4, and PSM5). In T. Hodges, G. Roy, & A. Tyminski (Eds.), Proceedings for the 40h Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 1641). Greenville, SC.
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Resource | Transitioning from textbook to classroom instruction in mathematics: The case of an expert Chinese teacher
This study reports how an expert Chinese teacher implements mathematics textbook lessons in enacted instruction. Our video analysis indicates that both textbook and enacted teaching included only one worked example; however, the teacher engaged students in unpacking the example in great depth. Both the textbook and the enacted teaching showed “concreteness fading” in students’ use of...
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Resource | Modeling with tape diagrams
Two teachers use a powerful, challenging tool in their Chinese classrooms to build, ensure, and solidify students’ understanding of quantitative relationships.   Ding, M. (2018). Modeling with tape diagrams. Teaching Children Mathematics, 25, 158-165. doi: 10.5951/teacchilmath.25.3.0158
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Resource | Transferring specialized content knowledge to elementary classrooms: Preservice teachers’ learning to teach the associative property
This study explores how preservice teachers (PSTs) transfer the intended specialized content knowledge (SCK) to elementary classrooms. Focusing on the case of the associative property of multiplication, we compared three PSTs’SCK during enacted lessons in fourth grade classrooms with their own learning in professional development (PD) settings. Findings revealed the PSTs’ successes and challenges...
Posted: Wednesday, February 20
Announcement | New Effective Date for the Revised NSF PAPPG
Due to the recent lapse in appropriations, implementation of the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1) was postponed. The revised PAPPG will now be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Significant changes include: Addition of Research.gov as an option for proposal preparation and submission, and proposal file...
Posted: Friday, February 15
Resource | Teachers' framing of argumentation goals: Working together to develop individual versus communal understanding
For students to meaningfully engage in science practices, substantive changes need to occur to deeply entrenched instructional approaches, particularly those related to classroom discourse. Because teachers are critical in establishing how students are permitted to interact in the classroom, it is imperative to examine their role in fostering learning environments in which students carry out...
Posted: Thursday, February 07