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Early Career News | Teaching and Learning in Multiplicative Situations: A Case Study of Tutoring an Elementary School Student with a Learning Disability
Casey Hord (2010-11 CADRE Fellow), Signe Kastberg, and Andrea L. Draeger published this article in School Science and Mathematics.
Posted: Monday, April 19
Resource | Networking Frameworks: A Method for Analyzing the Complexities of Classroom Cultures Focusing on Justifying
In this paper, we network five frameworks (cognitive demand, lesson cohesion, cognitive engagement, collective argumentation, and student contribution) for an analytic approach that allows us to present a more holistic picture of classrooms which engage students in justifying. We network these frameworks around the edges of the instructional triangle as a means to coordinate them to illustrate...
Posted: Monday, April 19
Resource | Growing Garden-based Learning: Mapping Practical and Theoretical Work through Design
Echoing calls to expand environmental education research through design, this study explores the role of design in garden-based education and illustrate its contributions towards practical impact and theoretical insight. Design can explicate and map conjectures about resources, tasks, roles, and other supports for learning and teaching then, in turn, can be teste to illuminate how these supports...
Posted: Monday, April 19
Blog | What is Environmental Literacy?
From climate change to loss of biodiversity, the environmental issues of our times are indeed wicked ones. And educating upcoming generations to understand and make informed decisions about them is a challenging responsibility. Increasingly, educators, parents, and the public at-large expect the education system to address these issues. But, what is needed to enable students to become...
Posted: Monday, April 19
Event | Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) Letter of Intent Deadline
Proposals for: Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5481&org=EHR&sel_org=EH....
Posted: Wednesday, April 14
Event | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505512&org=EHR&sel_org=....
Posted: Wednesday, April 14
Event | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) Full Proposal Deadline
Institutional and Community Transformation Capacity-Building ProposalsEngaged Student Learning and Institutional and Community Transformation Level 1 Proposals Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505082&org=EHR&sel_org=....
Posted: Wednesday, April 14
Event | Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) Letter of Intent Deadline
Research Initiation Awards Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5481&org=EHR&sel_org=EH....
Posted: Wednesday, April 14
Event | Racial Equity in STEM Education (EHR Racial Equity) Full Proposal Deadline
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505910&org=EHR&sel_org=....
Posted: Wednesday, April 14
Event | NSF CAREER Program Webinars
NSF is providing information on the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program solicitation NSF 20-525 at webinars on Friday, May 14, and Thursday, May 20, 2021, starting at 1:00 pm Eastern time each day. Register in advance for the webinar at https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_CdBfoDo9QqCEV2h3roKiGQ  Meeting ID: 161 946 8470 Passcode: 176334 Learn more https://www.nsf.gov/...
Posted: Monday, April 12
Event | NSF CAREER Program Webinars
NSF is providing information on the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program solicitation NSF 20-525 at webinars on Friday, May 14, and Thursday, May 20, 2021, starting at 1:00 pm Eastern time each day. Register in advance for the webinar at https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_CdBfoDo9QqCEV2h3roKiGQ  Meeting ID: 161 946 8470 Passcode: 176334 Learn more https://www.nsf.gov/...
Posted: Monday, April 12
Project | Empowering Teachers to See and Support Student Use of Crosscutting Concepts in the Life Sciences
The project focuses on the development of formative assessment tools that highlight assets of students’ use of crosscutting concepts (CCCs) while engaged in science and engineering practices in grades 9-12 Life Sciences.
Posted: Wednesday, April 07
Project | Supporting Instructional Decision Making: The Potential of Automatically Scored Three-Dimensional Assessment System (Collaborative Research: Krajcik)
This project will study the utility of a machine learning-based assessment system for supporting middle school science teachers in making instructional decisions based on automatically generated student reports (AutoRs). The assessments target three-dimensional (3D) science learning by requiring students to integrate scientific practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas to make...
Posted: Wednesday, April 07
Project | Supporting Instructional Decision Making: The Potential of Automatically Scored Three-Dimensional Assessment System (Collaborative Research: Zhai)
This project will study the utility of a machine learning-based assessment system for supporting middle school science teachers in making instructional decisions based on automatically generated student reports (AutoRs). The assessments target three-dimensional (3D) science learning by requiring students to integrate scientific practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas to make...
Posted: Wednesday, April 07
Project | Supporting Instructional Decision Making: The Potential of Automatically Scored Three-Dimensional Assessment System (Collaborative Research: Weiser)
This project will study the utility of a machine learning-based assessment system for supporting middle school science teachers in making instructional decisions based on automatically generated student reports (AutoRs). The assessments target three-dimensional (3D) science learning by requiring students to integrate scientific practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas to make...
Posted: Wednesday, April 07
Project | Supporting Instructional Decision Making: The Potential of Automatically Scored Three-Dimensional Assessment System (Collaborative Research: Yin)
This project will study the utility of a machine learning-based assessment system for supporting middle school science teachers in making instructional decisions based on automatically generated student reports (AutoRs). The assessments target three-dimensional (3D) science learning by requiring students to integrate scientific practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas to make...
Posted: Wednesday, April 07
Project | Crowd-Sourced Online Nexus for Developing Assessments of Middle-School Physical Science Disciplinary Core Ideas
This project will develop and test a web-based platform to increase the quality of teacher-administered tests in science classrooms. It draws on classroom teacher knowledge while employing the rigorous statistical methods used in standardized assessment creation and validation. The content focus is on the disciplinary core ideas for grades 6-8 physical science in the Next Generation Science...
Posted: Wednesday, April 07
Project | Exploratory Evidence on the Factors that Relate to Elementary School Science Learning Gains Among English Language Learners
This project will provide evidence on how school, classroom, teacher, and student factors shape elementary school science learning trajectories for English learners (ELs). The project will broaden ELs’ participation in STEM learning by investigating how individual, classroom, and school level situations such as instructional practices, learning environments, and characteristics of school...
Posted: Wednesday, April 07
Project | Doing the Math with Paraeducators: Enhancing and Expanding and Sustaining a Professional Development Model in PreK to Grade 3 Math Classrooms
This project builds on exploratory work engaging in mathematics professional learning with paraeducators to enact and study a professional learning experience with paraeducators focused on teaching and learning mathematics in grades PreK-3.
Posted: Wednesday, April 07
Announcement | Aspiring Awardees: Apply to Attend the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting
WHAT: NSF and CADRE invite early career researchers to apply to attend the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting, a virtual convening of NSF DRK-12 grant recipients discussing current PreK-12 STEM education research. This meeting will offer opportunities to network with leading researchers and early career professionals in the field, meet NSF program officers, and learn about current NSF-funded work in STEM...
Posted: Wednesday, April 07
Project Spotlight | Earth and Environmental Science
Explore NSF-funded curriculum, teacher supports, research, and resources designed to help students understand complex earth and environmental science topics such as natural phenomena, ecosystems, and human impact on our environment. Resources for Teaching & Learning about the Earth & Environment Elementary School Middle School High School What Is Environmental Literacy? | Blog by Karen...
Posted: Monday, April 05
Page | Apply to Attend the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting
WHAT: NSF and CADRE invite early career researchers to apply to attend the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting, a virtual convening of NSF DRK-12 grant recipients discussing current PreK-12 STEM education research. This meeting will offer opportunities to network with leading researchers and early career professionals in the field, meet NSF program officers, and learn about current NSF-funded work in STEM...
Posted: Thursday, April 01
Survey | Office Hours for Aspiring Awardees: Apply to Attend the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting
When: April 15 | 12:00-12:30 PM ET To broaden participation in research, NSF has reserved 25 spots for early career researchers and prospective awardees who represent a group or institution underrepresented in the DRK-12 portfolio (e.g., HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, MSIs) to attend the meeting at no cost.  These office hours are an opportunity for prospective awardees to ask questions about the 2021 DRK-12...
Posted: Wednesday, March 31
Survey | Apply to attend the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting
The deadline for this opportunity has passed. About the PI Meeting Invitation NSF and CADRE invite you to apply to attend the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting, a virtual convening of NSF DRK-12 grant recipients discussing current PreK-12 STEM education research. This meeting will offer opportunities to network with leading researchers and early career professionals in the field, meet NSF program officers,...
Posted: Wednesday, March 31
Project | Supporting Teachers to Teach Mathematics through Problem Posing
This project aims to support teachers to engage their students in mathematical problem posing (problem-posing-based learning, or P-PBL). P-PBL is a powerful approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics, and provides students with opportunities to engage in authentic mathematical practices.
Posted: Tuesday, March 30
Project | Practice-Driven Professional Development for Algebra Teachers
This project seeks to develop a personalized, scalable PD approach that centers on and builds from algebra teachers’ practices and individual strengths. The project will focus its PD efforts on instructional actions that are tailored to teachers' existing practice, can be readily adopted, and are easily accessible.
Posted: Tuesday, March 30
Project | CAREER: Partnering with Teachers and Students to Engage in Mathematical Inquiry about Relevant Social Issues
This project team partners with the mathematics department of one urban public charter high school that serves 65% students of color (most of whom identify as African American). At the school, 70% of all students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and 25% of the students have Individualized Education Plans. This project investigates: 1) how mathematics teachers learn to teach the mathematics...
Posted: Tuesday, March 30
Project | Improving Professional Development in Mathematics by Understanding the Mechanisms that Translate Teacher Learning into Student Learning
This project explores the mechanisms by which teachers translate what they learn from professional development into their teaching practice. The goal of this project is to study how the knowledge and skills teachers acquire during professional development (PD) translate into more conceptually oriented mathematics teaching and, in turn, into increased student learning.
Posted: Tuesday, March 30
Project | CAREER: Black and Latinx Parents Leading chANge and Advancing Racial (PLANAR) Justice in Elementary Mathematics
This project explores possibilities for localized change led by parents and caregivers. By making explicit how to foster and increase Black and Latinx parents’ engagement in solidarity with community organizations and teachers, this project could provide a model for other communities and schools seeking to advance racial justice in mathematics education. Through critical community-engaged...
Posted: Tuesday, March 30
Project | Developing and Researching K-12 Teacher Leaders Enacting Anti-bias Mathematics Education (Collaborative Research: Heaton)
The goal of this project is to study the design and development of community-centered, job-embedded professional development for classroom teachers that supports bias reduction. The project team will partner with three school districts serving racially, ethnically, linguistically, and socio-economically diverse communities, for a two-year professional development program. The aim is to reduce...
Posted: Tuesday, March 30

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