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Newsletter | November 2021 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, CADRE is excited to plan and offer new supports for DRK-12 awardees. Please take our survey on your professional interests and needs, if you haven't already. It should take you less than 10 minutes to complete and will help us design and offer valuable opportunities for you and the DRK-12 community.   This newsletter includes a Spotlight on DRK-12-led conferences and workshops…
Posted: Monday, November 15
Resource | Preparing Science Teachers Through Practice-Based Teacher Education
This comprehensive volume advances a vision of teacher preparation programs focused on core practices supporting ambitious science instruction. The book advocates for collaborative learning and building a community of teacher educators that can collectively share and refine strategies, tools, and practices.    A renewed interest in practice-based teacher education paired with increasingly…
Posted: Friday, November 12
Project Spotlight | Conferences and Workshops Organized by DRK-12 Projects
This Spotlight highlights the work of DRK-12 projects focused on organizing conferences or workshops to advance their work and the STEM education field. In this Spotlight... Featured Conferences & Workshops: Ambitious Science Teacher Preparation Lesson Study in Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Conference Understanding the Role of Simulations in K-12 Science and Mathematics…
Posted: Thursday, November 11
Event | NSF Fall 2021 ERA Forum Webinar
FastLane is going away at the end of 2022. Be in the know on NSF's proposal preparation and submission modernization and other important NSF updates.  You are invited to participate in the NSF Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum webinar on November 16, 2021, from 1:30 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time. To participate in this Forum, please Register Now.  The topics for this Forum webinar will…
Posted: Thursday, November 04
Posted: Wednesday, November 03
Posted: Wednesday, November 03
Resource | Argumentation Infographic
Research suggests that if students use viable argumentation in their middle school classes, then they will increase their complex mathematical reasoning and mathematics achievement. This is a 2-page infographic detailing the results from a case study.
Posted: Wednesday, November 03
Posted: Wednesday, November 03
Resource | Conceptions and Consequences of Mathematical Argumentation, Justification, and Proof
This book aims to advance ongoing debates in the field of mathematics and mathematics education regarding conceptions of argumentation, justification, and proof and the consequences for research and practice when applying particular conceptions of each construct. Through analyses of classroom practice across grade levels using different lenses - particular conceptions of argumentation,…
Posted: Wednesday, November 03
Posted: Wednesday, November 03
Resource | Eliminating counterexamples: A case study intervention for improving adolescents’ ability to critique direct arguments
Students’ difficulties with argumentation, proving, and the role of counterexamples in proving are well documented. Students in this study experienced an intervention for improving their argumentation and proving practices. The intervention included the eliminating counterexamples (ECE) framework as a means of constructing and critiquing viable arguments for a general claim. This framework…
Posted: Wednesday, November 03
Resource | Eliminating counterexamples: An intervention for improving adolescents’ contrapositive reasoning
Students’ difficulties with contrapositive reasoning are well documented. Lack of intuition about contrapositive reasoning and lack of a meta-argument for the logical equivalence between a conditional claim and its contrapositive may contribute to students’ struggles. This case study investigated the effectiveness of the eliminating counterexamples intervention in improving students’ ability to…
Posted: Wednesday, November 03
Posted: Wednesday, November 03
Event | EHR Fall 2021 Advisory Committee Meeting
Learn more at https://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303779&org=EHR NAME AND COMMITTEE CODE: Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources (#1119) (Virtual Meeting) DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, November 3, 2021; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Thursday, November 4, 2021; 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm        PLACE: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue. Alexandria, VA  22314 To attend…
Posted: Tuesday, November 02
Resource | SchoolWide Labs
The SchoolWide Lab middle school curriculum units are anchored in phenomena, aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards(NGSS) and purposefully integrate Computational Thinking (CT). To date, four units have been developed by a team of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder in collaboration with middle school teachers from Denver Public Schools.
Posted: Friday, October 29
Project Spotlight | Astronomy & Space Sciences
This Spotlight features DRK-12-funded projects that are researching and developing innovations in astronomy and space science education. In his blog post, former DRK-12 PI Roy Gould discusses the increasingly blurry boundaries between disciplines on the frontiers of astronomy as well as the opportunities and challenges they create. In this Spotlight... An Astronomy Frontier Where Boundaries…
Posted: Monday, October 25
Blog | An Astronomy Frontier Where Boundaries Dissolve
There's an old saying that interesting things happen at boundaries:  Where the land meets the ocean, great seaports arise. Where nation borders nation, new cultures and languages arise. And at the thin boundary where earth meets sky, life emerges.  But the search for life on other worlds — now the most exciting frontier in astronomy — is rapidly dissolving traditional boundaries of science.…
Posted: Monday, October 25
Resource | A Framework of Construct-Irrelevant Variance for Contextualized Constructed Response Assessment
Estimating and monitoring the construct-irrelevant variance (CIV) is of significant importance to validity, especially for constructed response assessments with rich contextualized information. To examine CIV in contextualized constructed response assessments, we developed a framework including a model accounting for CIV and a measurement that could differentiate the CIV. Specifically, the model…
Posted: Thursday, October 21
Announcement | Now accepting applications for the 2022 CADRE Fellows program!
CADRE is now accepting applications for the 2022 CADRE Fellows program. We invite early career scholars to apply. If you are a more senior scholar and know someone who may be a good fit for the program, we encourage you to invite them to apply. Applicants can be a member of an NSF research project team, someone in an education department, or a researcher at a non-profit. More specifically,…
Posted: Thursday, October 21
Newsletter | October 2021 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, This month we begin accepting applications for the CADRE Fellows Program. We’ve made some exciting changes to the program. We’re combining the Fellows and Postdoc programs this year and inviting applications from early career scholars in PhD programs, postdoc positions, or similar stages of a research career. The program will begin in January and include monthly career-…
Posted: Monday, October 18
Event | Considering NSF STEM Education Funding
The Directorate of Education and Human Resources is holding a workshop, "Considering NSF STEM Education Funding," this October 12th through 14th. Workshop participants will hear from and engage with NSF Program Officers, learn about EHR programs of interest, and gain insight to the merit review process and proposal creation. The workshop will be hosted virtually through Zoom on the following…
Posted: Friday, October 08
Event | Considering NSF STEM Education Funding
The Directorate of Education and Human Resources is holding a workshop, "Considering NSF STEM Education Funding," this October 12th through 14th. Workshop participants will hear from and engage with NSF Program Officers, learn about EHR programs of interest, and gain insight to the merit review process and proposal creation. The workshop will be hosted virtually through Zoom on the following…
Posted: Friday, October 08
Event | Considering NSF STEM Education Funding
The Directorate of Education and Human Resources is holding a workshop, "Considering NSF STEM Education Funding," this October 12th through 14th. Workshop participants will hear from and engage with NSF Program Officers, learn about EHR programs of interest, and gain insight to the merit review process and proposal creation. The workshop will be hosted virtually through Zoom on the following…
Posted: Friday, October 08
Announcement | NSF Announcement: New Proposal and Submission Types and System Enhancements to Support the Revised PAPPG (NSF 22-1)
This announcement was sent October 6, 2021 from NSF: Dear Colleagues: Effective October 4, 2021, the National Science Foundation (NSF) made a number of system updates for proposals submitted in Research.gov, FastLane, and Grants.gov in accordance with the implementation of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1). Please see the list of PAPPG (NSF 22-1)…
Posted: Wednesday, October 06
Early Career News | “Well That's How the Kids Feel!”—Epistemic Empathy as a Driver of Responsive Teaching
Lama Z. Jaber (CAREER Awardee) published this article in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching with co-authors Vesal Dini and David Hammer.
Posted: Tuesday, October 05
Resource | “Well That's How the Kids Feel!”—Epistemic Empathy as a Driver of Responsive Teaching
While research shows that responsive teaching fosters students' disciplinary learning and equitable opportunities for participation, there is yet much to know about how teachers come to be responsive to their students' experiences in the science classroom. In this work, we set out to examine whether and how engaging teachers as learners in doing science may support responsive instructional…
Posted: Tuesday, October 05
Resource | The Quest for Sustainable Futures: Designing Transformative Learning Spaces with Multilingual Black, Brown, and Latinx Young People Through Critical Response-ability
In an era of global climate change, intertwined with social and ecological predation, there is growing recognition of the importance of building socially, environmentally, culturally pluralistic, just and sustainable futures. Yet many of the calls for reform and discourses around sustainability are authored and defined through top-down approaches, by those who have power, privilege, and cognitive…
Posted: Tuesday, October 05
Resource | Influence of Features of Curriculum Materials on the Planned Curriculum
The study explored the verb clauses and thematic development evident in curriculum materials and in transcripts of teachers planning lessons using the materials. A central argument is that though teacher characteristics influence the ways they plan lessons with curriculum materials, the materials themselves influence teachers’ planned lessons via the ways mathematics is construed in the materials…
Posted: Tuesday, October 05
Early Career News | “I Stewed Over That Number Set for Like an Hour Last Night”: Purposeful Selection of Numbers for Fraction Story Problems
Susan B. Empson, Gladys H. Krause (2016-17 CADRE Fellow), and Victoria R. Jacobs published this article in the Journal of Mathematical Behavior.
Posted: Tuesday, October 05
Early Career News | Disruptive Moments as Opportunities Towards Justice‐Oriented Pedagogical Practice in Informal Science Learning
Angela Calabrese Barton, Day Greenberg, Won J. Kim, Sinead Brien, ReAnna Roby (2018 CADRE Postdoc), Micaela Balzer, Carmen Turner, and Louise Archer published this Science Education article.
Posted: Tuesday, October 05