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Early Career News | Student Engagement with the “Into Math Graph" Tool
Amanda K. Riske (2020-21 CADRE Fellow), Catherine E. Cullicott, Amanda Mohammad Mirzaei, Amanda Jansen, and James Middleton published this article in Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12.
Posted: Tuesday, October 05
Early Career News | Not Your Average Parachute: How We Transformed Our Parachutes Investigation to Capture the Vision of the Next Generation Science Standards
Kelsey Lipsitz (2016-17 CADRE Fellow), Fred Stein, Lynn Rankin, Barry Kluger-Bell, and Rachel Jordan published this Science & Children article.
Posted: Tuesday, October 05
Early Career News | The Quest for Sustainable Futures: Designing Transformative Learning Spaces with Multilingual Black, Brown, and Latinx Young People Through Critical Response-ability
Shakhnoza Kayumova (CAREER Awardee) and Deborah J. Tippins published this article in Cultural Studies of Science Education.
Posted: Tuesday, October 05
Early Career News | A Systematic Review of Science Discourse in K–12 Urban Classrooms in the United States: Accounting for Individual, Collective, and Contextual Factors
Christine L. Bae (CAREER Awardee) published this Review of Educational Research article with co-authors Daphne C. Mills, Fa Zhang, Martinique Sealy, Lauren Cabrera, and Marquita Sea.
Posted: Tuesday, October 05
Resource | Promoting Teacher Self-Efficacy for Supporting English Learners in Mathematics: Effects of the Visual Access to Mathematics Professional Development
Teachers’ confidence and facility with strategies that position and support students who are English learners (ELs) as active participants in middle grades mathematics classrooms are key to facilitating ELs’ mathematics learning. The Visual Access to Mathematics (VAM) project developed and studied teacher professional development (PD) focused on linguistically-responsive teaching to facilitate…
Posted: Tuesday, October 05
Event | EHR Townhall - Data Science in Education
The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) invites you to participate in a town hall meeting to stimulate a national conversation on the topic of Data Science in Education.  Each day, there is more accessible data than there was the day before, and a professional skillset is emerging to meet the needs of a dynamically growing industry.  This town hall…
Posted: Monday, October 04
Announcement | Revision of NSF Award Terms and Conditions
This announcement was sent by NSF on September 28, 2021. Dear Colleagues:  I wanted to make you aware that the following sets of NSF Award Terms and Conditions have been revised: NSF Agency Specific Requirements to the Research Terms and Conditions (ASR); Grant General Conditions (GC-1);  Cooperative Agreement Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions (CA-FATC); Cooperative Agreement…
Posted: Tuesday, September 28
Project Spotlight | Curricula & Resources for Educators
A collection of STEM+C lessons, apps, professional learning materials, and other educator resources created by DRK-12 projects. Filter by grade and discipline. View Library  
Posted: Monday, September 27
Newsletter | September 2021 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, This month, we are preparing to launch a new iteration of CADRE. Meet our team and learn more about our new initiatives. We are also revising some of our existing programs, such as our CADRE Fellows and Postdocs programs, which will start in January 2022. View the list of 2020-21 DRK-12 awards, updated with several recently granted DRK-12 projects. Browse the many products that…
Posted: Friday, September 24
Resource | EDC Earth Science
This high school curriculum offers over 61 data-intensive Earth Science investigations, all set in real-world contexts and includes a variety of other activities, including topical fiction and non-fiction readings and research projects and presentations that build critical life and scientific literacy skills. 
Posted: Thursday, September 23
Event | NSF Fall 2021 Virtual Grants Conference
The Fall 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference is designed to give new faculty, researchers, and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers will be providing up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and answering attendee questions. For those who cannot attend the live conference, all recorded conference sessions will be available…
Posted: Wednesday, September 22
Announcement | Register for the NSF Fall 2021 Virtual Grants Conference
Registration is now open for the NSF Fall 2021 Virtual Grants Conference, to be held October 4-8.   REGISTER
Posted: Wednesday, September 22
Announcement | NSF Candidate Search - Assistant Director for EHR
The National Science Foundation is beginning a national search for the Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources (EHR) and we seek your help in identifying visionary candidates. The new Assistant Director (AD) will succeed Dr. Karen Marrongelle, who recently accepted the post of NSF Chief Operating Officer. Learn more
Posted: Wednesday, September 22
Resource | Tectonic Explorer
Use a fictional Earth-like planet to explore plate tectonics as a system of interacting plates.
Posted: Monday, September 20
Resource | Wildfire Risks & Impacts
The Wildfire Module asks students to consider the question, "How will wildfire risks and impacts change over the next 100 years?" This five-activity module helps students build an understanding of the variables that influence fire spread rate and intensity, the risks that wildfires bring to people and their communities, and the impact of climate change through focused case studies and…
Posted: Monday, September 20
Resource | Earth Science Resources
This online collection of transformative geoscience resources includes Earth system models, data visualization tools, and curriculum modules. Each module is designed for middle and high school students and is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Teacher Editions, which include detailed background information, tips, and exemplar student responses, are available to help teachers…
Posted: Monday, September 20
Resource | Earth Science Resources
This online collection of transformative geoscience resources includes Earth system models, data visualization tools, and curriculum modules. Each module is designed for middle and high school students and is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Teacher Editions, which include detailed background information, tips, and exemplar student responses, are available to help teachers…
Posted: Monday, September 20
Resource | Next Generation Science Assessment Tasks
Assessment tasks intended to support teaching and learning in classrooms that are enacting NGSS-aligned instruction, and to gain insights into grades 3-8 students’ progress in building proficiency with NGSS performance expectations (PEs). The tasks are designed to increase access and engagement for students with a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, linguistic abilities, and learning…
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | Next Generation Science Assessment Tasks
Assessment tasks intended to support teaching and learning in classrooms that are enacting NGSS-aligned instruction, and to gain insights into grades 3-8 students’ progress in building proficiency with NGSS performance expectations (PEs). The tasks are designed to increase access and engagement for students with a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, linguistic abilities, and learning…
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | Next Generation Science Assessment Tasks
Assessment tasks intended to support teaching and learning in classrooms that are enacting NGSS-aligned instruction, and to gain insights into grades 3-8 students’ progress in building proficiency with NGSS performance expectations (PEs). The tasks are designed to increase access and engagement for students with a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, linguistic abilities, and learning…
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | I-Engineering Curriculum Resources
In the "How can I make my classroom more sustainable?" unit,  teachers and students collaboratively investigate how to make their classrooms more sustainable.  Using the teaching/learning process of Engineering for Sustainable Communities (EfSC), and two design challenges, students engage meaningfully in both the practices of engineering and the disciplinary core ideas of energy systems,…
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | Mathematically Captivating Learning Experiences
Learning experiences that spur student curiosity, captivate students with complex mathematical content, and compel students to engage and persevere (referred to as “mathematically captivating learning experiences” or “MCLEs”). Designed using mathematical story framework, the content within mathematical lessons (both planned and enacted) is framed as mathematical stories and the felt tension…
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | Advancing Reasoning Covariationally (ARC) Curriculum
The Advancing Reasoning Covariationally (ARC) curriculum is a curriculum for working pre-service and in-service teachers. ARC targets and develops quantitative and covariational reasoning as connecting threads to major secondary mathematics ideas, particularly in the area of algebra, precalculus, and calculus.
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | The Argumentation Toolkit
The Argumentation Toolkit is a collection of resources, including classroom videos, strategy guides and professional learning modules, designed to help teachers understand and teach scientific argumentation.
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | The DiALoG Science Argumentation Tool
DiALoG stands for Diagnosing the Argumentation Levels of Groups. It is designed for teachers to formatively assess the quality of evidence-based arguments and to guide the selection of instructional responses designed to Improve the quality of students’ arguments. DiALoG assesses two important aspects of group argumentation – how well students construct their own evidence-based arguments (the…
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | The DiALoG Science Argumentation Tool
DiALoG stands for Diagnosing the Argumentation Levels of Groups. It is designed for teachers to formatively assess the quality of evidence-based arguments and to guide the selection of instructional responses designed to Improve the quality of students’ arguments. DiALoG assesses two important aspects of group argumentation – how well students construct their own evidence-based arguments (the…
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | LessonSketch Modules for Teaching Argumentation and Proving
What can you infer from this example? and Who is Right? are two modules that address issues of mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching reasoning and proving.Each module intends to help users strengthen their content knowledge related to logical aspects of proving. It also addresses pedagogical aspects, such as students' conceptions of proving and pedagogical…
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | Knowledge Assets to Support the Science Instruction of Elementary Teachers (ASSET)
Support materials for teaching about the particle model of matter and interdependent relationships in ecosystems at the upper elementary level.
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | Getting Unstuck Scratch Curriculum
Getting Unstuck is a 10-module intermediate Scratch curriculum to help your students develop greater creative and conceptual fluency with code. The curriculum reimagines the classroom as a design studio: a culture of learning in which students explore, create, share, and reflect. Get started with the curriculum by reading the orientation, then explore the modules.
Posted: Friday, September 17
Resource | CKT Science Educative Materials
The CKT packets contain tasks, suggested lesson plans, readings, and resources to support teacher educators’ efforts to help elementary teachers develop CKT– specialized knowledge at the intersection of specific content ideas and science teaching practices. 
Posted: Friday, September 17