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Organization | Ohio University
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | Connecting Elementary Mathematics Teaching to Real-World Issues (Collaborative Research: Thanheiser)
This project will engage students and teachers in rich, real-world math tasks; will support future teachers and mathematics educators in adapting, designing, and implementing similar tasks; and will provide a basis for further research on the most effective ways to design and implement real-world tasks in the mathematics classroom.
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | Supporting High School Students and Teachers with a Digital, Localizable, Climate Education Experience
This partnership of BSCS Science Learning, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration advances curriculum materials development for high quality units that are intentionally designed for adaptation by teachers for their local context. The project will create a base unit on carbon cycling as a foundation for understanding how and why the Earth's climate is...
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | Fostering Computational Thinking through Neural Engineering Activities in High School Biology Classes
This project will develop and study a curriculum and app that support computational thinking (CT) in a high school biology unit. The project will engage students in rich data practices by gathering, manipulating, analyzing, simulating, and visualizing data of bioelectrical signals from neural sensors, and in so doing give the students opportunities to apply CT principles.
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | Learning by Evaluating: Engaging Students in Evaluation as a Pedagogical Strategy to Improve Design Thinking
The Learning by Evaluating (LbE) project will develop, refine, and test an educational innovation in which 9th grade students evaluate sample work as a starting point in engineering design cycles. Students will compare and discuss the quality and fit to context of completed design artifacts. Teachers will collaboratively review and refine the LbE approaches and map the LbE materials into the...
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Page | Poster Guidelines for the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting
Poster registration closed May 14. How will it work? Posters will be available for asynchronous viewing as soon as the event site opens. General Poster Sessions will take place each day, June 15-17. CADRE used information provided during sign up to create a poster page for the project in the event platform. All registered project members were given presenter privileges, i.e., they will be able to...
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Early Career News | Understanding Science Career Aspirations: Factors Predicting Future Science Task Value
M. Gail Jones, Katherine Chesnutt, Megan Ennes, Kelly Lynn Mulvey (CAREER Awardee), and Emily Cayton published this article in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Posted: Thursday, April 22
Resource | “Zooming In” on Robotics during COVID-19: A Preservice Teacher, an Engineering Student, and a 5th Grader Engineer Robotic Flowers via Zoom
The COVID-19 induced school shutdown dramatically decreased students’ hands-on STEM learning opportunities. An NSF-funded program partnering preservice teachers and undergraduate engineering students to teach robotics to fifth graders was adapted to a virtual format via Zoom. A case study intimately explored one team’s experience as they engineered bio-inspired robots over five weekly sessions....
Posted: Thursday, April 22
Resource | It’s Virtually Possible: Rethinking Preservice Teachers’ Field Experiences in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond
This chapter offers lessons learned by teacher educators who guided preservice teachers in the modification of hands-on engineering lessons for virtual implementation during the spring 2020 semester as part of an NSF-funded project. PSTs delivered engineering lessons both synchronously and asynchronously to elementary school students and reported positive learning opportunities, gaining...
Posted: Thursday, April 22
Resource | Competencies and Behaviors Observed When Students Solve Geometry Proof Problems: An Interview Study with Smartpen Technology
This peer-reviewed research journal publication addresses one of the grant goals with respect to how students performed on a set of proof tasks. Student work was documented through the use of smartpen technology which allowed the researchers to "track" students' written work on the proof tasks as well as hear the students' explanations of their thinking about the tasks. Although the two tasks...
Posted: Thursday, April 22
Resource | Teachers Collaborating in Communities of Mathematics Immersion
Beyond initial college preparation, secondary teachers in the United States have few professional opportunities to do and learn challenging mathematics, especially incollaboration with colleagues. The Mathematics Immersion for Secondary Teachers at Scale program engages sets of teachers in local school sites, connected synchronously and asynchronously to colleagues in other sites, in doing...
Posted: Thursday, April 22
Posted: Thursday, April 22
Project Spotlight | Earth and Environmental Science
This Spotlight features DRK-12 innovations and research designed to help students understand complex earth and environmental science topics such as natural phenomena, ecosystems, and human impact on our environment. In this Spotlight... What Is Environmental Literacy? | Blog by Karen Hollweg Featured Research Developing a Generalized Storyline that Organizes the Supports for Evidence-based...
Posted: Thursday, April 22
Survey | 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting Poster Sign Up
The deadline to sign up to present a poster has passed. Please fill out one form per invited project. Within a few weeks, CADRE will send you a confirmation email indicating the live general poster session to which your poster has been assigned (3:30-4 PM ET on June 15, 2-2:30 PM ET on June 16, or 11-11:30 AM ET on June 17). If you have any questions or concerns regarding posters, or the meeting...
Posted: Wednesday, April 21
Survey | 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting: NSF Registration
Please complete the form below to register for the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting.
Posted: Tuesday, April 20
Newsletter | April 2021 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, On the heels of Earth Day and the White House’s climate summit, we’re featuring a Spotlight on Earth and Environmental Science that discusses environmental literacy and shares innovative DRK-12 work covering complex Earth and Environmental Science topics.   PIs of active awards have received invitations to the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting and are encouraged to share this invitation...
Posted: Monday, April 19
Early Career News | Growing Garden-based Learning: Mapping Practical and Theoretical Work through Design
Steven J. Zuiker and Amanda K. Riske (2020-21 CADRE Fellow) published this Environmental Education Research article.
Posted: Monday, April 19
Early Career News | Resources for Supporting Students With and Without Disabilities in Your Physics Courses
Amanda Lannan (2020-21 CADRE Fellow), Jacquelyn J. Chini, and Erin Scanlon published this article in The Physics Teacher.
Posted: Monday, April 19
Early Career News | Supporting the Professional Development of Science Teacher Educators Through Shadowing
Deborah Hanuscin, Deborah Donovan, Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Emily Borda, Susan DeBari, Josie Melton (2017-18 CADRE Fellow), Thanh Le, Whitney Morrison, and Roxane Ronca published this article in International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Posted: Monday, April 19
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

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