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Resource | Decomposing Practice in Teacher Professional Development: Examining Sequences of Learning Activities
In this paper, we analyze a PD design, examining its activities and the sequencing of professional learning tasks. We use a theoretical framework typically used in pre-service teacher education to understand the design of one PD program. Our overarching goal is to theorize about how to design PD and sequence professional learning tasks for practicing teachers. Specifically, this study uses the...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Resource | Controlled Implementations: Teaching Practice to Practicing Mathematics Teachers
In this chapter, we use the Framework for Teaching Practice (Grossman, et al., 2009) as a conceptual tool for analzying the design of professional development. Although initially developed to examine the education of prospective teachers, we contend that this framework is appropriate for analyzing and supporting the design of professional development. The framework consists of three elements:...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Resource | In the Classrooms of Newly Hired Secondary Science Teachers: The Consequences of Teaching In-field or Out-of-field
Science teachers must sometimes teach outside of their expertise, and this type of teaching assignment is referred to as being out-of-field. Among newly hired teachers, this type of assignment may have a detrimental impact in the development of their instruction. This study explored the classroom instruction of 17 newly hired teachers who were teaching both in-field and out-of-field in the...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Resource | Out-of-Field Teaching in Science
Special issue of the Journal of Science Teacher Education focused on out-of-field teaching in science. Luft, J. A., Hobbs. L., & Hanuscin, D. (Eds.) (2020). Special issue: Out-of-field teaching in science. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 31(7), 719-820.
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Resource | Activating Math Talk: 11 Purposeful Techniques for Your Elementary Students
Many mathematics teachers agree that engaging students in high quality discourse is important for their conceptual learning, but successfully promoting such discourse in elementary classrooms—with attention to the needs of every learner—can be a challenge. Activating Math Talk tackles this challenge by bringing practical, math-specific, productive discourse techniques that are applicable to any...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Resource | Taking STEM Enrichment Camps Virtual: Strategies & Reflections from Quick Pivot Due to COVID-19
Since COVID-19 began spreading in the US and quickly established as a global pandemic in March of 2020, the NSF-funded STEM SEALS team at North Florida College faced the touch decision to eithercancel their inaugural hands-on STEM enrichment camp planned for Summer 2020 or rushing at full speed to take it virtual. The biggest concern in making the decision to go virtual was a passionate belief in...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Early Career News | ARIS Center Fellowship Program 2022
ARIS fellowship proposals are now being accepted. The ARIS fellows program is for professionals, researchers, faculty, educators, graduate students, and others working to advance research impact practice. The goal of the program is to increase the quality and availability of scholarship and resources about research impacts through projects that: 1) synthesize existing scholarly work to package...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Poster | A Practice-Based Online Learning Environment for Scientific Inquiry with Digitized Museum Collections in Middle School Classrooms
EPIC Bioscience engages middle school students in authentic scientific practices via NGSS-aligned investigations of museum specimens. Students complete interactive activities to build prior knowledge and context, then use digitized specimens to collect and analyze relevant data. Findings are applied to pressing global issues such as biodiversity loss, geographic range changes in populations, and...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Poster | Integrating Chemistry and Earth Science
Integrating Chemistry and Earth science (ICE) has developed innovative units bringing Earth science concepts and practices into the high school chemistry curriculum to address NGSS expectations in the absence of high school Earth science courses. ICE features 3D teaching about local phenomena with student-designed investigations in the schoolyard and labs, exploration of BES datasets and...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Early Career News | Net.Create: Network Visualization to Support Collaborative Historical Knowledge Building
Kalani Craig, Joshua Danish, Megan Humburg (2020-21 CADRE Fellow), Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Maksymilian Szostalo, and Ann McCranie published this article in the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Early Career News | Special Educators’ Knowledge of Student Mathematical Thinking
Jessica H. Hunt (CAREER Awardee) published this Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education article with co-authors Kristi Martin, Blain Patterson, and Andy Khounmeuang.
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Early Career News | Harmonious or Disjointed?: Epistemological Framing and its Role in an Integrated Science and Engineering Activity
Jennifer Schellinger (2019-20 CADRE Fellow), Lama Z. Jaber (CAREER Awardee), and Sherry A. Southerland published this article in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Early Career News | Formatively Assessing Prospective Teachers’ Skills in Leading Mathematics Discussions
Meghan Shaughnessy, Nicole M. Garcia, Michaela Krug O’Neill, Sarah Kate Selling, Amber T. Willis (2021 CADRE Postdoc), Charles E. Wilkes II, Sabrina Bobsin Salazar, and Deborah Loewenberg Ball published this article in Educational Studies in Mathematics.
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Early Career News | “Courageous Self‐Examination and Radical STEM Overhaul”: Fostering a Racially Just STEM Education through Black, Brown, Bruised
Terrell R. Morton (2018 CADRE Postdoc) recently published this Science Education article.
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Early Career News | An Engineering Funds of Knowledge Framework
Kathleen Schenkel (2016-17 CADRE Fellow) recently published this Science & Children article with co-authors Angela Calabrese Barton, Chelsey Wiersma, Olivia Eiden, Edna Tan, and Scott Calabrese Barton.
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Poster | Understanding the Role of Lesson Study in K-12 Mathematics and Science Teacher Education
This working conference brought together 34 science and mathematics teacher educators from 25 institutions across 17 states and territories. Our purpose was to collaboratively build knowledge about utilizing lesson study as a mechanism to support pre-service teacher learning. We discussed essential features of lesson study, design features of teacher education programs that enhance or inhibit...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Poster | Developing and Validating Assessments to Measure and Build Elementary Teachers' Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter and Its Interactions within Teacher Education Settings (Collaborative Research: Hanuscin)
This is an NSF-funded collaborative Early-Stage Design and Development project of the Educational Testing Service and Western Washington University. Our focus is on developing assessment measures and instructional materials related to content knowledge for teaching (CKT) about matter and its interactions. In this poster, we'll share development work on educative curriculum materials for teacher...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Poster | Design and Development of Transmedia Narrative-based Curricula to Engage Children in Scientific Thinking and Engineering Design (Collaborative Research: Ellis and McGinnis-Cavanaugh)
Transforming Engineering Education in Middle Schools (TEEMS) is an NGSS-aligned middle school curriculum that utilizes heroic stories to engage students in learning engineering and science concepts.   Our curriculum consists of multiweek units covering Principles of Engineering Design and Materials, Tools, and Manufacturing,  as well as six shorter integrated engineering/science lessons.   Our...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Poster | STEM Sea, Air, and Land Remotely Operated Vehicle Design Challenges for Rural, Middle School Youth
STEM SEALs builds collaborative partnerships between North Florida College and local middle schools to bolster STEM pathways for students in this region. It involves the development of inexpensive, rigorous, and versatile design challenges to expose rural middle school students to high quality STEM experiences. Researchers study the feasibility and efficacy of these experiences to promote greater...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Poster | Developing a Modeling Orientation to Science: Teaching and Learning Variability and Change in Ecosystems (Collaborative Research: Lehrer, Miller, and Peake)
We are investigating the development of middle-schoolers' understandings and practices of modeling in the context of investigations of variability and change in ecosystems. We are studying how and to what extent students' participation in distinct forms of modeling informs their classroom-based citizen science investigations. We are also investigating how and to what extent the development of...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Event | Next-Level Logic Models for Your ATE Proposal and Beyond
Learn more and register: https://evalu-ate.org/webinar/
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Poster | Science Communities of Practice Partnership
Despite widespread agreement about the importance of teacher professional development (PD), translating what is learned in PD to classroom practice remains challenging. Guided by Self Determination Theory, this study examines how PD facilitators, including pedagogical coaches and university faculty, support the three basic needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness for teachers' intrinsic...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Poster | Strengthening Mathematics Intervention Classes: Identifying and Addressing Challenges to Improve Instruction for Struggling Learners
The SMI project's goals are to: 1) study the current landscape of mathematics intervention classes at the middle grades, and 2) create PD to strengthen intervention teachers' practices for supporting students with mathematics difficulties/disabilities. We conducted an observational study and a national survey of schools' intervention practices Then, we designed and pilot-tested an innovative,...
Posted: Thursday, July 15
Event | Q&A Session on the 2021 ITEST Solicitation (Procedural/Budget/Technical Questions)
Join STELAR for a series of Q&A “office hours” style discussions with National Science Foundation Program Officers, geared towards answering general questions including procedural, budget related, and technical questions around completing the required proposal sections and finalizing your submission. Questions that are submitted in advance or that are posed during the office hours will be...
Posted: Tuesday, July 13
Event | Q&A Session on the 2021 ITEST Solicitation (General Questions)
Join STELAR for a series of Q&A “office hours” style discussions with National Science Foundation Program Officers, geared towards answering general questions including procedural, budget related, and technical questions around completing the required proposal sections and finalizing your submission. Questions that are submitted in advance or that are posed during the office hours will be...
Posted: Tuesday, July 13
Event | Q&A Session on the 2021 ITEST Solicitation (General Questions)
Join STELAR for a series of Q&A “office hours” style discussions with National Science Foundation Program Officers, geared towards answering general questions including procedural, budget related, and technical questions around completing the required proposal sections and finalizing your submission. Questions that are submitted in advance or that are posed during the office hours will be...
Posted: Tuesday, July 13
Resource | The Power of Interviewing Students
A teacher uses formative assessment interviews to uncover evidence of students’ understandings and to plan targeted instruction in a mathematics intervention class. Authors present an example of a student interview, a discussion of the benefits and challenges of conducting interviews, and actionable suggestions for implementing them. MacVicar, T. J., Brodesky, A. R., and Fagan, E. R. (2021). The...
Posted: Monday, July 12
Project | Co-Designing for Statewide Alignment of a Vision for High-Quality Mathematics Instruction (Collaborative Research: Wilson)
This project will develop a process for creating a shared, state-wide vision of high-quality mathematics instruction. It will also develop and study the resources to implement that vision at the state, district, and school levels. In addition, the project will investigate a collaborative process of designing and implementing high-quality mathematics instruction at a state level.
Posted: Monday, July 12
Project | Co-Designing for Statewide Alignment of a Vision for High-Quality Mathematics Instruction (Collaborative Research: Mawhinney)
This project will develop a process for creating a shared, state-wide vision of high-quality mathematics instruction. It will also develop and study the resources to implement that vision at the state, district, and school levels. In addition, the project will investigate a collaborative process of designing and implementing high-quality mathematics instruction at a state level.
Posted: Monday, July 12
Project | Co-Designing for Statewide Alignment of a Vision for High-Quality Mathematics Instruction (Collaborative Research: Schwartz)
This project will develop a process for creating a shared, state-wide vision of high-quality mathematics instruction. It will also develop and study the resources to implement that vision at the state, district, and school levels. In addition, the project will investigate a collaborative process of designing and implementing high-quality mathematics instruction at a state level.
Posted: Monday, July 12

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