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 with project team members. For those of you unable to attend, we’ll share meeting resources in upcoming CADRE newsletters. In the meantime, learn more about your colleagues’ DRK-12 work and set aside time May 11-18 to watch their videos in the STEM for All Video Showcase.
NSF now requires that all proposals to the DRK-12 program use Research.gov rather than FastLane. If you’ve never used Research.gov to submit a proposal before, join NSF for this informational webinar on May 12 to learn how to use the system.
As more schools hold in-person classes and we consider what next year may look like for our schools, we have found the Alliance for Excellent Education’s short overview of the American Rescue Plan Act informative. It gives a summary of the ~$129 billion in K-12 education provisions. Read the Congressional Research Service’s report for a more in-depth look at the funding.

The CADRE Team

2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting: Invitation to Aspiring Awardees

To broaden participation in research, NSF has reserved 25 spots for early career researchers and aspiring awardees to attend the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting. Please share this opportunity with colleagues or partners who may be interested in applying and who represent a group or institution underrepresented in the DRK-12 portfolio (e.g., HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, MSIs). The deadline is April 30.

Spotlight on Earth and Environmental Science

In honor of Earth Day this month, we feature 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. 
Our blog by former NAAEE PI, Karen Hollweg, shares insights from a DRK-12 project that developed a framework to assess environmental literacy.
In this Spotlight...

Updated DRK-12 Publications, Presentations, and Products

We have updated information on recent publications and products, upcoming presentations, and project websites. You can view all submissions in Excel spreadsheets, on updated project pages, in the event calendar, and in the resource library on cadrek12.org. The survey will remain open, and we invite you to submit your DRK-12 work at any time. We are always happy to promote your work.
Attending one of the conferences below? See which DRK-12 colleagues will be presenting their work:

tipsDissemination Tip: STEM Smart Newsletter

Did you know that CADRE has a newsletter for practitioners interested in NSF-funded STEM education research?
We feature products, news, and events. Our most recent STEM Smart newsletter went out on Earth Day and featured our latest Spotlight as well as the STEM for All Video Showcase. See past issues. Anyone is welcome to subscribe.


News from NSF

News from NSF Networks
News from DRK-12 Projects and Awardees
Do you have news to share? Email cadre@edc.org.

Upcoming Opportunities

The following funding and publication opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you and your DRK-12 project members.


For more NSF funding opportunities, see CADRE's list of Upcoming NSF DRL EHR Solicitation Deadlines.


For other publication opportunities, including those with ongoing submissions, see CADRE's list of Publications for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
For more conference information, see CADRE's list of Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.

Career & Professional Development

For job, funding, and capacity-building opportunities for doctoral students, postdocs, and other early career scholars, visit our Early Career News & Opportunities page.
A complete archive of our newsletters and announcements is available on cadrek12.org.

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