We thank all of you who completed our recent survey of DRK-12 projects. Based on the results, we’re taking an initial look at the ways DRK-12 projects are engaging underserved populations and addressing broadening participation in STEM education. If you haven’t completed the survey, please add your data now and make sure your project is represented. Contact email@example.com for assistance.
The final webinar in CADRE’s Learning Series on professional development design for those who don’t study PD is May 3. There is still time to register. If you missed Part 1 of the Learning Series or the webinar on culturally responsive science instruction, recordings of both are available. Read more below. We also hope that you carve some time in your agenda between May 10 and 17 for the annual STEM for All Video Showcase! CADRE will be highlighting DRK-12 project videos during the event and throughout the year on Twitter. Follow us at @CADREK12.
DRK-12 awards continue to flow in. Are you new to writing grant proposals? Listen to a sneak preview of CADRE’s upcoming podcast series. The first episode, Post-panel Pop-off, shares insights from CADRE co-PIs Drs. Ilana Horn and Terrell Morton as well as NSF program directors about potential proposal issues that are fresh on their minds having just served on proposal review panels.
Equity is the focus of several recent agency reports. NSF’s new Agency Equity Action Plan includes addressing harassment, improving demographic data collection in support of equity assessments, and increasing participation of entities such as minority-serving institutions and Indigenous and Native American communities. Meanwhile, the National Academies released The Future of Education Research at IES: Advancing an Equity-Oriented Science, which focuses on research at IES’s National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research. The National Academies also released A Vision and Roadmap for Education Statistics. Read about the vision priorities, including addressing the topics of equity and equal access in all aspects of its data collection, analysis, and dissemination activities.
Snapshot of Active DRK-12 Awards: Broadening Participation
CADRE recently conducted a survey of active DRK-12 awards to characterize and synthesize aspects of the portfolio. We’re taking an initial look at the ways DRK-12 projects are engaging underserved populations and addressing broadening participation in STEM education through their research and development. The following infographic provides a preliminary snapshot of the results:
While analysis is underway, we will incorporate additional data later this summer. If you are a PI on an active DRK-12 award, you can still make sure your work is represented by responding to the survey link sent on April 7, 2022.
Culturally Responsive STEM Instruction Webinar | Resources & Recording
This April 4 webinar explored innovative models and tools at the frontier of culturally relevant and responsive instruction. Researchers described frameworks for equitable and responsive science teaching, models for developing responsive teaching practices, and tools for examining those practices.
The panelists curated a list of resources, including the webinar slides, culturally responsive instructional tools and readings (including population-specific resources), and information about the panelists' research programs.
CADRE Learning Series on Professional Development for Researchers Who Don't Study PD | Part 3: Webinar
May 3, 12-1 PM ET
In Part 3 of the CADRE Learning Series: Professional Development for Researchers Who Don’t Study PD, panelists will discuss what they learned from their design consultations, sharing how they applied (or modified) PD design principles to address the investigators’ needs.
In Part 1 of the learning series, expert panelists shared important design principles for PD during a webinar. Part 2 of the series included consultations with panelists about specific issues in their PD designs.
Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum of DRK-12 | Sneak Preview of the Upcoming Series
CADRE co-PIs Ilana Horn and Terrell Morton teamed up to create podcast episodes to provide prospective awardees with grant writing tips. Thank you to NSF Program Officers Mike Steele, Robert Ochsendorf, Margret Hjalmarlson, Joan Walker, Gavin Fulmer, and Michael Ford for offering their advice too!
Watch the first video episode, Post Panel Pop-off, on our YouTube channel!
Project Tip: Update Your Profile on CADREK12.org
Is your profile page on the cadrek12.org website out of date? Send firstname.lastname@example.org your updates! Key information includes your current organization, email, bio, and (optional) links to your LinkedIn Profile or website. Each month we feature user profiles via newsletter newsbites to connect readers with your work.
News from NSF
- A new Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) solicitation (22-585) has been posted. Proposal deadline August 12, 2022.
- Apply to attend the 2022 NSF & SACNAS Grant Writing Workshop in June. Applications are due May 6.
- A new Dear Colleague Letter recently announced a collaboration with Schmidt Futures to offer supplemental funding to support data science education for grade 6-12 students and teachers.
- As a reminder, NSF is holding a workshop May 10, 10 AM - 4 PM ET, for potential EHR CAREER applicants.
- Read a recent NSF story interviewing Cora B. Marrett, NSF's first Black female acting director.
- The Spring 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference will be held June 6-10, 2022. Registration will open in May. Sign up to receive notifications about registration.
News from NSF Networks
- EvaluATE offers a YouTube channel with more than 100 short videos as well as webinar recordings.
- NSF INCLUDES is hosting a webinar, Effective Strategies for Diversifying Federal Funding Review Panels, on April 28 at 2 PM ET.
- View recordings from STELAR's webinars on creating inclusive STEM opportunities for students with disabilities.
News from DRK-12 Projects and Awardees
Awards & Recognition
- Drew H. Gitomer and José Felípe Martinez are recipients of AERA’s 2022 Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award.
- Kimberly A. Scott is the recipient of AERA’s 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award.
News & Media
- Angelina Castagno spoke about her work on the Yes and Know podcast episode The Power of Teacher Ownership: How Indigenous Teacher Voice Can Change Professional Learning.
- A Critical-Ecological Approach to STEM P-20+ Advising | Science Education
Authors: Terrell R. Morton (CADRE co-PI and 2018 CADRE Postdoc) and Maxine McKinney de Royston
- Applying Machine Learning to Automatically Assess Scientific Models | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Authors: Xiaoming Zhai, Peng He, and Joseph Krajcik
- Beginning School–University Partnerships for Transformative Social Change in Science Education: Narratives from the Field | Science Education
Authors: Hosun Kang and María González-Howard (2015-16 CADRE Fellow)
- Beyond Assessing Knowledge about Models and Modeling: Moving Toward Expansive, Meaningful, and Equitable Modeling Practice | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Authors: Christina V. Schwarz, Li Ke, Michelle Salgado, and Eve Manz
- Black Liberatory Science Education: Positioning Black Youth as Science Learners Through Recognizing Brilliance | Cultural Studies of Science Education
Authors: Monica L. Miles and ReAnna S. Roby (2018 CADRE Postdoc)
- Can Student-Facing Analytics Improve Online Students’ Effort and Success by Affecting How They Explain the Cause of Past Performance? | Computers & Education
Authors: Qiujie Li, Di Xu, Rachel Baker, Amanda Holton, and Mark Warschauer
- Data-Driven Science Vlogging for Connected Learning Anywhere | Connected Science Learning
Authors: Rundong Jiang, Xiaotong Ding, Shannon Sung, Ashley Bulseco, and Charles Xie
- Exploratory Writing to Support Mathematical Sense Making | Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
Author: Madelyn W. Colonnese
- Head Start Teachers Act Their Way into New Ways of Thinking: Science and Engineering Practices in Preschool Classrooms | Science Education
Authors: Christine M. McWayne, Betty Zan, Wendy Ochoa, Daryl Greenfield, and Jayanthi Mistry
- Innovations in Undergraduate Teaching and Learning of Earth and Environmental Science, with a Focus on Climate Change | Journal of College Science Teaching
Authors: Gillian M. Puttick, Brian Drayton, and Christina Silva
- “It Made Me Feel Like a Bigger Part of the STEM Community”: Incorporation of Learning Assistants Enhances Students’ Sense of Belonging in a Large Introductory Biology Course | CBE—Life Sciences Education
Authors: Thomas P. Clements, Katherine L. Friedman, Heather J. Johnson, Cole J. Meier, Jessica Watkins, Amanda J. Brockman, and Cynthia J. Brame
- Mentoring Across Differences in Science Education: Applying a Brokering Framework | Science Education
Authors: Christa Haverly (2018-19 CADRE Fellow) and Bryan A. Brown
- MindHive: An Online Citizen Science Tool to Support Students and Communities in Behavior Science Inquiry | Connected Science Learning
Authors: Suzanne Dikker, Yury Shevchenko, Kim Burgas, Kim Chaloner, Marc Sole, Lucy Yetman-Michaelson, Ido Davidesco, Rebecca Martin, and Camillia Matuk (2010-11 CADRE Fellow)
- Online Community and Citizen Science Supports Environmental Science Learning by Young People | Computers & Education
Authors: Christothea Herodotou, Nashwa Ismail, Maria Aristeidou, Grant Miller, Ana I. Benavides Lahnstein, Maryam Ghadiri Khanaposhtani, Lucy D. Robinson, and Heidi L. Ballard
- Patterns of Using Multimodal External Representations in Digital Game-based Learning | Journal of Educational Computing Research
Authors: Yanjun Pan, Fengfeng Ke, and Chih-Pu Dai
- Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Informal Science Educators: Development of the ISE-PCK Framework | Research in Science Education
Authors: K.C. Busch (2013-14 CADRE Fellow), Mwenda Kudumu, and Soonhye Park
- Progressions in Young Learners’ Understandings of Parity Arguments | Mathematical Thinking and Learning
Authors: Maria Blanton, Angela Murphy Gardiner, Ingrid Ristroph, Ana Stephens, Eric Knuth, and Rena Stroud
- Rethinking Online Science Learning: Creating Virtual Research Experiences Using Digitized Museum Specimens | Connected Science Learning
Authors: Kirsten R. Butcher, Madlyn Larson, McKenna Lane, and Mitchell J. Power
- Revising Word Problems to Address UDL and Standards | Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
Authors: Noah Brown, Jonathan D. Bostic, Timothy Folger, Laura Folger, Tiara Hicks, and Shay Nafziger
- Sequencing & Selecting Solutions in a Gendered World | Mathematical Thinking and Learning
Authors: Laurie H. Rubel, Michal Ayalon, and Juhaina A. Shahbari
- The First 5 Years of Teaching Science: The Beliefs, Knowledge, Practices, and Opportunities to Learn of Secondary Science Teachers | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Authors: Julie A. Luft, Shannon L. Navy, Sissy S. Wong, and Kathleen M. Hill
- Two Students’ Mathematical Thinking and Activity Across Representational Registers in a Combinatorial Setting | ZDM – Mathematics Education
Authors: Elise Lockwood and Amy B. Ellis
- Whose Ability and Growth Matter? Gender, Mindset and Performance in Physics | International Journal of STEM Education
Authors: Alysa Malespina, Christian D. Schunn, and Chandralekha Singh
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- May 5, 2022 – NSF | Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC)
- May 10, 2022 – NSF | Advancing Informal STEM Learning Equity Resource Center
- July 27, 2022 – NSF | Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
- July 28, 2022 – NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU- EiR) (Letter of Intent)
- August 12, 2022 – NSF | Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
- October 5, 2022 – NSF | Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
- October 6, 2022 – NSF | Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
- October 6, 2022 – NSF | EHR Core Research (ECR:Core)
- October 11, 2022 – NSF | Racial Equity in STEM Education (EHR Racial Equity)
- October 17, 2022 – NSF | Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning
- December 2, 2022 – NSF | Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU-RISE)
For more NSF funding opportunities, see CADRE's list of Upcoming NSF DRL EHR Solicitation Deadlines.
- Ongoing – Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 | Exploring Mathematics
- Ongoing – Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 | Transitioning to a Postpandemic World
- Ongoing – Mathematics Teacher Educator | Perspectives on Practice
- June 1, 2022 – Journal of Engineering Education | Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Engineering Education
- June 1, 2022 – Science & Children | NGSS 10 Years Later—Where Are We Now?
- June 1, 2022 – Science Scope | MS-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
- June 1, 2022 – The Journal of Environmental Education | The Praxis and Imaginary of Environmental and Sustainability Education in the Capitalocene (Abstract Deadline)
- June 1, 2022 – The Science Teacher | Social Justice and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Science Classroom
- July 1, 2022 – Journal of the Learning Sciences | Beyond Disciplinary Engagement: Researching the Ecologies of Interdisciplinary Learning (Abstract Deadline)
- August 2022 – Journal of Chemical Education | Teaching Changes and Insights Gained in the Time after COVID-19
- August 1, 2022 – Science & Children | Environmental Science: Natural Disasters
- August 1, 2022 – Science Scope | PS2: Matter and Its Interactions
- August 5, 2022 – Journal of Geoscience Education | The Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis on Geoscience Education: Insights, Problems, and Unanticipated Benefits
- September 30, 2022 – Educational Technology & Society | Developing Learner Agency in Smart Environments
- October 1, 2022 – Science & Children | Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry
- October 1, 2022 – Science Scope | Using Coding and 3D Printing to Support Science and Engineering
- November 11, 2022 – Learning, Media and Technology | Global and Local Histories of Educational Technology
- December 1, 2022 – Science Scope | Eclipses Across America
- December 31, 2022 – Educational Technology & Society | Preparing for the Future: Cultivating Self-directed Learners with Technology in the K-12 Context
For other publication opportunities, including those with ongoing submissions, see CADRE's list of Publications for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
- May 15, 2022 – 2022 NCTM Research Conference (Call for Proposals)
- May 15, 2022 – 2023 AMTE Conference (Call for Proposals)
- May 31, 2022 – 2023 AASA National Conference on Education (Call for Proposals)
- June 17, 2022 – 14th Annual Biology Education Research Symposium (Call for Proposals)
- June 30, 2022 – 2023 ASTE Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- October 27, 2022 – 20th Biennial EARLI Conference (Call for Proposals)
For more conference information, see CADRE's list of Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
Career & Professional Development
- April 30, 2022 (Extended) – Gulf of Maine Research Institute: Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate-Fisheries Modeling
- May 11, 2022 – American Evaluation Association: Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Fellowship
- Until filled – Auburn University: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Application review begins May 1, 2022)
- Until filled – BSCS Science Learning: Science Educator, Instructional Material Development for Informal STEM Learning (Application review began March 18, 2022)
- Until filled – Chapman University: Postdoctoral Research Scholar Position on Racial Equity in Education (Application review began March 15, 2022)
- Until filled – Education Development Center: Research Assistant II for Regional Education Laboratory Northeast and Islands and The Quality Measures Center
- Until filled – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis: Call for Editors (2023-2025)
- Until filled – Educational Technology Research and Development: Call for Reviewers
- Until filled – Educational Testing Service: Research Scientist - Fairness, Equity, Validity and Efficacy
- Until filled – Florida State University: Teaching Faculty Position
- Until filled – Georgia State University: Assistant Professor in Computer Science Education (Application review began January 1, 2022)
- Until filled – Georgia State University: Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics Education (Application review began November 1, 2021)
- Until filled – Harvard University: Senior Faculty Position in Teacher Learning and Practice (Application review began February 22, 2021)
- Until filled – Indiana University: Post-Doctoral Fellow, AI Institute for Engaged Learning, Education (Application review begins May 22, 2022)
- Until filled – Michigan State University: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Insect Ecology and Science (Application review began March 16, 2022)
- Until filled – Michigan State University: Research Associate, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (Application review begins May 2, 2022)
- Until filled – Muhlenberg College: Associate Professor & Education Department Chair (Application review began November 1, 2021)
- Until filled – Northwestern University: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Science Education (Application review began January 3, 2022)
- Until filled – Southern Methodist University: Education Policy and Leadership Associate/Full Professor (Application review began December 15, 2021)
- Until filled – The Education Trust: Director of P-12 Research
- Until filled – The University of Texas at Austin: Open Rank Professor of STEM Education (Application review began October 1, 2021)
- Until filled – University of California, Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor of Early Literacy Education (Application review began November 1, 2021)
- Until filled – University of California, Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies (Application review began October 15, 2021)
- Until filled – University of Delaware: Research Associate for NSF CS4All Project
- Until filled – University of Florida: Educational Technology Clinical Assistant Professor
- Until filled – University of Florida, Department of Natural History: Assistant/Associate Faculty for AI for Natural History and Biological Diversity at the Florida Museum (Application review began March 15, 2022)
- Until filled – University of Pittsburgh: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor with Focus on Critical Disability Studies and Special Education
- Until filled – University of Pittsburgh: Associate or Full Professor of Black Radical Tradition in Urban Education (Application review began November 30, 2021)
- Until filled – University of Rochester: Postdoctoral Scholar for NSF-funded Project
- Until filled – University of Utah: Associate Professor of STEM Education (Application review began December 15, 2021)
- Until filled – University of Utah: Director of the Genetic Science Learning Center; Assistant/Associate Professor (Application review begins May 1, 2022)
- Until filled – Vanderbilt University: Postdoctoral Researcher for Early Math Education NSF Project (Application review began January 30, 2022)
- Until filled – Vanderbilt University: Postdoctoral Researcher for Math Education NSF Project (Application review began January 15, 2022)
For job, funding, and capacity-building opportunities for doctoral students, postdocs, and other early career scholars, visit our Early Career News & Opportunities page.
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