The 2019 DRK-12 grants have been awarded, and new projects are beginning. Welcome to all the new members of the CADRE community! We send a special congratulations to former CADRE Fellows Camillia Matuk and Jonee Wilson, who have earned new awards. Learn about their exciting and innovative research by exploring the newly funded work.
We are also looking forward to welcoming a new cohort of CADRE Fellows this fall. CADRE is now accepting applications. Please spread the word about this opportunity for early career researchers. Past Fellows have called this program one of the best career-building experiences that they have had.
Read about DRK-12 citizen science projects in our latest Spotlight. Designing and implementing research and public partnerships that result in scientific and educational outcomes is a challenge that can offer great rewards to the field and those who participate. For those who are just entering into this type of research, you may find this citizenscience.gov toolkit useful.
Spotlight on Citizen Science in K-12 Education
Citizen Science and crowdsourcing projects enable the public--young and old, students and teachers, amateur and expert--to participate in scientific data collection and research. Hundreds of Citizen Science projects are active across the United States,collecting data both locally and internationally on various topics including archaeology, chemistry, and ecology. In this Spotlight, you'll read about five projects funded by NSF's DRK-12 program.
In this Spotlight...
- Citizen Science Opportunities, Partnerships, and Challenges | Blog by Camillia Matuk, Suzanne Dikker, and Ido Davidesco
- Featured Projects:
- Designing for Science Learning in Schools by Leveraging Participation and the Power of Place through Community and Citizen Science (Collaborative Research: Henson and Sol)
- MindHIVE: An Interactive Cloud-based Citizen Science Platform for High School Students, Teachers, and Researchers (PI: Camillia Matuk)
- Schoolyard Science Investigations by Teachers, Extension Volunteers and Students (Schoolyard SITES) (PI: Lara Gengarelly)
- Schoolyard Scientists (PI: Kevin Cuff)
- Youth Participatory Science to Address Urban Heavy Metal Contamination (PI: Daniel Morales-Doyle)
Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-20 CADRE Fellows Program
CADRE invites PIs and co-PIs of active DRK-12 projects to recommend an early career STEM education researcher who you think would contribute to and benefit from the CADRE Fellows program. The person you recommend may be a member of your project team, someone in your department, or a researcher with whom you've had the opportunity to work in a different capacity and can speak to the quality of their work.
We aim to establish a cohort of 10 Fellows that represent diverse backgrounds, experience, interests, professional goals, institutions, and geographic regions. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have not had similar professional development opportunities, and who are recommended by awardees and/or are from institutions that have not previously had a CADRE Fellow. Please note that we will accept only one recommendation per PI/co-PI per year. Applicants should fit the following criteria:
- Be a doctoral student or similar early career professional at either an academic or non-academic institution.
- Have research experience in education and exhibit evidence of leadership.
- Demonstrate the desire and potential for advancing the field of STEM education.
- Have professional experience and career goals that contribute to broadening participation in STEM education.
- Contribute to the Fellows program by fully participating in all activities.
Applications are due by 5:00 PM ET on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The new Fellows cohort will be announced at the end of September. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New DRK-12 Awardees
September 26 #NSTAChat on Technology-Enhanced Assessment
On September 26 at 9 PM ET, join @CADREK12, Libby Gerard, Christopher Harris (@chrsharris), J. Bryan Henderson (@JBryanHenderson), Joseph Krajcik (@krajcikjoe), Matt Silberglitt (@silberglitt), and @NSTA for a live Twitter chat on the topic of technology-enhanced assessment in STEM education, the focus of a recent Spotlight.
Project Tip: Mentoring Early Career Researchers on Your Team
Whether you are working on a mentoring plan for a new proposal or working on an active project, consider engaging your early career researchers in all aspects of proposal development and management. Having experience building a budget, interacting with NSF, and establishing working relationships with partners such as school districts, for instance, will help prepare the early career researcher to become an independent researcher. Access additional resources, including a former advisor-advisee conversation about the occasional tension between supporting the growth of an advisee and the progress of a project.
Newsbites from NSF, DRK-12, and NSF Networks
News from NSF
- EHR Core Research (ECR) Solicitation 19-508 Webinar Slides
View slides giving an overview of NSF's ECR Solicitation 19-508. NSF is hosting several webinars about the solicitation. To register for a webinar or view posted recordings (coming soon), visit the program page.
News from DRK–12 Projects & Awardees
- An Examination of Monolingual Preservice Teachers' Set-up of Cognitively Demanding Mathematics Tasks with Emergent Multilingual Students
Publication | In this Research in Mathematics Education article, Ji Yeong and Zandra de Araujo share strategies to help monolingual teachers enact cognitively demanding tasks and improve emergent bilinguals' access to and engagement with high-quality mathematics.
- Applying the Next Generation Science Standards to Current Chemistry Classrooms: How Lessons Measure Up and How to Respond
Publication | In this Journal of Chemical Education article, Natalia Kellamis (in-service teacher, former undergraduate researcher) and Ellen Yezierski (DRK-12 PI) characterize broadly disseminated chemistry lessons using NGSS dimensions and the EQuIP rubric. Implications for NGSS implementation in chemistry and across K-12 are presented.
- Children's Integer Understanding and the Effects of Linear Board Games: A Look at Two Measures
Publication | In this The Journal of Mathematical Behavior article, Laura Bofferding (CAREER awardee) and Andrew Hoffman discuss the affordances and limitations of using order and value comparison tasks versus number placement tasks to infer students' negative integer understanding and growth in understanding.
- Communities Take Charge
Publication | In this The Science Teacher article, Lissy Goralnik, Jenny Dauer (2012-13 Fellow), and Carly Lettero write about climate learning and changemaking in the science classroom.
- Epistemological Framing and Novice Elementary Teachers' Approaches to Learning and Teaching Engineering Design
Publication | In this Journal of Research in Science Teaching article, Kristen Wendell (CAREER awardee), Jessica Swenson, and Tejaswini Dalvi present a comparative case study examining the epistemological framing dynamics of two novice urban teachers.
- Growth in Children's Understanding of Generalizing and Representing Mathematical Structure and Relationships
Publication | In this Educational Studies in Mathematics article, Maria Blanton, Isil Isler-Baykal, Rena Stroud, Ana Stephens, Eric Knuth, and Angela Murphy Gardiner share the results from a quasi-experimental study that examined growth in grade 3-5 students' algebraic thinking practices of generalizing and representing generalizations, as a result of the implementation of an early algebra instructional sequence.
- Mathematical Content Knowledge and Knowledge for Teaching: Exploring their Distinguishability and Contribution to Student Learning
Publication | In this Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education article, Charalambos Charalambous, Heather Hill, Mark Chin, and Daniel McGinn share findings from their replication and extension study that explored the distinguishability of disciplinary knowledge and the knowledge needed for teaching.
- Qualitative Graphing in an Authentic Inquiry Context: How Construction and Critique Help Middle School Students to Reason about Cancer
Publication | In this Journal of Research in Science Teaching article, Camillia Matuk (2010-11 Fellow), Jiayuan Zhang, Irina Uk, and Marcia Linn share their study's exploration of how to design instruction that simultaneously supports students' science and graph understanding within complex inquiry contexts.
- Transforming Districts, Schools and Classrooms in New York State by Prioritizing Equity and Academic Success for Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners
Publication | This synthesis report authored by Tina Cheuk highlights ways that New York State Education Department (NYSED) has undertaken a reform strategy to substantially improve learning opportunities for MLLs/ELLs in the context of Next Generation Learning Standards, while also identifying areas for continued efforts to improve outcomes for these students.
- Understanding Science and Language Connections: New Approaches to Assessment with Bilingual Learners
Publication | In this Research in Science Education article, Cory Buxton, Ruth Harman, Lourdes Cardozo-Gaibisso, Lei Jiang, Khanh Bui, and Martha Allexsaht-Snider report on the use of bilingual-constructed-response science assessments in the context of a research and development partnership with secondary school science teachers.
- Validating a Model for Assessing Science Teacher's Adaptive Expertise with Computer-Supported Complex Systems Curricula and Its Relationship to Student Learning Outcomes
Publication | In this Journal of Science Teacher Education article, Susan Yoon, Chad Evans, Katherine Miller, Emma Anderson, and Jessica Koehler propose and validate a model of adaptive expertise needed for teachers to successfully deliver NGSS-informed computer-supported complex systems curricula in high school science classrooms.
- What Can We Learn from Correct Answers?
Publication | In this Teaching Children Mathematics article, Caroline Ebby, Elizabeth Hulbert, and Nicole Fletcher explore what teachers can learn from looking closely at student strategies, even when most students in the class obtain the correct answer
News from NSF Networks
- Recording and Slides Posted: Webinar on STEM Identity, Interest, and Engagement | CAISE
Members of the CAISE Evaluation and Measurement Task Force presented insights on and exciting approaches to defining and measuring STEM identity, interest, and engagement.
- Supports and Resources for Your 2019 NSF AISL Proposal | CAISE
In addition to a webpage with important NSF resources, CAISE is offering three virtual office-hour opportunities with NSF AISL program officers.
See our Upcoming CADRE & NSF Network Events page for ATECentral, CIRCL, CAISE, CS for All Teachers, EvaluATE, MSPnet, NSF INCLUDES National Network or STELAR events that may be of interest to you.
The following funding and publication opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you and your DRK-12 project members.
- August 29 - IES | Education and Special Education Research Grants; Research Training Programs; Research Grants Focused on Systematic Replication
- September 3 - NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) (Letter of Intent)
- September 6 - NSF | Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC)
- September 18 - NSF | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program)
- September 20 - NSF | Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) (Target STEM Infusion Projects)
- September 27 - NSF | Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
- September 30 - NSF | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)
- October 1 - NSF | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (Preliminary Proposal)
- October 1 - NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
- October 3 - NSF | Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
- October 3 - NSF | EHR Core Research
- October 24 - NSF | NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (STEM Education and Learning)
- October 30 - NSF | Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) (Letter of Intent)
For more NSF funding opportunities, see CADRE's list of upcoming NSF DRL EHR solicitation deadlines.
- August 31 - Harvard Educational Review | Youth Voices in Education Research
- September 1 - Science and Children | Cross-grade Collaboration
- September 1 - Science Scope | Fieldwork/Outdoor Lessons
- September 1 - The Science Teacher | Alternative Assessment in Science Education
- October 1 - Educational Leadership | The Empowered Student
- October 1 - Science and Children | Beyond the Field Trip
- October 1 - The Science Teacher | Social Justice in the Science Classroom
- October 15 - Connected Science Learning | Embracing Social Media
- October 30 - Science & Education | Nature of STEM or Nature of S, T, E, M? Investigating the Interdisciplinary Foundations and the Educational Applications of STEM
- November 1 - Educational Leadership | Deeper Discussions
- November 1 - The Science Teacher | Nature and the Environment
- Ongoing - Educational Technology Research and Development | Special Issue Proposals
- Ongoing - The Elementary STEM Journal | STEM for All: Learning Opportunities
- Ongoing - Journal of Research on Technology in Education | Special Issue Proposals
- Ongoing - Research in Science Education | Special Issue Proposals
For other publication opportunities, including those with ongoing submissions, see CADRE's list of Publications for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
- August 30 - 2020 SIGCSE Technical Symposium (Call for Proposals: Full Papers, Panels, Special Sessions, Workshops)
- September 8 - RCML 2020 Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- September 27 - 2020 ISTE Annual Conference and Exposition (Call for Proposals: Opens August 29)
- October 1 - 2020 SREE Spring Conference (Call for Papers)
- October 1 - ITEEA 2020 Annual Conference (Call for Participation in STEM Showcase)
- November 15 - 16th International CDIO Conference (Abstract Submission: Papers, Workshops and Roundtables, Working Groups)
For more conference information, see CADRE's list of Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
- Until filled - The Concord Consortium: Research Assistant
- Until filled - Education Development Center: Director, STEM Strategy and Initiatives
- Until filled - McREL Research and Evaluation Jobs
- Until filed - Public Media Group of Southern California: Education Evaluation and Data Analyst
- Until filled - TERC: Education Researcher
- Until filled - TERC: Senior Software Engineer
- Until filled - University of Wisconsin-Madison: Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences
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