This month, we’re showcasing resources to support equitable and inclusive instruction and research from NSF resource networks (see article below). We're also featuring new DRK-12 projects on Facebook and Twitter over the next few weeks. Get to know the #NewDRK12Awards. To learn more about previously funded DRK-12 projects, watch this 2021 STEM for All DRK-12 video playlist or visit our virtual poster hall from the 2021 PI meeting. If you’re submitting a proposal in this cycle of DRK-12 funding, we invite you to refer to our proposal timeline and other development resources.
This fall, CADRE will begin accepting applications for the CADRE Fellows following a review of our early career programs and identification of potential improvements. Stay tuned for more information!
As we enter another school year with COVID-19 restrictions in place, we encourage you to check NSF COVID-19 announcements for updates on policy that may affect your project. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for there, check with your program officer about COVID-19 and project-specific guidance. In other NSF news, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act requires 20% or more of NSF funds to go to EPSCoR jurisdictions. In response, NSF has begun a visioning process for the EPSCoR program and invites your input. You may be interested in reading more about projects that are co-funded by EPSCoR and DRK-12.
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Conducting Equitable & Inclusive STEM Education & Research
As you prepare to submit proposals to NSF’s programs, begin your new award, or continue to examine how you, your projects, and your institutions can address systemic inequities, we invite you to take advantage of the wealth of resources that have been curated or produced by CADRE, other NSF resource networks, and collaborators. We feature a few here that represent recent efforts or that may specifically relate to project development and implementation, but we encourage you to explore the full collections via the links below.
CAISE, the resource network for AISL, recently updated their Anti-Racism Resource Roundup, a collection of publications, social media conversations, teacher resources, and other materials that address racism in STEM education, research, and occupations. CAISE also produced a Broadening Perspectives on Broadening Participation Toolkit, which offers a suite of materials for informal STEM education and science communication groups to expand their perspectives on what it means to broaden participation in STEM and professional development tools to support their efforts to do so. Highlights from the toolkit’s practice briefs include What Counts as STEM?; What Does Asset-Based STEM Learning Look Like?; and What Does Working “With” (not “For”) Our Communities Look Like?.
At the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting, a number of resources were compiled and shared to accompany conversations at plenary, concurrent, and roundtable sessions. If you were unable to attend, recordings are available for the following sessions: STEM, Civil Discourse, & Reasoning; Equitable STEM Education; Embracing Student Differences in STEM Education; and A Year in Crisis: Impacts and Inequities in American Families, Schools, and Communities. Kari Kokka and ReAnna Roby also compiled an extensive list of resources to support and extend discussion in the Racial Justice in STEM Education roundtable they facilitated. CADRE’s Spotlights on Broadening Participation in STEM, Culturally Responsive STEM Education, English Language Learners, Supporting Students with Disabilities, and Women and Girls in STEM provide examples of DRK-12 projects actively or recently working to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.
The NSF INCLUDES National Network is designed to foster collaboration and share resources to advance efforts to broaden participation in STEM. Recent publications include briefs on Wealth, Equity, and STEM and Gathering Evidence for Success. They also recently launched a podcast series – Collaborative Strategies for Inclusive Change – that highlights how collaboration, partnerships, and strategies can advance inclusivity in STEM. The INCLUDES National Network is open to all who are committed to improving systems and eliminating inequity in STEM education and careers, and by joining, members gain access to the full network of community members and library of resources.
STELAR, the resource network for ITEST, has written a series of blog posts highlighting work and sharing resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, including Leveraging Student Strengths in STEM: Tips for ITEST Proposal Writers (includes a list of strengths-based frameworks and concepts). Their themed highlights on Addressing Inequity Through the ITEST Program, Hispanic Heritage Month, Increasing Access & Opportunity, and Broadening the Participation of Women in STEM feature ITEST-funded work that aims to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the STEM workforce. Their instrument library includes a number of tools designed to measure and support equitable teaching and learning. They have also published a report describing Promising Approaches to Broadening Youth Participation in STEM.
New DRK-12 Awardees
Five new awards were funded since our last newsletter and have been added to our website and new award list. Please welcome them to our community!
CADRE is individually featuring the new projects through #NewDRK12Award posts on Facebook and Twitter to share the good news with our broader community of STEM educators, policy makers, and researchers. Get to know what's been funded and congratulate your DRK-12 colleagues.
News from NSF
News from NSF Networks
Project Tip: Scaling & Sustainability
Participants who joined a roundtable discussion at the DRK-12 PI Meeting mentioned a few ideas they’re considering to support scale and sustainability of their interventions and products. A key theme was identifying users’ needs and strategically targeting approaches and products to meet those needs—allowing adaptation and customization—while trying to preserve critical design features and promote the intended implementation or use. Examples:
Whatever your approach for scaling and sustaining your project, plan early and be sure to include the time and budget in your proposal to allow for these changes, when and if appropriate.
News from NSF
- Karen Marrongelle was selected to serve as NSF's chief operating officer, beginning August 2.
- NSF has issued a new Grants.gov Application Guide, which is effective for proposals due on or after October 4, 2021.
- NSF has posted FAQs for the Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (RETTL) solicitation (deadline October 18).
- NSF INCLUDES announces five new Alliances focused on increasing equity and broadening participation in STEM.
News from NSF Networks
- EvaluATE has developed a toolkit for creating one-page reports.
- NSF INCLUDES has written a blog and research brief on critical success factors for virtual collaboration
- STELAR will be hosting the 2021 ITEST PI Meeting virtually, September 22-24. If you are an active ITEST PI, contact STELAR if you did not receive an invitation.
News from DRK-12 Projects and Awardees
- Amanda LaTasha Armstrong (2020-21 CADRE Fellow) presented Digital Age, Digital Selves: Games, Technologies, and Media in Education, and Brittany Hinyard (2020-21 CADRE Fellow) and Jen Buchanan presented Leading Today, Envisioning Tomorrow: Leveraging Current Systems to Cultivate Adaptive School Cultures as part of the Talking About Design series.
- Editors Peter Liljedahl and Jinfa Cai published a special issue of ZDM – Mathematics Education, Empirical Research on Mathematical Problem Solving and Problem Posing Around the World: Summing Up the State of the Art.
- James Pellegrino and Liz Lehman launched a web-based portal of NGSS Elementary Grades Assessment Tasks as part of their collaborative DRK-12 project, Improving Multi-Dimensional Assessment and Instruction: Building and Sustaining Elementary Science Teachers' Capacity through Learning Communities.
Career & Professional Development
- A Framework for Capturing Structural Variation in Flipped Mathematics Instruction | International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Authors: Samuel Otten, Zandra de Araujo, Milan Sherman, and Salih Birişçi
- Affordances of Computational Models for English Learners in Science Instruction: Conceptual Foundation and Initial Inquiry | Journal of Science Education and Technology
Authors: Scott E. Grapin, Lorena Llosa, Alison Haas, and Okhee Lee
- Augmented Reality in Science Laboratories: Investigating High School Students’ Navigation Patterns and Their Effects on Learning Performance | Journal of Educational Computing Research
Authors: Shiyan Jiang, Cansu Tatar, Xudong Huang, Shannon H. Sung, and Charles Xie
- Comparative and Restrictive Inequalities | The Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Authors: Teo Paolettia, Irma E. Stevens, and Madhavi Vishnubhotlac
- Do High School Students with a Same-Race Teacher Attend Class More Often? | Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Authors: Michael Gottfried, J. Jacob Kirksey, and Tina L. Fletcher
- Examining the Effect of Early STEM Experiences as a Form of STEM Capital and Identity Capital on STEM Identity: A Gender Study | Science Education
Authors: Susie M. Cohen, Zahra Hazari, Jonathan Mahadeo, Gerhard Sonnert, and Philip M. Sadler
- Exploring Undergraduates’ Breadth of Socio-scientific Reasoning Through Domains of Knowledge | Research in Science Education
Authors: David C. Owens, Troy D. Sadler, Destini N. Petitt, and Cory T. Forbes
- Fast and Slow Thinking to Address Persistent and Complex Problems in Teaching and Learning | Journal of Teacher Education
Authors: Gail Richmond, Christine Cho, H. Alix Gallagher, Ye He, and Tonya Bartell
- Formative Assessment Through Think Alouds | Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
Authors: Tiara Hicks and Jonathan D. Bostic
- Neuroscience Research in the Classroom: Portable Brain Technologies in Education Research | Educational Researcher
Authors: Ido Davidesco, Camillia Matuk (2010-11 CADRE Fellow), Dana Bevilacqua, David Poeppel, and Suzanne Dikker
- Prompting Collaborative and Exploratory Discourse: An Epistemic Network Analysis Study | International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Authors: Jessica Vandenberg, Zarifa Zakaria, Jennifer Tsan, Anna Iwanski, Collin Lynch, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, and Eric Wiebe
- Teaching Science to Transgress: Portraits of Feminist Praxis | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Authors: Sara Tolbert, Salina Gray, Marelis Rivera, and Alexa Schindel
- The Invisible Woman: Student Parents and the COVID-19 Pandemic | American Journal of Education Forum
Author: Tina Cheuk
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- August 25, 2021 – NSF | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program)
- September 8, 2021 – NSF | Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) (Preliminary Proposal)
- September 14, 2021 – NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) - Targeted Infusion Projects; Broadening Participation Research Projects; Implementation Projects; ACE Implementation Projects (Letter of Intent)
- October 4, 2021 – NSF | Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) (Letter of Intent)
- October 5, 2021 – NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU- EiR) (Full Proposal)
- October 6, 2021 – NSF | Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
- October 7, 2021 – NSF | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) - Institutional Transformation Proposals (Full Proposal)
- October 7, 2021 – NSF | EHR Core Research (ECR)
- October 12, 2021 – NSF | Racial Equity in STEM Education (EHR Racial Equity)
- October 14, 2021 – NSF | Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
- October 15, 2021 – NSF | Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) - Targeted STEM Infusion Projects
- October 18, 2021 – NSF | Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (RETTL)
- November 3, 2021 – NSF | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) - Partnership and Adaptation Proposals (Full Proposal)
- November 11, 2021 – NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) - Targeted Infusion Projects; Broadening Participation Research Projects; Implementation Projects; ACE Implementation Projects (Full Proposal)
- December 1, 2021 – NSF | Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) for Secondary and Elementary Teachers in STEM
For more NSF funding opportunities, see CADRE's list of Upcoming NSF DRL EHR Solicitation Deadlines.
- Ongoing – Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 | Transitioning to a Postpandemic World
- September 1, 2021 – Educational Leadership | Equity Every Day
- September 8, 2021 (Extended) – Educational Technology & Society | Learning at the Intersection of Data Literacy and Social Justice
- September 15, 2021 – Connected Science Learning | (Re)connecting the STEM Learning Ecosystem: Lessons from the Pandemic
- September 15, 2021 – Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics (TEEMS) | Antiracism in Mathematics Education
- September 30, 2021 – Sustainability | Educational Technologies
- October 1, 2021 – Science & Children | Fostering Scientific Literacy
- October 1, 2021 – Science Scope | Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
- October 15, 2021 – Learning, Media and Technology | Instituting Socio-technical Education Futures: Encounters for Technical Democracy, Data Justice, and Post-Automation (Abstract Deadline)
- October 24, 2021 – Learning, Media and Technology | Rethinking the Boundaries of Learning in a Digital Age (Abstract Deadline)
- November 1, 2021 – Educational Leadership | Feedback for Impact
- November 1, 2021 – The Journal of Environmental Education | Digital Technologies and Environmental Education (Abstract Deadline)
- November 15, 2021 – Connected Science Learning | Preparing and Supporting STEM Educators in Informal and Formal Settings
- December 1, 2021 (Submission Opens) – Journal of Engineering Education | Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Engineering Education
- December 1, 2021 – Journal of Geoscience Education | In Our VOICES: Voices Integrating Culture In The Earth Sciences
- December 1, 2021 – Science Scope | MS-PS3: Energy
For other publication opportunities, including those with ongoing submissions, see CADRE's list of Publications for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
- TBA – 2022 ISTE Conference (Call for Proposals opens August 30, 2021)
- August 31, 2021 – 2022 Science Education for Equity, Diversity and Social Justice (SEEDS) International Conference (Call for Proposals)
- September 5, 2021 – 2022 RCML Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- September 14, 2021 – 2022 AAAS Annual Meeting (Call for E-Poster Abstracts)
- September 15, 2021 – 2021 ASEE Fall Virtual Workshops (Call for Proposals)
- October 1, 2021 – 2022 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition (Call for Proposals)
- October 11, 2021 – 2022 ASEE Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- October 17, 2021 – 2022 SITE Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- November 30, 2021 – 2022 International CSEDU Conference (Call for Papers)
- December 1, 2021 – 2022 ASEE Spring Virtual Workshops (Call for Proposals)
- December 20, 2021 – 2022 International CSEDU Conference (Call for Session and Workshop Proposals)
For more conference information, see CADRE's list of Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
Career & Professional Development
- September 1, 2021 – Georgia State University, Department of Educational Policy Studies: Assistant/Associate Professor of Qualitative Research
- September 1, 2021 – Georgia State University, Department of Educational Policy Studies: Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research
- September 1, 2021 – Georgia State University, Department of Educational Policy Studies: Assistant Professor of Social Foundations of Education
- September 17, 2021 – Computers in the Schools: Interdisciplinary Journal of Practice, Theory, and Applied Research: Editor-in-Chief
- September 30, 2021 – ARIS Center Fellowship Program 2022: Call for Fellows
- September 30, 2021 – Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
- October 15, 2021 – California State University, Long Beach: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
- November 1, 2021 – Stanford University: Education Data Science Faculty
- November 1, 2021 – Stanford University: Professor of Science Education
- Until filled – Arcadia University: Postdoctoral Researcher, SSI JUSTICE DRK-12 Project
- Until filled – Auburn University: Postdoctoral Researcher, Biology Education (Application review began July 1, 2021)
- Until filled – Boston College: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Science Education
- Until filled – California Education Partners: Associate Director, Research-Practice Partnerships
- Until filled – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis: Call for Editors (2023-2025)
- Until filled – Educational Technology Research and Development: Call for Reviewers
- Until filled – Florida State University: Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology: Learning & Cognition (Application review begins October 18, 2021)
- Until filled – Georgia State University: Assistant Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education (Application review begins September 15, 2021)
- Until filled – Gulf of Maine Research Institute: Quantitative Research Associate
- Until filled – Harvard University: Senior Faculty Position in Teacher Learning and Practice (Application review began February 22, 2021)
- Until filled – Review of Educational Research: Call for Editors (2022-2024)
- Until filled – SRI International: Senior Education Researcher
- Until filled – Texas State University: Postdoc in STEM Education (Application review began April 23, 2021)
- Until filled – The Franklin Institute: Director of Education Programs
- Until filled – University of California, Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor of Early Literacy Education (Application review begins November 1, 2021)
- Until filled – University of California, Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies (Application review begins October 15, 2021)
- Until filled – University of Colorado Boulder: Postdoctoral Associate
- Until filled – University of Maine: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Application review began April 1, 2021)
- Until filled – University of Maryland: PDS Secondary Math Ed Coordinator
- Until filled – University of Rochester: Postdoctoral Scholar
- Until filled – University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Assistant Professor of Math Education (Application review begins September 1, 2021)
- Until filled – Wayne State University: Detroit Education Research Partnership Postdoctoral Fellowship
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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