As summer winds down and the school year is upon us, we hope you’ve had some time to relax and are happily anticipating the opportunities ahead. In that vein, CADRE is excited to announce the 2023 DRK–12 PI Meeting to be held in-person (for the first time since 2018) from June 28–30. We’re looking forward to the discussions among colleagues and NSF program directors about topics, issues, and innovations in STEM education and research. Invitations will be sent in the winter to the NSF-recognized PI of each actively funded DRK-12 project.
We have several learning opportunities for you in September. The second CADRE Learning Series will focus on designing case study research. CADRE also organized a STEM for All Multiplex webinar on inclusive mathematics classrooms. We are also excited to share the second episode of the Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum of DRK-12 series by Drs. Ilana Horn and Terrell Morton, which focuses on responding to rejection. And the EQR Hub is offering a webinar on the value of cultural and linguistic competence in research.
External review is a required component of DRK-12 projects. Sometimes there is confusion about the differences between research and evaluation, and the role that external review can play in the success of a project. We spoke with researchers and evaluators Dan Hanley and Jessica Sickler about these topics and invite you to listen to and read highlights of the conversation. Find additional external review resources in the article below.
The FY22 cohort is nearly complete, as we welcome the newest DRK-12 grants. One of the newest INCLUDES Alliance grants, NSF INCLUDES Cultivating Indigenous Research Communities for Leadership in Education and STEM Alliance led by the University of Montana, includes a K-12 component. The alliance will increase the representation of American Indian and Alaska Native students in STEM disciplines and the workforce of six EPSCoR states (Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming) through STEM activities, mentoring, investments, pathways, and instruction focused on the K-12 educational level. And in addition to the announcement of the selection of new EHR Assistant Director James L. Moore III, news from NSF includes the introduction of the GRANTED initiative. GRANTED will focus on addressing systemic barriers within the nation’s research enterprise by improving research support and service capacity at emerging, developing, and underserved research institutions.
The CADRE Team
Designing Case Study Research | CADRE Learning Series
CADRE is hosting a free two-part learning series on designing case study research.
In the first webinar on September 12, panelists will address the questions: How do you situate your case study research to explain the phenomena you are studying at different phases of your work? What are some core strategies you might share? During the second webinar on October 24, attendees will discuss in small groups topics, questions, and issues raised during the first webinar.
- Part 1 Webinar: September 12, 2:00-3:30 PM ET
- Part 2 Webinar: October 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET
Inclusive Mathematics Classrooms: Advocating for Policies, Practices, and Resources | STEM for All Multiplex Webinar
September 20, 2022 | 3-4 PM ET
In this CADRE-organized webinar, panelists will discuss the different ways to support equitable instructional practice in mathematics classrooms for students and groups minoritized in the study of mathematics. In addition, panelists consider new questions and the work yet to be done.
Moderator: Salvador Huitzilopochtli
External Review of Education Research | Resources
DRK-12 proposals are required to include “mechanisms to assess success through project-specific external review and feedback processes.” Questions often emerge around the most appropriate mechanisms for this assessment, how to differentiate between research and evaluation programs, and how to plan for and implement an effective evaluation.
The following resources from CADRE and other networks offer information and advice on the evaluation and external review of NSF-funded projects that may be helpful whether you are finalizing your submissions for this year’s DRK-12 solicitation, considering how external review of your current award can better support or inform your project activities, or interested in learning more about the possible roles that evaluators and external review boards can play.
- Snapshot of Active DRK-12 Awards: Evaluation & External Review Foci
- Perspectives from the Field:
- Audio Recording & Summary | The Role of Evaluation in Research Projects: Dan Hanley and Jessica Sickler, both of whom conduct research and evaluation for DRK-12 awards, sat down with CADRE to share their insights into the potential role of evaluation in current STEM education research projects.
- Blog | External Review of DRK-12 Projects: Based on input from evaluators Kristin Bass, Kathy Haynie, Dan Heck, and David Reider, this blog post discusses the similarities and distinctions between advisory boards, external review boards, and external evaluators as well as the roles they might play on STEM education research projects.
- Evaluation Resource Collections
The Value of Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Research | EQR Hub Webinar
September 7, 2022 | 1-2 PM ET
The Evidence Quality and Reach Hub will offer a free webinar on the value and importance of integrating cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) into research. Experts Yan Wang and Robyn Madison will facilitate a discussion on how one’s cultural worldview affects research, share the implications of not attending to CLC in research, and provide examples of how to incorporate culturally and linguistically appropriate standards and approaches in research. The webinar aligns with the EQR Hub’s goal to offer services and resources related to research methods; knowledge translation; and diversity, equity, and inclusion to current and aspiring DRK-12 grantees.
New DRK-12 Awards | Project List
Since our July newsletter, we have received news of several newly funded DRK-12 projects. View the full list of recent awards below.
Congratulations to the newest DRK-12 awardees and welcome to our community! We look forward to getting to know you and hearing about your work as it progresses.
Project Tip: Responding to Proposal or Publication Rejection
Rejection of proposals and publications is normal in the field of education research. While difficult, it can often lead to stronger proposals and publications.
In our second episode of the “Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum of DRK-12” series, Drs. Ilana Horn and Terrell Morton share advice on processing rejection. Through their own experiences with rejection and those of Drs. Eric Wiebe and Melissa Gresalfi, they offer strategies for coping and for deciding on next steps for the proposal or publication:
Watch the full episode, Responding to Rejection, for additional advice on dealing with rejection and making your DRK-12 proposal submission stronger.
News from NSF
- A new NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) solicitation has been posted (deadline January 11, 2023).
- James L. Moore III has been selected as the new NSF EHR assistant director.
- NSF is developing a new initiative, Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED), for Fiscal Year 2023.
News from NSF Networks
- A new 5-year resource center has been awarded to support projects funded by NSF's EHR Core Research (ECR) program.
- A report by STELAR, Perspectives from the Field on Equity and the Future of Work, offers a new tool called the Equity Systems Change Compass.
- CAISE will be transitioning its leadership to a new informal STEM Learning Equity Resource Center this fall.
- CIRCLS has published a new Rapid Community Report titled, Advancing Equitable Education with Intersectional Approaches in Queer Theory
- NSF has funded four new NSF INCLUDES Alliances.
- NSF INCLUDES is hosting a webinar on the new NSF INCLUDES program solicitation (22-622) on August 30 at 4 PM ET.
- Several DRK-12 colleagues will be presenting at the September 13-14 National Academies workshop, Foundations of Data Science for Students in Grades K-12.
- Advanced Placement Course Credit and Undergraduate Student Success in Gateway Science Courses | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Authors: Christian Fischer, Eben Witherspoon, Ha Nguyen, Yanan Feng, Stefano Fiorini, Paulette Vincent-Ruz, Chris Mead, William Nicholas Bork Rodriguez, Rebecca L. Matz, and Christian Schunn
- Developing and Evaluating a Pollination Systems Knowledge Assessment in a Multidisciplinary Course | International Journal of STEM Education
Authors: P. Citlally Jimenez, Doug Golick, Brian A. Couch, and Jenny M. Dauer (2012-13 CADRE Fellow)
- Digital Rural Community Walks: Building Preservice Teachers’ Rural Engagement Through Technology Integration | Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
Authors: Nicholas Lux, Jayne Downey, Jennifer Luebeck, and Joe Hicks
- Equity and Justice in Science Education: Toward a Pluriverse of Multiple Identities and Onto-Epistemologies | Science Education
Authors: Shakhnoza Kayumova and Remy Dou
- Fifth Graders’ Learning to Solve Equations: The Impact of Early Arithmetic Strategies | ZDM – Mathematics Education
Authors: Shengying Xie and Jinfa Cai
- High School Mathematics Teachers' Changes in Beliefs and Knowledge During Lesson Study | Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
Authors: Duyen Thi Nguyen and Dung Tran
- Interpretation and Use Statements for Instruments in Mathematics Education | Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Authors: Michele B. Carney, Jonathan Bostic, Erin Krupa, and Jeff Shih
- Is a Substitute the Same? Learning from Lessons Centering Different Relational Conceptions of the Equal Sign | ZDM – Mathematics Education
Authors: Andrea Marquardt Donovan, Ana Stephens, Burcu Alapala, Allison Monday, Emily Szkudlarek, Martha W. Alibali, and Percival G. Matthews
- Learning Trajectory Based Fraction Intervention: Building a Mathematics Education Evidence Base | Investigations in Mathematics Learning
Authors: Kristi Martin and Jessica H. Hunt
- Long-Term Relationships Between Mathematics Instructional Time During Teacher Preparation and Specialized Content Knowledge | Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Authors: Julien Corven, Joseph DiNapoli, Laura Willoughby, and James Hiebert
- Maximizing the Potential of Mathematical Writing Prompts | Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
Authors: Tutita M. Casa, Cindy M. Gilson, Micah N. Bruce-Davis, E. Jean Gubbins, Stacy M. Hayden, and Elizabeth J. Canavan
- Mentoring in STEM Higher Education: A Synthesis of the Literature to (Re)present the Excluded Women of Color | International Journal of STEM Education
Authors: Tara Nkrumah and Kimberly A. Scott
- Mentoring Science Educators for Equity-Centered Futures | Science Education
Author: John Settlage
- Professional Noticing as Student-Centered: Pre-service Teachers’ Attending to Students’ Mathematics in 360 Video | Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Authors: Karl W. Kosko, Maryam Zolfaghari, and Jennifer L. Heisler
- Supporting Teachers to Customize Curriculum for Self-Directed Learning | Journal of Science Education and Technology
Authors: Libby Gerard, Allison Bradford, and Marcia C. Linn
- Tacit Knowledge and Embodied Insight in Mathematical Modeling | Investigations in Mathematics Learning
Authors: Corey E. Brady, Rita Borromeo Ferri, and Richard A. Lesh
- Teaching and Learning about Respiratory Infectious Diseases: A Scoping Review of Interventions in K-12 Education | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Authors: Yasmin B. Kafai, Yue Xin, Deborah Fields, and Colby Tofel-Grehl
- Teaching Drills: Advancing Practice-based Teacher Education Through Short, Low-Stakes, High-Frequency Practice | Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
Author: Justin Reich
- The Coming Sea-Change in Teacher Education | Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
Author: Chris Dede
- The Efficacy of Digital Media Resources in Improving Children’s Ability to Use Informational Text: An Evaluation of Molly of Denali from PBS KIDS | American Educational Research Journal
Authors: Joy Lorenzo Kennedy, Claire G. Christensen, Tiffany Salone Maxon (2019-20 CADRE Fellow), Sarah Nixon Gerard, Elisa B. Garcia, Janna F. Kook, Naomi Hupert, Phil Vahey, and Shelley Pasnik
- The Efficacy of Research-based “Mathematics for All” Professional Development | Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Authors: Kathleen Melhuish, Eva Thanheiser, Alexander White, Brenda Rosencrans, J. Michael Shaughnessy, Linda Foreman, Andrew Riffel, and Layla Guyot
- Touching the Solar System: A Project-based Learning Astronomy Program for Students with Visual Impairments | Connected Science Learning
Authors: Stephen Kortenkamp, Jinseok Park, Tasnim Alshuli (2022 CADRE Fellow), Garrison Tsinajinie, Sanlyn Buxner, Irene Topor, and Sunggye Hong
- Toward Radical Belonging: Envisioning Antiracist Learning Communities | Race Ethnicity and Education
Authors: Nicole Louie, Leema Berland, Laura Roeker, Kathleen Nichols, Mariana Pacheco, and Carl Grant
- Young Mathematicians: A Successful Model of a Family Math Community | Connected Science Learning
Authors: Kristen Reed and Jessica Mercer Young
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- NEW! October 4, 2022 – NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU - EiR)
- October 5, 2022 – NSF | Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
- NEW! October 6, 2022 – NSF | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)
- 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
- NEW! October 18, 2022 – NSF | NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (STEM Education and Learning)
- NEW! October 25, 2022 – NSF | Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
- November 14, 2022 – NSF | HSI Program Network Resource Centers and Hubs (HSI-Net) (Letter of Intent)
- December 2, 2022 – NSF | Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU-RISE)
- December 15, 2022 – NSF | HSI Program Network Resource Centers and Hubs (HSI-Net) (Full Proposal)
- NEW! January 9, 2023 – NSF | LSAMP National Coordination Hub and Louis Stokes Community Resource Centers (LSAMP Hub & LSCRCs)
- NEW! January 21, 2023 – NSF | Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
- NEW! February 6, 2023 – NSF | Growing Convergence Research (GCR)
- NEW! February 24, 2023 – NSF | EHR Core Research: Building Capacity in STEM Education Research
- Ongoing – Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 | Exploring Mathematics
- Ongoing – Mathematics Teacher Educator | Perspectives on Practice
- September 15, 2022 – AMTE Professional Book Series | Building Community to Center Equity and Justice in Mathematics Teacher Education
- September 30, 2022 – Educational Technology & Society | Developing Learner Agency in Smart Environments
- October 1, 2022 – International Society for Technology, Education and Science | Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education (Book Chapter Summary Proposal)
- October 1, 2022 – Science & Children | Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry
- October 1, 2022 – Science Scope | Using Coding and 3D Printing to Support Science and Engineering
- NEW! November 1, 2022 – Connected Science Learning | Teaching Coding and Computer Science Through Connected Learning
- November 11, 2022 – Learning, Media and Technology | Global and Local Histories of Educational Technology
- NEW! November 15, 2022 – Connected Science Learning | Engaging With Phenomena
- November 30, 2022 – The Physics Teacher | Environment, Sustainability, and Climate Change
- December 1, 2022 – Science & Children | Eclipses Across America
- December 1, 2022 – Science Scope | Eclipses Across America
- December 16, 2022 – Computers in the Schools | Artificial Intelligence and Education (AI&ED): Possibilities, Pedagogies and Risks
- December 31, 2022 – Educational Technology & Society | Preparing for the Future: Cultivating Self-directed Learners with Technology in the K-12 Context
- NEW! January 15, 2023 – Connected Science Learning | Social Emotional Learning and STEM
- NEW! February 1, 2023 – Science Scope | Cultivating Collaboration
- August 29, 2022 (Extended) – 2023 NCME Annual Meeting (Call for Proposals)
- NEW! September 1, 2022 – 2023 ASCD Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- September 4, 2022 – 2023 RCML Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- NEW! September 14, 2022 – 2023 AAPT Winter Meeting (Call for Presentations)
- October 10, 2022 – 2023 AAAS Annual Meeting (Call for Student E-Poster Abstracts)
- October 27, 2022 – 20th Biennial EARLI Conference (Call for Proposals)
- November 18, 2022 – 2023 International CSEDU Conference (Call for Papers)
Career & Professional Development
- September 12, 2022 – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Education: Faculty Position in School Psychology
- September 15, 2022 – University of Michigan: Assistant Professor of Educational Studies (Focus on Critical Studies)
- NEW! September 30, 2022 – Stanford University, Graduate School of Education: Early to Mid-Career Faculty Position in Early Childhood
- NEW! September 30, 2022 – University of California, San Diego: Assistant Professor of Education (Application review begins September 15, 2022)
- NEW! October 10, 2022 – University of Georgia, Department of Educational Psychology: Assistant Professor (Quantitative Methodology)
- NEW! Until filled – Bowdoin College: Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Education
- Until filled – Educational Technology Research and Development: Call for Reviewers
- Until filled – Harvard University: Senior Faculty Position in Teacher Learning and Practice (Application review began February 22, 2021)
- NEW! Until filled – Institute for Science and Math Education at University of Washington: Postdoctoral Scholar, Climate Justice Education
- Until filled – Michigan State University: Research Associate, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (Application review began May 2, 2022)
- Until filled – Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy and Center for Native American and Indigenous Research: Postdoctoral Scholar (Application review began June 15, 2022)
- NEW! Until filled – Rochester Institute of Technology, Department of Computer Science: Lecturer (Application review begins October 1, 2022)
- Until filled – Southern Methodist University: Education Policy and Leadership Associate/Full Professor (Application review began December 15, 2021)
- Until filled – Southern Methodist University: Postdoctoral Research Associate
- NEW! Until filled – The Concord Consortium: Postdoctoral Researcher
- NEW! Until filled – University of Arizona: Assistant Professor, Science Education (Application review begins October 7, 2022)
- Until filled – University of Delaware: Research Associate for NSF CS4All Project
- NEW! Until filled – University of Delaware, School of Education: Post Doctoral Researcher (Application review began July 17, 2022)
- NEW! Until filled – University of Maryland: Faculty Position in Education Policy (Application review begins September 16, 2022)
- Until filled – University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Postdoctoral Scholar in Science Literacy Research
- Until filled – University of Notre Dame, Department of Psychology: Postdoctoral Scholar in Educational Psychology and Research Methods (Application review began June 30, 2022)
- Until filled – University of Pittsburgh, School of Computing and Information: Broader Impacts Project Coordinator
- NEW! Until filled – University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Evaluation, Statistics, and Methodology (Application review begins September 19, 2022)
- Until filled – University of Utah: Director of the Genetic Science Learning Center; Assistant/Associate Professor (Application review began May 1, 2022)
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