NSF has asked us to share your professional news on a timely and regular basis, and we need your help. Please let us know—now and throughout the year— if you’ve received an accolade or other acknowledgement of your research contributions.
Partnerships of various kinds are an essential part of the education research enterprise. This month we’re featuring collaborative projects in our Spotlight and hope you’ll read about what the leaders of these projects have learned from forming and implementing a collaborative project across institutions. We’re also excited to invite you to our next CADRE Learning Series on partnerships. Join our panelists to learn about their approaches to forming partnerships with teachers, schools, districts, and others, and lessons learned about developing and maintaining these relationships.
DRK-12 PIs received an email from CADRE last week asking them to complete our annual portfolio survey. We’re excited to use the results to better communicate about the portfolio of projects and design services and activities (e.g., upcoming Learning Series and the PI meeting) that align with your research interests and needs. Speaking of the 2023 DRK-12 PI Meeting, invited PIs should have received a recent registration reminder via email. Check your inboxes and register now before we open registration to second project members. Information about signing up to present a poster is coming soon.
We're excited to announce a new Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum of DRK-12 video podcast titled If I Knew Then, What I Know Now, that offers insights on managing an NSF project. Watch a 2-minute preview.
Congress raised the National Science Foundation’s budget by 12%, the largest dollar increase NSF has ever received. In addition to highlighting areas such as AI and climate change, Congress reported interest in examining fairness in NSF’s merit review process. The National Science Board (NSB) has established a commission to reexamine NSF’s merit review policy and associated criteria and processes. In part, the NSB will look at the broader impacts criteria and effective practices and models used by other agencies (including institution-blind, investigator-blind, and dual-anonymous processes). The commission’s report will be presented by May 2024. The first day of the February NSB meeting focused on PreK-12th grade STEM education.
In observance of Black History Month, we invite you to learn more about some of the DRK-12 projects seeking to improve STEM education for Black students.
The CADRE Team
DRK-12 Collaborative Projects | Spotlight
This Spotlight features DRK-12 collaborative projects, provides insight into the affordances and challenges of partnering with multiple organizations, and offers advice for those considering a collaborative proposal.
In this Spotlight...
- Featured Projects
- A Partnership to Adapt, Implement and Study a Professional Learning Model and Build District Capacity to Improve Science Instruction and Student Understanding (PIs: Hilda Borko and Emily Weiss)
- Building a Teacher Knowledge Base for the Implementation of High-Quality Instructional Resources through the Collaborative Investigation of Video Cases (PIs: Joseph DiNapoli, David Jabon, and David Wilson)
- Design and Development of a K-12 STEM Observation Protocol (PIs: Emily Dare, Elizabeth Ring-Whalen, and Gillian Roehrig)
- Design Talks: Building Community with Elementary Engineering (PIs: Chelsea Andrews and Jessica Watkins)
- Designing for Science Learning in Schools by Leveraging Participation and the Power of Place through Community and Citizen Science (PIs: Heidi Lyn Ballard and Sol Henson)
- Developing an Online Game to Teach Middle School Students Science Research Practices in the Life Sciences (PIs: Ryan Baker, David Gagnon, and Shari Metcalf)
- Developing and Validating Assessments to Measure and Build Elementary Teachers' Content Knowledge for Teaching about Matter and Its Interactions within Teacher Education Settings (PIs: Deborah Hanuscin and Jamie Mikeska)
- High School Students' Climate Literacy Through Epistemology of Scientific Modeling (PIs: Mark Chandler and Cory Forbes)
- Improving Multi-dimensional Assessment and Instruction: Building and Sustaining Elementary Science Teachers' Capacity Through Learning Communities (PIs: James Pellegrino and Carla Strickland)
- Investigating Productive Use of High-Leverage Student Mathematical Thinking (PIs: Blake Peterson, Shari Stockero, and Laura Van Zoest)
- Related Resources
New Episode! If I Knew Then, What I Know Now | Video Podcast
In CADRE’s third episode of the video podcast, Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum of DRK-12, Terrell Morton and Lani Horn explore what it’s like to manage a project in its first year. Titled If I Knew Then, What I Know Now, the episode features conversations with Principal Investigators Cathery Yeh and Christine Lee Bae, who share what they’ve learned about managing their CAREER and Collaborative Research projects. Lani and Terrell also discuss the advantages of engaging those with different expertise early to broaden project perspectives and build on the core team’s knowledge, skills, and approaches. Watch a 2-minute preview!
Watch the first episode, Post Panel Pop-off, about writing quality project proposals, and the second episode, Responding to Rejection, about what to do when your proposal is not funded.
Capturing Your Project's Current Scope and Progress | 2023 DRK-12 Portfolio Survey
PIs of active DRK-12 awards can expect to receive invitations via email to complete this year’s project survey. If you completed the survey last year, we ask you to review and update your responses as necessary to reflect your project’s current scope and progress.
The information we collect during this annual survey provides NSF, CADRE, and the community with valuable insights into activities, areas ripe for knowledge advancement and synthesis, potential impacts, and opportunities for future investment within the DRK-12 portfolio of projects. CADRE used last year’s results to publicize your products, organize communities of practice, curate topical spotlights on cadrek12.org, and characterize aspects of the portfolio (e.g., evaluation approaches). Complete the survey to make sure your work is represented! Keep an eye on your inboxes.
CADRE Learning Series | Upcoming Opportunity & Resources
Partnerships in Research
Developing and maintaining partnerships is a necessary component of education research. In this two-part series, learn how researchers are approaching partnerships with teachers, schools, districts, and others, and discuss issues and opportunities that have arisen in your own research partnerships.
- Part 1 | March 7, 11:30 AM—1 PM ET
- Part 2 | March 28, 11:30 AM—1 PM ET
Moderator: Ilana Horn, Vanderbilt University; Panelists: Angelina Castagno, Northern Arizona University; William McHenry, Jackson State University; Carrie Tzou, University of Washington Bothell; and Emily Weiss, University of California, Berkeley
Using Video in Education Research
In this recent two-part series, our expert panel shared how they incorporate video into their education research studies for a range of purposes and at different scales. Topics included:
- Developing public-facing videos
- Working with large video data sets
- Turning classroom video data into PD materials
- Studying participant responses to video materials
- Capturing students and teachers together with video
Resources include a webinar recording and slides (in presentation order: Ilana Horn | Erica Walker | Joanne Lobato | Nanette Seago | Heather Hill) from the Part 1 presentation, as well as a resource list.
View past CADRE Learning Series resources on Designing Case Study Research and Professional Development for Researchers Who Don't Study PD.
Project Tip: Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
The revised PAPPG is now in effect. There are a number of changes, including a new certification “requiring senior personnel to certify that the information provided in their Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents is accurate, current, and complete. This certification will be included in both SciENcv and the NSF fillable format for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023.”
News from NSF
- A recent NSF 101 article shares information about funding opportunities for high school students and undergraduate and post-baccalaureate scholars.
- NSF is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the EDU Core Research (formerly EHR Core Research) program! Tuesday, March 7 will kick-off the year-long celebration with a 3 PM ET webinar, ECR: Past, Present, and Future.
- Learn about the new AISL resource center, the Reimagining Equity and Values in Informal STEM Education (REVISE) Center, in their inaugural newsletter and by registering to attend a February 28 webinar from 3-4:30 PM ET.
- NSF INCLUDES has posted a new podcast episode, Interview with Dr. Talitha Washington, Director of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Data Science Initiative and Professor of Mathematics at Clark Atlanta University.
- NSF INCLUDES' National Network members (also members of NASEM) Karl Reid, Fay Cobb Payton, Nilanjana Dasgupta and Kecia M. Thomas will share their insights and input on the new consensus report Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations: Beyond Broadening Participation in a webinar on February 28 at 2 PM ET.
- Ancient Antimicrobials: An Inquiry-based Look at the Social Context Behind Microbes | The Science Teacher
Authors: Akacia Halliday-Isaac and Brooke A. Whitworth
- Are Your Teachers Using Subpar Curriculum Materials? | Educational Leadership
Authors: Amber Northern and Morgan Polikoff
- Biological Evolution Learning and Computational Thinking: Enhancing Understanding Through Integration of Disciplinary Core Knowledge and Scientific Practice | International Journal of Science Education
Authors: Dana Christensen and Doug Lombardi
- Building a Community of Educators of Color as Rebellion: Struggles Toward a Rightful Presence in a Historically White Institution | Journal of School & Society
Authors: Cecilia Guzman, Manuela G. Cruz Sebastian, Tina Cheuk, and Amanda Frye
- Deeper Learning Opportunities and STEM Career Orientation in Out-of-School Time (OST) STEM Enrichment Programs | Journal of STEM Education: Innovation and Research
Authors: Ryan Culbertson, Guan K. Saw, Kahli Hedrick-Roman, Chi-Ning Chang, and Guillermo Lopez (2022 CADRE Fellow)
- Eco Chess: A Classroom Game Exploring Energy Transfer Within an Ecosystem | Science and Children
Authors: Colby Tofel-Grehl, Sarah Braden, Candace Penrod, Laura Wheeler, Tyler Hansen, Andrew Jones, and Clayton Chamberlain
- Engineering for Ecological and Social Justice | Science Scope
Authors: Veronica Cassone McGowan and Todd Campbell
- Examining How Using Dichotomous and Partial Credit Scoring Models Influence Sixth-Grade Mathematical Problem-Solving Assessment Outcomes | School Science and Mathematics
Authors: Toni A. May, Kristin L. K. Koskey, Jonathan D. Bostic, Gregory E. Stone, Lance M. Kruse, Gabriel Matney
- Exploring Computer Science Understanding and Rationales in Preservice Teacher Pathways Through Faculty Professional Development | Journal of Research on Technology in Education
Authors: Michael Karlin, Yin-Chan (Janet) Liao, and Swati Mehta (2023 CADRE Fellow)
- Exploring Energy Through the Lens of Equity: Funds of Knowledge Conveyed Through Video-based Discussion | International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Authors: Eileen G. Merritt, Andrea E. Weinberg (2011-12 CADRE Fellow), and Leanna Archambault
- Exploring, Testing, & Selecting Curriculum Through Lesson Study | Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
Authors: Melissa Graham, Johana Thomas Zapata, Amy Roth McDuffie, Nicole Blake, Introduction and Reflection by Angela T. Barlow, David Custer, and Clayton Edwards
- Healing-Centered Educator Activism in Mathematics Actualized by Women of Color Mathematics Teacher Activists | Equity & Excellence in Education
Author: Kari Kokka
- Immersive Learning Through Experiential Inquiry of a Virtual Epidemic: The Curricular Unit of SPIKEY-20 | The Science Teacher
Authors: Tyler Hansen, Deborah Fields, Amanda Strawhacker, and Yasmin Kafaiy
- Informal Science Learning Experiences for Gender Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in STEM Through a Feminist Intersectional Lens | Cultural Studies of Science Education
Authors: Gabriela Reznik, Luisa Massarani, and Angela Calabrese Barton
- Investigating the Presence of Mathematics and the Levels of Cognitively Demanding Mathematical Tasks in Integrated STEM Units | Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Science Education Research
Authors: Elizabeth N. Forde, Latanya Robinson, Joshua A. Ellis, and Emily A. Dare
- Is That Plausible?: How to Evaluate Scientific Evidence and Claims in a Post-Truth World | The Science Teacher
Authors: Imogen R. Herrick, Gale M. Sinatra, and Doug Lombardi
- Learning to Teach with Science Representations: Meaningfully Connecting the Three Dimensions of Science | Science and Children
Authors: Meredith Park Rogers, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Celeste Nicholas, Dionne Cross Francis, and Joshua Danish
- Math, Culture, Language, and Identity for Emergent Bilinguals | Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
Authors: Ricardo Martinez and Ji Yeong I
- Mathematics and Science Teacher Educators' Use of Representations of Practice: A Mixed Methods Study | School Science and Mathematics
Authors: Christine K. Austin, Karl W. Kosko, and Jennifer L. Heisler
- Mental Simulations to Facilitate Teacher Learning of Ambitious Mathematics Instruction in Coaching Interactions | The International Journal of STEM Education
Authors: Marguerite E. Walsh, Eben B. Witherspoon, Christian D. Schunn, and Lindsay Clare Matsumura
- Multilingual Learners' Epistemologies in Practice in the Context of Computational Modeling in an Elementary Science Classroom | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Authors: Scott E. Grapin, Alison Haas, Lorena Llosa, Daniel Wendel, Ashlyn Pierson, and Okhee Lee
- Noticing Elementary Students’ Mathematical Reasoning and Diverse Needs: Investigating the Impact of Different Noticing Tasks | International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Authors: Vecihi Serbay Zambak (2018 CADRE Postdoc), Ai Kamei, and Kaitlyn Sorochka
- Placemat Instructions: The Development of a New Type of Instructions for Learning Engineering Practices Through Robotics | Science and Children
Authors: Sara Willner-Giwerc, Rachel Hsin, Sonia Mody, and Chris Rogers
- Teaching Assistant Responses to COVID-19 | Journal of College Science Teaching
Authors: Cody Smith, Deepika Menon, Annette Wierzbicki, and Jenny Dauer (2012-13 CADRE Fellow)
- The Role of the Partitioning and Coset Algorithm Quotient Group Partial Meanings in Comprehending the First Isomorphism Theorem and its Proof | Educational Studies in Mathematics
Authors: Kathleen Melhuish, Lino Guajardo, Paul C. Dawkins, Holly Zolt, and Kristen Lew
- The Stories We Tell: Why Unpacking Narratives of Mathematics Is Important for Teacher Conocimiento | The Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Authors: Rochelle Gutiérrez, Marrielle Myers, and Kari Kokka
- “There Is No Room for Me, for a Hawaiian, in Science”: Rightful Presence in Community Science | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Author: Colby Tofel-Grehl
- Toward a Discourse on the Threat of Performative Wokeness to Justice Agendas in Education | Urban Education
Authors: Patricia L. Marshall and Jonee Wilson (2013-14 CADRE Fellow)
- Using Multiple Models to Learn About COVID-19 | The Science Teacher
Authors: Jamie Elsner, Troy Sadler, Eric Kirk (2023 CADRE Fellow), Rebecca Rawson, Patricia Friedrichsen, and Li Ke
- We Are Living It: Learning About Infectious Disease Transmission Through a COVID-19 and Health Equity Unit | The Science Teacher
Authors: Lindsey Mohan, Wayne Wright, Katie Van Horne, Joy Barnes-Johnson, Holly Hereau, Arash Jamshidi, Rebecca G. Kaplan, Audrey Mohan, Dawn Novak, Michael Novak, Allysa Orwig, Ty Scaletta, Nicole Vick, and Daniel C. Voss
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The following funding and publication opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you and your DRK-12 project members.
- February 28, 2023 – NSF | Arecibo Center for STEM Education and Research (ACSER)
- March 13, 2023 – NSF | Expanding AI Innovation Through Capacity Building and Partnerships (ExpandAI)
- NEW! April 3, 2023 – NSF | Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
- April 11, 2023 – NSF | EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows
- NEW! April 11, 2023 – NSF | Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Individual Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (STEMEdIPRF)
- April 27, 2023 – NSF | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) (Preliminary Proposal)
- May 1, 2023 – NSF | Advancing Innovation and Impact in Undergraduate STEM Education at Two-year Institutions of Higher Education
- June 26, 2023 – NSF | Expanding AI Innovation Through Capacity Building and Partnerships (ExpandAI)
- July 25, 2023 – NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) (Letter of Intent)
- July 26, 2023 – NSF | Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
- July 27, 2023 – NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU - EiR) (Letter of Intent)
- August 11, 2023 – NSF | Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
- NEW! August 30, 2023 – NSF | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program)
- February 28, 2023 – Science Education | Teacher Learning and Practice Within Organizational Contexts (Extended Abstracts)
- NEW! March 15, 2023 – Journal Investigations in Mathematics Learning | Units Construction and Coordination Across the Curriculum (PK-20) (Abstract Deadline)
- NEW! March 16, 2023 – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education | Researching the Expertise of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Initial Teacher Education Settings (Extended Abstract Deadline)
- March 19, 2023 – Computers in the Schools | Artificial Intelligence and Education (AI&ED): Possibilities, Pedagogies and Risks
- NEW! March 30, 2023 – Connected Science Learning | Get Out! Connected Learning Experiences Without Walls
- NEW! March 31, 2023 – International Journal of Science Education | The Science Curriculum: Issues, Tensions and Future Prospects (Abstract Deadline)
- NEW! April 1, 2023 – Science & Children | Crosscutting Concepts
- April 1, 2023 – Science Scope | Differentiation for All Environments
- April 1, 2023 – The Science Teacher | Engaging ALL Students in Our Science Classes
- May 20, 2023 – Educational Technology & Society | Educational Design Research for Human Beings’ Learning Access – Centering Accessibility, Equity, and Inclusion
- June 1, 2023 – Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 | 2024 Collaborative Issue
- June 1, 2023 – Science & Children | Climate Justice
- June 1, 2023 – Science & Children | Connecting Mathematics and Science
- June 1, 2023 – Science Scope | Eliciting Student Thinking
- June 1, 2023 – The Science Teacher | Crosscutting Concepts for All
- August 1, 2023 – Science Scope | Assessment
- NEW! March 6, 2023 – 2023 FIE Conference (Call for Abstracts)
- NEW! March 17, 2023 – 2023 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (Call for Papers)
- NEW! March 22, 2023 – AEA Evaluation 2023 (Call for Proposals)
- March 26, 2023 – 2023 NCTM Research Conference (Call for Proposals)
- NEW! April 14, 2023 – 2023 AAPT Summer Meeting (Call for Abstracts)
Career & Professional Development
- NEW! March 1, 2023 – Pacific University: Assistant Professor of Education & Leadership
- NEW! March 20, 2023 – University of North Dakota: Assistant Professor of Math Education
- NEW! March 31, 2023 – University of North Dakota: Teaching, Leadership, and Professional Practice Department Chair; Associate or Full Professor
- NEW! April 3, 2023 – Digital Promise, Learning Sciences Research: Postdoctoral Scholar (2 positions for scholars who identify as BIPOC)
- Until filled – California State University, Dominguez Hills: Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Science Education (Application review began November 18, 2022)
- Until filled – Clemson University: Assistant Professor of Science Education (Application review began December 16, 2022)
- Until filled – Educational Technology Research and Development: Call for Reviewers
- Until filled – Michigan State University: Assistant Professor of Elementary Education and Educational Justice (Application review began November 15, 2022)
- Until filled – Michigan State University: Assistant Professor of Secondary Science Education (Application review began November 1, 2022)
- Until filled – Michigan State University: Research Associate, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (Application review began May 2, 2022)
- Until filled – Michigan State University, College of Education: Postdoctoral Researcher (Application review began November 16, 2022)
- Until filled – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University: Assistant Professor of Science Education
- Until filled – North Carolina State University: Assistant or Associate Professor in Digital Transformation of Education (Application review began November 1, 2022)
- Until filled – Purdue University: Assistant Professor of Special Education (Application review began October 3, 2022)
- Until filled – Purdue University, Center for Early Learning: Purdue University Research Program On STEM Education (PURPOSE) Postdoctoral Training Initiative (Application review began November 30, 2022)
- Until filled – The Concord Consortium: Postdoctoral Researcher
- NEW! Until filled – The University of Texas at Arlington: Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education
- Until filled – University of Georgia, Department of Educational Psychology: Assistant Professor (Quantitative Methodology)
- NEW! Until filled – University of Georgia, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research: Post Doctoral Research Associate (Application review begins March 1, 2023)
- Until filled – University of Missouri, Department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum: Richard G. Miller Endowed Chair in Mathematics Education; Lucy Fields-Gallup and Jeffrey Gallup Chair in Mathematics Education
- Until filled – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Education: Faculty Position in School Psychology (Application review began September 12, 2022)
- Until filled – University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Evaluation, Statistics, and Methodology (Application review began September 19, 2022)
- Until filled – University of Texas at Arlington: Assistant Professor in Bilingual Education (Application review began September 8, 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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