July 2021 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

The National Academies report, Call to Action for Science Education: Building Opportunity for the Future, calls on communities across our nation to provide time, materials, and resources to support PreK-16 science education and the development of science knowledge and scientific thinking that are essential for democracy and the future STEM workforce. DRK-12 plays an important role in helping our communities improve science education, including data science education. During the NSF Welcome at the DRK-12 PI Meeting, program lead Dr. Mike Steele noted an increasing number of DRK-12 awards to projects focusing on data science. On October 8, NSF is hosting a town hall meeting on this growing area of interest. Register early to join the town hall and offer your input on future research in this field. 
Congratulations to the newest 2021 DRK-12 awardees, who we welcome into our research community. If you are submitting a proposal for the next DRK-12 deadline in October, be sure you’re familiar with the recent revision of the PAPPG and Research.gov. You can no longer submit proposals through Fastlane. To hear additional tips and guidelines about DRK-12 proposals and submission, watch the recordings or review the slides from two recent solicitation webinars led by Mike Steele.
We also want to congratulate DRK-12 awardees who have collectively written and published a lot this past year. In case you have some time to catch up with those articles and books, here is a summer reading list. Or for a quicker overview of projects, you can visit project posters from the recent DRK-12 PI meeting, which are now on the CADRE website.
With sadness, we share that Bob Moses has passed away. He was an important civil rights activist, teacher, founder of the Algebra Project, and DRK-12 awardee. His work in mathematics literacy for all young people inspired an Algebra Project network and the work of many NSF awards.
The CADRE Team

New DRK-12 Awardees

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. 
You can also sort new projects by their start date on cadrek12.org.

DRK-12 Solicitation Webinar Resources

If you missed the NSF-led webinars on DRK-12 Solicitation 20-572 or would like a refresher, the webinar materials are now available and posted in the NSF Proposal Toolkit.

Summer Reading List

CADRE has compiled a list of recent (2020 and 2021) publications affiliated with DRK-12 projects. Filter by grade level, content area, and/or topical focus to find reading pertinent to your interests.
We also invite you to explore an impressive list of STEM education publications authored by early career researchers in the CADRE community (CAREER awardees, CADRE Fellows, and CADRE Postdocs). Find them in our Early Career News section.
Visit our DRK-12 Research and Products page to explore CADRE's full collection of project resources. Email cadre@edc.org if you have project resources to add.

2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting Follow-Up

Since the PI meeting, CADRE has been reviewing the meeting materials and working to create opportunities for further dissemination and discussion.
  • Virtual Poster Hall: To further disseminate your work, a virtual poster hall has been created on cadrek12.org, which is open to the public.
  • Session Recordings: Additional session recordings have all been posted to the event site (you must be logged in to view). The featured presentations are now open to the public on CADRE’s YouTube Channel! View Playlist.
As a reminder, the session materials will be available on the event site (when logged in) until June 2022. If you are on an active DRK-12 project but were not able to attend the meeting and would like access to the event site to view recordings and session materials, please fill out this form.

tipsProject Tip: Organizing a Panel Session

Designing an effective conference session isn’t easy, but presenters of a recent DRK-12 PI Meeting session shared examples of how one lead session designer prepared for and organized their panel discussion, including requesting 1-2 seminal publications/resources from each panelist. Read more in our latest blog!


News from NSF

News from NSF Networks

News from DRK-12 Projects and Awardees
Do you have news to share? Email cadre@edc.org.

Upcoming Opportunities

The following funding and publication opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you and your DRK-12 project members.


For more NSF funding opportunities, see CADRE's list of Upcoming NSF DRL EHR Solicitation Deadlines.


For other publication opportunities, including those with ongoing submissions, see CADRE's list of Publications for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
For more conference information, see CADRE's list of Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.

Career & Professional Development

For job, funding, and capacity-building opportunities for doctoral students, postdocs, and other early career scholars, visit our Early Career News & Opportunities page.

In Case You Missed It

Highlights from recent newsletters and announcements:

A complete archive of our newsletters and announcements is available on cadrek12.org.

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