July 2023 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to be back with our newsletter after taking a brief hiatus last month to focus on the 2023 DRK-12 PI Meeting. It was a pleasure to see both familiar and new faces at the event. We thank the NSF program officers who welcomed us and responded to questions, and to Ivory Toldson who gave a compelling talk, Post-Reform Education, the Data Revolution, and DRK–12. Furthermore, we would like to express our appreciation to the session facilitators and participants who engaged in thought-provoking discussions on current research and the challenges and opportunities for enhancing STEM education. We invite you to review the agenda and access the presentation slides and posters for an overview of the event. Leading up to the meeting, CADRE hosted a webinar organized by The Concord Consortium on Opportunities for Research Within the Data Science Education Community. The webinar was part of ongoing DRK-12 conversations (e.g., building on the roundtable discussion held at the 2021 PI meeting) and aligned with projects' focus on data science education.

During the meeting, NSF presented what’s new in the 2023 DRK-12 solicitation. We invite you to watch a video in which DRK-12 Program Co-lead Joan Walker outlines these changes. Additionally, we encourage you to watch the recordings of the Q&A webinars led by NSF program officers to learn more about DRK-12 proposal requirements and submission and award processes. If you haven't registered yet, there's still time to sign up for the upcoming office hours with NSF program officers scheduled for August. For those new to DRK-12 research, the session materials from the PI meeting offer valuable project insights and guidance.

Notably, several sessions at the DRK-12 PI meeting centered on the intersection of AI and STEM education, a topic of increasing relevance with a growing body of work within DRK-12. We would like to draw your attention to the recently released 2023 update to the National AI R&D Strategic Plan by the U.S. government.

In other news, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has declared 2023 as the Year of Open Science! As part of the ongoing efforts to promote open access, NSF hosted a webinar that provided information on public access implementation and data management. Looking ahead to 2024, NSF will publish Public Access Plan 2.0, aiming to facilitate immediate access to publications and underlying data. These new policies will be enforced no later than January 2025.

We look forward to sharing more updates, opportunities, and insights with you in the coming months. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or suggestions.

The CADRE Team

New DRK-12 Solicitation | Informational Webinars and Resources

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NSF has released the DRK-12 NSF 23-596 solicitation. Review What's New in the solicitation and explore proposal-development resources below. Proposals are due November 8, 2023.

REGISTER NOW for August office hours with NSF program officers to have your solicitation and proposal questions answered.

Webinar Recordings

Additional Resources

2023 DRK-12 PI Meeting Highlights | Resources

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Whether you were unable to attend the meeting, missed a specific session, or simply wish to revisit a particular session, we have you covered with these meeting highlights:

Video | NSF Welcome by Asli Sezen-Barrie, DRK-12 Program Co-lead; Evan Heit, DRL Division Director; and James Moore, EDU Assistant Director

Video | Post-Reform Education, the Data Revolution, and DRK-12, a keynote address by Ivory Toldson, Howard University

Video | NSF Town Hall, a Q&A session with NSF program officers

Slides | First-Time PI Orientation, information about managing a DRK-12 award

Select Session Slides | Links on the agenda to session presentation slides on topics such as equity in STEM education, partnerships for research, AI, and dissemination approaches to increase your project’s impacts

Posters | All posters in a virtual poster hall

Opportunities for Research Within the Data Science Education Community | Webinar Recording

Hosts & Facilitators: Katherine Miller, Chad Dorsey, The Concord Consortium; Kirsten Daehler, Leti Perez, WestEd; Kayla DesPortes, New York University; Nicholas Horton, Amherst College; Seth Jones, Middle Tennessee State University; Josephine Louie, Education Development Center; Josh Rosenberg, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; David Weintrop, University of Maryland

This webinar provided early career data science education researchers with information on the state of the field; tools, curricula, and other resources for researchers; and insight into funding opportunities and proposal development. If you missed this session or would like to reference the information shared, we invite you to review the slides and recording.

Project Tip: Broadening Impact

During the recent DRK-12 PI meeting, a session titled "Conceptualizing Your Dissemination Plans to Create Broader Impacts" was facilitated by DRK-12 awardees Deborah Hanuscin, Western Washington University; Jamie Mikeska, ETS; and Zandra de Araujo, University of Florida. The session focused on exploring innovative synergies between dissemination strategies and broader impacts in their respective projects. To gain inspiration for your own project, review their presentation slides for valuable ideas and insights.


News from NSF

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

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