June 2019 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

Many of you may be thinking about your next NSF DRK-12 proposal submission now that the deadline (November 13, 2019) is less than five months away. This newsletter contains several articles that may be helpful to you. We announce the next DRK-12 solicitation webinar. which will be led by Dr. Robert Ochsendorf and Dr. Karen King. Join us if you have questions about the solicitation and submission of a DRK-12 proposal. We also highlight recent DRK-12 publications in our summer reading list. Find out about current DRK-12 project research in your area of interest by filtering the reading list on CADREK12.org. If you are interested in algebra, we invite you to explore our new Spotlight. And we have a new blog that discusses when to work with an advisory board versus an external evaluator. Thank you to Kristin Bass, Kathie Haynie, Dan Heck, and David Reider for providing their insights on this topic.

The comment period for the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, competition to gather community input to help set NSF's agenda for research in science and engineering, ends today (June 26). A few ideas directly related to preK-12 education are in the running for the grand prize. Watch videos of those big ideas and submit your comments.


The CADRE Team

Informational Webinar on NSF's DRK-12 Solicitation (17-584)

July 9, 2019 | 1-2:15 PM ET

Join NSF program directors for an informational webinar on the Discovery Research in PreK-12 Education Solicitation (17-584). We encourage you to watch last year's webinar recording and bring any additional questions to this webinar.

Visit our NSF Proposal Toolkit for resources to support you in writing your NSF proposal. DRK-12 proposals are due November 13, 2019.

Spotlight on Algebra Education

Beginning in the earliest grades, DRK-12 projects are promoting access to and success in algebra for all students, through pre-service training and professional learning opportunities for teachers, instructional materials, assessments, learning technologies, interventions for at-risk students, and other innovations. This Spotlight includes a perspective piece by Colleen Henry, a second grade educator, and highlights the work of 15 projects.

Featured DRK-12 Projects

Summer Reading List

Looking for reading material this summer? CADRE has compiled a list of recent (2018 and 2019) publications by DRK-12 projects. Filter by grade level, content area, and/or topical focus to find reading pertinent to your interests.

In addition, we invite you to explore an impressive list of STEM education publications (not necessarily based on DRK-12 funded work), 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.


Project Tip on Using External Reviewers

If you are writing a proposal and are not sure how best to fulfill the requirement for external review, read this blog to help determine whether an advisory board or external evaluator would be the better choice for your project. Visit the CADRE Proposal Toolkit for additional resources on evaluation

Newsbites from NSF, DRK-12, and NSF Networks

News from NSF

  • CAREER Program Webinar Recording
    On May 9, NSF held a webinar to answer questions about the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) program. CAREER proposals are due July 17.
  • Employment Opportunity for EHR Program Director
    NSF has an opening for a temporary EHR program director. Applications are due by July 15, 2019.
  • Feedback on NSF.gov
    NSF is working to redesign and build the next NSF.gov website and is interested in your opinion on what's working well (and what's not) so they can build the site to meet your needs. Sign up to participate in one or more of their studies.
  • "For comment" Draft of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
    NSF is accepting comments from the external community until COB July 29, 2019 on the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). To facilitate review, revised text has been highlighted in yellow throughout the document and explanatory comments have been included in the margins, where appropriate.
  • Help NSF Review 2026 Idea Machine Competition Entries
    NSF has received more than 800 idea submissions for the NSF 2026 Idea Machine competition, and 33 are in the running for the grand prize. Help NSF determine which entries will advance to the next stage by watching video pitches and commenting on the importance and potential impact of their Big Ideas, as well as providing suggestions on how their ideas can be improved. The deadline is June 26.
  • Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv)
    NSF has designated the National Institutes of Health's SciENcv as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in proposals to NSF.

News from DRK–12 Projects & Awardees
Email cadre@edc.org to share news from your project.

News from NSF Networks
  • Incorporating AI into K-12 CS | CS for All Teachers
    View a recording of this May 30 webinar about incorporating artificial intelligence into computer science classrooms.
See our Upcoming CADRE & NSF Network Events page for ATE, CIRCL, CAISE, CS for All Teachers, EvaluATE, MSPnet, or STELAR, events that may be of interest to you.

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.

Conference Proposals

In Case You Missed It

Highlights from recent newsletters and announcements:

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

Back to Top

Subscribe | Create CADRE Account