Recordings of recent DRK-12 webinars and announcements of upcoming webinars are listed below. NSF encourages current awardees to attend the Managing Your NSF Grant webinar on May 27 to learn about personnel, budgets, notifications and requests, and preparing high quality annual and final reports.
Finally, happy birthday to the National Science Foundation. NSF has been funding STEM and education research for 70 years!
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers NSF's most prestigious awards in support of early career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Each year, NSF awards foundation-wide CAREER grants for activities that are helping early career faculty build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
Upcoming Virtual Opportunities
- Cartia Brown-Morgan | Grants Management Specialist, Division of Grants and Agreements, NSF
- Rashawn Farrior | Team Lead, Division of Grants and Agreements, NSF
- Julie Johnson | Program Director and AISL Program Lead, NSF
- Rob Ochsendorf | Program Director and DRK-12 Program Lead, NSF
The webinar will focus on the pressing question: What are ways to support educators in providing high-quality, inclusive instruction that empowers students with disabilities/difficulties as mathematics thinkers and doers?
Informational Webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation 20-572 | Recording & Slides
On May 20, Program Directors Rob Ochsendorf and Michael Steele gave an overview of the revisions to the new DRK-12 solicitation (NSF 20-572) and shared important information and key takeaways. Slides and a recording are posted in our NSF Proposal Toolkit.
Adapting Your DRK-12 Research Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic | Recording
On May 19, CADRE hosted a panel-led discussion about approaches to adapting our current projects and designing new studies that respond to the limitations and opportunities we are currently experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many thanks to our panelists Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Rob Ochsendorf, Laura O'Dwyer, Alan Stockdale! A recording and takeaways from the chat are available.
New DRK-12 Awardees
Congratulations to the newest DRK-12 awardees! We look forward to getting to know you and hearing about your work as it progresses. Welcome to our community! This list of new awards includes all 2019-20 awards posted since our last announcement.
Project Tip: Proposal Development Timeline
Our Proposal Development Timeline provides general guidance and resources to support you in your proposal development, including a timeline for key steps. This resource may be most helpful to early career researchers.
Newsbites from NSF, DRK-12, and NSF Networks
News from NSF
- Dear Colleague Letter: CAREER Proposals Submitted to the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
This announcement encourages eligible members of the STEM education research community to submit proposals to NSF's CAREER program.
- Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) Program Solicitation NSF 20-572
The new solicitation was released this month. The deadline for DRK-12 proposals is October 7, 2020.
- National Science Foundation 70th Anniversary Toolkit
This year marks the 70th anniversary of NSF's founding. NSF invites awardees to participate in several initiatives and help communicate and celebrate the critical role that federal funding of basic science contributes toward innovation, discovery, the STEM workforce and society.
Posing Fundable Questions in Mathematics and Science Education
This International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education article, written by Karen King, Robert Ochsendorf, Gregg Solomon, and Finbarr Sloane, shares the perspectives of NSF program directors on fundable research questions.
News from DRK–12 Projects & Awardees
- AERA Symposium on Flipped Instruction
Podcast | In this Math Ed Podcast, presenters from four studies on flipped mathematics instruction (JP Han, Ruby Ellis (2020 CADRE Postdoc), Jessica Kamuru, Wenmin Zhao (2018-19 CADRE Fellow), Jeremy Strayer, and Darryl Yong) share their prepared AERA annual meeting presentation, followed by an open discussion with Jeff Choppin and Zandra de Araujo.
- Characterizing Students' Arguments and Explanations of a Discipline-Based Computational Modeling Activity
Publication | In this Computer Applications in Engineering Education article, Joseph Lyon, Hayden Fennell, and Alejandra Magana share their results from a case study where students use argumentation to explain their implementation and understanding of their computational models.
- Developing Ambitious Mathematics Instruction Through Web-Based Coaching: A Randomized Field Trial
Publication | In this American Educational Research Journal article, Matthew Kraft and Heather Hill describe and evaluate a Web-based coaching program designed to support teachers in implementing Common Core-aligned math instruction.
- Effects on Mathematics and Executive Function of a Mathematics and Play Intervention Versus Mathematics Alone
Publication | In this Journal for Research in Mathematics Education article, Douglas Clements, Julie Sarama, Carolyn Layzer, Fatih Unlu, and Lily Fesler share their evaluation of two mathematics interventions compared with a business-as-usual control used with more than 1,000 children in 84 preschool classrooms across three districts.
- Emma's Negotiation of Number: Implicit Intensive Intervention
Publication | In this Journal for Research in Mathematics Education article, Jessica Hunt and Juanita Silva share the results from an investigation of the extent to which one elementary school child with working-memory differences made sense of number as a composite unit and advanced her reasoning.
- Handbook of Research on STEM Education
Publication | This handbook, edited by Carla Johnson, Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, Tamara Moore, and Lyn English offers a synthesis of research and presentation of policy within the realm of STEM education, specifically focused on the integration of STEM.
- I Think I Made a Mistake: How do Prospective Teachers Elicit the Thinking of a Student Who has Made a Mistake?
Publication | In this Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education article, Meghan Shaughnessy, Rosalie DeFino, Erin Pfaff, and Merrie Blunk report on prospective teachers' skills and capabilities around a particular problem of practice: eliciting student thinking when a student has an incorrect answer.
- Learning in Embodied Activity Framework: A Sociocultural Framework for Embodied Cognition
Publication | In this International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning article, Joshua Danish, Noel Enyedy, Asmalina Saleh, and Megan Humburg demonstrate how the Learning in Embodied Activity Framework (LEAF) can be a useful tool to help researchers, designers, and instructors thoughtfully design collective activities.
- Mathematics Teaching Has Its Own Imperatives: Mathematical Practice and the Work of Mathematics Instruction
Publication | In this ZDM article, Patricio Herbst and Daniel Chazan exemplify how obligations to other stakeholders may participate in the practical rationality of mathematics teaching as those influences are incorporated into instruction.
- Productive Struggle in Action
Publication | In this Mathematics Teacher article, Katherine Baker, Naomi Jessup, Victoria Jacobs, Susan Empson, and Joan Case use a video scenario to provide a glimpse of productive struggle in action and to showcase its characteristics for both students and teachers.
- Rapid Response COVID-19, Ep.3: Teaching About a Pandemic in a Pandemic
Podcast | In this NSF podcast, Troy Sadler (PI) and Sharon Lynch (NSF program director) are interviewed about Sadler's RAPID DRK-12 grant, Responding to an Emerging Epidemic Through Science Education.
- Reducing Withdrawal and Failure Rates in Introductory Programming with Subgoal Labeled Worked Examples
Publication | In this International Journal of STEM Education article, Lauren Margulieux, Briana Morrison and Adrienne Decker share results from their study on the longitudinal effects of implementing a subgoal learning framework throughout a semester-long introductory programming course.
- Shifting Sights on STEM Education Quantitative Instrumentation Development: The Importance of Moving Validity Evidence to the Forefront Rather than a Footnote
Publication | In this School Science and Mathematics article, Toni Sondergeld describes an initiative to create criteria for evaluating validity evidence of currently used quantitative mathematics instruments and synthesizing validity evidence from published literature.
- Stories from the Field: Locating and Cultivating Computational Thinking in Spaces of Learning
Publication | In this Interactive Learning Environments article, Michelle Hoda Wilkerson, Cynthia D'Angelo (2009-10 CADRE Fellow), and Breanne Litts argue that while efforts to map computational thinking by making high-level connections to other school disciplines may help identify specific curriculum areas in which computing is likely to take place, they do not sufficiently capture the specificity and dynamism that is characteristic of meaningful computational integration.
- Supporting Novice Mathematics Teacher Educators Teaching Elementary Mathematics Content Courses for the First Time
Publication | In this Mathematics Enthusiast article, Siobahn Suppa, Joseph DiNapoli, Eva Thanheiser, Jennifer Tobias, and Sheunghyun Yeo explore how to support novice mathematics teacher educators who are teaching elementary content coursework for prospective elementary teachers for the first time.
- Who Succeeds in STEM? Elementary Girls' Attitudes and Beliefs About Self and STEM
Publication | In this School Science and Mathematics article, Jeanna Wieselmann, Gillian Roehrig, and Justine Kim share key findings from a study exploring ways to maintain girls' STEM interest throughout elementary and middle school.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share news from your project.
News from NSF Networks
NSF ITEST Solicitation Webinar Recording and Slides | STELAR
View slides and a recording of the April 30 webinar on the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program's Solicitation (NSF 19-583).
- Q&A with NSF: On the NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants Solicitation | NSF INCLUDES
Join a live Question & Answer session with NSF on Thursday, May 28, from 3-4 PM ET to discuss the NSF INCLUDES Planning Solicitation.
See our CADRE & NSF Network Events page for ATECentral, CIRCL, CAISE, CS for All Teachers, EvaluATE, NSF INCLUDES, or STELAR events that may be of interest to you.
The following funding and publication opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you and your DRK-12 project members.
- July 8 - NSF | Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
- July 13 - NSF | Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) Planning Grants
August 3 - NSF | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) (Letter of Intent)
August 14 - NSF | Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
- May 30 - Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research | Asset-Based Pre-College Engineering Education to Promote Equity (Abstract Deadline)
- May 31 - Educational Studies in Mathematics | Mathematics Education in a Time of Crisis - A Viral Pandemic
- June 1 - Educational Leadership | The Early Grades
- June 1 - Electronic Journal for Research in Science & Mathematics Education | COVID-19 Special Issue
- June 1 - Journal of Research on Technology in Education | Engaging Learners in Emergency Transition to Online Learning During COVID-19 (Proposal Deadline)
- June 1 - Science & Children | Culturally Responsive Teaching
- June 1 - Science Scope | Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
- June 17 - Journal of Chemical Education | Insights Gained While Teaching Chemistry in the Time of COVID-19
July 1 - Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership | Fall 2020
July 1 - Science Scope | Visual Literacy
- August 1 - Science & Children | Digital Literacy
August 1 - Science Scope | Creativity in the Science Classroom
- August 31 - Journal of Computing in Higher Education | Data Literacy & Computational Thinking in Engineering Education
- September 1 - Advances in Engineering Education | The Impact on Engineering Education of the COVID-19 Epidemic
- September 1 - AERA Open | Education in the Time of Pandemic
September 1 - Educational Leadership | Making PD Stick
September 1 - Science & Children | Global Connections
September 1 - Science Scope | Professional Development
- Ongoing - Educational Technology Research and Development | Special Issue Proposals
Ongoing - Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research | COVID-19 & Childhood
- Ongoing - Research in Science Education | Special Issue Proposals
May 27 - 2021 AACTE Annual Meeting (Call for Proposals)
- May 29 - 2021 AASA National Conference on Education (Call for Proposals)
May 30 - 2021 ASCD Empower21: The Conference for Learning, Teaching, and Leading Together (Call for Proposals)
May 30 - 2020 NCTM Research Conference (Call for Proposals)
June 30 - 2021 ITEEA Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- July 13 - 2020 NABT Professional Development Conference (Call for Proposals)
- July 13 - 2021 ASTE International Conference (Call for Proposals)
- July 14 - 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting (Call for Proposals)
- July 22 - 2021 AERA Annual Meeting (Call for Proposals)
- August 21 - 2021 ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (Paper Abstracts, Pre-symposium, Affiliated Events)
- August 28 - 2021 ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (Full Papers, Panels, Special Sessions, Workshops)
- Until filled - Boston College: Visiting Assistant Professor in Learning Engineering
- Until filled - BSCS Science Learning: Postdoctoral Associate in Biology Education Research
- Until filled - BSCS Science Learning: Research Assistant
- Until filled - Edfinity: Postdoctoral Position
- Until filled - McREL: Communication Specialist
- Until filled - Northern Illinois University: Postdoctoral Researcher (Application review began March 15)
- Until filled - University of California, Irvine: Postdoctoral Scholar for NSF CAREER Project (Last review date May 20)
- Until filled - University of Texas at Austin: Assistant/Associate Professor in STEM Education (Application review began November 5)
- Until filled - Utah State University: Assistant or Associate Professor in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences
- Until filled - University of Wisconsin-Madison: Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences
For job, funding, and capacity-building opportunities for doctoral students, postdocs, and other early career scholars, visit our Early Career News & Opportunities page.
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