May 2022 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

More than 40 DRK-12 projects presented videos in the recent STEM For All Video Showcase. It isn’t too late to view those videos to learn about current work! For those considering submitting a proposal for future work, please join NSF for a webinar on the DRK-12 program and solicitation.
Based on the results of the Spring 2022 DRK-12 portfolio survey, one in 10 of the responding active DRK-12 awards is researching and/or developing video to support STEM teaching and learning. Two thirds of these projects are leveraging video as part of their professional development or teacher education efforts. In this month’s Spotlight, we’re featuring projects that study video-based professional development and a blog on using 360 video in teacher education. We also have a recording and resources to share from the final learning series' webinar on professional development design.
The EQR Hub is offering a webinar, How to Create a High-Quality Engagement Plan to Disseminate STEM Research and Innovations, and accompanying community of practice (CoP).
In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we invite you to learn more about the project, Precipitating Change in Alaskan and Hawaiian Schools: Modeling Mitigation of Coastal Erosion.
The NSF director’s testimony before the House Appropriations Committee on May 11 provides insights into future NSF funding priorities, including supporting more research in EPSCoR states and for minority-serving institutes. NSF also submitted its equity plan to address harassment, optimize demographic data collection, create an equitable contracting environment, increase participation of Native nations and their members in NSF’s portfolio, and implement a civil rights program.
The CADRE Team

Video-Enhanced Teacher Education | Spotlight

In this Spotlight, learn how seven DRK-12 projects are leveraging video to enhance teacher learning. Blog writer, Karl Kosko, describes 360 video and approaches to using the immersive video technology in teacher education.
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NSF DRK-12 Solicitation | Webinar

June 16, 2022 | 1-2 PM ET
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If you are planning to submit a DRK-12 proposal (deadline October 5, 2022), we encourage you to register and attend this NSF-led webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation 20-572.
Find proposal development resources in our NSF Proposal Toolkit. If you are preparing a DRK-12 proposal for the first time, find guidance in our Proposal Development Timeline and in our new video by Ilana Horn and Terrell Morton: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum of DRK-12: Post Panel Pop-off.

How to Create a High Quality Engagement Plan | Webinar

June 9, 2022 | 3:30-4:30 PM ET
Join the Evidence Quality and Reach Hub (EQR Hub) for a free webinar on creating high-quality engagement plans for sharing STEM research and innovations. Emily Loney, AIR, will review the benefits of creating an engagement plan, introduce the main components of such a plan, and discuss what types of products get noticed by educational stakeholders. Registrants will be invited to join a community of practice (CoP) to dig deeper into topics covered in the webinar and to develop their own engagement plan for a current or future research and design project. Read more.

CADRE Learning Series on Professional Development for Researchers Who Don't Study PD | Recordings & Resources

If you are developing professional development components for a proposal or project, explore the resources from our recent CADRE Learning Series.
In Part 1 of the learning series, expert panelists shared important design principles for PD during a webinar.
In Part 3, panelists discussed what they learned from their design consultations (Part 2), sharing how they applied (or modified) professional development design principles to address the investigators’ needs.

Argumentation, Scientific Modeling and Pedagogical Content Knowledge | New Syntheses of DRK-12 Work

The Advancing Methods and Synthesizing Research in STEM Education project synthesized insights from 60+ DRK-12 projects. Syntheses focus on three high-priority topics in STEM education: argumentationscientific modeling, and pedagogical knowledge content. Each synthesis describes DRK-12 projects funded between 2011- 2015, identifies cross-cutting findings, and offers suggestions for future research priorities.

2022 STEM For All Video Showcase | DRK-12 Videos

This year, more than 40 DRK-12 funded projects shared their work in 3-min videos and by engaging participants in discussion. Congratulations to the following videos recognized at this year's Showcase:


Public Choice
Facilitator's Choice
Videos from this year's Showcase are now also featured on the STEM For All Multiplex where you can continue the discussion.

tipsProject Tip: Find Up-To-Date Opportunities

Stay up-to-date with CADRE’s listing of funding, publication, conference, and career opportunities related to prek-12 STEM education research. We update the information every month. See also the Upcoming Opportunities section of the newsletter each month.


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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.

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    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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