Administrators and teacher leaders have distinct roles when it comes to leading and carrying out STEM teaching and learning. They discuss the vision for and implementation of instruction, how to use data to inform instruction, strategies for leading school-wide initiatives, how to provide meaningful opportunities to understand and use content and instructional practices, and how to build capacity to support other educators within the school. This month's Spotlight on Administrators and Teacher Leaders examines the approaches of two DRK-12 projects that focus on these two groups in their research.
We’re excited to invite colleagues who are unable to attend the 2023 DRK-12 PI Meeting to register to participate in two virtual sessions. On Wednesday, June 28, hear Dr. James Moore, assistant director of the Directorate for STEM Education (EDU) at NSF, discuss new agency initiatives, followed by Dr. Ivory Toldson, who will speak about how DRK–12 awardees are driving a data revolution to ensure equity in STEM education. You’re also invited to register for the NSF Town Hall on Friday, June 30, where NSF program directors will be available to answer questions you may have about the DRK-12 program and future NSF research. In advance of discussions at the PI meeting, we’re also hosting the webinar Opportunities for Research Within the Data Science Education Community.
NSF invites you to attend the EDU advisory committee meeting on May 31-June 1. Read the agenda and register ahead. NSF has detailed its plans to spend its $1 billion budget increase for fiscal year 2023, including significant funding for the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP). NSF has also funded new AI institutes, including the AI Institute for Inclusive Intelligent Technologies for Education (INVITE) and the AI Institute for Exceptional Education (AI4ExceptionalEd).
CADRE will not send a June newsletter; we’ll be busy with the PI meeting. However, watch your inbox for PI meeting updates, DRK-12 solicitation updates and information, and more. We’ll be back in July with another newsletter. In the meantime, we are leaving you with plenty of reading to keep you busy: see the Summer Reading List of 2022-23 DRK-12 Publications.
The CADRE Team
Administrators and Teacher Leaders in STEM Education | Spotlight
Administrators and teacher leaders are playing a critical role in improving preK-12 STEM education by providing updated technology, materials, and equipment; offering professional development opportunities; and establishing policies and procedures that support teachers, students, and families in their efforts to engage with STEM learning. In this Spotlight, learn more about how two DRK-12 projects are engaging administrators and teacher leaders to create a culture of STEM learning, ensure all students have access to high-quality instruction, and inspire students to pursue STEM-related fields.
In this Spotlight:
- Featured Projects
- Related Resources
2023 DRK-12 PI Meeting | Updates and Opportunities
From June 28 to 30, DRK-12 awardees will be networking with peers, attending sessions, and participating in poster presentations as we deep dive into the latest research and topics in the field of preK-12 STEM education and research. Throughout the conference, we will focus on important themes including Equity for Education, Building Teacher Capacity to Support Interdisciplinary Computational Thinking, Co-Designing in Partnership as a Strategy for Supporting Justice in STEM Education, and Leveraging AI Tools in STEM Education.
Don't miss out on the opportunity for project team members to engage with other researchers and NSF program officers, learn about NSF initiatives, and ask questions about the DRK-12 program. Register to attend the virtual sessions below.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 | 5:00–6:15 pm ET
Asli Sezen-Barrie, Evan Heit, and James Moore, National Science Foundation
NSF program officers present NSF and the Directorate for STEM Education’s strategic vision, and the role that DRK–12 projects have in that vision.
Post-Reform Education, the Data Revolution, and DRK–12
Ivory Toldson, Howard University
Toldson discusses how DRK–12 awardees are playing an important role in advancing post-reform education and ushering in a data revolution to help ensure that all students are given an equitable educational opportunity in STEM.
FRIDAY, JUNE 30 | 11:45 am–12:30 pm ET
NSF Town Hall
Moderator: Evan Heit, National Science Foundation
This Town Hall session brings together conference attendees to discuss the challenges, successes, and opportunities faced by preK-12 STEM education research. Attendees have the opportunity to share their insights and experiences, ask questions, and learn about NSF policies and practices from DRK-12 program directors.
Opportunities for Research Within the Data Science Education Community | Webinar
Monday, June 26, 3:00–5:00 pm ET
Hosts: Katherine Miller, The Concord Consortium; Seth Jones, Middle Tennessee State University; Kirsten Daehler, WestEd; David Weintrop, University of Maryland; and Chad Dorsey, The Concord Consortium
The goal of this workshop session is to invite early career researchers interested in data science education (DSE) into the DSE community. The session includes information on the state of the field; tools, curricula, and other resources for researchers; and insight into funding opportunities and proposal development. Participants explore topics, research interests, and problems of practice in more depth in breakout rooms with session leaders. Participants share nascent research ideas and receive feedback and mentoring. While all members of the DSE research community are welcome to attend, the session focuses on resources and support for those who are early in their research careers and seeking to build a career in studying and supporting DSE at all educational levels—but particularly at the K-12 level.
Summer Reading List | 2022-23 DRK-12 Publications
CADRE has compiled a list of recent (2022 and 2023) 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 the Early Career News section of our website.
Visit the DRK-12 Research and Products page to explore CADRE's full collection of project resources. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have project resources to add.
Project Tip: Proposal Development Timeline
CADREK12.org's Proposal Development Timeline is a resource designed to help those who want to develop successful grant proposals. The timeline outlines various steps (from conceptualization to integrating reviewer feedback) involved in the process and provides helpful tips and resources to guide users through each step. Work backwards from the deadlines to ensure you have enough time to carefully plan the project and develop your proposal. Be sure to check with your organization for specific guidance and deadlines.
News from NSF
- Join the Directorate for STEM Education for the June 7 webinar STEM Education Reform in Urban High Schools: It's Complicated; It's Consequential as part of the ECR 10th anniversary celebration.
- NSF will host a second CAREER Program Informational Webinar on May 25 to discuss the CAREER program and key solicitation requirements followed by Q&A. Register to attend.
- Read NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan's recent op-ed "STEM Must Meet People Where They Are" in Science magazine.
- Registration is open for the Spring 2023 NSF Virtual Grants Conference. This free event will be broadcast on Zoom June 5-8.
- Join STELAR on May 25 for a webinar on the 2023 ITEST Program Solicitation (NSF 22-585).
- STELAR hosted an informational webinar on preparing Scaling, Expanding, and Iterating Innovations (SEI) ITEST proposals. View the slides.
- A Framework for Evidentiary Reasoning in Biology: Insights from Laboratory Courses Focused on Evolutionary Tree-Thinking | Science & Education
Authors: Shiyao Liu, Chaonan Liu, Ala Samarapungavan, Stephanie M. Gardner, Kari L. Clase, and Nancy J. Pelaez
- A Local Instruction Theory for Emergent Graphical Shape Thinking: A Middle School Case Study | Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Authors: Teo Paoletti, Allison L. Gantt, and Julien Corven
- A Participatory Turn in Mathematics Education Research: Possibilities and Tensions | Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Authors: Oyemolade Osibodu, Sunghwan Byun, Victoria Hand, and Carlos LópezLeiva
- Advancing Social Justice Learning Through Data Literacy | Educational Leadership
Authors: Josephine Louie, Emily Fagan, Jennifer Stiles, Soma Roy, and Beth Chance
- Assessing the Public Availability of School Discipline and Infraction Data | Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Authors: F. Chris Curran, Lelydeyvis Boza, Katharine Harris-Walls, and Tiffany S. Tan
- Building Consensus for Integrated STEM and Social-Emotional Development: From Convening to Implementation | Connected Science Learning
Authors: Patricia J. Allen and Gil G. Noam
- Can Automated Feedback Improve Teachers’ Uptake of Student Ideas? Evidence From a Randomized Controlled Trial in a Large-Scale Online Course | Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Authors: Dorottya Demszky, Jing Liu, Heather C. Hill, Dan Jurafsky, and Chris Piech
- Can We and Should We Use Artificial Intelligence for Formative Assessment in Science? | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Authors: Tingting Li, Emily Reigh (2019-20 CADRE Fellow), Peng He, and Emily Adah Miller
- Changing Lanes: Relational Dispositions That Fuel Community Science Learning | American Educational Research Journal
Authors: Tamara Clegg, Kenna Hernly, June Ahn, Jason C. Yip, Elizabeth Bonsignore, Daniel Pauw, and Caroline Pitt
- Conceptualizing Teachers’ Interactions with Resources in Crossing Languages and Cultures | ZDM – Mathematics Education
Authors: Luc Trouche, Jill Adler, and Janine T. Remillard
- Evidence-based Designs for Physically Active and Playful Math Learning | Theory Into Practice
Authors: Daniela Alvarez-Vargas, Jessica Paola Lopez Perez, Vanessa Noemy Bermudez, Susana Beltrán-Grimm, Evelyn Santana, Kreshnik Begolli (2013-14 CADRE Fellow), and Andres Sebastian Bustamante
- Examining the Effects of STEM Identity and Teaching Identity on Science and Mathematics Teaching Identity and Persistence in a Teaching Program | Journal of College Science Teaching
Authors: Ingelise Giles, Nicole Cook, Zahra Hazari, Maria Fernandez, and Laird Kramer
- Fostering Community-Engaged Problem-Solvers: Utilizing Engineering Design Process to Mitigate Impacts of Natural Disasters | Science & Children
Authors: Amanda Rapstad, Rebekah Hammack, and Nicholas Lux
- If You Only Have One Hour…Teaching Statistical Inference to Youth | Statistics Teacher
Authors: Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, and Jacquelyn Silverbush
- Integrative Analysis Using Big Ideas: Energy Transfer and Cellular Respiration | Journal of Science Education and Technology
Authors: Jonathan T. Shemwell, Daniel K. Capps, Ayca K. Fackler, and Carlson H. Coogler (2018-19 CADRE Fellow)
- Justice-Centered STEM Education with Multilingual Learners | Science Scope
Authors: Scott E. Grapin, Sharon Dudek, and Okhee Lee
- Passive, Active, and Constructive Engagement with Peer Feedback: A Revised Model of Learning from Peer Feedback | Contemporary Educational Psychology
Authors: Yong Wu and Christian D. Schunn
- Pre-paring for Ambitious Mathematics Teaching: Examining the Role of Video in Supporting Mathematics Teacher Educators | Educational Studies in Mathematics
Authors: Lynsey Gibbons, Suzanne Chapin, Ziv Feldman, and Rachel Starks
- Professional Development Tune-Up | Phi Delta Kappan
Authors: Judith Haymore Sandholtz, Cathy Ringstaff, and Jessica Triant
- Rainfall, River Height, and Local Relevance: Supporting Students’ Use of Real-World Data to Explore Flash Floods | Science & Children
Authors: Lauren E. Brase, Lindsay C. Mossa, and Edward C. Robeck
- Reasoning About Fraction and Decimal Magnitudes, Reasoning Proportionally, and Mathematics Achievement in Australia and the United States | Journal of Numerical Cognition
Authors: Ilyse Resnick, Nora Newcombe, and Micah Goldwater
- Reflecting on STEM Classroom Experiences: The Power of an Observation Tool with an Integrated STEM/SED Lens | Connected Science Learning
Authors: Virginia Andrews, Victoria Oliveira, Patricia J. Allen, Drew H. Gitomer, and Gil G. Noam
- Reflecting on the Aims and Scopes of JMTE: Considerations for Prospective Authors | Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
Author: Alison Castro Superfine
- Response to “The Importance of Lesson Study” | Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
Authors: Melissa Graham, Johana Thomas Zapata, Amy Roth McDuffie, and Nicole Blake
- River’s Edge Construction: Third-Grade Students Engineer Solutions to Prevent Local Flooding | Science & Children
Authors: Tyneezha Harris, Min Jung Lee, Kristie Gutierrez, and Jennifer Kidd
- “Simply a Matter of Numbers”: Public Commentators’ Construction of a Mathematical Model of Equality Perpetuating the Myth of Mathematics as Objective and Neutral | Electronic Journal for Research in Science and Mathematics Education
Authors: Carlos Nicolas Gómez Marchant (2014-15 CADRE Fellow), Alexandra Aguilar, Emma C. Gargroetzi
- Socio-Scientific Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Comparing In-person and Virtual Science Learning Using Model-Evidence Link Diagrams | Journal of Science Education and Technology
Authors: Nancy Gans, Vivian Zohery, Joshua B. Jaffe, Anissa Ahmed, Luke Kim, and Doug Lombardi
- Teacher Responsiveness as a Core Feature of Justice- and Equity-Centered Instruction | The Science Teacher
Authors: Hosun Kang and Lindsay Fay
- Teachers’ Race and Gender Biases and the Moderating Effects of Their Beliefs and Dispositions | International Journal of STEM Education
Authors: Yasemin Copur-Gencturk, Ian Thacker, and Joseph R. Cimpian
- Technology and Median Income Data: Opening Doors | Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
Authors: Gail Burrill, Joan Funderburk, Becky Byer, and Rachael Gorsuch
- Testing Theoretical Explanations for Heterogeneity in Associations Between a State Quality Rating and Improvement System and Prekindergarten Children’s Academic Performance | Contemporary Educational Psychology
Authors: Jennifer K. Finders, Robert J. Duncan, David J. Purpura, James Elicker, and Sara A. Schmitt
- Toward Developing a Valid and Reliable Assessment of Adults' Nature of Engineering Views | Journal of Engineering Education
Authors: Erdogan Kaya, Hasan Deniz, and Ezgi Yesilyurt
- Turning Trucks into a Meaningful Geometry Exploration | Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
Authors: Kate Roscioli and Jennifer Suh
- Using Programming to Express Mathematical Ideas | Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
Authors: Deborah Spencer, June Mark, Kristen Reed, Paul Goldenberg, Kate Coleman, Kathryn Chiappinelli, and Zachary Kolar
- Using Automated Analysis to Assess Middle School Students' Competence with Scientific Argumentation | Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Authors: Christopher D. Wilson, Kevin C. Haudek, Jonathan F. Osborne, Zoë E. Buck Bracey, Tina Cheuk, Brian M. Donovan, Molly A. M. Stuhlsatz, Marisol M. Santiago, and Xiaoming Zhai
- Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk: Symmetry in NGSS Teacher Professional Learning | Science & Children
Authors: Alison Haas, Abigail Schwenger, Leah Master, Scott E. Grapin, and Okhee Lee
- What’s Up with Gravity? Addressing Misconceptions Through Discrepant Events | The Science Teacher
Authors: Yamil Ruiz and Brooke A. Whitworth
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The following funding and publication opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you and your DRK-12 project members.
- June 1, 2023 – NSF | LSAMP National Coordination Hub and Louis Stokes Community Resource Centers (LSAMP Hub & LSCRCs)
- June 1, 2023 – NSF | Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
- June 26, 2023 – NSF | Expanding AI Innovation Through Capacity Building and Partnerships (ExpandAI)
- July 19, 2023 – NSF | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Directorate for STEM Education (IUSE: EDU)
- July 25, 2023 – NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) (Letter of Intent)
- July 26, 2023 – NSF | Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
- July 27, 2023 – NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU - EiR) (Letter of Intent)
- NEW! August 4, 2023 – NSF | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) (Full Proposals)
- August 11, 2023 – NSF | Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
- August 30, 2023 – NSF | Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program)
- May 31, 2023 (Extended) – Multi-Journal Special Issue | Gender Equality in Education
- June 1, 2023 – Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 | 2024 Collaborative Issue
- June 1, 2023 – Science & Children | Climate Justice
- June 1, 2023 – Science & Children | Connecting Mathematics and Science
- June 1, 2023 – Science Scope | Eliciting Student Thinking
- June 1, 2023 – The Science Teacher | Crosscutting Concepts for All
- NEW! June 15, 2023 – Connected Science Learning | Science Competitions and Fairs
- June 30, 2023 – School Science and Mathematics | Making STEM Accessible for Individuals with Divergent Learning Needs (Proposal Deadline)
- NEW! July 1, 2023 – Science & Children | Assessment
- July 1, 2023 – School Science and Mathematics | STEM Teacher Leadership (Extended Abstract Deadline)
- August 1, 2023 – Educational Measurement | Leveraging Measurement for Better Decisions
- NEW! August 1, 2023 – Science & Children | Phenomena-Driven Instruction
- August 1, 2023 – Science Scope | Assessment
- September 30, 2023 – Learning, Media and Technology | Theorizing the Future of Generative AI in Education (Abstract Deadline)
- October 1, 2023 – Science Scope | Climate Change
- NEW! October 2, 2023 – Curriculum Inquiry | Are We Ready for School Abolition? Abolition as Educational Praxis
- December 1, 2023 – Science Scope | Using Phenomena
- December 15, 2023 – Educational Technology & Society | Virtual Reality in Teacher Education: Innovations, Opportunities, and Challenges
- May 31, 2023 – 2024 AASA National Conference on Education (Call for Proposals)
- NEW! June 15, 2023 – 2024 Seattle Regional Conference and Exposition (Call for Proposals)
- June 23, 2023 – 2023 Connected Learning Summit (Call for Proposals)
- NEW! June 30, 2023 – 2024 ITEEA Annual Conference (Call for Presentations)
- July 10, 2023 – 2024 ASTE Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- NEW! July 14, 2023 – 2023 NABT Biology Education Research Symposium (Call for Proposals)
- NEW! December 13, 2023 – 2024 CSEDU International Conference (Call for Papers)
Career & Professional Development
- June 7, 2023 – American Evaluation Association: Minority-Serving Institution Fellowship
- June 9, 2023 (Extended) – University of California, Irvine, School of Education: Postdoctoral Scholar for NSF CAREER Project (Application review begins May 31, 2023)
- Until filled – Columbia University, Teachers College: Lecturer - Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design
- Until filled – Michigan State University: Assistant Professor of Secondary Science Education (Application review began November 1, 2022)
- Until filled – Michigan State University: Research Associate, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (Application review began May 2, 2022)
- Until filled – North Carolina Agricultural and Technological State University: Assistant Professor of Science Education
- Until filled – Purdue University, Center for Early Learning: Post Doc Research Associate (Application review began April 15, 2023)
- Until filled – University at Buffalo, SUNY: Postdoctoral Associate, Engineering Education
- Until filled – University of California, Davis, School of Education: Postdoctoral Scholar: Studying Youth Community Action and Science (Application review began April 15, 2023)
- Until filled – University of Delaware, School of Education: Post Doctoral Researcher for NSF Project
- Until filled – University of Georgia, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research: Post Doctoral Research Associate (Application review began March 1, 2023)
- Until filled – University of Illinois Chicago, Department of Educational Psychology | Black epiSTEMologies Postdoctoral Research Associate
- Until filled – University of Utah: Director of the Genetic Science Learning Center; Assistant/Associate Professor (Application review began May 1, 2022)
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