November 2017 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,  

To close out November, we are excited to share a new product, developed in collaboration with DRK-12 awardees, which offers practical design guidelines for online and blended professional development experiences. CADRE is currently launching two new topical groups: one on early learning and another on broadening participation. Watch for synthesis reports from these groups at the PI meeting in June.

We also encourage you to present in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase. CADRE's Dissemination Toolkit offers a number of tips and resources to help you effectively tell your project's story through video.

Finally, congratulations to our DRK-12 colleagues who have recently released new products or had their work featured in education venues. We hope you enjoy this month's project newsbites and invite you to send us yours!
The CADRE Team

2017 CADRE FellowsEmerging Design Principles for Online and Blended Teacher Professional Development 

Following the launch of Spotlight on Online & Blended Professional Development (PD), CADRE convened awardees representing 11 DRK-12 projects in a series of activities designed to elicit and form consensus around emerging design principles for online and blended teacher PD programs. The resulting principles are presented in a new report, Emerging Design Principles for Online and Blended Teacher Professional Development in K-12 STEM
Thank you to awardees who contributed to this effort (listed alphabetically).
Lead Writers: Meg Bates, Shereen Beilstein, Amy Busey, Lynn Goldsmith, Susan Kowalski, Michelle Perry
Contributing Awardees: Catrina Adams, Meg Bates, Amy Brodesky, Pam Buffington, Joseph Robinson Cimpian, Chad Dorsey, Jodi Cressap Gee, Amelia Gotwals, Genevieve Henricks, Victoria Jay, Irene Lee, Cheryl Moran, Johannah Nikula, Jennifer Richards, Amber Rowland, Kara Suzuka, Jessica Thompson, Robert Tinker, Kersti Tyson, Tanya Wright

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2018 STEM For All Video Showcase

Call for Presenters! 
The STEM for All Video Showcase attracts and engages ~50,000 researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and members of the general public. Projects are invited to share their work by creating a three-minute video highlighting the ways in which they are transforming the educational landscape. 

Presenter Registration: January 15 - February 15
Video Submission Deadline: April 25

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NSF Updates

Education and Human Resources (EHR) Advisory Committee
November 30-December 1
This week, NSF is convening the EHR Advisory Committee to provide guidance, recommendations, and oversight concerning NSF's programs for education and human resource development. More information, including minutes from past meetings, can be found on Learn More

NSF's Big Ideas
NSF has released a new report, which provides updates on activities related to the ten long-term research and process ideas announced in 2016, identifying areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. Read the Report

STEM Education Advisory Panel
Today (November 30) is the deadline to submit membership recommendations for the STEM Education Advisory Panel (Committee), which provides advice and recommendations to the Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM). The committee will also assess CoSTEM's progress in carrying out responsibilities related to the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, and help identify need or opportunity to update the Federal STEM Education 5-Year Strategic Plan. Learn More

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Newsbites from DRK-12 & NSF

We're pleased to share this quarter's news from DRK-12 projects and people, as well as our sister resource networks who serve other NSF funding programs (ATECentralCAISECIRCL, CS for All TeachersMSPnet, and STELAR). In addition to our newsletter digest, we disseminate your news items on our website and social media. Let us hear from you!

News from DRK-12 Projects & Awardees

Email to share news from your project.

News from NSF Networks

  • CAISE Citizen Science Portal
    A new repository on offers information on funded projects, research, evaluation reports, and other resources related to promoting public participation in scientific research.
  • From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies
    On January 19 (2-3pm ET), Justin Reich and Mimi Ito will lead a webinar, hosted by CIRCL, where they discuss research on why educational technology efforts often fail to achieve equitable outcomes and offer guiding principles to address these pitfalls.

See our Upcoming NSF Network Events page for ATE, CIRCL, CAISE, CS for All Teachers, MSPnet, or STELAR, events that may be of interest to you.

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Upcoming Opportunities

The following funding, publication, and career opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you or your DRK-12 colleagues.

For more NSF funding opportunities, see CADRE's list of upcoming NSF EHR solicitation deadlines.

For other publication opportunities, including those with ongoing submissions, see CADRE's List of STEM Education Publications (PDF).



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