November 2018 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

October was National Disabilities Awareness Month, and December 3 is International Day of Disabled Persons. So this month, CADRE is featuring DRK-12 projects studying STEM education for children and youth with disabilities. In addition to this month's Spotlight, you might also visit CADRE's dissemination toolkit for information and resources about developing accessible products and communications.

CADRE rang in November by hosting the 2018-19 CADRE Fellows during their orientation at EDC in Waltham, MA. We look forward to meeting with them throughout the year and inviting DRK-12 awardees to share their expertise and experiences.

The CADRE Team

Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education reports that more than 6.5 million children and youth were served under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) from 2016-17, the majority of whom qualified with  health impairments, specific learning disabilities, and/or speech or language impairments.  

This Spotlight features DRK-12 projects that are researching and developing approaches and tools to support STEM teaching and learning for students with disabilities. 

Featured Projects:

New NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Released  

NSF issued a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG 19-1), effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 28, 2019. 

For an overview of the changes, view a recording of the November 27th NSF webinar on the new PAPPG.

 Tip: Sign up for NSF's Proposal and Award Policy Newsletter

   In this newsletter, NSF shares new documents and information related to project management and proposal writing. Subscribe here.

2019 STEM for All Video Showcase   

Save the date! The 2019 Video Showcase will be held May 13-20, 2019.

If you are thinking about submitting a video this year, don't forget to start collecting video (b-roll) and photos now.

Newsbites from DRK–12 & NSF

We are pleased to share news from NSF, DRK–12 projects and people, as well as our sister resource networks who serve other NSF funding programs (ATECentralCAISECIRCLCS for All TeachersMSPnet, and STELAR). In addition to our newsletter digest, we disseminate your news items on our website and social media. 

News from NSF

  • Employment Opportunity at NSF
    The incumbent for this program director position will work in one or more of the following programs: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL), Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12), Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), EHR Core Research, Advanced Technology Education (ATE, in partnership with the Division of Undergraduate Education), Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF, in partnership with other NSF directorates), Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (in partnership with other NSF directorates).
  • What Was Your STEM Spark?
    NSF is asking anyone who has a passion for  science to share the moment that sparked their curiosity about or interest in science, technology, engineering or math via Twitter or Instagram (#MySTEMspark), starting November 26.

News from DRK–12 Projects & Awardees

Email to share news from your project.

News from NSF Networks

See our Upcoming CADRE & NSF Network Events page for ATE, CIRCL, CAISE, CS for All Teachers, 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

For more conference information, see CADRE's list of Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.


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