November 2021 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

CADRE is excited to plan and offer new supports for DRK-12 awardees. Please take our survey on your professional interests and needs, if you haven't already. It should take you less than 10 minutes to complete and will help us design and offer valuable opportunities for you and the DRK-12 community.
This newsletter includes a Spotlight on DRK-12-led conferences and workshops, as well as modeling and dissemination resources and ideas shared at the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting. We encourage registrants to return to the meeting site to view other resources and session recordings.
Did you know that November includes Book Lovers Day and Young Readers Day? This made us wonder how students with visual impairments may be supported to read in a STEM class. The project Bridging the Digital Accessibility Gap in STEM Using Multisensory Haptic Platforms is studying this.
We’ve received applications for the CADRE Fellows program and will announce the new cohort in December! Meanwhile, we’re looking forward to engaging the Fellows in discussion with the DRK-12 community about STEM education research and the promotion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. 
We are planning an upcoming Spotlight on motivation and engagement in mathematics. If you would like your project featured in this Spotlight, please let us know at
The CADRE Team

Spotlight on Conferences and Workshops Organized by DRK-12 Projects

This Spotlight highlights the work of DRK-12 projects focused on organizing conferences or workshops to advance their work and the STEM education field.

Modeling in STEM at the DRK-12 PI Meeting

As we continue to build on the conversations and themes from the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting, we’d like to share some of the ideas and resources that were discussed by presenters and attendees. This month, we’re featuring materials and discussions on modeling in STEM education. Thanks to all who planned, presented, and participated for their contributions. 

tipsProject Tip: Dissemination

At the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting, facilitators and participants offered ideas and insights about supporting project dissemination. Here are slides and a few comments from the session:
  • Compensate your co-design partners to write dissemination materials (like blog posts) and host those on a project website to include their voices in authentic and meaningful ways.
  • Have designated people who do communications work specifically.
  • Pass the <Tweeting> ball between people about different aspects of the project.
  • Use CADRE; don’t waste your time with establishing a Twitter following if you don’t already have one. Use orgs that have networks.

If you registered for the meeting, you can log in and view the session slides and recording. More tips on dissemination can be found in our Dissemination Toolkit.


News from NSF

News from NSF Networks

News from DRK-12 Projects and Awardees
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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.

Career & Professional Development

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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