November 2022 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

This month’s newsletter includes a Spotlight on projects researching artificial intelligence (AI) in STEM teaching, learning, and assessment. It sheds light on directions in AI education research and approaches to using AI and machine learning to address current challenges in preK-12 STEM education.

If you missed the CADRE Learning Series on case study design, be sure to read the summary of ideas and resources. In addition, CADRE has added a Research Toolkit to our resource page. Let us know what you think and how we might improve this resource for the DRK-12 community and prospective awardees.

Looking ahead, we expect to announce the new CADRE Fellows cohort in December and start the 2023 program in January. Thank you to the many scholars who have been reviewing the applications! Also, the EQR Hub is starting a new Community of Practice focusing on integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into conceptual frameworks for research. Learn more below.

The CADRE Team

Artificial Intelligence in STEM Teaching & Learning | Spotlight

This Spotlight highlights a few of the many ways artificial intelligence can be applied to STEM classrooms and education research, from AI-based assessment to intelligent virtual companions.

In this Spotlight:

Research Toolkit | New Resource

Research Toolkit Icon: White magnifying glass on orange background.

CADRE has compiled education research tips, resources, and tools on research design, theory and frameworks, methodologies, instrumentation, human subjects, and data management.

We invite you to explore the new toolkit and send us feedback: What key resources would you include for STEM education research?

Develop a Conceptual Framework Centered on DEI | EQR Hub Community of Practice (CoP)

Evidence Quality and Reach Hub flyer for community of practiceThe Evidence Quality and Reach Hub (EQR) will offer a free, three-session CoP focused on integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into conceptual frameworks for research. As part of the CoP experience, participants will receive direct instruction and feedback from experts and develop their own conceptual framework.

The CoP sessions will be held:

  • January 25, 2023, from 3-4:30 ET
  • February 15, 2023, from 3-4:30 ET
  • March 8, 2023, from 3-4:30 ET

Participants are expected to attend all three sessions and will gain access to an interactive learning platform and resources for developing DEI-centered conceptual frameworks. Register by December 9, 2022.

Project Tip: Using Visualizations in Research Dissemination

If you don’t already use infographics to tell your research stories, or you want to explore how to do so more effectively, you may be interested in some of these resources:

Explore sample infographics on STEM education: The U.S. Must Improve K-12 STEM Education for All and Transforming Science Education.


News from NSF

News from NSF Networks

  • The NSF INCLUDES Shared Measures platform presents characteristics and collective progress of NSF INCLUDES initiatives.
  • View select recordings of 2022 NSF ITEST PI Meeting sessions as well as virtual posters.
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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