October 2018 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

Concurrent to our release of two new products focused on broadening participation in STEM education (see below), the National Academies has announced its new report, English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives, which provides guidance on improving STEM learning outcomes for English learners. Committee members included current and former DRK-12 researchers: Hyman Bass, Cory Buxton, Kathryn Chval, Marta Civil, Christine Cunningham, Okhee Lee, Judit Moschkovich, and Guillermo Solano-Flores. This is more evidence that DRK-12 continues to make a contribution to this important area of study as outlined in the 2016 Teacher College Record article, Analysis of the National Science Foundation's Discovery Research K-12 on Mathematics and Science Education for English Learners.

Special thanks go to 2017-18 CADRE Fellows Shondricka Burrell, Salvador Huitzilopochtli, and Brianna Tomlinson for their contributions to the new resources on broadening participation in STEM! And congratulations to the new 2018-19 cohort of Fellows. Learn more about them below.

The CADRE Team

Creating Inclusive PreK-12 STEM Learning Environments

The DRK-12 broadening participation topical group (chaired by Arthur Powell) produced a brief that draws on NSF-supported research and development to highlight steps that education decision-makers can take to improve STEM education for ALL students. Please share the brief with principals, district and state leaders, STEM education policy and advocacy groups, and others throughout your education network.

Read more about the topical group members' projects.

NSF researchers discuss the importance of broadening participation in STEM education in a new video:

CADRE's Spotlight on Broadening Participation in STEM features several briefs, resources for building partnerships, and posters and videos from DRK-12 projects doing related work.

Meet the 2018-19 CADRE Fellows 

Congratulations to the 2018-19 Fellows! CADRE is pleased to announce the new cohort.

  • Courtney P. Benjamin, Washington State University (Nominating PI: Paula Groves Price)
  • Patricia M. Buenrostro, Vanderbilt University (Nominating PI: Ilana Horn)
  • James P. Bywater, University of Virginia (Nominating PI: Jennifer Chiu)
  • Carlson H. Coogler, University of Alabama (Nominating Co-PI: Jonathan Shemwell)
  • Christa Haverly, Michigan State University (Nominating Co-PI: Amelia Gotwals)
  • Ashley D. Scroggins, University of Colorado Boulder (Nominating PI: Beth Herbel-Eisenmann)
  • Matthew Taylor, University of Central Florida (Nominating Co-PI: Lisa Dieker)
  • Mavreen Rose S. Tuvilla, Purdue University (Nominating PI: Minjung Ryu)
  • Korah Wiley, University of California, Berkeley (Nominating PI: Marcia Linn)
  • Wenmin Zhao, University of Missouri-Columbia (Nominating PI: Zandra de Araujo)

The Fellows program will begin with an in-person orientation, followed by online meetings and activities with NSF program directors, Fellows alumni, and DRK-12 awardees to learn more about NSF, career options, publishing, and funding.

Thank you to the following awardees and Fellows alumni who generously shared their experience and advice, or otherwise contributed to the 2017-18 CADRE Fellows program: Kirk Walters, American Institutes for Research; Carrie Allen, SRI International; Pam Buffington, EDC; Carlos Mejía Colindres, ETS; Cynthia D'Angelo, SRI International; Leslie Dietiker, Boston University; Candice Guy-Gaytán, University of Nevada, Reno; Charles Hohensee, University of Delaware; Ilana Horn, Vanderbilt University; Dora Kastel, New Visions for Public Schools; Gladys Krause, College of William and Mary; Sara Lacy, TERC; Abigail Jurist Levy, EDC; Eva Manz, Boston University; David Purpura, Purdue University; Annick Rougee, Washington State University-Tri Cities; Alan Schoenfeld, University of California, Berkeley; Alejandra Sorto, Texas State University; Sherry Southerland, Florida State University; David Stroupe, Michigan State University; Bill Tally, EDC; Tina Vo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; David Yopp, University of Idaho 

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Newsbites from DRK–12 & NSF

We are pleased to share news from 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 DRK–12 Projects & Awardees

Email cadre@edc.org to share news from your project.

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News from NSF Networks

  • Materials from the 2018 STELAR ITEST Principal Investigator and Evaluator Summit
    In case you missed it, materials and recordings from the May 14-15, 2018, STELAR ITEST PI and Evaluator Summit are available.
  • Webinar: Rapid Community Reports (November 1 | 4-5 PM ET)
    CIRCL is working toward the launch of a new, online, peer-reviewed Rapid Community Report (RCR) Series for short form research papers - like primers, workshop reports, and design reflections - that do not normally fit in a journal and deserve wider dissemination than a conference presentation. Learn more in this webinar.
  • Webinar: Preparing Clear & Effective Budgets & Budget Justifications 
    In this CAISE webinar on October 24, 2018, NSF Program Directors Catherine Eberbach and Ellen McCallie, along with Daniel McEnrue from NSF's Division of Grants and Agreements, provided insight into how to apply the PAPPG guidelines to develop clear and effective budgets and budget justifications.
  • A Virtual CS Research Collaborative
    CS for All Teachers launched a research collaborative to virtually support teachers of computer science. This collaborative will co-develop a research agenda and study common benefits and challenges of virtual professional development over the course of a three-year period.

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.

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News from NSF

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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.

Conference Proposals

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


In Case You Missed It

Highlights from recent newsletters and announcements:

A complete archive of our newsletters and announcements is available on cadrek12.org.

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