This month we begin accepting applications for the CADRE Fellows Program. We’ve made some exciting changes to the program. We’re combining the Fellows and Postdoc programs this year and inviting applications from early career scholars in PhD programs, postdoc positions, or similar stages of a research career. The program will begin in January and include monthly career-development activities through July.
In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Oct. 11), we invite you to learn more about DRK-12 research on STEM teaching and learning for Indigenous people. In addition, Oct. 4-10 was World Space Week, which celebrated women in space! Our October Spotlight features projects that are engaging students in astronomy and the space sciences, featuring a special blog by Roy Gould. We’re also excited to continue highlighting resources from the DRK-12 PI Meeting. This time we’re featuring the session, STEM, Civic Discourse, and Reasoning, moderated by Marcia Linn.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking responses by Nov. 19 to the question, “How can we guarantee all Americans can fully participate in, and contribute to, science and technology?” Read about the preceding “The Time is Now” roundtables that focused on STEM and women and people with gender-expansive identities, people with disabilities, underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, community-centered research, and institutional settings. We’re also watching the progress of the FY22NSF budget appropriations and the development of two new commissions within the Department of Education to improve education for Black students.
This month, as space enthusiasts and students across the globe participate in World Space Week, International Observe the Moon Night, and Dark Matter Day events, we highlight projects in the DRK-12 portfolio that support teaching and learning about astronomy and space sciences. In an accompanying blog post, Roy Gould discusses the increasingly blurry boundaries between disciplines on the frontiers of astronomy.
In this Spotlight:
- An Astronomy Frontier Where Boundaries Dissolve | Blog by Roy Gould
- Featured Projects:
- Engaging Students in Scientific Practices: Evaluating Evidence and Explanation in Secondary Earth and Space Science (PI: Doug Lombardi)
- Thinking Spatially about the Universe—A Physical and Virtual Laboratory for Middle School Science (PIs: Alyssa Goodman & Phil Sadler)
- Additional Resources
Accepting Applications for the 2022 CADRE Fellows Program
CADRE is now accepting applications for the 2022 CADRE Fellows Program. The program provides professional growth opportunities for early career researchers (e.g., doctoral students, postdocs, research assistants) whose work centers on diversity, inclusion, equity, and/or justice in preK-12 STEM education. We invite early career scholars to apply. If you are a more senior scholar and know someone who may be a good fit for the program, we encourage you to invite them to apply.
We aim to establish a cohort of 15 Fellows that represent diverse backgrounds, experiences, interests, professional goals, institutions, and geographic regions. View the full applicant criteria.
Applications are due by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, November 19, 2021. The new Fellows cohort will be announced mid-December. This year’s program will run from January to July 2022. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEM, Civic Discourse, and Reasoning
At the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting, Carol Lee, Marcia Linn, Judit Moschkovich, and Sepehr Vakil discussed this year’s NAEd report on Civic Discourse and Reasoning, opportunities to integrate civic reasoning in STEM education, emerging evidence to support such integration, and the challenges ahead. If you weren’t able to attend, we invite you to view the recording and slides, as well as consider some of the resources and strategies offered by participants during breakout discussions.
Project Tip: Writing a Successful Press Release
Spreading the word about your project can start as soon as you receive notice of your funding. These recent press releases offer models of how you and your institution can jump start the promotion and dissemination of your research. For more information about writing a press release, visit our Dissemination Toolkit.
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News from NSF
- If you missed NSF's Fall 2021 Virtual Grants Conference, recorded conference sessions are available.
- NSF announced New Proposal and Submission Types and System Enhancements to Support the Revised PAPPG (NSF 22-1).
- NSF by the Numbers provides statistical and funding information for awards, NSF-funded institutions, funding rate, proposals evaluated, and obligations by fiscal year.
- NSF's Award Terms and Conditions have been revised. Read the announcement.
News from NSF Networks
- Conference materials from CIRCLS' 21 Convening are now available.
- Listen to the latest episode(s) of NSF INCLUDES' podcast series Collaborative Strategies for Inclusive Change.
- NSF INCLUDES recently launched a new initiative called Shared Measures to gather data on broadening participation in STEM.
- View session recordings and posters from the 2021 NSF PI ITEST Virtual Conference.
News from DRK-12 Projects and Awardees
Several DRK-12 awardees contributed to the new report, Science and Engineering in Preschool Through Elementary Grades: The Brilliance of Children and the Strengths of Educators published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.
Career & Professional Development
- A Call for a Humanistic Stance Toward K–12 Data Science Education | Educational Researcher
Authors: Victor R. Lee, Michelle Hoda Wilkerson, and Kathryn Lanouette
- A Critical Mathematics Perspective on Reading Data Visualizations: Reimagining Through Reformatting, Reframing, and Renarrating | Educational Studies in Mathematics
Authors: Laurie H. Rubel, Cynthia Nicol, and Anna Chronaki
- A Framework of Construct-Irrelevant Variance for Contextualized Constructed Response Assessment | Frontiers in Education
Authors: Xiaoming Zhai, Kevin C. Haudek, Christopher Wilson, and Molly Stuhlsatz
- Computer-Based Guidance to Support Students’ Revision of Their Science Explanations | Computers & Education
Authors: Libby Gerard and Marcia C. Linn
- Do Career-Engaging Courses Engage Low-Income Students? | AERA Open
Authors: Jay Stratte Plasman (2015-16 CADRE Fellow), Michael A. Gottfried, and Daniel J. Klasik
- Empowering Latinx Families to Help Children with Mathematics | Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
Authors: Sabrina De Los Santos Rodríguez, Audrey Martínez-Gudapakkam, and Judy Storeygard
- Fostering Spaces for Black Joy in STEM-Rich Making and Beyond | Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education
Authors: Ti'Era D Worsley (2019-20 CADRE Fellow) and ReAnna S Roby (2018 CADRE Postdoc)
- Improving NGSS Focused Model-Based Learning Curriculum through the Examination of Students’ Experiences and Iterated Models | Research in Science & Technological Education
Authors: Byung-Yeol Park, Todd Campbell, Miriah Kelly, Ron Gray, Chester Arnold, Cary Chadwick, Laura M. Cisneros, David Dickson, David M. Moss, Laura Rodriguez, John C. Volin, and Michael R. Willig
- Model My Watershed: An Investigation into the Role of Big Data, Technology, and Models in Promoting Student Interest in Watershed Action | The Journal of Environmental Education
Authors: Nanette Marcum-Dietrich, Steve Kerlin, Amanda Hendrix, Nicole Sorhagen, Carolyn Staudt, and Zachary Krauss
- No Bones About It | Science Scope
Authors: Lydia Lytal, Brooke A. Whitworth, and Gail Morton
- Positioning Students to Explore Math with Technology | Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
Authors: Allison W. McCulloch, Jennifer N. Lovett, Lara K. Dick, and Charity Cayton
- Rightful Presence in Times of Crisis and Uprisings: A Call for Disobedience | Equity & Excellence in Education
Authors: Cathery Yeh, Paulo Tan, and Daniel L. Reinholz
- Secondary Science Teachers’ Implementation of a Curricular Intervention when Teaching with Global Climate Models | Journal of Geoscience Education
Authors: Kimberly Carroll Steward, Devarati Bhattacharya (2020 CADRE Postdoc), Mark Chandler, and Cory T. Forbes
- Storyline Units: An Instructional Model to Support Coherence from the Students’ Perspective | Journal of Science Teacher Education
Authors: Brian J. Reiser, Michael Novak, Tara A. W. McGill, and William R. Penuel
- Teachers’ Disciplinary Boundedness in the Implementation of Integrated Computational Modeling in Physics | Journal of Science Education and Technology
Authors: Rebecca Vieyra and Joshua Himmelsbach
- Telling the Energy Story: Design and Results of a New Curriculum for Energy in Upper Elementary School | Science Education
Authors: Sara J. Lacy, Roger G. Tobin, Sally Crissman, Lezlie DeWater, Kara E. Gray, Nick Haddad, James K. L. Hammerman, and Lane Seeley
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- November 3, 2021 – NSF | ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) - Partnership and Adaptation Proposals (Full Proposal)
- November 11, 2021 – NSF | Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) - Targeted Infusion Projects; Broadening Participation Research Projects; Implementation Projects; ACE Implementation Projects (Full Proposal)
- December 1, 2021 – NSF | EHR Core Research - Resource Coordination Hub (ECR Hub)
- December 1, 2021 – NSF | Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) for Secondary and Elementary Teachers in STEM
- December 3, 2021 – NSF | Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) (Letter of Intent)
- January 18, 2022 – NSF | Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
- January 25, 2022 – NSF | Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) (Full Proposal)
- February 9, 2022 – NSF | Computer Science for All (CSforAll: Research and RPPs)
- February 25, 2022 – NSF | EHR Core Research: Building Capacity in STEM Education Research
- March 22, 2022 – NSF | Racial Equity in STEM Education (EHR Racial Equity)
For more NSF funding opportunities, see CADRE's list of Upcoming NSF DRL EHR Solicitation Deadlines.
- Ongoing – Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 | Transitioning to a Postpandemic World
- November 1, 2021 – Educational Leadership | Feedback for Impact
- November 1, 2021 – The Journal of Environmental Education | Digital Technologies and Environmental Education (Abstract Deadline)
- November 15, 2021 – Connected Science Learning | (Re)connecting the STEM Learning Ecosystem: Lessons from the Pandemic
- November 15, 2021 – Journal of Research on Technology in Education | Reciprocal Issues of Artificial and Human Intelligence in Education (Abstract Deadline)
- December 1, 2021 (Submission Opens) – Journal of Engineering Education | Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Engineering Education
- December 1, 2021 – Educational Leadership | Ready for the Real World?
- December 1, 2021 – Journal of Engineering Education | Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Engineering Education (Pre-registration Deadline)
- December 1, 2021 – Journal of Geoscience Education | In Our VOICES: Voices Integrating Culture in the Earth Sciences
- December 1, 2021 – Science Scope | MS-PS3: Energy
- December 15, 2021 – Connected Science Learning | Preparing and Supporting STEM Educators in Informal and Formal Settings
- January 1, 2022 – Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 | Social-Emotional Learning and Mathematics
- February 1, 2022 – Science & Children | Earth's Place in the Universe
- February 1, 2022 – Science Scope | MS-ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe
- February 15, 2022 – Connected Science Learning | STEM Engagement: The Power of Families and Communities
- February 28, 2022 – Educational Technology & Society | Dynamic Accounts of Digital Divides: Longitudinal and Relational Insights into Unequal Learning Gains from Online and Blended Education
- February 28, 2022 – Sustainability | Educational Technologies
For other publication opportunities, including those with ongoing submissions, see CADRE's list of Publications for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
- October 26, 2021 – 2022 NSTA National Conference (Call for Proposals)
- November 8, 2021 – 2022 ASEE Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- November 15, 2021 – 2022 NCSM Annual Conference (Call for Proposals)
- November 19, 2021 (Extended) – 2022 ISLS Annual Meeting (Call for Papers)
- November 30, 2021 – 2022 International CSEDU Conference (Call for Papers)
- December 1, 2021 – 2022 ASEE Spring Virtual Workshops (Call for Proposals)
- December 20, 2021 – 2022 International CSEDU Conference (Call for Session and Workshop Proposals)
- February 22, 2022 – 2022 EdMedia + Innovate Learning Summit (Call for Proposals)
For more conference information, see CADRE's list of Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.
Career & Professional Development
- October 29, 2021 – University of Cincinnati, School of Education: Assistant Professor of Action Research and Qualitative Methodologies
- October 29, 2021 – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Assistant Professor of Special Education in Significant Disabilities
- October 29, 2021 – University of Washington Bothell: Postdoctoral Scholar for NSF Project
- October 30, 2021 – University of Pittsburgh: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor with Focus on Critical Disability Studies and Special Education
- November 1, 2021 – Muhlenberg College: Associate Professor & Education Department Chair
- November 1, 2021 – Stanford University: Education Data Science Faculty
- November 1, 2021 – Stanford University: Professor in Science Education
- November 1, 2021 – University of Pittsburgh: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Quantitative Policy
- November 12, 2021 – University of Washington Tacoma: Assistant Professor of Native American Education
- November 15, 2021 – Indiana University: Assistant Professor of the Learning Sciences
- November 30, 2021 – University of Pittsburgh: Associate or Full Professor of Black Radical Tradition in Urban Education
- December 1, 2021 – University of California, Los Angeles: Professor of Education - Civil Rights
- Until filled – Aspen Institute: Program Manager, Postsecondary Success for Parents Initiative
- Until filled – Auburn University: Postdoctoral Researcher, Biology Education (Application review began July 1, 2021)
- Until filled – Boston College: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Science Education
- Until filled – California Education Partners: Associate Director, Research-Practice Partnerships
- Until filled – California State University, Long Beach: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education (Application review began October 15, 2021)
- Until filled – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis: Call for Editors (2023-2025)
- Until filled – Educational Technology Research and Development: Call for Reviewers
- Until filled – Educational Testing Service: Research Scientist - Fairness, Equity, Validity and Efficacy
- Until filled – Florida State University: Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology: Learning & Cognition (Application review begins October 18, 2021)
- Until filled – Georgia State University: Assistant Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education (Application review began September 15, 2021)
- Until filled – Georgia State University, Department of Educational Policy Studies: Assistant/Associate Professor of Qualitative Research (Application review began September 1, 2021)
- Until filled – Georgia State University, Department of Educational Policy Studies: Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research (Application review began September 1, 2021)
- Until filled – Georgia State University, Department of Educational Policy Studies: Assistant Professor of Social Foundations of Education (Application review began September 1, 2021)
- Until filled – Harvard University: Senior Faculty Position in Teacher Learning and Practice (Application review began February 22, 2021)
- Until filled – Review of Educational Research: Call for Editors (2022-2024)
- Until filled – Texas State University: Postdoc in STEM Education (Application review began April 23, 2021)
- Until filled – The University of Texas at Austin: Open Rank Professor of STEM Education (Application review began October 1, 2021)
- Until filled – University of California, Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor of Early Literacy Education (Application review begins November 1, 2021)
- Until filled – University of California, Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies (Application review begins October 15, 2021)
- Until filled – University of Delaware: Research Associate for NSF CS4All Project
- Until filled – University of Florida: Lastinger Center Post-Doctoral Mathematics Content Developer
- Until filled – University of Florida: Lastinger Center Post-Doctoral Associate for NSF Math Project
- Until filled – University of Maine: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Application review began April 1, 2021)
- Until filled – University of Maryland: PDS Secondary Math Education Coordinator
- Until filled – University of Michigan: Learning Sciences & Technology Faculty
- Until filled – University of Rochester: Postdoctoral Scholar for NSF-funded Project
- Until filled – University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Assistant Professor in Math Education (Application review began September 1, 2021)
- Until filled – University of Utah: Associate Professor of STEM Education (Application review begins December 15, 2021)
- Until filled – University of Virginia: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education (Application review begins November 4, 2021)
- Until filled – Vanderbilt University: Assistant Professor of Education Policy in Inequality (Application review began October 15, 2021)
- Until filled – Vanderbilt University: Postdoctoral Researcher for NSF Project (Application review begins January 15, 2022)
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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