September 2018 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

We received many qualified applicants for the 2018-19 CADRE Fellows program and will announce acceptances in our October newsletter. Thank you to applicants and nominating awardees!  

For those interested in STEM education policy, the White House convened stakeholders this summer to help inform the development of the 2018-2023 strategic plan for implementing STEM Education across the United States. Read the Summary of The 2018 White House State Federal STEM Education Summit. Key takeaways include:

  • forging stronger connections for students between education and work
  • focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship
  • integrating Computer Science principles across the educational experience
  • improving access of STEM programs for all Americans

As a reminder, if your project has new resources, a new website, or other news to share, please let us know at

The CADRE Team

Considerations for STEM Education from PreK through Grade 3

The DRK-12 early learning topical group (co-chairs: Doug Clements and Julie Sarama) has produced a brief that draws on NSF-supported research and development to highlight important considerations about STEM educational experiences for young children and professional learning for educators who provide those experiences. Please share the brief with curriculum leads, principals, superintendents, and others throughout your education network.
NSF researchers discuss the importance of early learning of mathematics in a new video:

New DRK-12 Awardees

Congratulations to this year's DRK-12 awardees! We look forward to getting to know you and hearing about your work as it progresses. Welcome to our community!

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Informational Webinars on DRK-12 Solicitation (17-584): Slides and Recordings 

NSF Program Directors Robert Ochsendorf and Karen King led two webinars on the DRK-12 Solicitation (17-584), addressing the solicitation and proposal preparation process. As a reminder, the submission deadline is November 14, 2018.  

The webinars' slides and recordings plus additional proposal resources can be found in our NSF Proposal Toolkit.  


  Broadening Participation Research Tip

Are you new to research on broadening participation? Read The Use of Theory in Research on Broadening Participation in PreK-12 STEM Education: Information and Guidance for Prospective DRK-12 Grantees, written by members of the DRK-12 topical group on broadening participation in STEM.

Newsbites from DRK–12 & NSF

We're 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 to share news from your project.

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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.

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News from NSF

  • The NSF 2026 Idea Machine
    Enter the competition by proposing a new "Big Idea" in STEM education for future investment by NSF. The deadline is October 26, 2018. Winners will be announced August 2019.
  • NSF: Next Steps Against Harassment
    NSF has published a term and condition for awards that will require awardee organizations to notify the agency of any findings or determinations that an NSF-funded PI or co-PI committed harassment.

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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.

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