2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting

 

Reimagining STEM Education and Research
Discovery Research PreK-12 PI Meeting | June 15-17, 2021

Presessions starting early June

2021 PI Meeting Logo

The Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), the resource network for NSF DRK–12 awardees, is pleased to host the 2021 DRK–12 PI Meeting. The meeting will be held virtually, June 15-17, with additional programming (e.g., meetings with program officers, asynchronous viewing of project posters, networking opportunities) beginning June 1. Programming on June 15-17 will begin midday and end in the early evening (Eastern Time).

The meeting will provide opportunities for learning, networking, and substantive conversations for DRK–12 project members and collaborators (e.g., practitioners, administrators), NSF program directors, CADRE Fellows, postdocs, and guests. The purpose of the meeting is to engage the DRK–12 community in:

  • Addressing the critical needs and opportunities that the events of the last year have highlighted 
  • Building and sharing new knowledge, best practices, and tools critical to increasing the impact and sustainability of our collective work over time
  • Developing and maintaining professional connections that may result in future collaborations and innovations
  • Supporting attendees at different stages of their careers and projects at different stages in their cycle of research

IMPORTANT DEADLINES


REGISTRATION

Deadline: May 28 (Those who are proposed as session presenters through a Call for Proposal submission must be registered by April 21 for the session proposal to be considered.)

Registration is now open! PIs of active projects were sent an invitation via email. Check your inboxes.

The virtual format allows us to welcome up to 3 representatives from each invited to project.  In addition to the PI (or substitute if the PI cannot attend), we welcome 1-2 project members (e.g., Co-PIs, evaluators, early career researchers and developers) or collaborators (e.g., practitioners, administrators) to register and attend the meeting. Only the PI/PI substitute will be asked to provide additional information about the project during registration.


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

The meeting will be guided by the overarching theme, Reimagining STEM Education and Research. The events of the last year have affected each of us, STEM education, and the research we do. The PI meeting offers an opportunity to take account of the impact of those events, share the ways we have adapted and transformed our work, and reimagine the future of STEM education and research. 

Each of the three days of central synchronous programming (June 15-17) will focus on different aspects of the theme, building from our current understandings and experience toward our plans for a reimagined future in STEM education and research. There will be two strands that run through the three days as we explore the theme through the lenses of 1) STEM Education, and 2) STEM Education Research.

  • June 15 | The current state of education and research
    Concurrent sessions enable participants to discuss the effects of the pandemic, social justice movements, and critical scientific and societal issues (e.g., climate change) on education and research, and examine gaps in the field (that were perhaps brought into higher relief over the last year). 

  • June 16 | Immediate opportunities based on learnings from the last year and re-envisioned priorities 
    Concurrent sessions highlight innovations, approaches, and resources/tools that grew out of and/or are responsive to the current context (e.g., remote learning strategies and tools, new methodologies).

  • June 17 | Planning for the future
    Concurrent sessions enable participants to discuss how we envision the future of education and research, and how our research can help build towards the best version of that future. 

Programming on June 15-17 will be synchronous, beginning midday and ending in the early evening (Eastern Time). Additional programming (e.g., networking, technical assistance, poster sessions, meetings with POs) will occur during and outside of the three synchronous days outlined above starting June 1.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Deadline: April 21

CADRE, NSF, and the DRK–12 PI Meeting Committee* are pleased to announce a Call for Proposals. Registered DRK-12 project members may submit proposals for concurrent sessions that will be scheduled for June 15-17, in accordance with the day’s focus as outlined in the Call for Proposals. Concurrent sessions will be offered in virtual Zoom meeting rooms accessible via the meeting platform. The deadline for submission of proposals is April 21. Each proposed presenter must be registered for a session proposal to be considered.


POSTERS

Each project is invited to present a “poster” (a PPT, handout, video, or other media) representing your project’s work. 

More information will be shared in April about how to sign up to present a poster. 


2021 PI MEETING COMMITTEE MEMBERS 

CADRE is working closely with the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting Planning Committee to design a meeting that offers many opportunities for meeting participants to engage in discussion about current and future STEM education research, share your work, and network. The committee members include:

Jody Bintz, Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships & Professional Learning, BSCS Science Learning | Bio

Jose Blackorby, Senior Director of Research and Development, CAST | Bio

Paul Cobb, Research Professor, Vanderbilt University | Bio

Zandra de Araujo, Associate Professor, University of Missouri | Bio

Ximena Dominguez, Director of Early STEM Research, Digital Promise | Bio

Maisie Gholson, Associate Professor, University of Michigan | Bio

Marcia Linn, Professor, University of California, Berkeley | Bio

Jamie Mikeska, Research Scientist, Educational Testing Service (ETS) | Bio

Eric Wiebe, Professor, North Carolina State University | Bio


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