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Creating Inclusive PreK–12 STEM Learning Environments

Brief CoverBroadening participation in PreK–12 STEM provides ALL students with STEM learning experiences that can prepare them for civic life and the workforce.

Author/Presenter: 
Malcom Butler
Cory Buxton
Odis Johnson Jr.
Leanne Ketterlin-Geller
Catherine McCulloch
Natalie Nielsen
Arthur Powell
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 

This brief offers insights from National Science Foundation-supported research for education leaders and policymakers who are broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM). Many of these insights confirm knowledge that has been reported in research literature; however, some offer a different perspective on familiar challenges.

Webinar Resources: Managing Your NSF Grant

NSF grants and program officers led a session on NSF grant policies and grant management procedures. Topics covered included personnel, budgets, notifications and requests, and preparing high quality annual and final reports.

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Author/Presenter: 
Cartia Brown-Morgan
L. Rashawn Farrior
Julie Johnson
Robert Ochsendorf
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

NSF grants and program officers led a session on NSF grant policies and grant management procedures. Topics covered included personnel, budgets, notifications and requests, and preparing high quality annual and final reports.

Insight from DRK-12 CAREER Awardees

This resource contains advice from CAREER awardees in the DRK-12 portfolio about how to develop a competitive proposal and successfully manage a CAREER project based on their experience. Twenty-four DRK-12 CAREER awardees responded to the questions:

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

This resource contains advice from CAREER awardees in the DRK-12 portfolio about how to develop a competitive proposal and successfully manage a CAREER project based on their experience.

Webinar Resources: Informational Webinar on DRK-12 Solicitation (20-572)

NSF program directors Rob Ochsendorf and Mike Steele presented on the revised DRK-12 Solicitation (2

Author/Presenter: 
Robert Ochsendorf
Michael Steele
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

NSF program directors Rob Ochsendorf and Mike Steele presented on the revised DRK-12 Solicitation (20-572), giving an overview of the revisions and sharing important information and key takeaways from the solicitation.

Webinar Resources: Adapting Your DRK-12 Research Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 19, 2020,

Author/Presenter: 
Beth Herbel-Eisenmann
Robert Ochsendorf
Laura O'Dwyer
Alan Stockdale
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

On May 19, 2020, Beth Herbel-EisenmannRob OchsendorfLaura O'Dwyer, and Alan Stockdale led online discussion about the implications of COVID-19 on DRK-12 research, including approaches to adapting your current projects and designing new studies that respond to the limitations and opportunities we are currently experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Paritcipants asked questions and shared their ideas related to redesigning their research (while still addressing your goals and original questions), IRB issues such as security and risk, stopping and restarting research, and more.

Analyzing Instruction in Math using the Teaching for Robust Understanding Framework (AIM-TRU)

The Analyzing Instruction in Math using the Teaching for Robust Understanding Framework (AIM-TRU) learning cycle is the result of a research-practice partnership centered on using the analysis of videocases grounded in high-quality instructional materials for use as a resource for in-service and pre-service professional learning. For videos, materials, slidedecks and a facilitation guide, please visit our website (note: a free user name is necessary to access the materials).

Author/Presenter: 
Eileen Murray
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

The Analyzing Instruction in Math using the Teaching for Robust Understanding Framework (AIM-TRU) learning cycle is the result of a research-practice partnership centered on using the analysis of videocases grounded in high-quality instructional materials for use as a resource for in-service and pre-service professional learning. For videos, materials, slidedecks and a facilitation guide, please visit our website (note: a free user name is necessary to access the materials).

Tip: Leveraging Your Networks

If you are looking for online resources, many museums, universities, teacher networks, and educational organizations are curating lists. For example, the Exploratorium has created a Learning Toolbox featuring free materials addressing coronavirus science, as well as general science support for at-home learning.

Short Description: 

If you are looking for online resources, many museums, universities, teacher networks, and educational organizations are curating lists. For example, the Exploratorium has created a Learning Toolbox featuring free materials addressing coronavirus science, as well as general science support for at-home learning.

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Research Quest

Research Quest is a series of science investigations designed to improve students’ critical thinking skills. Registration and use is free! Parents can also sign up free for Research Quest Live, hosted by a live museum education facilitator (https://nhmu.utah.edu/rq-live).

Author/Presenter: 
Kristen Butcher
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

Research Quest is a series of science investigations designed to improve students’ critical thinking skills. Registration and use is free! Parents can also sign up free for Research Quest Live, hosted by a live museum education facilitator (https://nhmu.utah.edu/rq-live).

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