Pre-K

Webinar on the Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development

Author/Presenter: 
Edith Gummer
Year: 
2014
Short Description: 

This webinar, led by Edith Gummer (formerly of NSF), discusses the guidelines outlined in the report co-authored by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.

2014 DR K-12 Program Webinar Resources

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Author/Presenter: 
David Campbell
Barbara Berns
Year: 
2014
Short Description: 

In this 2-webinar series hosted by CADRE, NSF provides an overview of the DR K-12 funding program and reviews this year's DR K-12 solicitation.

STEM Smart Brief: Nurturing STEM Skills in Young Learners, PreK–3

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2013
Short Description: 

Current data on school readiness and early math and science achievement indicate we are not giving young children the support they need to be “STEM Smart”. Read this brief on nurturing STEM skills in young learners.

Resource Type: 
Publication

STEM Smart Brief: CTE Pathways to STEM Occupations

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2014
Short Description: 

“Workers in STEM fields play a direct role in driving economic growth. Yet, because of how the STEM economy has been defined, policymakers have mainly focused on supporting workers with at least a bachelor’s degree, overlooking a strong potential workforce of those with less than a BA.” Read this brief to explore CTE pathways to STEM occupations.

Resource Type: 
Publication

A Targeted Study of Gaming and Simulation Projects in DR K-12

The NSF’s Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12) program is one potential source of funding for the needed research on the educational effectiveness of gaming and simulations. The DR K-12 program seeks to enhance the teaching and learning of STEM in K-12 education by funding the “development, testing, deployment, effectiveness, and/or scale-up of innovative resources, models, and tools”4 in STEM areas. This work takes on many forms within the funding portfolio, including computer games and simulations.

Author/Presenter: 
Barbara Brauner Berns
Amy Busey
Alina Martinez
Uma Natarajan
Sarah Sahni
Sally Wu
Year: 
2014
Short Description: 

The NSF’s Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12) program is one potential source of funding for the needed research on the educational effectiveness of gaming and simulations. The DR K-12 program seeks to enhance the teaching and learning of STEM in K-12 education by funding the “development, testing, deployment, effectiveness, and/or scale-up of innovative resources, models, and tools”4 in STEM areas. This work takes on many forms within the funding portfolio, including computer games and simulations. With the growing attention to these types of educational technologies, the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) conducted a brief targeted study to better understand the gaming and simulation research and development work being funded within the NSF’s DR K-12 program and to highlight work that may help fill the gaps identified by the NRC.

Resource Type: 
Publication

Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers

This file contains a listing of STEM education-related conferences that may be of interest to DRK-12 grantees, such as for the purposes of (1) disseminating knowledge and products and (2) developing partnerships with stakeholders and end-users. These conferences were chosen because they provide researchers and developers with an opportunity to present their work to individuals that could use, promote, or improve the work. We include conferences that target practitioners and policymakers, as well as research and academic communities.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Short Description: 

This list includes STEM education-related conferences that may be of interest to DRK-12 grantees.

Resource Type: 
Tool

Descriptive Portfolio Overview of Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12) Projects Funded from 2007 to 2012

The Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) was funded by a cooperative agreement, beginning in 2008, as the resource network that supports the DR K-12 community in advancing the state of research and evaluation in STEM education, and furthering the goals of the DR K-12 program. As part of its work, CADRE annually conducts a review of the DRK-12 portfolio.

Author/Presenter: 
Alina Martinez
Brian Freeman
Daphne Minner
Laurie Bozzi
Carolyn Callahan
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2013
Short Description: 

This overview is intended to describe the scope and depth of research and development DR K-12 has funded and to identify areas that could be advanced by further investigations by CADRE. The overview summarizes the 351 projects that met the criteria for inclusion and analysis.

STEM Smart Brief: Engineering: Emphasizing the “E” in STEM Education

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2013
Short Description: 

“Engineering is taught only sporadically in K-12 schools, despite growing evidence that engaging in engineering education leads to improved student learning and achievement in mathematics and science, in part by connecting these subjects to real-world problems.” Read this brief to learn more about the increasing efforts to integrate engineering into the K-12 curriculum.

Resource Type: 
Publication

STEM Smart Brief: Connecting Informal and Formal STEM Education

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2012
Short Description: 

“Providing a richness of resources unavailable in any classroom, informal science institutions across the country have developed exemplary partnerships with public schools—and have room for more.” Read this brief to explore how out-of-school learning can complement and enhance what is being taught in the classroom.

Resource Type: 
Publication

STEM Smart Brief: Raising the Bar: Increasing STEM Achievement for All Students

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2012
Short Description: 

“When students from non-mainstream backgrounds receive equitable learning opportunities, they are capable of attaining science outcomes comparable to their mainstream peers. The same is true for mathematics and, presumably, for other STEM subjects, as well.” Read this brief to dive further into what can be done to improve the academic achievement of students from all backgrounds.

Resource Type: 
Publication

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