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Project | Teaching Science Outdoors: A Next Generation Approach for Advancing Elementary Science Teaching in Urban Communities
This project project is designed to enhance the capacity of elementary teachers in high-poverty urban communities for enacting Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-aligned science approaches using the outdoors as part of their classroom. The goal of the project is to advance elementary teachers' pedagogical practices and determine how this affects cognitive and non-cognitive learning outcomes...
Posted: Thursday, August 08
Announcement | Now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Fellows program!
CADRE is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Fellows cohort! The CADRE Fellows program provides professional growth opportunities for early career professionals in the field of STEM education research. Through a series of capacity-building activities, the program offers Fellows the opportunity to gain insight into what it takes to be successful and effective in this field, become more...
Posted: Thursday, August 08
Project | The School Gardeners' Southwest Desert Almanac: A Conference for Supporting, Sustaining, and Spreading Garden-Based Science Teaching
Focusing on the Southwest Desert ecoregion, this conference addresses the need for research on effective instructional methods that can be used to support students' science learning in school gardens. The conference will lead to the development of an ecoregional model for garden-based science teaching (GBST) that builds on regional ecological and cultural resources to engage teachers and students...
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Fusing Equity and Whole-School STEM Models: A Conference Proposal
This project will plan, implement, and evaluate the outcomes of an invitational conference on the role of equity in whole-school STEM education models, particularly Inclusive STEM Schools (ISS), at the high school level.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Crowdsourcing Neuroscience: An Interactive Cloud-based Citizen Science Platform for High School Students, Teachers, and Researchers
This project will develop a cloud-based platform that enables high school students, teachers, and scientists to conduct original neuroscience research in school classrooms.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Designing for Science Learning in Schools by Leveraging Participation and the Power of Place through Community and Citizen Science (Collaborative Research: Ballard)
This project responds to these priorities by developing and testing a place-based environmental science research and monitoring program for elementary school students and their teachers.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Human Variance and Assessment for Learning Implications for Diverse Learners of STEM: A National Conference
The conference will attract thought leaders, policy makers, supervisors of practice and scholars of measurement science to be informed of emerging thought and developments and to discuss selected models for the implementation of new ways of generating and utilizing data from education tests.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Designing for Science Learning in Schools by Leveraging Participation and the Power of Place through Community and Citizen Science (Collaborative Research: Henson)
This project responds to these priorities by developing and testing a place-based environmental science research and monitoring program for elementary school students and their teachers.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Advancing Coherent and Equitable Systems of Science Education
This project will examine how partnerships among state science leaders, education researchers and education practitioners cultivate vertical coherence and equity in state science education.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Spanning Boundaries: A Statewide Network to Support Science Teacher Leaders to Implement Science Standards
This project will develop and test a two-year professional development model for secondary school science teacher leaders that will help them support their colleagues in implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Ed+gineering: An Interdisciplinary Partnership Integrating Engineering into Elementary Teacher Preparation Programs
In this project, over 500 elementary education majors will team with engineering majors to teach engineering design to over 1,600 students from underrepresented groups. These standards-based lessons will emphasize student questioning, constructive student-to-student interactions, and engineering design processes, and they will be tailored to build from students' interests and strengths.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Science Coordinators Advancing a Framework for Outstanding Leadership Development
This project will develop and test a professional development program designed for school district science coordinators by examining impacts of participating coordinators on science teachers and their students.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Generalized Embodied Modeling to Support Science through Technology Enhanced Play (Collaborative Research: Danish)
The project will develop and research a new Mixed Reality environment (MR), called GEM-STEP, that leverages play and embodiment as resources for integrating computational modeling into the modeling cycle as part of science instruction for elementary students.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Generalized Embodied Modeling to Support Science through Technology Enhanced Play (Collaborative Research: Enyedy)
The project will develop and research a new Mixed Reality environment (MR), called GEM-STEP, that leverages play and embodiment as resources for integrating computational modeling into the modeling cycle as part of science instruction for elementary students.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | STEM for All Collaboratory: Accelerating Dissemination and Fostering Collaborations for STEM Educational Research and Development
This project will capitalize on the STEM for All Video Showcase and extend its impact by creating a STEM for All Multiplex. The Multiplex will draw on past and future Video Showcase videos to create a multimedia environment for professional and public exchange, as well as to provide a way for anyone to search the growing database of videos, create thematic playlists, and re-use the content in new...
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Strengthening STEM Teaching in Native American Serving Schools through Long-Term, Culturally Responsive Professional Development
This project will explore how a nationally implemented professional development model is applied in two distinct Indigenous communities, the impact the model has on teacher practice in Native-serving classrooms, and the model's capacity to promote the integration of culturally responsive approaches to STEM teaching.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Supporting Students' Science Content Knowledge through Project-based Inquiry
This project will address STEM learning through classroom implementation at two project partner schools in North Carolina, one urban and the other rural, with culturally diverse student populations. The project offers high school students the opportunity to be immersed in science content through engaging in globally-relevant learner-centered activities.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Developing Leaders, Transforming Practice in K-5 Mathematics: An Examination of Models for Elementary Mathematics Specialists (Collaborative Research: Lewis)
This project will study the Developing Leaders Transforming Practice (DLTP) intervention, which aims to improve teachers' instructional practices, increase student mathematics understanding and achievement.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Developing Leaders, Transforming Practice in K-5 Mathematics: An Examination of Models for Elementary Mathematics Specialists Collaborative Research: Davis)
This project will study the Developing Leaders Transforming Practice (DLTP) intervention, which aims to improve teachers' instructional practices, increase student mathematics understanding and achievement.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Developing Leaders, Transforming Practice in K-5 Mathematics: An Examination of Models for Elementary Mathematics Specialists Collaborative Research: Rigelman)
This project will study the Developing Leaders Transforming Practice (DLTP) intervention, which aims to improve teachers' instructional practices, increase student mathematics understanding and achievement.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Validation of the Equity and Access Rubrics for Mathematics Instruction (VEAR-MI)
The main goal of this project is to validate a set of rubrics that attend to the existence and the quality of instructional practices that support equity and access in mathematics classes. The project team will clarify the relationships between the practices outlined in the rubrics and aspects of teachers' perspectives and knowledge as well as student learning outcomes.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Validity Evidence for Measurement in Mathematics Education (V-M2ED) (Collaborative Research: Bostic)
The purpose of this project is to fully explore the mathematics education literature to synthesize what validity evidence is available for quantitative assessments in mathematics education.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Validity Evidence for Measurement in Mathematics Education (V-M2ED) (Collaborative Research: Krupa)
The purpose of this project is to fully explore the mathematics education literature to synthesize what validity evidence is available for quantitative assessments in mathematics education.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Students and Teachers Learning from Nature: Studying Biologically Inspired Design in High School Engineering Education
In this project, high school engineering teachers will spend five weeks in a research lab devoted to biologically-inspired design, as they partner with cutting-edge engineers and scientists to study animal features and behavior and their applications to engineering designs. After this lab experience, the high school teachers will receive three six- to ten-week curricular units, tailored for tenth...
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Developing and Investigating Unscripted Mathematics Videos
This project will use an alternative model for online videos to develop video units that feature the unscripted dialogue of pairs of students. The project team will create a repository of 6 dialogic mathematics video units that target important Algebra 1 and 2 topics for high school and upper middle school students, though the approach can be applied to any STEM topic, for any age level.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Strengthening Middle School Mathematical Argumentation through Teacher Coaching: Bridging from Professional Development to Classroom Practice
This project is a professional learning experience for middle school teachers to support them in developing five mathematical practices in their teaching focused on mathematical argumentation - creating mathematical arguments, using appropriate tools strategically, looking for and make use of structure, attending to precision, and looking for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Teaching Students to Reason about Variation and Covariation in Data: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Find Out?
The purpose of this project is to gather, analyze, and synthesize mathematics and science education research studies published from 1988 to the present that have investigated different approaches to supporting students in grades 6-14 in learning to analyze, interpret, and reason about data.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07
Project | Developing the Science Comprehensive Online Learning Platform for Rural School Science Teacher Development
This project will develop, evaluate, and compare the effectiveness of newly-designed online learning platform with traditional face-to-face PD in supporting rural high school science teachers' implementation of an existing biology curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Invigorating Statistics Teacher Education Through Professional Online Learning (InSTEP)
This project seeks to strengthen the teaching of statistics and data science in grades 6-12 through the design and implementation of an online professional learning environment for teachers. The professional learning environment aims to support in-service teachers in developing stronger content knowledge related to statistics, and knowledge of how to effectively teach statistics in their...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06
Project | Science Learning through Embodied Performances in Elementary and Middle School
This project's approach uses two types of embodied performances: experiential performances that engage learners in using their bodies to physically experience scientific phenomena (e.g., the increase of heart rate during exercise), and dramatic performances where learners act out science ideas (e.g., the sources and impact of air pollution) with gestures, body movement, dances, role-plays, or...
Posted: Tuesday, August 06

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