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Resource | Teachers’ Views of Students’ Mathematical Capabilities: Challenges and Possibilities for Ambitious Reform
Background: Research suggests that teachers’ views of their students’ capabilities matter when attempting to accomplish instructional reform, particularly in settings serving historically marginalized groups of students. However, to date, this issue has received minimal attention in the scholarship and practice of mathematics instructional reform. Purpose: This study offers a large-scale snapshot...
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Resource | In-Game Actions to Promote Game-Based Math Learning Engagement
Game-based learning (GBL) has increasingly been used to promote students’ learning engagement. Although prior GBL studies have highlighted the significance of learning engagement as a mediator of students’ meaningful learning, the existing accounts failed to capture specific evidence of how exactly students’ in-game actions in GBL enhance learning engagement. Hence, this mixed-method study was...
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Resource | Profiling Self-Regulation Behaviors in STEM Learning of Engineering Design
Engineering design is a complex process which requires science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) knowledge. Students' self-regulation plays a critical role in interdisciplinary tasks. However, there is limited research investigating whether and how self-regulation leads to different learning outcomes among students in engineering design. This study analyzes the engineering design...
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Resource | The Effect of Automated Feedback on Revision Behavior and Learning Gains in Formative Assessment of Scientific Argument Writing
Application of new automated scoring technologies, such as natural language processing and machine learning, makes it possible to provide automated feedback on students' short written responses. Even though many studies investigated the automated feedback in the computer-mediated learning environments, most of them focused on the multiple-choice items instead of the constructed response items....
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Resource | The Impact of Engineering Curriculum Design Principles on Elementary Students’ Engineering and Science Learning
The Framework for K‐12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards propose that students learn core ideas and practices related to engineering as well as science. To do so, students will need high‐quality curricular materials designed to meet these goals. We report an efficacy study of an elementary engineering curriculum, Engineering is Elementary (EiE) that includes a set of...
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Resource | Complementary Assessments of Prospective Teachers’ Skill with Eliciting Student Thinking
As teacher education shifts to focus on teaching beginners to do the work of teaching, assessments need to shift to focus on assessing practice. We focus on one teaching practice, eliciting student thinking, in the context of elementary mathematics. We describe assessments in two contexts (field and simulation). For each assessment, we describe the eliciting of three prospective teachers what...
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Project | A Research-Practice Partnership for Developing Computational Thinking through Linguistically and Culturally Relevant CS Curriculum in Middle School
This project will develop a research-practice partnership to plan and pilot a linguistically and culturally relevant computer science curriculum in middle school with the goal of broadening the participation of emergent bilingual (or English learner) students and Latino/a students in computer science education.
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Early Career News | Who Gets in? Examining Inequality in Eighth-Grade Algebra
Karisma Morton (2018 CADRE Postdoc) published this article with co-author Catherine Riegle-Crumb in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Early Career News | Effects of an Art-based Environmental Education Camp Program on the Environmental Attitudes and Awareness of Diverse Youth
Ami Flowers, Lincoln R. Larson, Ti’Era Worsley (2019-20 CADRE Fellow), Gary T. Green, and John P. Carroll published this article in the Journal of Environmental Education.
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Early Career News | Discussion Supports Sense-Making Within and Across Lessons
Tanya S. Wright, JoAnne West, Amelia Wenk Gotwals, and Christa Haverly (2018-19 CADRE Fellow) published this Science and Children article.
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Project Spotlight | Curriculum: Practitioner Selection, Adaptation, and Design
Paradigm shifts in current national standards, efforts to broaden participation, innovations in instructional technologies, and the increasing availability of digital and open education resources have transformed the landscape of STEM instructional materials. These changes call for new kinds of curricula, and while many DRK-12 projects engage practitioners as critical partners in developing these...
Posted: Thursday, November 21
Event | NSF INCLUDES Network Live Conversation: What do we mean by intersectionality?
Join NSF INCLUDES as we engage in a live conversation about the intersectionality of personal identity and how embracing it is vital in broadening participation in STEM. We will discuss the CADRE published blog, 3 Ways Intersectionality Can Help You Predict the Future (Or, at least provide you job security) by Courtney P. Benjamin, Ph.D. Candidate, Washington State University.   Our live...
Posted: Thursday, November 14
Resource | Dissemination Toolkit: General Communication Resources
Explore additional tips, resources, and toolkits on communication about research and development: 6 Tips for Research Dissemination Best-PracticeTips from the co-founder and CEO of the University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN), include examples of common mistakes and successful research dissemination strategies. Changing the Public Conversation on Social ProblemsWritten by the Frameworks...
Posted: Friday, November 08
Event | Impact Evaluation Essentials: Why, What and How
Presenter(s): Lyssa Wilson Becho, Michael Lesiecki Impact evaluation can be a powerful way to assess the long-term or broader effects of a project. Attention to causal inference, which attributes change to the project and its activities, sets impact evaluation apart from other types of evaluation. Impact evaluation can support deeper learning and direction for project scaling and future...
Posted: Thursday, November 07
Posted: Thursday, October 24
Resource | How Place-based Science Education Strategies can Support Equity for Students, Teachers, and Communities
This brief describes how to support equity for students, teachers, and communities through place-based science education strategies. Coleman, S., Chinn, P., Morrison, D., & Kaupp, L. (2019). How place-based science education strategies can support equity for students, teachers, and communities. STEM Teaching Tools.
Posted: Wednesday, October 23
Resource | Hurricane with a History: Hawaiian Newspapers Illuminate an 1871 Storm
In this article, authors explain how 114 years of Hawaiian-language newspapers starting in 1834 extend our knowledge of natural disasters into the nineteenth century and to precontact times. Businger, S., Nogelmeier, M. P., Chinn, P. W. U., & Schroeder. T. (2018). Hurricane with a history: Hawaiian newspapers illuminate an 1871 storm. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 137-147.
Posted: Wednesday, October 23
Early Career News | Critically Examining Whiteness in Culturally Responsive Education
Christa Haverly (2018-19 CADRE Fellow) wrote this DRK-12 Community Voices blog as part of CADRE's Spotlight on Culturally Responsive STEM Education.
Posted: Tuesday, October 22
Announcement | FastLane and Research.gov Unavailable over Veterans Day Holiday Weekend
Announcement from NSF: Please be advised that FastLane and Research.gov will be unavailable from Friday, November 8 at 8:00 PM EST until Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 AM EST. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is migrating its business applications to a modern and flexible platform from November 8 at 8:00 PM EST through November 12 at 6:00 AM EST. As part of this effort, NSF will also upgrade...
Posted: Tuesday, October 22
Blog | Critically Examining Whiteness in Culturally Responsive Education
Culturally responsive teaching is responsive to students’ lived experiences, cultural repertoires of practice, linguistic resources, and other ways of knowing and being in this world. Here I take up race, recognizing that this is just one part of the culturally responsive story. To that end, though I am cautious to center another White voice in a conversation about culturally responsive teaching...
Posted: Tuesday, October 22
Newsletter | October 2019 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, We are excited to announce the 2019-20 CADRE Fellows, selected from an outstanding pool of applicants. We look forward to learning more about their work in the year ahead. Thank you to all who nominated an applicant, and in advance, to those of you who will share your experience and expertise with them in the coming year. This newsletter also includes a Spotlight on Culturally...
Posted: Tuesday, October 22
Resource | Socio-Ecological Scales of Time
This graphic is designed to support students, teachers, and families in thinking across timescales to understand socio-ecological relationships to place across time.
Posted: Monday, October 21
Resource | Socio-Ecological Histories of Place Teaching Tool
This resource serves as a guide for how to use Histories of Place in planning and instruction.
Posted: Monday, October 21
Resource | Rhizome and Seasonal Storyline for Field-based Science
This tool, Rhizome, contains three foundational pillars: complex socio-ecological systems, nature-culture relations, and field-based science learning, with student learning and sense making made central. The Seasonal Storyline engages learners and their families in field-based science that connects family knowledge and place-based, student-led investigations.
Posted: Monday, October 21
Resource | CRIS 7e Lesson Plan Template
The CRIS “7e” lesson plan template, adapted from the Next Generation Science “5e”, centers the importance of including Elders and Environment in Indigenous STEM teaching and learning. The template is a way for teachers to weave Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Western Science into lessons, and has been formative in helping team members integrate community knowledge and land-based...
Posted: Friday, October 18
Event | NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants Solicitation - Q&A with NSF on November 7th
The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub will be hosting a live Question & Answer session with NSF on November 7th from 1:00pm-ET to 2:00pm-ET to discuss the recently announced NSF INCLUDES Planning Solicitation. The NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants (19-600) are relatively small grants to support planning efforts necessary to build capacity to establish future centers, alliances, or other large-scale...
Posted: Friday, October 18
Project Spotlight | Culturally Responsive STEM Education
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the student population in the U.S. is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. Providing quality, equitable STEM education for PreK-12 students, particularly students who have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields, requires curriculum, instruction, and assessment that value their cultural practices and reflect their lived experiences. In this...
Posted: Monday, October 14
Early Career News | Contrast, Commonality, and a Call for Clarity: A Review of the Use of Core Practices in Teacher Education
Dana Grosser-Clarkson (2015-16 CADRE Fellow) and Michael A. Neel published this article in the Journal for Teacher Education.
Posted: Wednesday, October 09

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