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Resource | Understanding Science and Language Connections: New Approaches to Assessment with Bilingual Learners
We report on the use of bilingual constructed response science assessments in the context of a research and development partnership with secondary school science teachers. Given the power that assessments have in today’s education systems, our project provided a series of workshops for teachers where they explored students’ emergent reform-oriented science meaning-making in our project-designed...
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Resource | Validating a Model for Assessing Science Teacher’s Adaptive Expertise with Computer-Supported Complex Systems Curricula and Its Relationship to Student Learning Outcomes
The success of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and similar reforms is contingent upon the quality of teaching, yet the shifts in teaching practice required are substantial. In this study, we propose and validate a model of adaptive expertise needed for teachers to successfully deliver NGSS-informed computer-supported complex systems curricula in high school science classrooms. The...
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Resource | Mathematical content knowledge and knowledge for teaching: exploring their distinguishability and contribution to student learning
During the last three decades, scholars have proposed several conceptual structures to represent teacher knowledge. A common denominator in this work is the assumption that disciplinary knowledge and the knowledge needed for teaching are distinct. However, empirical findings on the distinguishability of these two knowledge components, and their relationship with student outcomes, are mixed. In...
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Resource | Growth in children’s understanding of generalizing and representing mathematical structure and relationships
We share here results from a quasi-experimental study that examines growth in students’ algebraic thinking practices of generalizing and representing generalizations, particularly with variable notation, as a result of an early algebra instructional sequence implemented across grades 3–5. Analyses showed that, while there were no significant differences between experimental and control students...
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Early Career News | Children’s Integer Understanding and the Effects of Linear Board Games: A Look at Two Measures
Laura Bofferding (CAREER awardee) and Andrew Hoffman co-authored this article for The Journal of Mathematical Behavior.
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Resource | Children’s Integer Understanding and the Effects of Linear Board Games: A Look at Two Measures
The purpose of this study was to identify affordances and limitations of using order and value comparison tasks versus number placement tasks to infer students’ negative integer understanding and growth in understanding. Data came from an experiment with kindergarteners (N = 45) and first graders (N = 48), where the experimental group played a numerical linear board game and the other group did...
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Project | Fourteenth International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME14) Travel Grant
This project will support the participation of 53 US K-12 mathematics teachers, graduate students, community college/university mathematicians, mathematics teacher educators, and mathematics education researchers to attend the Fourteenth International Congress for Mathematical Education (ICME-14) in Shanghai, China.
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Project | PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs StoryMaker: STEM-Integrated Student Journalism
In this project, Student Reporting Labs will develop an online curriculum delivery platform called StoryMaker and a unique set of tools called Storymaker:STEM that will supply in-demand interdisciplinary, multi-modal, STEM-infused teaching and learning tools to classrooms across the country. The project aims to produce unique STEM stories from a teen perspective and partners with local public...
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Project | Looking Back and Looking Forward: Increasing the Impact of Educational Research on Practice
The focus of this conference is to carefully examine past and current research with an eye toward improving its impact on practice and to create concrete steps that could shape the nature and impact of mathematics education research.
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Project | Improving Evaluations of R&D in STEM Education
The primary goal of this set of workshops is to provide STEM education researchers with the framework, skills, and community they need to implement new developments in causal inference methods into their research.
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Project | The Developmental Emergence and Consequences of Spatial and Math Gender Stereotypes
This project will investigate the development and emergence of spatial gender stereotypes (and their relation to math gender stereotypes) in elementary school-aged children and their impact on parent-child interactions in the pre-school period.
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Project | Early Emergence of Socioeconomic Disparities in Mathematical Understanding
This study will provide foundational knowledge about the activities and interactions in the home environment that drive the early emergence of math skills disparities related to SES.
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Project | Design and Implementation of Immersive Representations of Practice
This project will address the potential positive and negative impacts of using 360-degree video for bridging the gap between theory and practice in mathematics instruction by investigating how preservice teachers' tacit and explicit professional knowledge are facilitated using immersive video technology and annotations.
Posted: Thursday, August 22
Blog | Citizen Science Opportunities, Partnerships, and Challenges
What do you see as the key opportunities for scientists, teachers, and students who engage in citizen science collaborations?  We view citizen science as an opportunity for teachers and students to experience scientific discovery as a joint effort involving collaboration, iterative testing, and transparency. While it is common to view interactions between scientists and the general public as...
Posted: Monday, August 19
Project Spotlight | Citizen Science in K-12 STEM Education
Citizen Science and crowdsourcing projects enable the public—young and old, students and teachers, amateur and expert—to participate in scientific data collection and research. Hundreds of Citizen Science projects are active across the United States, collecting data both locally and internationally on various topics including archaeology, chemistry, and ecology. In this Spotlight, you'll read...
Posted: Monday, August 19
Early Career News | Now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Fellows program
CADRE is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Fellows program! Learn more at: http://cadrek12.org/cadre-fellows.
Posted: Tuesday, August 13
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
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
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
Organization | Old Dominion University
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

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