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Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Event | National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics 2021 NCSM Annual Conference; Atlanta, GA
To learn more, visit https://www.mathedleadership.org/events/conferences/IL/index.html.
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Event | Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators 2021 Annual AMTE Conference; Orlando, FL
To learn more, visit https://amte.net/conferences/conf2021.
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Project | International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES): 2020 Biennial Conference
This award will support teacher practitioners from the U.S. to attend the 2020 International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (IMBES) conference. The IMBES conference is an opportunity for scholars and educators to come together to engage in reciprocal dialogue about research and practice in biology, education, and the cognitive and developmental sciences.
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Project | Systemic Transformation of Inquiry Learning Environments for STEM
This project will help teachers design and facilitate high-quality, real world STEM experiences for students, as teachers move from traditional approaches to organizing their teaching around interdisciplinary questions or problems. The project will work with building administrators to make the structural changes needed for interdisciplinary STEM instruction.
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Project | Bridging Science Teaching and Learning in Title 1 Schools
This project aims to expand opportunities for elementary science in Title 1 schools through the development, implementation, and evaluation of a professional development model that will prepare teachers to effectively utilize science education practices grounded in culturally responsive pedagogy. It provides a new science instruction model that intersects the best practices in science education...
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Project | Evolving Minds: Promoting Causal-Explanatory Teaching and Learning of Biological Evolution in Elementary School
Adopting a teaching and curricular approach that will be novel in its integration of custom explanatory storybook materials with hands-on investigations, this project seeks to promote third grade students' understanding of small- and large-scale evolution by natural selection. By studying students across multiple school districts, this research will shed light on the benefits to diverse students...
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Project | Improving the Teaching of Genetics in High School to Avoid Instilling Misconceptions about Gender Differences (Collaborative Research: Donovan)
This project will study the aspects of genetics instruction that affect students' beliefs in neurogenetic essentialism, which is implicated in lowering girls' sense of STEM abilities, feeling of belonging in STEM classes, and interest in pursuing further education in STEM fields. The goal of the project is to answer important questions about how to teach genetics at the high school level in a...
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Project | Improving the Teaching of Genetics in High School to Avoid Instilling Misconceptions about Gender Differences (Collaborative Research: Riegle-Crumb)
This project will study the aspects of genetics instruction that affect students' beliefs in neurogenetic essentialism, which is implicated in lowering girls' sense of STEM abilities, feeling of belonging in STEM classes, and interest in pursuing further education in STEM fields. The goal of the project is to answer important questions about how to teach genetics at the high school level in a...
Posted: Wednesday, April 29
Posted: Tuesday, April 28
Blog | Becoming a Critical Thinker in the Time of Epidemics and Pandemics
Every 12 to 18 months a new epidemic of infectious disease erupts somewhere in the world. Most of these epidemics remain contained within the small areas where they originated but the ubiquity of air travel has increased the movement of people, and therefore infectious diseases, considerably. Accompanying this movement has been the ongoing concern that a localized epidemic could become a threat...
Posted: Monday, April 27
Newsletter | April 2020 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, The current pandemic is making it impossible to ignore the health, economic, and educational disparities in our country. At the same time, current education research has been greatly impacted—through the cancellation of conferences (e.g., the 2020 DRK-12 PI Meeting), school closures, massive remote learning efforts, and delays in data collection. How are we, the education...
Posted: Monday, April 27
Early Career News | Research Grants on Education: COVID-19 Related Special Grant Cycle
The Spencer Foundation is accepting grant proposals for COVID-19 related research grants to support education research projects that will contribute to understanding the rapid shifts in education in this time of crisis and change. They are especially interested in supporting two primary categories of projects: 1) studies that aim to understand and disrupt the reproduction and deepening of...
Posted: Monday, April 27
Early Career News | AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship
The American Evaluation Association welcomes scholar applications for its Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Program. The GEDI Program provides paid internship and training opportunities during the academic year and works to engage and support students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of evaluation.
Posted: Friday, April 24
Early Career News | 2021 AERA Annual Meeting Volunteer Reviewer System Open
AERA is seeking volunteers to serve as peer reviewers for the 2021 Annual Meeting. Graduate students and other early career researchers are invited to apply.
Posted: Friday, April 24
Project Spotlight | Teaching and Learning About Infectious Diseases
While COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in unprecedented ways, it is not the first pandemic or epidemic to cause fear, uncertainty, and spread of misinformation. In 2015, NSF funded three RAPID DRK-12 awards to educate the public about the Ebola virus and other infectious diseases. These projects aimed to improve understanding of virulence and transmissibility as well as support to students,...
Posted: Friday, April 24
Survey | Registration: Strengthening Educators’ Practices for Engaging and Empowering Students with Disabilities and Difficulties as Mathematics Learners
Amy Brodesky, Jessica Hunt, Karen Mutch-Jones and Judy Storeygard shared key components, successes, and challenges of asset-based PD in mathematics. The webinar, held June 4, 2020, focused on the pressing question: What are ways to support educators in providing high-quality, inclusive instruction that empowers students with disabilities/difficulties as mathematics thinkers and doers? RECORDING...
Posted: Wednesday, April 22
Event | Strengthening Educators’ Practices for Engaging and Empowering Students with Disabilities and Difficulties as Mathematics Learners
RECORDING | SLIDES Panelists: Amy Brodesky, Education Development Center Jessica Hunt, North Carolina State University Judy Storeygard, TERC Three DRK-12 projects shared key components, successes, and challenges of asset-based PD in mathematics.  The presentation focused on the pressing question: What are ways to support educators in providing high-quality, inclusive instruction that empowers...
Posted: Wednesday, April 22
Event | 2020 STEM for All Video Showcase
This free, interactive, week-long video showcase event will feature over 200 federally funded projects. Projects showcase their innovations in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science education in formal and informal settings. View videos of interest, post queries and feedback to the presenters, and vote for your favorites, May 5-12 at https://stemforall2020.videohall.com/.
Posted: Friday, April 17
Event | STELAR Webinars: 2020 NSF ITEST Solicitation and Q&A Session
STELAR is hosting National Science Foundation Program Officers for a series of informative webinars on the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program’s Solicitation (NSF 19-583).  This year, we will host an informational webinar on April 30, followed by a question and answer session on May 20. Participants are encouraged to register for both sessions as...
Posted: Friday, April 17
Resource | LEAP Early Algebra Curriculum
The LEAP program is the first early algebra curriculum for students in grades 3-5. The program includes 18-20 one-hour lessons at each grade level and teacher support and assessment. Professional development  is also available. 
Posted: Thursday, April 16
Event | 2020 International Computing Education Research (ICER) Conference; Dunedin, New Zealand - VIRTUAL
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference will be held virtually. To learn more, visit https://icer.acm.org/.
Posted: Thursday, April 16
Event | 25th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE); Trondheim, Norway - CANCELLED
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference is cancelled. To learn mor, visit https://iticse.acm.org/.
Posted: Thursday, April 16
Event | Connected Learning Summit 2020; Cambridge, MA - CANCELLED
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference is cancelled. To learn more, visit https://connectedlearningsummit.org/.
Posted: Wednesday, April 15
Project | Responding to an Emerging Epidemic through Science Education
This research project will produce curricular materials designed to help students learn about viral epidemics as both a scientific and social issue. It will engage students in scientific modeling of the epidemic and in critical analyses of media and public health information about the virus. This approach helps students connect their classroom learning experiences with their lives beyond school,...
Posted: Tuesday, April 14
Resource | From Science Student to Conceptual Agent: Examining the Individual Shifts in Engagement During Scaffolded Instruction
In this paper we describe a qualitative study in which we examine individual student engagement during implementation of an instructional scaffold for critical evaluation of scientific models during Earth and space science lessons. We coded dialogic interactions of one student group in a sixth grade science classroom across three observations, wherein we analyzed the trajectory of engagement for...
Posted: Monday, April 13
Resource | Science Strategy Interventions
Strategies and strategic processing within science education are designed to help students learn not only what scientists have come to understand about the world but also how they learn it. Although many domain-general strategies can be implemented in science classrooms, some strategies are either specific to science or are encouraged within science. Historically, concept development and...
Posted: Monday, April 13

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