STEM Smart Initiative

Starting in 2011, the National Science Foundation funded CADRE to disseminate the findings of the National Research Council report, Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, to a broad audience of policymakers; school and district decision-makers; local, state, and federal government agencies; curriculum developers; educators; and industry representatives. STEM education research and related resources were highlighted during a series of workshops and featured on a website.

Visit the Successful STEM Education website to browse promising practices, tools and resources for K-12 education. 

CADRE also sends periodic emails to workshop invitees and attendees with STEM education news and opportunities. If you are not on the mailing list but would like to subscribe, sign up here.

STEM SMART NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

  • August 2017 (Theme: Argumentation, Critique, & Discourse)
    This newsletter highlights NSF-funded resources developed to support argumentation, critique, and discourse.
  • June 2017 (Theme: Scientific Modeling)
    This newsletter highlights NSF-funded  resources developed to support scientific modeling.
  • May 2017 (Theme: Early Childhood)
    This newsletter features the 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase, early childhood resources, and a video of a White House talk given by STEM Smart presenter Doug Clements.
  • April 2017 (Theme: Engineering Education)
    This newsletter featured a Spotlight on Engineering Education, videos from the 2016 STEM for All Video Showcase, and information about the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). 
STEM SMART WORKSHOPS 
 
STEM SMART BRIEFS
San Francisco–February 01, 2016 
 
Needham–May 12, 2014
 
Washington–December 03, 2013 
 
Atlanta–June 23, 2013
 
Baltimore–March 22, 2013 
 
 
Chicago–April 10, 2012 
 
Seattle–February 28, 2012 
 
Philadelphia–September 19, 2011