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Sarama, J.; Clements, D.; Nielsen, N.; Blanton, M.; Romance, N.; Hoover, M.; Staudt, C.; Baroody, A.; McWayne, C.; McCulloch, C. – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2018
Quality early STEM experiences provide a critical foundation for learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in ways that facilitate later learning. Early childhood educators have a unique opportunity to benefit all students by bringing the STEM disciplines into greater balance with literacy, reducing early inequities…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Preschool Children
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Powell, A.; Nielsen, N.; Butler, M.; Buxton, C.; Johnson, O.; Ketterlin-Geller, L.; McCulloch, C. – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2018
Broadening participation in PreK-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) provides ALL students with STEM learning experiences that can prepare them for civic life and the workforce. In this way, broadening participation has the potential to transform society by reducing social and economic inequities, and by bringing new…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, STEM Education, Participation
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Stiles, Jennifer; McCulloch, Catherine – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2017
The Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) Early Career Guide offers advice on becoming a successful researcher in the field of STEM education and a portrait of an early career researcher support program. The advice offered throughout the guide comes from experienced researchers who are part of the National Science…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Graduate Students
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Kowalski, Susan; Busey, Amy; Goldsmith, Lynn; Bates, Meg; Beilstein, Shereen; Perry, Michelle – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2017
Online modes of teacher professional development (PD) have gained prominence in recent years for their potential to transform and expand access to high-quality resources and experiences that positively impact teachers' knowledge, beliefs, instructional practices, and ultimately, student learning. However, with the increasing demand for and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Online Courses, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stiles, Jennifer – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2016
This brief examines the continued underrepresentation of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields; explains the benefits of collaboration around broadening participation; and offers guidance on building partnerships as a strategy…
Descriptors: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Females
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Elliott, Kimberly – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2015
K-12 schools play a pivotal role in fostering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) literacy. STEM classes can help students hone the analytic and problem-solving prowess they need to face complex challenges at home, at work, and in the world. STEM skills and knowledge can prepare students to pursue a wide range of rewarding careers.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Racial Differences
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Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2015
This brief presents findings from a 2014 [Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education] CADRE study of early career STEM education researchers and veteran principal investigators and their experiences with early career mentoring, either of themselves or of others. The findings describe successful mentoring strategies, as well as…
Descriptors: Mentors, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Education, Student Research
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Riley, Derek; Butler, Alisha – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2014
This Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) Early Career identifies needs, supports and recommendations for early career researchers and developers in the Discovery Research (DR) K-12 program, as well as in the broader field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education research and development…
Descriptors: Novices, Educational Researchers, Elementary Secondary Education, STEM Education
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Natarajan, Uma; Busey, Amy; Berns, Barbara Brauner; Sahni, Sarah; Wu, Sally; Martinez, Alina – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2014
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) DR K-12 program seeks to enhance the teaching and learning of STEM in K-12 education by funding the "development, testing, deployment, effectiveness, and/or scale-up of innovative resources, models, and tools" in STEM areas. This work takes on many forms, including computer games and simulations.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, STEM Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Riley, Derek; McCann, Colleen; Woods, Yvonne – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2013
This brief describes examples of research and development (R&D) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that are designed to advance knowledge and practice in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. It highlights just a few of the many R&D projects that have the potential to equip educators in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Research, Research and Development
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Sahni, Sarah D.; Caven, Meghan; Wu, Sally; DellaRocco, Nicole; Minner, Daphne; Martinez, Alina; McCulloch, Catherine – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2013
Innovative K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has been recognized by policy-makers as important to future economic growth. However, in practice, the science and mathematics domains receive more attention than technology and engineering. This may change given the prominence of engineering in the "Next…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, STEM Education