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NSF DR K-12 Program Webinar

Dear Colleague:
We invite you to learn more about the National Science Foundation's Discovery Research K-12 program, as well the recently released DR K-12 solicitation. The DR K-12 program supports projects that develop and study resources, models and technologies for science, engineering, technology and mathematics education. CADRE, the resource network for DR K-12 grantees, is hosting the event. To learn more about CADRE, please visit our website at

Register for one of the following sessions using this link:
  • September 25 (Tuesday), 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT(full)
  • October 18 (Thursday), 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT (full)
  • October 18 (Thursday), 2:30pm-3:30pm EDT (Additional Session Added)
Due to high demand, we have added an additional session on October 18th from 2:30pm-3:30pm. We encourage you to register while space is available!
After registering, we will contact you prior to the event with webinar access details. Note that space is limited and registration is first come, first served.

The Discovery Research K-12 program (DR K-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by preK-12 students, teachers, administrators and parents. All DR K-12 projects should be framed around a research question or hypothesis that addresses an important need or topic in preK-12 STEM education. The emphasis in DR K-12 is on research projects that study the development, testing, deployment, effectiveness, and/or scale-up of innovative resources, models and tools. DR K-12 invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate a radically different structure and function of preK-12 teaching and learning. DR K-12 especially encourages proposals that challenge existing assumptions about learning and teaching within or across STEM fields, envision the future needs of learners, and consider new and innovative ways to support student and teacher learning. DR K-12 is particularly interested in projects that hold promise for identifying and developing the next generation of STEM innovators (NSB, 2010). There are four strands described in detail in the solicitation: 1) Assessment; 2) Learning; 3) Teaching; 4) Scale-up.

DR K-12 Letters of Intent are due on October 4, 2012 at 5 p.m. (local time)*
DR K-12 Full proposals are due on December 6, 2012 at 5 p.m. (local time)

*Note: Letters of Intent are required for all DR K-12 full proposal submissions.