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Registration for the Informational Webinar on NSF DR K-12 Solicitation (15-592) is now open

CADRE invites you to learn more about the National Science Foundation's Discovery Research K-12 program and solicitation by joining one of the three webinars listed below. The DR K-12 program supports projects that develop and study resources, models and technologies for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. The sessions will be led by NSF and hosted by CADRE, the resource network for DR K-12 grantees. To learn more about CADRE, please visit our website at

Please share this invitation with interested colleagues.

Each session will feature a 45 minute presentation by NSF Program Officer Karen King, followed by Q&A as time allows. When registering, choose one of the session times below.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 1-2pm ET
Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 2-3pm ET
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm ET

These webinars are free and open to the public.


Access details will be provided in the confirmation email. Note that space is limited and registration is first come, first served. The slides and a recording of the presentation will be made available for those who are unable to attend.

The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by PreK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills.

DRK-12 invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate radically different structures and functions of preK 12 teaching and learning. The DRK-12 program has three major research and development strands: (1) Assessment; (2) Learning; and (3) Teaching. The program recognizes the synergy among the three strands and that there is some overlap among them. However, PIs should identify a clear focus of the proposed research efforts (i.e., assessment, learning, or teaching) consistent with the proposal's main objectives and research questions. The program supports five types of projects: (1) Exploratory, (2) Design and Development, (3) Impact, (4) Implementation and Improvement, and (5) Conferences and Syntheses. All five types of projects apply to each of the three DRK-12 strands. Read more:

Full Proposal Deadline: December 7, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. (proposers local time)