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New NSF STEM+C Program Description & Call

A new Program Description (PD) for the STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C) program has been posted (18-005Y); see the announcement. NSF is trying a new approach to requesting and handling proposals, and the STEM+C program is leading the effort. Here is some clarifying guidance on this new process: There is no solicitation. You must […]

Let CIRCL Share Your Conference News

Are you presenting cyberlearning-related work at AERA, ICLS, or another 2018 Conference? CIRCL can share your news on twitter, facebook, and in our newsletter. Complete this form to let us know where and what you’ll be presenting! View a list of Cyberlearning-related sessions at AERA.

NSF CRII (Research Independence) Call

NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) seeks to support independent research upon obtaining one’s first academic position after receipt of the PhD. Funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, and allow the […]

Learning Positioning Systems (LPS) Launch & Webinar

April 25, 2017, 4-5 pm EST In this webinar, Digital Promise will unveil and discuss the new Learning Positioning Systems (LPS) tool that links research to practice to enhance opportunities for personalized learning and addresses learner variability. LPS is intended product developers and education practitioners. The LPS tool facilitates the connection among researchers, edtech product […]

Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Spark Grants Program

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center (JGCC) at Sesame Workshop is pleased to announce the Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Spark Grants Program. The goal of the grants program is to identify, support, and promote innovative approaches to help children and youth ages 3 through 12 learn more deeply across home, community, and school settings. With […]


3-5 pm ET, April 14, 2018 New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens is hosting a special session for AERA participants on April 14. NYSCI’s work is guided by an approach to learning called Design-Make-Play, which draws upon research on deeper learning that points to the importance of creating learning experiences that develop cognitive […]

NSF DCL: Growing Convergence Research

The NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research seeks to identify potential future research areas that go beyond NSF’s Big Ideas, require a convergence approach, cross internal and/or external organizational and disciplinary boundaries, and advance the progress of science as articulated in NSF’s mission. NSF encourages the submission of prospectuses to identify these new areas […]

Meet Andrés Henríquez

Andrés Henríquez is Vice President of STEM Learning in Communities at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), where he leads the Queens 2020 initiative, a partnership between NYSCI and the local community.

Ready to Learn Report

A new report from EDC and SRI International, explores parental involvement in children’s early science experiences. The report, What Parents Talk About When They Talk About Learning: A National Survey About Young Children and Science includes rich descriptions of parent experiences in their own words, a full set of findings, survey questions, data tables, key […]

Innovating Pedagogy 2017

The sixth in a series of annual reports on innovations in teaching, learning and assessment, Innovating Pedagogy 2017 includes some pedagogies that have an urgency about them. They are addressing problems of today’s world, where learners are faced with fake news, pseudo-science, ‘post truth’ and increasing tensions between some communities. This report is the result […]