Seed Funding – Digital Promise

Seed Funding

Digital Promise and the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) have selected five teams to support their development of OpenSciEd-enabled grant proposals.

The supported seed funding activities are expected to result in the submission in 2024 or 2025 of a competitive grant proposal to a federal program (e.g., National Science Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences), philanthropic foundation, or other grant awarding organization. The focus of the proposals are aligned with the distinctive features and affordances of OpenSciEd curriculum materials.

The seed funding awardees all address at least one of the following seed funding priorities: A focus on designs, supports, or processes needed for teachers, schools, and districts to adopt and implement OpenSciEd effectively and sustainably, such as (but not limited to) (1) shifts in culture, norms and expectations, (2) formative assessment, (3) teacher professional development, (4) meeting the needs of historically and systematically excluded student populations in STEM OR A goal to conduct an efficacy, effectiveness, scale-up, capacity-building, or implementation study enabled by OpenSciEd

Congratulations to 2024 OpenSciEd Research Community Seed Funding Awardees:

  • Sara Cooper, Research Associate, University of Colorado Boulder: A Toolkit for Customizing OpenSciEd Assessments: Attending to students’ local contexts, identities, and funds of knowledge by leveraging community knowledge and expertise
  • Elizabeth de los Santos, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno: Developing Teacher Leaders to Support and Sustain Equitable Science Teaching and Learning
  • Kate Henson, Research Scientist, University of Colorado Boulder: Professional Learning to Support OpenSciEd Implementation in Washington State
  • Chad Janowski, Executive Director, Einstein Projects: Advancing Equity and Sustainability of Professional Learning with AI
  • Corinne Singleton, Senior Education Researcher, Solana Research LLC: Articulating Practices for Equitable Science Instruction

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